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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Wow… longest #LinkUpDrinkUp ever…
- Ever done a beer/bar/pub crawl?
- What’s your favorite local beer?