South End, making it happen for nearly 200 years

April 6, 2018 10:31 am

South End is a place where Charlotte has made things for generations. “Making” has been the one constant in a place that has been known for gold mining, textile weaving, soda bottling and light industrial manufacturing over the last 193 years.

Today, this spirit of innovation and creation endures in the arts, crafts, food and music scene of this urban, walkable neighborhood. But perhaps one of the most prominent examples of South End’s modern, creative identity can be found in the neighborhood’s six craft breweries.

Hyde Brewing, Lenny Boy Brewing Co., Sycamore Brewing, Triple C Brewing Company, The Unknown Brewing Company and Wooden Robot Brewery are all conveniently located within close proximity to Charlotte’s Blue Line and the Rail Trail, making South End’s craft beer easy to sample without a car.

And during North Carolina Craft Beer Month, there has never been a better excuse to get out there and explore. Now, thanks to the new South End Craft Beer Map created by Saturday, exploring is easier than ever. The map includes all the breweries, South End’s seven bottle shops, and six beer tour itineraries to help guide you through the neighborhood.

South Enders and visitors who want a more guided tour to the neighborhood’s craft beer watering holes, should plan on attending the annual South End Craft Crawl this Saturday from 1-7 p.m. The crawl features free trolley rides to take visitors to The Brass Tap – South End, Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop, Hyde Brewing, Pop the Top Craft Beer Shop, Lenny Boy Brewing Co., Red Clay Ciderworks, Sycamore Brewing, Triple C Brewing Company, The Unknown Brewing Company
and Wooden Robot Brewery.

For more information about South End history, events, happenings and places to go, visit the neighborhood website here, and sign-up for the weekly newsletter here.

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