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Charlotte NC Breweries

Legion Brewing

The first brewery in Plaza Midwood, Legion Brewing lies right in the heart of the place. This is a brewery that places great focus on the value of friendship, the company itself came from the ethos that sharing great beer with your friends a great pleasure of life. Sporting a rather rustic setting, Legion has an urban farmhouse-style brewery and taproom, along with a mezzanine which overlooks the brew house. Armed with an in-house caterer (ROOTS), Legion serves some great food.

Sugar Creek Brewing

Making the best of the situation – now this is one brewery that can definitely be credited for this. Charlotte’s first Belgian-style brewery, Sugar Creek Brewing Company made The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s former home on Southside Drive its very own and how!

Three Spirits Brewery

Three Spirits Brewery’s motto is simple – it wants to offer great beers in a great environment. An idea of a former ER doctor who was perhaps very inspired the “A Christmas Carol,” Three Spirits is spread across a 9,100-square-foot, 10-barrel brew house, whose interiors strongly resemble the story.

Triple C Brewing

If you’re someone who loves to try new things, then this is just the place for you. One of many of Charlotte’s many new and emerging breweries, Triple C is located in the city’s fast-growing South End area. Opened in 2012, Triple C has a tap list so diverse that it might just put Queen City’s best breweries to shame.

Sycamore Brewing

Yet another great brewery among the emerging breweries in the rapidly-growing South End, Sycamore is a one-of-a-kind brewery with a great variety of high-quality beers. Opened by the husband-and-wife team of Justin and Sarah Brigham, who wanted to brew a hundred original beers within their first year (a bit unrealistic, to be honest), one has to admit that they haven’t exactly failed, having brewed their 60th unique beer.

The Unknown Brewing Co.

First things first, there’s absolutely nothing unknown about this brewery. Except the fact that they always seem to handle everything with a smile. Opened by Brad Shell in November 2013, this is one place that you are bound to never forget.

Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

If you want your beers to be less of a guilty pleasure, then this brewery is one you should definitely go to. Though not very far from Sycamore in terms of distance, it is quite far from it in terms of its menu.

Lenny Boy Brewing is one rare (if not the only) brewery to have a unique set of distinctions. The first is the fact that it is the only certified organic brewery in all of North Carolina, and makes its beer exclusively from organic ingredients.

Heist Brewery

Now there’s a brewery with the history… (well, at least the building it is in does have one)

A popular, contemporary brewpub in Highland Park Mill, the building which houses the Heist Brewery was in fact a cotton mill that was originally constructed in the early 1900s. Charlotte’s only independent brewpub, Heist offers a smart combination of house-made beers, craft cocktails and “twisted eats.” A place where unexpected combinations are more norm than exceptions, Heist Brewery offers creative “eats” in small plates, along with a range of flatbreads.

Birdsong Brewing Co.

A neat brewery with a clear motto – to brew high-quality beer that’s unfiltered and has great flavor. Known for its free-spirit ambience and fine brews, Birdsong is a great example of a successful business, having moved to its new location in NoDa after running into capacity issues a couple of years if starting the brewery. The new location has everything the old one did – and some more.

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Not only is The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery one of Charlotte’s most well-known breweries, it is also the oldest. Popularly known as OMB, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery first opened in 2009, and has since then remained at the forefront of the local beer market. It has recently moved to a much bigger facility of over 8.5 acres of area, which stands a little far from its original haunt in the Lower South End.