QCBF spotlights breweries and cideries exclusively from the Charlotte area using a roughly 30-minute ride from Uptown as its geographic reach allowing you to fully experience Charlotte On Tap! Check out our confirmed lineup for the 2020 festival and check back often as we continue to add more breweries. We’re anticipating more than 50 brewery participants in 2020!
Amor Artis Brewing
Amor Artis Brewing is a family-owned, quality-focused, community-based brewery located in historic downtown Fort Mill, South Carolina. We specialize in west coast IPAs, cold fermented lagers, and barrel aged sours using primarily locally sourced ingredients.
Armored Cow Brewing Co. is passionate about crafting remarkable craft beers with high quality ingredients. Our specialty is 100% gluten-free craft beer, and we have a wide variety of styles of traditional artisan brewed craft beers such as Ambers, Dunkels, IPAs and more. If you like variety and love craft beer, we have something for you! So raise your glass to life, love and Armored Cow craft beer!
Founded out of a desire to drink more beer, the Bearded Barrel Brewery based in Downtown Concord NC is just like facial hair – it grows on you. Small batch, locally sourced, and hand crafted, we specialize in making our beer taste like.. Beer! Our craft brews are best paired with life, friends and good times!
Birdsong started brewing quality craft beer in Charlotte 2011 and is proud to be a member of the Charlotte brewing community. Their inspiration comes from the popular and innovative styles of the West Coast brewers. Birdsong strives to bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of their customers through their unique ales and beers.
Blue Blaze Brewing offers fresh, full-flavored beer brewed locally in small, artisan handcrafted batches using the freshest ingredients. We will use pesticide-free, locally-sourced ingredients, whenever available.
The Bold Missy Brewery is a brewery and taproom with delicious eats. We celebrate famous “Bold Missy’s” and their accomplishments. Our beers are well loved styles of craft beer for all types of drinkers. Enjoy!
Victory Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company, and Sixpoint Brewery coexist at this craft beer haven located in LoSo. Our taproom is used as an innovation hub between the 3 breweries to create great tasting beers delivering high-quality product to the Queen City! With over 40 taps and award winning food, there is something for everyone! We also have our own innovation brew house in the taproom that produces an amazing line of beers called Charlotte Brew’d. Our brewers partner with the 3 brands to craft delicious beers just for our Charlotte community!
Cabarrus Brewing Company is the first full-scale craft brewery in Concord and Cabarrus County. Slated to open mid February 2016, the brewery will strive to meld local history, character and traditions with locally produced craft beer! Located in Concord’s historic Gibson Mill, the brewery will be housed in a building that was once the finished goods warehouse for the Gibson Manufacturing Company and served as a vital part of Cannon Mills Plant 6. The 15,000 square foot space is now a warehouse with lots of character.
Catawba’s mission is to produce drinkable flagship beers of the highest quality. Create unique, small-batch beers inspired by our communities, folklore, and lifestyle. Service our distributor partner with availability of product and support. Educate anyone interested in craft brewing and craft beer. Grow a solid business that creates jobs, withstands the inevitable ups and downs of our industry, and actively gives-back to our communities.
Commoners Brewing Company was conceived from the passion of its owners to push the boundaries of what we know as a malt beverage! Nestled in a 3,200sqft space just off Interstate 85 in Concord, is where we experiment to bring some of the finest beers North Carolina has to offer! With our concrete bar, reclaimed wood, and old pickup we offer a pleasurable experience with a handcrafted beverage.
D9 Brewing Company, in Lake Norman, NC, was started by two engineers and a doctor, with a mission to inspire and support community through the creation of exciting and original crafted ales. Since our inception in late 2014, we have invested in the scientific exploration of the natural world to produce the highest quality, and unquestionably original, crafted ales.
Here at Divine Barrel we love brewing all sorts of different and unique beers, so you’ll always find a little bit of everything when visiting our taproom. However, there is a special place in our team’s collective heart for wild and sour beers. In fact, our real focus lies in building and developing our barrel and foeder program that grows with us over time and lets us share our passion and excitement for wood fermented and wood-aged beers with the Charlotte community and beyond.
Eleven Lakes Brewing Co. opened it’s doors in May of 2017. With a lengthy background in homebrewing, making great beer is our top priority. Utilizing a small batch process allows us to focus on quality ingredients and stay true to our roots. Whether it’s a year-round staple or an experimental seasonal, we approach every batch with the highest standards and attention to detail. Each pour will demonstrate our love for the craft, and we sincerely hope you enjoy every sip.
