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Best Resources To Brew Beer At Home In Charlotte

October 2, 2013 8:00 AM

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Charlotte has peaked in the amount of people brewing their own beer, realizing the fascination with creating their own taste to their liking instead of relying on the other popular brands out there. If you are going to invest in something, why not perfect it so you can thoroughly enjoy it? If you put your heart into something, you want to make it worth your while. Many do not even know how to get things started, so there are valuable resources around town to help you along this journey so everything is taken care of. Do not get overwhelmed with home brewing because this is all about having fun and creating something of your own.
Carolina Brewmasters
Dilworth Neighborhood Grill
911 E. Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 377-3808

Carolina Brewmasters is a non-profit club consisting of more than 200 members, who all share the hobby of making their own beer. Sharing knowledge, creativity and new quirks to this talent, this club meets monthly at Dilworth Neighborhood Grill. Fun competitions go on, as well as other fun activities among the group, checking out everyone’s talents and different methods to brewing. Annual dues are only $25, and visitors are always welcome, so it definitely might be worth while checking out if you want to make new friends, as well as get tips on getting your own brewing system started.

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Alternative Beverage 
4450 S. Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
(704) 527-2337

Alternative Beverage is the driving force behind getting all the ingredients and equipment you need for brewing your own beer. Everyone who works here is knowledgeable and helpful in the process so they can help you every step of the way so it isn’t too much to tackle. It seems that you’ll find anything you’ll ever need in your brewing life here. Most prices are reasonable as well, and the staff is very friendly. Alternative Beverage’s advice phone line is also just as helpful. One customer commented calling multiple times within an hour of going through brewing his beer, and they helped him every step of the way, with no problems or frustration with his calls. The staff here cares about helping people learn this talent, and getting it done right.

Custom Home Pubs
11416 Independence Blvd., Suite K
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 315-5223

Custom Home Pubs has everything beer related you’ll need to brew your own beer or just enjoy local-brewed drafts. Located in Matthews, this hot spot will do home deliveries and set up your brewing system for you, or provide the equipment and supplies for you to do it all yourself. Everyone is knowledgeable and helpful, and very prompt and welcoming every time. Many end up just hanging out at the shop because it’s a chill spot with couches, as if you were in your own home. This is another great resource for home-brewing supplies and a fantastic spot to learn more about brewing.

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Lee Griffin, 27, resides in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from UNC Charlotte, Lee has been working full-time as an Administrative Assistant, and writing part-time for The Examiner. Lee also loves to discover new music. Her work can be found at

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