May
23
6:30 PM18:30

Open Jam Session

Blue Blaze Brewing and Bold Music welcome you to join us for an Open Jam Session on the second and fourth Thursday of the month! Meet in the taproom at 6:30PM with your instrument of choice, or borrow one of ours. These sessions are open to folks of all skill levels to participate..
OR come by to listen to some fun, live music!

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/623336661451701/

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May
25
10:00 AM10:00

Blue Blaze Hiking Club

Blue Blaze Brewing invites you to participate in our Blue Blaze Hiking Club! Join us as we hit the trail with other outdoorsy and craft beer-loving folks, followed by an opportunity to sip on your favorite Blue Blaze brew. This is a series of hikes we will be doing every other Saturday at a variety of locations. New members always welcome!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2164465170510829/

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May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Cari Anne Schlie

Join us for an opportunity to see original artwork by Charlotte Artist, Cari Anne Schlie as her show comes to a close.

This installation encourages the viewer to conceptualize how their personal footprint is connected to not only local communities, but global ecosystems as well. We live in a point in history where it is more important than ever to, yes, be mindful of our consumption and do obvious things like recycle, but also to vote in such a way as to protect our environment and to invite larger systemic change by holding large scale polluters accountable. If you are passionate about art or music, then you have the potential to be an artist or musician. If you appreciate nature, then you have the potential to be a conservationist.

About the Artist:

Whether it’s a day hike, overnight camping trips, fly fishing in a stream, or just a daily stroll on the greenway, Cari is outdoors as much as possible. She is currently training for this summer’s honeymoon hike, a 580+ mile trek through Washington along the PCT. She originally fell in love with hiking while attending Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, where she studied music and psychology.
After spending seven years in healthcare, Cari has recently transitioned into the field of behavioral health therapy, where she works with small children on the autism spectrum. All along, she has also fostered her passion for making both music and art. In addition to periodically playing her harp at weddings, she is the president of the Charlotte chapter of the American Harp Society and organizes events to showcase the abilities of both student and professional musicians. In terms of visual art, she enjoys working with acrylic and palette knives because the action of moving the paint with the knife feels visually equivalent to improvisation in music.

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/852736638415814/

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Blue Blaze 3 Year Anniversary

Happy National Trails Day! And, help us raise a glass to cheers to 3 years!

Blue Blaze Brewing is celebrating 3 years of providing Charlotte and surrounding communities with fresh, local craft beer.

Come out with friends (or meet new ones) Saturday, June 1st from 12pm to 10pm. Beer Releases, Food Trucks, Bands, and other Fun throughout the day.

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/321390758475583/

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Backpacking 101 Workshop -Experiencing the Mountains to Sea Trail

Join us on Sunday, May 19 along with guest speaker, Kimberly "Legs" Brookshire. In 2016, Kimberly decided to hike the 1,150 mile Mountains to Sea Trail across North Carolina. When she got to the end, she decided on a whim to turn around and hike back! She will be speaking on her solo hiking experience on the scenic trail in our own backyard. Kimberly has also hiked over 1,000 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail, and will be returning to complete the trail this summer.

The great outdoors can be a wonderful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and stresses from everyday life. However, spending time in the wilderness, especially doing overnight backpacking trips, can be difficult and unnerving, not to mention dangerous, to those new to the experience. Here at Blue Blaze Brewing, we want to encourage folks to get outside and experience the serenity of nature by providing tips on safety and backpacking techniques. We are excited to be hosting monthly backpacking workshops with experienced backpacker and Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett.

Topic Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1203953296448641/

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May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Beer Release: SoBo Orangerine Hazy IPA

Back by popular demand, we are re-releasing SoBo Orangerine Hazy IPA just in time for the summer! Heading Southbound, this 6.4% New England style hazy, juicy IPA was brewed only with water, malt, yeast, hops, and oranges yielding a citrusy, refreshing beer. No purees, extracts, or additives!

SoBo is a slang term for southbound AT thru-hikers.

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/798355773878474/

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May
15
6:30 PM18:30

Wind Down Wednesday Yoga - Get Down For Dogs

Blue Blaze is excited to be partnering with Yoga One Teacher Trainees and the Beagle Freedom Project for this week's Wind Down Wednesday Yoga!

Join us Wednesday May 15th for an hour of YOGA to benefit the furry friends of Beagle Freedom Project! The proceeds from the class will be donated to the Beagle Freedom Project. The fee for this class will be $13.00, and will still include a beer. This adjustment is for **this class only**, and we will be returning to our regularly priced $8.00 yoga classes next week. This class is open to all skill levels and is BYOM- Bring Your Own Mat! Come enjoy a great class for a CAUSE!

