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#CLTBeer — Staying Local with Great Beer

Great beer under Carolina blue skies is right up our alley over here at Handmade NC, and we want to talk more about great North Carolina beer. In 2009, the beer scene in Charlotte was limited to big brands with little imagination. That changed when John Marrino opened Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in 2009, leading what was to become a booming business across the Charlotte region. North Carolina now has more craft breweries than any other state in the South.

Ilina and I both enjoy a good beer and love that craft beer is a seasonal affair. We go from saisons in the spring to summery IPAs, Oktoberfests in the fall, and round our palette out with stouts and porters in winter. When I’m looking for a new beer to try, I personally head over to my favorite Charlotte purveyor, Brawley’s Beverage on Park Road.

Just how many breweries does Charlotte have? To be quite honest, I’ve lost count. But Charlotte’s Got A Lot has a list of all the breweries in the Charlotte metro area, as well as breweries that will be opening soon. Each one of the breweries are unique, all bringing their own style to the Charlotte beer scene.

Charlotte's Got A Lot!

To celebrate North Carolina’s Brewconomy and the Charlotte craft beer scene, we are going to give away a fun package from Charlotte’s Got A Lot, the official travel and tourism resource of the Charlotte metro area. Entrants must be 21 and over to enter and live in North Carolina.

#CLTBeer Giveaway on HandmadeNC

What’s in the Box?

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Kombucha

Birdsong Brewing Co. Growler

Smoked Amber Triple C Beer Soap

Lenny Boy Brewing Co. tap handle

Beer of the Carolinas book by Daniel Hartiss

Sycamore Brewing T-shirt (size Large)

Do you want to learn more about the Charlotte Craft Beer Scene? Click here to go to the landing page over at Charlotte’s Got A Lot. There you’ll find out more information about Charlotte breweries, beer and bottle shops, festivals, and beer tours.

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  1. Kevin Flanagan says

    The “click here” link is broken, goes to a 404, and how is it that one enters?

    • Lisa Frame says

      Hey Kevin,

      You have to log-in to Rafflecopter and click “I commented” in the box above. There are more options to enter in there was well. We’re using it as it picks the winners for us and is not left to us drawing a number.

  2. My husband will be all over this. We’re fortunate to live among many great breweries over in Asheville!

    • Lisa Frame says

      I know! We started our craft beer love affair in Asheville and have been very happy to see it moving East!

  3. I love craft beer! I think my favorite is Founders Oatmeal Stout. But, for NC beers, so far I’m loving Natty Greene’s Southern Pale Ale. 🙂

  4. My husband loves beer, especially locally crafted brews! This is so fun 🙂

  5. The husband is a big fan. He’s started making his own, too!!

  6. I would love to discover more local brews!

  7. I’d love to learn about more local brews!

  8. I’m loving the OMB beers, which totally surprises me because I’m more of a Coors Light kind of girl. 😉

  9. I love the OMB Copper! It’s awesome.

  10. What a great collection! Love me some OMB.

  11. Since getting into sours, Lenny Boy is a new fave, but really, all the local breweries have so much to offer. Love living in CLT and @CLTbeer!

  12. Love all the craft beer options we have in NC. My personal favorite is Hummin’Bird from Red Oak Brewery.

  13. I’m not much of a beer drinker, but I’m on a mission to find a NC Beer that fits my taste. I usually drink Blue Moon or Sam Adams Octoberfest. Have a suggestion for me?

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