Craft Your Path


Proud to call Charlotte's West End home

Blue Blaze Brewing is proud to be the first tenant of the 100 year-old Savona Mill redevelopment project in Charlotte's West End. 

Take a stroll — or bike ride — along the Stewart Creek Greenway and pop in for a free tour and a pint or two of our fresh beers made from locally-sourced ingredients. We're less than a mile from Third Ward's Frasier Park.

Want to support Blue Blaze Brewing and help spread the word? From stickers to tasting glasses to fleeces, we've got you covered in our taproom and online.


Taproom Hours

Mon-Tues Closed
Wed 4p-9p
Thurs 4p-10p
Fri 4p-11p
Sat noon-11p
Sunday Funday noon-7p

Brewery Tours

Wed & Thurs at 5:30p


(980) 859-2586 

528 South Turner Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28208


The Beer

Yellow Blazer™ Kölsch, Blue Blaze™ Altbier and Black Blaze™ Milk Stout.

Yellow Blazer™ Kölsch, Blue Blaze™ Altbier and Black Blaze™ Milk Stout.


The Five Pillars

We brew unique interpretations of classic American, English, and German beers, using pesticide-free, locally-sourced ingredients, whenever available.

We offer five flagship beers and a unique rotating selection of specialty and seasonal beers. Stop by our taproom and you will even find several options from some of our other favorite Charlotte craft breweries.

Blue Blaze™ Altbier

We have taken two very different classic German Altbier styles and crafted them into one refreshing, crisp, lighter-bodied beer that still packs in the flavor. The deep copper maltiness contrasts with the bright white head and spicy finish.
ABV: 5.0%.

Amber Blaze™ Amber

This is our take on the classic American Amber. Amber Blaze Amber will remind you of the first craft beer you ever fell in love with turned up to 11. We push the classic style with a biscuit-forward maltiness and generous hop flavor and aroma.
ABV: 5.6%.

Double Blaze™ Black IPA

We love brewing complex beers that blend two classic styles, transcending both to form something unique and delicious. In this case, we've introduced Porter and IPA, resulting in a beautiful balance of citrus hop flavors and tropical aromas, packed tightly into a medium‐body dark ale with a roasty finish.
ABV: 6.1%.

Black Blaze™ Milk Stout

Our milk stout is an old, classic English mainstay. Black Blaze is a lighter-bodied, creamy dark beer. It has a slightly sweetened roastiness with hints of espresso & chocolate. This is a dark beer that you can drink all day long. In fact, I'm drinking one right now.
ABV: 5.0%.

Yellow BlazeR™ Kölsch

This classic German golden ale is crisp and satisfying. The mild, sweet malt is perfectly balanced with a subdued spicy flavor note from German hops.
ABV: 5.0%.



Paint stripes — called blazes — of different colors are used on the Appalachian Trail (AT) to serve as waypoints and indicate points of interest.

Side trails that lead to water, relaxation and camaraderie are identified by a Blue Blaze. 

We named our brewery after the Blue Blaze as a source of inspiration to create refreshing and original beer while honoring the communal spirit of the Appalachian Trail. 


The Founders

Blue Blaze Brewing is the result of a collaboration between friends Craig Nunn and Sven Giersmann. What started off as a love for homebrewing between neighbors quickly escalated into a mission to leave the rat race and share their creations with the world, under the expert guidance of Master Brewer Steve Turner.


Master Brewer


Steve Turner

Steve's career spans almost two decades. He is a Master Brewers Association of Americas member, a 5-time GABF & World Beer Cup medal winner, and was recently a Colorado State University Fermentation Science & Technology Instructor.

He also moved all the way from Colorado just to join the Blue Blaze family!


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