Weekend in Charlotte Craft Beer features events at Tank's Tap, D9 and Duckworth's
Love local craft beer? Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some options for you:
–On Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tank’s Tap is having its “official” grand opening. (I’m using official in quotations because it’s actually been open for a couple of weeks now.) Located in the 7th Street Public Market, Tank’s Tap is uptown Charlotte’s newest craft beer bar showcasing local talent.
Tank’s Tap has 12 beers on tap (the bar will fill growlers as well), and there is also a wide selection of bottles and cans available for purchase. The majority of beers on tap are from Charlotte breweries; here’s a current list.
As part of the festivities on Friday, representatives from Birdsong, Lenny Boy, Olde Mecklenburg, NoDa and Triple C will be on hand to talk local beer and pour samples. Of course, full pints will be available for purchase. Public Market neighbor Local Loaf will offer food samples as well.
If you can’t make it Friday, Tank’s Tap is open seven days a week, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon.-Thur.; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fri.; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sat. and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Give then a follow on Twitter and Facebook.
—D9 Brewing has been open in Cornelius for a little over a year, and the brewery has also been popular at local beer festivals. Now, D9 is ready to expand to its new 5,000-square foot location this Saturday, and will kick it off with a grand opening celebration beginning at 2 p.m. The new brewery is located at 11138-C Treynorth Drive in Cornelius.
Current featured beers from D9 are Battle Hymn Black IPA (which I really enjoyed at last year’s Queen City Brewers Festival), Experiment #12 ESB and Head of the Horsemen Imperial Pumpkin. Carolina Beer Temple, Crafty Beer Guys and Davidson Beverage Company will also be pouring beer, while Hot Box, Imperial Sandwich Company, Master Bacon and OooWee BBQ food trucks will be on site as well.
D9 is offering advance purchase of beer tokens (tokens are $4 each, with one token equaling one beer), and you can buy them at D9 along with Brawley’s Beverage, Carolina Beer Temple, Cork & Cask, Crafty Beer Guys, Davidson Beverage Company, Salud Beer Shop and The Beer Growler.
–Ten years ago the first Duckworth’s opened in Mooresville. Since then, the bar/restaurant has become one of the top go-to spots for craft beer lovers in the Charlotte region, with three additional locations opening over that period (Montford, Ballantyne and Huntersville) and a fourth planned for early 2015 at the old Fox & Hound in uptown Charlotte.
To celebrate the original Duckworth’s, a 10th anniversary Oktoberfest party will take place Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with live music and German food. This is an outdoor celebration, as people are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Food tickets are $5 each, while beer tickets are $3.50 each (both plus tax). Representatives from Birdsong, Olde Hickory, NoDa, Triple C and Wicked Weed are pouring beers, with two special anniversary beers created just for the event: Birdsong’s Rubber Ducky Double IPA and Triple C’s The Robfather (named after Duckworth’s owner Rob Duckworth) Double IPA.