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/288349068771026/

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Apr
28
4:00 PM16:00

Backpacking 101 Workshop

The great outdoors can be a wonderful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and stresses from everyday life. However, spending time in the wilderness, especially doing overnight backpacking trips, can be difficult and unnerving, not to mention dangerous, to those new to the experience. Here at Blue Blaze Brewing, we want to encourage folks to get outside and experience the serenity of nature by providing tips on safety and backpacking techniques. We are excited to be hosting monthly backpacking workshops with experienced backpacker and Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett.

Topic Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/555876364909315/

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Blue Blaze Hiking Club

Blue Blaze Brewing invites you to participate in our Blue Blaze Hiking Club! Join us as we hit the trail with other outdoorsy and craft beer-loving folks, followed by an opportunity to sip on your favorite Blue Blaze brew. This is a series of hikes we will be doing every other Saturday at a variety of locations. New members always welcome!

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2142406045835993/

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Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Colby Brown

Colby Brown is a reclaimed wood artist from Asheville, North Carolina. He enjoys working with different species of wood to bring out their true colors and patterns. A lot of his style mimic mountain scenes with snowcapped peaks which is his passion! 90% reclaimed, these art pieces are sure to grab your attention every time you enter the room.

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/365944857577504/

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Open Jam Session

Blue Blaze Brewing and Bold Music welcome you to join us for an Open Jam Session on the second and fourth Thursday of the month! Meet in the taproom at 6:30PM with your instrument of choice, or borrow one of ours. These sessions are open to folks of all skill levels to participate..
OR come by to listen to some fun, live music!

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/411709936295819/

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Apr
21
12:00 PM12:00

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Celebrate Easter with an Adult, Brewery/Cidery-themed Easter Egg Hunt! We’ve partnered with our friends over at Pilot Brewing, Thirsty Nomad Brewing, Red Clay Ciderworks, and NoDa Brewing Company for an adult Easter Egg Hunt! Each brewery and cidery are mixing up eggs at each others’ location. Find over 250 valuable prizes!

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/592381664569302/

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Apr
16
6:00 PM18:00

Bike-n-Brew

The Carolina Thread Trail is teaming up with Blue Blaze Brewing for Bike-n-Brew, a 3-mile educational and fun ride led by the Carolina Thread Trail. It is free to participate and all ages are welcome!

Borrow a bike from Queen City Joyrides or bring your own bike and helmet and join us on a leisurely evening bike ride through the city along Irwin and Stewart Creek Greenways. During the ride, you will learn about notable points of interest, the history of the Westend, and of course about the Carolina Thread Trail project! Afterwards, you can enjoy a Carolina Thread Trail Pale Ale (or other beverage of choice) from our friends at Blue Blaze Brewing!

Please register here: https://catawbalands.org/apr-16-bike-n-brew/
***You must register to participate!***

2019 Bike-n-Brew Dates:
April 16
June 18
August 20
October 1

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Apr
12
4:00 PM16:00

Taproom Release: NoBoS Milkshake IPA

Join us for a super small, taproom-only release of NoBoS Milkshake IPA. Heading Northbound, this 5.9% milkshake style IPA was brewed with lactose, oats, and galaxy hops producing a full, rich beer with citrus & passionfruit notes.
Swing by the taproom from 4:00 - 9:00 for a pint!
5pm Food Truck- Bayou Betty
NoBo is a slang term for northbound AT thru-hikers; and there A LOT of them!

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/395815157883194/

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Feb
2
2:00 PM14:00

Can Release: Double Blaze Black IPA

We are releasing Double Blaze Black IPA in cans for the first time in an exclusively small batch! Outside of the available kegs, we will only can one round in the amount of roughly 40 cases. 

When hiking, double blazes indicate a junction of two trails, sharp turn, or caution. For our Double Blaze Black IPA (ABV 6.1%), we brought together the mash profile of a porter & hop profile of an IPA to form something unique & delicious: balanced citrus hop flavors & tropical aromas, packed tightly into a medium‐body dark ale. 

Sip a pint of Double Blaze while you enjoy a local Charlotte food truck and live music!

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Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Trailblazers Hiking Club

Blue Blaze Brewing invites you to participate in our Trailblazers Hiking Club! Join us as we hit the trail with other outdoorsy and craft beer-loving folks, followed by an opportunity to sip on your favorite Blue Blaze brew. This is a series of hikes we will be doing every Saturday in January, taking advantage of the extensive trail system at the US National Whitewater Center. New members are always welcome!

