About that beer crawl…

On Monday I briefly and vaguely mentioned a bar crawl that Kevin and I did on Saturday.  Well, to be specific, we attended the The South End Local Light Rail Beer Crawl.

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The crawl, hosted by Mark at the Charlotte Beer Blog, was a ton of fun.  Kevin and I originally had plans to meet up with one of my girlfriends and some of her pals.  Sadly, she flaked, but this gave us the opportunity to meet lots of other crawlers.

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We first started at Triple C Brewing, a new brewery in Charlotte.  This was my first visit, and I loved it.  The food truck had amazing fries, the tap room had a great atmosphere (total sucker for exposed brick), and most importantly, the beer was great.  They brew a lower alcohol pale ale (4.5% ABV), which was still bursting with flavor.  I may have a new favorite local beer…

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pretzels (with nibbled nubs)

Everyone then hopped on the public transit train for the next stop, The Liberty.  I have eaten here before, and I love it.  They have drool-worthy burgers and doughy pretzels.  Old Mecklenburg Brewery was there with their winter seasonal, which they do exceptionally well.  It’s the epitome of dunkel-style beer.

our table

Photo Borrowed from The Charlotte Beer Blog

We then headed to World of Beer and The Common Market, all via the public train.  I have visited WOB twice now, but I was disappointed both times.  WOB doesn’t sell food, so their draw is having lots and lots of beer.  Both times I’ve been, they’re run out of lots and lots of beers.  When I went with my family, I think we ordered a total of 8 beers, and they were out of 3 or 4.  That’s pathetic.  This time, WOB ran out of the Charlotte beers that were supposed to be on special without offering other specials in their place.

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The Common Market is always a fun scene.  They offered discounted pints of Four Friends Brewing, but I didn’t think it was anything to write home about.  My buddy’s sweater, on the other hand, is worth mentioning.  He came from a Santa-theme bar crawl to meet up with us, and his sweater got lots of attention.

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25 Responses to About that beer crawl…

  1. Miz says:

    I dont really even DRINK and I wanna do a pub crawl in the UK :-)

  2. I was just at a local pub with my mom last night and I tried Founder Pale Ale on tap, for the first time, and it was delicious! But to be honest, there are very few pale ales that I Don’t enjoy :) I’ve never done a beer crawl, other than in college. I’d love to again (Nick and I want to take a trip up the East coast and hit 5 local breweries!)

  3. That sounds like fun and even better with the fun sweater!
    Softly I don’t like beer. I tried, especially when we used to backpack since it was usually th cheapest drink!

  4. Nichole says:

    I don’t know if I’m thirsty or hungry?! Pretzel nibbles and whatever cheese sauce, count me in:)

    Festive and fun!

  5. Sounds like a fun event. Those pretzels look yummy too. I guess I don’t have a local beer fave. We have a pizza/brew pub joint that makes one called the Razorboch (sp?) that I really love. But it’s only a few months of the year.

  6. Last year I organized a Pub Crawl for a Cause – I worked with a bunch of bars to offer discount beers to those of us on the crawl, then everyone paid $10 to get a Koozie with the Crawl logo on it. If you had a Koozie, you got the discounted beer. We raised around $400 for Muscular Dystrophy!~

  7. That sounds awesome! No, I’ve never been to a beer/pub crawl. My favorite local beer is Lagunitas IPA. It’s just a standard classic for me.

  8. Kacy says:

    I haven’t ever done an organized crawl, but I’ve always wanted to. That one looks like it was so much fun!

  9. Looks like a lot of fun and a lot of good beers, can’t go wrong! I did a pub crawl in Annapolis, MD…def. a good time!

  10. I’m a big fan of craft beers, especially local! Awesome.

  11. Beer Crawls are fun…and i dont even drink beer! lol Thanks for the sweet words Tiff….totally sucks im looking at surgery but if it gets me running again then im cool with it… Not cool with pain but oh well.

    xoxo from Texas

  12. I don’t think I’ve ever done a pub crawl like this, but it sounds like so much fun!

  13. Sounds like a great time! I haven’t done an organized beer crawl like this… Well, we did a brewery tour recently…

  14. Brittany says:

    I’ve never done a beer crawl, but it sounds like a blast!! Good food, beer, and company sounds like a perfect night to me!! I just tried a cider beer the other night that was delicious and tasted like apples!

  15. I need to find one of those around here.. Im sure we have some!

  16. lindsay says:

    oh yes, my kiwi husband is part IRISH, so yes! been there.

  17. I’ve never done a beer crawl but I’ve been on a bar hop thing in Cancun. LOL.

  18. jen says:

    this looks like so much fun! i haven’t made it to triple c yet but sounds like a trip is in order!

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