Court Shoes Only Double IPA release guide

Court Shoes Only Double IPA release guide

Mostly hazy with some clear batches. Bright hops throughout and all-around pleasant conditions. Now that sounds like our kind of forecast! We’ve seen a scattering of Court Shoes Only taproom releases as of last Thursday, including a piney west coast IPA from Divine Barrel, a tropical offering from Twenty Six Acres finished with toasted coconut and an all-Citra variant from Pilot Brewing to name a few.

Photo by Eric Gaddy. Can label by Mitchell Phillips Design.
A limited edition commemorative 10-year QCBF/Court Shoes Only tall boy can pint glass can be found at select taprooms while supplies last. Glassware made possible by Deacon Foodservice.

By seeking Court Shoes Only variants from this creative and generous lineup of local craft breweries, you’re supporting ACEing Autism’s impact among the Charlotte autism community through its three area program locations: South Charlotte, at UNC Charlotte and in Mooresville.

Big thanks to Alexis Dickie from for the first iteration of this list.

  1. Amor Artis Brewing: Releasing the week of 2/1 coming in at 8% ABV
  2. Armored Cow Brewing Releasing 2/5 on draft and in cans; added Mosaic hops; collaboration with Middle James Brewing
  3. Birdsong Brewing Company: Releasing 2/6 on draft only with Strata, Citra and Callista hops and coming in at 9.5% ABV
  4. Buzzed Viking Brewing Company: Released on 1/29 and coming in at 8.5% ABV
  5. Cabarrus Brewing Co: Releasing 2/5 and coming in at 8.5% ABV
  6. Catawba Brewing Co: Releasing on 2/1 with a west coast version of the given recipe
  7. Cavendish Brewing Company: Releasing 2/4 and dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Vic Secret hops and coming in at 8.0% ABV
  8. Devil’s Logic Brewing: Release date 2/6
  9. Divine Barrel Brewing: Released on 1/28 as a West Coast IPA coming in at 7.2% ABV and hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Azacca
  10. The DreamChaser’s Brewery: Releasing 2/5 with hop extracts coming in at 8.5% ABV
  11. Edge City Brewery: Releasing date 2/12 and Dry Hopped with Citra, Mosaic, Sabro, Cashmere, Vic Secret, Chinook, Belma, Motueka, Waimea and Tahieke hops; Edge City chose to use 10 hop varieties for the 10th Anniversary of Queen City Brewers Festival
  12. Heist Brewery: Releasing date TBA; a collaboration brew with Salud Cerveceria
  13. High Branch Brewing Co.: Releasing 2/3 packed with oats, fermented with their preferred yeast strain, and dry hopped multiple times with Citra, Chinook, Azacca coming in at 8% ABV
  14. Ghostface Brewing: Release date TBA
  15. Good Road CiderWorks: Release date TBA
  16. King Canary Brewing: Release date 2/18
  17. Lake Wylie Brewing Co.: Release date 2/4
  18. Legion Brewing: Release date 2/5 at Plaza Midwood and SouthPark locations
  19. Lenny Boy Brewing Co.: Release date 2/12 and brewed with Simcoe and Citra hops and coming in at 8.7% ABV
  20. Lore Brewing: Release date 2/10
  21. Lower Left Brewing Co.: Releasing 2/12 on draft and in crowlers and double dry-hopped with Citra, Simcoe, Azacca and Galaxy; the grist is 25% oats for a hazy and creamy body coming in at 8% ABV
  22. Middle James Brewing Co.: Releasing 2/5; a collaboration brew with Armored Cow
  23. New Sarum Brewing Co.: Releasing 2/5 in cans and is triple dry-hopped and brewed with blood oranges coming in at 9% ABV
  24. NoDa Brewing Company: Co-creators of the recipe for the collaboration, their version releases 2/5 in cans and on draft using Citra, Ekuanot, Cascade and Mosaic hops and comes in at 8.8% ABV
  25. Percent Tap House: Released 1/29 in cans with Strata and Citra hops and coming in at 8.2% ABV
  26. Petty Thieves Brewing Co.: Releasing 2/5 as a sour double IPA hopped with Mosaic and Cashmere, brewed with carrot juice, with blueberries added during fermentation, and then conditioned on orange puree
  27. Pharr Mill Brewing: Releasing 2/13 as a hazy IPA hopped with Citra, Vic Secret and lactose and comes in at 7.1% ABV.
  28. Pilot Brewing: Released 1/29 on draft, for crowler fills, and in 16oz 4-packs. Brewed with 100% Citra hops coming in at 8.5% ABV
  29. Protagonist Beer: Releasing 2/5 on draft and in crowlers at both locations; a double Brett IPA hopped with Citra, Cascade and Simcoe coming in at 8.2% ABV
  30. Red Clay Ciderworks: Releasing 2/13 as a Cider with grapefruit hopped with Citra, Simcoe and Mandarina Bavaria
  31. Resident Culture Brewing Company: Co-creators of the recipe for the collaboration, their version is a hybrid hazy/west coast double IPA hopped with Citra, Simcoe & Motueka and coming in at 8.5% ABV
  32. Salud Cerveceria: Releasing a collaboration brew with Heist Brewery
  33. Seaboard Brewing: Release date 2/13, double dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe and coming in at 8% ABV
  34. Slow Play Brewing: Releasing on 2/12 and dry-hopped with Citra and Azacca
  35. Southern Range Brewing Co.: Releasing 2/5 using Citra, Simcoe and El Dorado hops
  36. Southern Strain Brewing Company: Releasing 2/1 on draft only, dry hopped with Citra, Simcoe, and Strata
  37. Sugar Creek Brewing Company: Releasing 2/13
  38. Town Brewing Co.: Releasing 2/4 as an 11% ABV Triple IPA
  39. Traust Brewing Co.: Releasing 2/1 and using Amarillo hops instead of Azacca
  40. Triple C Brewing Co.: Releasing 1/29 and brewed with Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin hops
  41. Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Co.: Released 1/26 on tap and in cans; dry-hopped with El Dorado, Citra and Simcoe with coconut added, coming in at 8.8% ABV
  42. Wooden Robot Brewery: Releasing in both taprooms 2/5 using Simcoe, Citra and Strata hops

Thank you for your enthusiastic support (in moderation, of course), cheers to savoring these Double IPAs (while they last) and we look forward to raising our glass with you at the next QCBF!

Photo by Eric Gaddy.