Trailblazers will meet at 10AM at the adventure pavilion in the main parking lot of the Whitewater Center (see photos for map). Hikes will be about 2-4 miles and appropriate for most skill levels. After the hike, all Trailblazers are welcome to join us at River’s Edge for a cold brew. Your first Blue Blaze beer is on us! 

Participation in this event is FREE (and did we mention the beer at the end?). Parking at the Whitewater Center is $6 to anyone who does not hold an annual pass. Folks of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join us (drinks only for those who are 21 and older, of course). Leashed dogs can come along for the hiking portion of this event, but will not be allowed in the restaurant. Hikes will be led by Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett (class of 2018)

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Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Backpacking 101 - A Wilderness Workshop

The great outdoors can be a wonderful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and stresses from everyday life. However, spending time in the wilderness, especially doing overnight backpacking trips, can be difficult and unnerving, not to mention dangerous, to those new to the experience.

Here at Blue Blaze Brewing, we want to encourage folks to get outside and experience the serenity of nature by providing tips on safety and backpacking techniques. Starting in January, we will be hosting monthly backpacking workshops with experienced backpacker and Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett. 

We will tackle one of the biggest concerns folks have about spending a night in the woods: how to stay safe from bears and other wildlife. We will teach you how to most efficiently hang your food away from your tent and out of reach from bears, as well as give instructions on how to react if you stumble across a bear in the wilderness. All materials for the practice bear-bag hangs will be provided, and participation is free. The purchase of a drink or two is appreciated. These workshops are open to experienced backpackers and newbies alike.

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Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Trailblazers Hiking Club

Blue Blaze Brewing invites you to participate in our Trailblazers Hiking Club! Join us as we hit the trail with other outdoorsy and craft beer-loving folks, followed by an opportunity to sip on your favorite Blue Blaze brew. This is a series of hikes we will be doing every Saturday in January, taking advantage of the extensive trail system at the US National Whitewater Center. New members are always welcome!

Trailblazers will meet at 10AM at the adventure pavilion in the main parking lot of the Whitewater Center (see photos for map). Hikes will be about 2-4 miles and appropriate for most skill levels. After the hike, all Trailblazers are welcome to join us at River’s Edge for a cold brew. Your first Blue Blaze beer is on us! 

Participation in this event is FREE (and did we mention the beer at the end?). Parking at the Whitewater Center is $6 to anyone who does not hold an annual pass. Folks of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join us (drinks only for those who are 21 and older, of course). Leashed dogs can come along for the hiking portion of this event, but will not be allowed in the restaurant. Hikes will be led by Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett (class of 2018)

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Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Blue Blaze Book Club

Blue Blaze Brewing invites book lovers to join us for evening of books and brews. This month we will be meeting to discuss the novel Truly Madly Guilty by New York Times bestselling author, Liana Moriarty.

This book club meeting will take place in our cozy mezzanine loft! Be on the lookout for more Blue Blaze Book Club meetings on the third Thursday of every month. We hope to see you there!

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Trailblazers Hiking Club

Blue Blaze Brewing invites you to participate in our Trailblazers Hiking Club! Join us as we hit the trail with other outdoorsy and craft beer-loving folks, followed by an opportunity to sip on your favorite Blue Blaze brew. This is a series of hikes we will be doing every Saturday in January, taking advantage of the extensive trail system at the US National Whitewater Center. New members are always welcome!

Trailblazers will meet at 10AM at the adventure pavilion in the main parking lot of the Whitewater Center (see photos for map). Hikes will be about 2-4 miles and appropriate for most skill levels. After the hike, all Trailblazers are welcome to join us at River’s Edge for a cold brew. Your first Blue Blaze beer is on us! 

Participation in this event is FREE (and did we mention the beer at the end?). Parking at the Whitewater Center is $6 to anyone who does not hold an annual pass. Folks of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join us (drinks only for those who are 21 and older, of course). Leashed dogs can come along for the hiking portion of this event, but will not be allowed in the restaurant. Hikes will be led by Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett (class of 2018)

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Jan
11
4:00 PM16:00

Beer Release: Muddy Waters

Blue Blaze Brewing is re-releasing a taproom favorite, Muddy Waters American Brown Ale (5.0% ABV) in draught! This is an American brown ale that is copper & medium body with medium roasted malt caramel-like aromas and flavors and zippy hop bitterness. 

Swing by the taproom from 4:00 - 9:00 for a pint or growler to go!

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