Our adventures in beer making are as varied and dynamic as the seasons and environment around us; from big city foraging to quiet farmland harvests. We prefer to let the ingredients dictate the process, whether in a brettanomyces fermented blackberry wild ale, juicy hop-bombing IPA or a sourdough-bread fermented farmhouse ale. Free Range Brewing invites you to “Let Your Taste Buds Roam.”
When confronted with two options, you always have a choice. A choice between quality, artisanal products and the mass-produced. A choice between dedication to an age-old process and cutting corners. A choice between beverages made with real, farm-fresh products and others created with the artificial. Choose the GoodRoad.
Heist Brewery opened its doors in 2012 as Charlotte’s first brewpub in the NoDa area. In 2018, they expanded into a second location, Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts, near Camp North End, with a production facility and taproom. They specialize in hazy IPAs and fruited sours, and are currently expanding their barrel program.
Located in Mooresville, North Carolina 30 minutes north of Charlotte. King Canary brings a different setting to the Charlotte brewing scene. Converting an old house into a brewery, the owners invite you into their home for a pint and a conversation. Drawing inspiration from many sources, including England, Belgium, and Germany, King Canary brews a mix of new, old and hybrid styles.
Legal Remedy Brewing was founded in 2014 by five friends with a passion for quality craft beer. Located in Rock Hill, SC, LRB houses a full service brewpub and brewery with a 17-barrel system for our Usual Suspects and several small batch systems for creative, experimental brews. With the addition of a high speed canning line, our distribution and packaging continues to grow throughout the Carolinas. We hope you agree that justice never tasted so good.
Legion Brewing Company was born from the ethos that sharing good beer with friends is one of life’s great pleasures. That spirit of culture is alive in our both neighborhood here in Plaza Midwood, as well as at our second location in SouthPark! Legion Brewing’s goal is to be a constant uniting force of community and great beer here in the greater Charlotte, NC area.
Lenny Boy started in 2011 with an interest in a healthy lifestyle, a passion for fermentation and an obsession with brewing Kombucha. As we expanded our brewery, we started brewing beer as well. We now offer both non- alcoholic and alcoholic Kombucha as well as a wide variety beer and wide ales.
Established in 2019, Lower Left Brewing Co is a 7BBl nano brewery in Lower South End. Housed in a re-purposed mechanics garage, Lower Left has created a comfortable and quaint taproom environment highlighted by reclaimed materials and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. With a tap list comprised of traditional as well as experimental recipes, LLBC is sure to have something for everyone.
Middle James Brewing is Pineville’s first brewery. They take pride in their beer and food but more importantly, their customers. Middle James aims to be a family friendly brewery where you can drink great beer, eat great food and watch your team play.
Established in 2011, NoDa Brewing Company was created out of our love for great beer and the desire to share it with friends. Whether it’s ultra small-batch beers or full-production, year-round brews, we approach every batch the same—with the highest standards and the ultimate attention to detail. It’s a sign of our respect for you. We hope you enjoy our beers as much as we have enjoyed making them.
Ole Dallas Brewery is a small craft brewery in Lil’ Ole Dallas, NC. Owned and operated by friends and family who believe that good beer, friends, and fellowship can brighten even the darkest day. ODB invites you to Rethink what you drink. Good beer grows here.
Founded in 2009, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery ignited the ultra-premium beer scene in Charlotte and has been at the forefront of the local market ever since. OMB adheres to the oldest purity guidelines in the world, the German “Reinheitsgebot.” This law states there can be only four ingredients in beer: water, barley or wheat malt, hops, and yeast. It’s “beer flavored beer” and it’s always fresh as OMB only distributes within a 60-mile radius. OMB Charlotte Born & Brewed.
Our mission at Pilot Brewing Company is to produce unique, quality beers that withhold the highest of standards and using local ingredients whenever available. We operate within ethical guidelines and commit to creating a family-feel environment for our owners, employees and guest alike. Our passion for the craft is bigger beyond words but we are taking it back to small batch!
Primal Brewery can trace its’ roots to the sidelines of a Huntersville soccer field that Co-founders, Ray Steimel and David Hoy first met on… We were home brewers, who not only enjoyed the process of brewing but also the overall experience. Our home brewing sessions were always a gathering of friends, family, and neighbors. For us it’s always been about the experience of bringing people together and having a good time with great beer and good food. At our core this is the underlying belief that influences every decision we make at Primal Brewery.
