Apr 18, 2019
Posted by Katie Vaas • Nightlife Reviews
The rains have finally stopped! Or at least for the foreseeable future. This means, hopefully, that the pollen has all been washed away and we can enjoy the beautiful spring weather Charlotte is about to gift to us. In order to truly maximize this glorious time in the Queen City, let me offer you a splendid road map for a bit of a biking brewery tour of the Freemorewest side of the city:
Please note, if you are not a fan of biking, alternative methods of transportation that enable you to still enjoy the great outdoors, and the Charlotte Greenway, are Scooters (Lime or Bird) and your lovely own two feet.
· Stop 1: Blue Blaze Brewing. Located at 528 S Turner, we are going to start away from Uptown and move our way along the Greenway in towards the city. Blue Blaze is a rustic log cabin/ski chalet type establishment where the beers are named for different hiking trails and markers. They have free snacks and fire pits for s’mores at night. My particular favorite is the Pink Blaze but it isn’t always on tap. A tried but true goodie is the Blue Blaze and one of their staple pours.
· Stop 2: Town Brewing. Making your way down the Greenway towards Uptown, this early portion is going to be the greatest distance you will need to cover. Hence, why it is early on the path, after only a beer or two you should be able to make it easily. Town is located right next to Rhino Market at 800 Grandin and is a phenomenal new spot complete with a retro bus out front. The names of the brews are all unique and a bit punny. I enjoy the fruit-infused goses and haven’t had a bad one yet.
· Stop 3: Rhino Market is conveniently across from Town and a great option to grab a little snack, a beverage for rehydration and also maybe another beverage of choice. Regrouping here is always a good idea and enjoyment of the back patio is key.
· Stop 4: Clutch Kitchen & Pour House, formerly the location of Draught is up next located at 601 S. Cedar St. They boast great specials and views of the panthers Stadium where one can sip on a cold one and daydream about fall and football.
· Stop 5: This is where the truly committed are called to task. The trek to the final destination is not bac, but a bit winding through the Greenway path behind Clutch towards Gateway Village and where the journey ends at the Pub at Gateway. The food here is the perfect solution for the an end of crawl location and despite the ongoing construction, is typically filed with friendly faces.