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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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
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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Jan
5
10:00 AM10:00

Trailblazers Hiking Club

Blue Blaze Brewing is excited to introduce the 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 the first segment in this series of hikes, and we will be taking advantage of the extensive trail system at the US National Whitewater Center. We will continue to host these hikes each Saturday in January.

Trailblazers will meet at 10AM at the adventure pavilion in the main parking lot of the Whitewater Center (see photos for map). For this segment we will be hiking the 3 mile Lake trail, a moderate trail appropriate for most skill levels (subject to change based on trail conditions). 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. Hike will be led by Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett (Class of 2018).

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Dec
30
12:30 PM12:30

Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate

Cheer your team at the Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate! 

Taps start flowing at 12:00. Just before the game, we'll turn on a 12 foot projection of the game.

Rather be outside? We've got fire pits and an array of lawn games - can jam, corn hole, and jumbo jenga! 
If you're in the mood to grill, we've got free-to-use charcoal grills just outside our taproom! You bring the fixins'!
Check out our 3-person ENO hammock swing. Don't worry if you don't have one; we have a house hammock you can borrow.

Going to the game? We offer free parking near the stadium (w/ a purchase of a pitcher) for a quick 15-20 minute walk or 5-10 bike down the greenway. Grab a keg or a case of cans for your own Black & Blue Blaze tailgate!

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Dec
26
2:00 PM14:00

Twas the Day After Christmas

Twas’ the Day after Christmas & Santa’s Elves needed beer … they pulled on their stockings & headed out with cheer!

They knew where to go – for they were Blue Blaze bound … with $10.00 pitchers they could each buy a round!

The Elves enjoyed s’mores by the fire & live music inside …. sampling some of the best beers they’ve ever tried!

At the end of the night, the Elves parted ways … with ‘hoppy holidays to all, & to all a great day’!
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From 2:30 – 5:30, enjoy live music by the talented violinist, Sandy Herrault. Enjoy authentic European style dishes from Strudelteig Food Truck. Wine, local craft cider, and non-alcoholic options are available. 

Our second annual, “Don’t Hate It, Donate It” drive starts today! If you’ve found yourself with unwanted gifts or items you’d like to donate, bring them to Blue Blaze! We are collecting everything from new to gently used apparel, outdoor gear, recreational items, toys, kitchen appliances, and more! All donated items will go to the The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. The drive will run from December 26th – January 13th.

If you have large items you’d like to donate but are unable to transport, schedule a pickup by visiting: https://satruck.org/Donate/choose.

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Dec
23
12:30 PM12:30

Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate

Cheer your team at the Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate! 

Taps start flowing at 12:00. Just before the game, we'll turn on a 12 foot projection of the game.

Rather be outside? We've got fire pits and an array of lawn games - can jam, corn hole, and jumbo jenga! 
If you're in the mood to grill, we've got free-to-use charcoal grills just outside our taproom! You bring the fixins'!
Check out our 3-person ENO hammock swing. Don't worry if you don't have one; we have a house hammock you can borrow.

Going to the game? We offer free parking near the stadium (w/ a purchase of a pitcher) for a quick 15-20 minute walk or 5-10 bike down the greenway. Grab a keg or a case of cans for your own Black & Blue Blaze tailgate!

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Dec
22
12:00 PM12:00

Deck the Halls with Hops & Barley

Join Blue Blaze Brewing in decking the halls! Gather your friends and family to celebrate the holiday season in true brewery fashion. 

Get into the holiday spirit with your best ugly sweaters, christmas hats, or even Santa suits!

Special edition holiday flights will be available this day only! For only $8.50, you can sip four dark and delicious blazes:

* B. McKaye's Hell Raisin' Scotch Ale
* Sherpa Winter Porter 
* Black Blaze Milk Stout 
* Double Blaze Double IPA

Enjoy delicious eats and sweet treats from 12:00 - 8:00 and live music from 2:30 - 5:30. 

Wine, local craft cider, and non-alcoholic options will be available.

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Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate

Cheer your team at the Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate! 

Taps start flowing at 12:00. Just before the game, we'll turn on a 12 foot projection of the game.

Rather be outside? We've got fire pits and an array of lawn games - can jam, corn hole, and jumbo jenga! 
If you're in the mood to grill, we've got free-to-use charcoal grills just outside our taproom! You bring the fixins'!
Check out our 3-person ENO hammock swing. Don't worry if you don't have one; we have a house hammock you can borrow.

Going to the game? We offer free parking near the stadium (w/ a purchase of a pitcher) for a quick 15-20 minute walk or 5-10 bike down the greenway. Grab a keg or a case of cans for your own Black & Blue Blaze tailgate!

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Dec
9
12:30 PM12:30

Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate

Cheer your team at the Black & Blue Blaze Tailgate! 

Taps start flowing at 12:00. Just before the game, we'll turn on a 12 foot projection of the game.

Rather be outside? We've got fire pits and an array of lawn games - can jam, corn hole, and jumbo jenga! 
If you're in the mood to grill, we've got free-to-use charcoal grills just outside our taproom! You bring the fixins'!
Check out our 3-person ENO hammock swing. Don't worry if you don't have one; we have a house hammock you can borrow.

Going to the game? We offer free parking near the stadium (w/ a purchase of a pitcher) for a quick 15-20 minute walk or 5-10 bike down the greenway. Grab a keg or a case of cans for your own Black & Blue Blaze tailgate!

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