A beer-drinker’s map of the 47 Charlotte-area breweries—and what to order there

By Chyna Blackmon

November 14, 2018

Even with nearly 50 breweries in the area, Charlotte-area breweries keep coming. Percent Tap House in Harrisburg is on the radar for the end of 2018, and Protagonist Clubhouse is coming to NoDa in 2019.

And the range of activities and offerings are exploding on the brewery scene as well, from complete fitness options (yoga, anyone?), to fun alternatives to beer like spiked seltzer at NoDa Brewing Co. and like gluten-free ciders at GoodRoad Ciderworks — the list goes on.

Check out this map of all 45 breweries around the Queen City, from University City out to neighboring spots in South Carolina.

Amor Artis Brewing

204 Main St suite 101, Fort Mill, SC 
We recommend: “Cucumber Basil Pale Ale” Pale Ale, 5% ABV

Ass Clown Brewing Company

10620 Bailey Rd E, Cornelius, NC
We recommend: “Dark Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Stout” Peppermint Stout, 7.2% ABV

Birdsong Brewing Co.

1016 N Davidson St.

We recommend: “Lazy Bird Brown Ale”  American Brown Ale, 5.5% ABV

Blue Blaze Brewing

528 S Turner Ave.
We recommend: “Yellow Blazer Kolsch” German Golden Ale, 5% ABV

Bold Missy Brewery 

610 Anderson St.

We recommend: “Rocket Ride” American IPA, 6.9% ABV

Brewers at 4000 Yancy

4001-A Yancey Rd.

We recommend: “Sour Monkey Remix” American Wild Ale, 9.5% ABV

Cabarrus Brewing Company

329 McGill Ave NW, Concord, NC
We recommend: “Red Hill Amber Ale” Red Ale, 5% ABV

Catawba Brewing Company – Charlotte

933 Louise Ave. #105
We recommend: “White Zombie” White Ale, 5.1% ABV

Cavendish Brewery

2234, 207 N Chester St, Gastonia, NC
We recommend: “Ave Maria” India Pale Ale, 6.7% ABV

D9 Brewing Company

11138 Treynorth Dr, Cornelius, NC
We recommend: “Swell Rider” Tangerine Session IPA, 5.1% ABV

Divine Barrel Brewing 

3701 N Davidson St Suite #203

We recommend: “Take me for Granate” Saison/Farmhouse Ale, 5.5% ABV

The Dreamchaser’s Brewery

115 E. North Main St., Waxhaw. 

We recommend: “Just Deal Wit It” Belgian Witbier, 5.3% ABV

Eleven Lakes Brewing Company

10228 Bailey Rd #201, Cornelius, NC
We recommend: “Coconut Chocolate Porter” American Ale, 6.1% ABV

Free Range Brewing 

2320 N Davidson St.

We recommend: “Cream of the Crop” Carolina Cream Ale, 5% ABV

Ghostface Brewing Brewery & Pizzeria

427 E Statesville Ave, Mooresville, NC
We recommend: “Banshee IPA” IPA, 7% ABV

GoodRoad CiderWorks

117 Southside Dr.

We recommend: “Blue Byway” Cider, 6.7% ABV

Heist Brewery

2909 N Davidson St #200

We recommend: “Daaank Daniel” New England Pale Ale, 5.8 % ABV

High Branch Brewing Co.

325 McGill Ave NW #148, Concord, NC
We recommend: “Strawberry Hill” Saison/Farmhouse Ale, 6.7% ABV

Hyde Brewing (/The Suffolk Punch)

2911 Griffith St. B

We recommend: “Release the Mounds” Russian Imperial Stout, 9.5% ABV

King Canary Brewing 

562 Williamson Rd, Mooresville, NC
We recommend: “Apricocious” Berliner Weisse, N/A ABV

Legal Remedy Brewing

129 Oakland Ave, Rock Hill, SC 
We recommend: “World Court Mocha Blonde Stout” Blonde Stout, 6% ABV

Legion Brewing

1906 Commonwealth Ave.
5160 Carnegie Blvd.
We recommend: “Dank Baby Juice” East Coast IPA, 5.2% ABV

Lenny Boy Brewing Co.

3000 S Tryon St.
We recommend: “Dat Pale” American Pale Ale, 5.2% ABV

NoDa Brewing Company

2921 N Tryon St.

We recommend: “Par 4” American IPA, 4% ABV

Pilot Brewing

1331 Central Ave.
We recommend: “Capt. Jeff’s Belgian IPA” Belgian IPA, 6.2% ABV

Primal Brewery

16432 Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville.

We recommend: “Lawn Boy” American Lager, 5.0% ABV

Red Clay Ciderworks 

245 Clanton Rd.

We recommend: “Chai-Jacked” Spiced Cider, 6.25% ABV

Red Hill Brewing Company

3511, 21 Union St S, Concord, NC
We recommend: “Murph” American IPA, 7.5% ABV

Resident Culture Brewing Company

2101 Central Ave.
We recommend: “Books on Tape” Saison/Farmhouse Ale, 5.8% ABV

Rivermen Brewing Company

52 Ervin St, Belmont, NC
We recommend: “Triple Drop IPA” American IPA, 7.2% ABV

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

401 N Tryon St.
We recommend: “Charlotte’s Gold” – Kolsch, 5% ABV

Salud Cerveceria

3306-C N Davidson St. 
We recommend: “Del Patio” Mexican Lager, 4% ABV

Seaboard Brewing, Taproom, & Wine Bar

213 N Trade St, Matthews, NC
We recommend: “Iron Master Stout” Irish stout, 4.5% ABV

Southern Range Brewing Co.

151 S Stewart St, Monroe, NC
We recommend: “Bittersweet Hophony” IPA American, 7% ABV

Sugar Creek Brewing Company 

215 Southside Dr.

We recommend: “Sugar Creek Raspberry White Ale” White Ale, 4.4% ABV

Sweet Union Brewing Company 

16432 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC
We recommend: “Hive-Minder” – Honey Ale, 4.9% ABV

Sycamore Brewing

2161 Hawkins St.

We recommend: “Southern Girl” Blonde Ale, 5.1% ABV

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery 

4150 Yancey Rd.

We recommend: “Fat Boy” Baltic Porter, 8.3% ABV

The Unknown Brewing Company

1327 S Mint St.

We recommend: “Feather Light” Light Berliner style Ale, 3.8% ABV

Thirsty Nomad Brewing Co. 

4402 Stuart Andrew Blvd. A

We recommend: “Valkyrie Chocolate Stout” Stout, 6% ABV

Three Spirits Brewery 

5046 Old Pineville Rd.

We recommend: “Ain’t No Hop Steppin’” American IPA, 6.5% ABV

Town Brewing Co

800 Grandin Rd.
We recommend: “Naked Napoleon Session Sour” Berliner Weisse, 4.7% ABV

Triple C Brewing Company

2900 Griffith St.

We recommend: “Grill Friend” Smoked Amber Ale, 5.5% ABV

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company

7285 W Winds Blvd NW, Concord, NC 
We recommend: “Reptar Juice” New England IPA, 7.2% ABV

Wooden Robot Brewery

1440 S Tryon St #110 

We recommend: “Good Morning Vietnam” Coffee Vanilla Blonde Ale, 5% ABV

Wild Blossom Cider

2161 Hawkins St.

We recommend: “Brut Cider” Cider, 5.2%

York Chester Brewing Company

1500 River Dr #250, Belmont, NC

We recommend: “Berry Me at Sea Strawberry Gose” Kettle Sour Gose, 4.0% ABV