Protagonist Beer is located in The NoDa neighborhood of Charlotte. We explore traditional and unexpected brews on our 2BBL nano system. Together, we’re building a community inspired and empowered by the brewing, consuming, and culture of beer.
Named the 11th best cidery in the country, Red Clay Ciderworks is proud to offer a unique variety of craft ciders ranging from unsweetened and unfiltered to semi- sweet. Check out our tap room in Lower South End where we have over a dozen ciders on tap plus local craft beer and wine and FuD, as featured on Diner’s Drive Ins and Dives.
Red Hill Brewing is an upstairs Nano Brewhouse in the heart of Downtown Concord North Carolina. A true neighborhood brewery, our upstairs 3 BBL production facility offers a selection of core, approachable beers, sprinkled with seasonal one off brews. The Tap Room emphasizes the patron and promotes a friends and family atmosphere, sharing in the life of our city and her people. At Red Hill we believe in people, we believe in beer and we believe in sharing beer together!
At Resident Culture, we brew what we like to drink – hop forward IPAs and pale ales, lagers, barrel aged beers, and wild and spontaneously fermented ales. We work with local partners whenever possible to help grow and support our community of artists, creatives, and farmers in Charlotte and throughout the Carolinas.
Royal Bliss Brewing Co. is their sweet child of love that they want to share with everyone. Their philosophy is simple – brew great beer and provide exceptional service. From skeptics that haven’t jumped on the craft beer bandwagon to passionate connoisseurs, the tap list will offer something for all tastes. And they are creating a space that will make hanging out with friends and enjoying some great beer a blissful experience – with friendly, attentive service that will make even virgin craft beer drinkers feel right at home.
A Southern neighborhood brewpub focusing on traditional and progressive fermentation techniques. The SSBC taproom is a 15,000 sq ft reclaimed 1880’s cotton mill located in Downtown Concord, NC and is also home to the Hot Box Next Level Kitchen. SSBC is proudly brewer-owned and operated.
Since 2017, our brewers have inspired thought and challenged expectations through a wide array of styles – including the classics, the latest trends, barrel aged special releases, and stronger seasonal beers. We are respectful of tradition, but not governed by it. We honor history, while creating modern interpretations of old favorites. Our scientific expertise and artful interpretations combine to inspire our recipes, guide our flavor profiles, delight our drinkers, and evolve our community. We’re on a delicious journey. We hope you’ll join us.
Sugar Creek Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting Belgian-inspired ales for the Carolinas and beyond. Using unique combinations of aromatic yeast strains, domestic and imported hops and award-winning malt varieties, Sugar Creek infuses traditional recipes with modern tastes and techniques to create beer that nourishes both mind and body. Sugar Creek is proud to be a Veteran owned and certified independent member of the Craft Brewers Association.
Sunstead Brewing has a Steam-Powered 7 bbl brewhouse. We customized most of the features, making it truly one-of-a-kind. We feature 5 of our beers served directly from serving tanks. These are visible from above in our taproom, allowing customers to see the entire brewing process. We keep our facility extremely clean, as can be witnessed any time you visit. We also have a barrel aging program that will take years to fully fill out. Located on our lower level, this subterranean and ambient area provides some great temperatures for our aging process. Rounding out the lower level brewing area is our laboratory. We specially designed this area for working with hops and yeast, and it is one of the weirdest rooms you will ever go into, or come out of.
Family owned and born in Union County, Sweet Union Brewing is a unique microbrewery with a focus on friendly service and diverse styles of craft beer. From the “No Cream, No Sugar” Coffee Blonde to the ever requested “Astro Pterodactyl” IPA, head brewer Travis Caudle strives to create high quality beer that is accessible to all types of beer drinkers’ palates. At Sweet Union, our beer is a reflection of ourselves. We’re a mix of passion, tradition, and innovation.
Our ubiquitous three C’s now represent the core beliefs of the brewery craft, community, and commitment to the environment. From an easy drinking blonde ale to a boozy barrel-aged stout we make sure we have something for everyone on our tap list. Giving back to our community and cultivating events that bring people together are also incredibly important to us. We love to celebrate and support our South End neighborhood.
Located in South End, Wooden Robot represents the blending of seemingly disparate elements into a wonderful union. The wood represents the brewing tradition that inspires us: high quality ingredients, expressive yeast strains, and extended aging in oak barrels. The robot represents innovation: the unique, creative beers that we craft using these traditional methods and ingredients.