InFocus: Charlotte — Brewing up some friends

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The local brewery scene is picking up steam across the country and the Queen City isn’t being left out. Charlotte is home to several local brewing companies, including three who have spoken out and taken outwardly LGBT-friendly and -supportive stands. Each of the three companies below have sponsored LGBT organizations or have staff or owners involved in LGBT and ally causes. Each also offers unique environments and a variety of brews for all tastes, including small batch and experimental brews offered only on special nights — NoDa on Tuesday, Triple C on Wednesday and Birdsong on Thursday.

NoDa Brewing Company
2229 N. Davidson St.
704-900-6851
nodabrewing.com

One of the earliest and fastest-growing local brewing companies, NoDa Brewing Company has made a name for itself across the city, nation and world. In fact, the brewery scored a 2014 World Beer Cup Gold Award for its American-Style IPA, “Hop, Drop ’n Roll.” The brewery offers regular special events, including brewery tours, live music, food trucks and more.

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Triple C Brewing Co.
2900 Griffith St.
704-372-3212
triplecbrewing.com

Described by fans as a “jewel in the heart of South End,” Triple C Brewing Co. has a large and comfortable tap room and extensive outdoor, fenced-in seating perfect for bringing along man’s (and woman’s) best friend. Like other local breweries, Triple C offers a variety of special events, including food trucks every day of the week.

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Birdsong Brewing Co.
2315 N. Davidson St.
704-332-1810
birdsongbrewing.com

Birdsong’s eclectic taproom attracts a crowd just as unique and diverse as its environment — drawing on the popularity of the NoDa and Plaza Midwood area’s funky climate. A large outdoor patio with ceiling fans awaits thirsty customers. Need a snack? Grab a bucket of peanuts or head out to one of the many visiting food trucks who stop by. : :

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