Charlotte brewpubs

The Old Mecklenburg Brewery was established in 2009.  The light rail stop heading out from downtown is called Scaleybark. What a great name!
(Surly Brewing in MSP, which was the harbinger of the craft brew craze in MN, started in 2005.) The Biergarten is delightful on a summer’s eve with picnic tables on a gravel surface providing the opportunity for strangers to mix at the tables,  like in Germany.

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Inside the bier hall are large rooms for indoor events.
Heist Brewery on North Davidson was nearly empty on a Monday but had a nice outdoor space and some unique tapas/appetizers. I had a marinated Portobello mushroom with a deep fried pickle skewered into it. Clever but a bit too much overall sour.

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NoDa Brewing is also on North Davidson,  although with my upbringing I thought it was established by an émigré from North Dakota. The taproom was crowded on a Labor Day afternoon and the sour beer, What Gose Around, was delightful, nice and sour and low alcohol.

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