Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Book Club:

Blue Blaze Brewing invites book lovers to join us for evening of books and brews the third Thursday of each month. Local food truck on site. Our book club meeting will take place in our cozy mezzanine loft!

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Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Backpacking 101 Workshop: Make Your Own Gear

Make your own gear (MYOG) has long been a part of the hiking/backpacking community. For this event, we will explore some MYOG basics including commonly used backpacking materials and resources to help you continue your knowledge. We will make a Dyneema Composite Fabric (DCF) stuff sack using a bonding tape (no sew) with a drawstring. The primary goal of this event is to inspire creativity and dispel fear around making your own gear.

Workshop will be lead by local backpacker and experienced gear-maker, Travis Browning

Topic Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2404896613091298/

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Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Halloweenie Celebration

Celebrate the spookiest night of the year with family and dog friendly fun at Blue Blaze Brewing! Costumes welcome, for humans and pups alike! Want a chance to show off that costume you put together for your furry friend? Arrive by 7pm with your spooky (or silly) pup for a chance to win our Dog Costume Contest! Winner to be announced at 7:30pm. Live DJ with the freshest tunes to keep all the ghosts and werewolves at bay.

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Nov
3
4:00 PM16:00

Backpacking 101 Workshop: Guest Speaker: Heather "Anish" Anderson, Author & FKT Hiker

Ultimate Direction Fastest Known Time (“FKT”) of the Year Athlete, Heather “Anish” Anderson, to visit Blue Blaze Brewing in Charlotte, NC.

On Sunday, November 3, Blue Blaze Brewing will host endurance adventurer, author, speaker, and FKT Hiker of the 2,600+ mile Pacific Crest Trail, Heather “Anish” Anderson. The program will be held in our brewhouse at 4PM. Space for the talk is very limited and tickets are available for pre-sale. Admission is $10 per person. Tickets are available through Eventbrite and the link is below. Due to space, ticket sales are capped 150 tickets. Seating is limited, so feel free to bring your own lawn chair, camp chair, or butt pad.

Heather “Anish” Anderson has logged nearly 30,000 miles of hiking and backpacking including completing the prestigious “Triple Crown” three times, including the Calendar Year Triple Crown, as well as four other thru-hikes. She is the only person to concurrently hold Fastest Known Times on Three National Scenic Trails (Pacific Crest, Appalachian and Arizona Trails).

Heather will be sharing slides and stories as well as answering questions. She will also have Anish Hikes items and books for purchase after the program.

Heather has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and Backpacker Magazine. For more information about the program, please email us at events@BlueBlazeBrewing.com

Enjoy tasty treats from a local food truck and the opportunity to sip on some of your favorite trail-themed craft brews.

Topic Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1278076082366753/

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Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Fly Fishing Workshop: Fly Tying Class

Learn how to tie a fly from local expert Mike Helms! A different pattern every week. All tools and materials are supplied.
*Tickets Required. $15 per class*

10/10 @ 6:30 pm Elk Hair Caddis Dry
10/17 @ 6:30 pm Clouser Minnow/Maribou Clouser streamer
10/24 @ 6:30 pm Ghosts and Spiders (Halloween)!!!

Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2366623743577268/

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Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

Double Can Release: S'mores Blonde Ale and SoBo Orangerine Hazy IPA

S’mores:

Back by popular demand .. We are re-releasing S'mores Blonde Ale in cans and on draft in an exclusively small batch! (Limit 2 case per person)

Made with real cocoa nibs & vanilla beans, this Smores Blonde Ale packs rich notes of chocolate & vanilla, while maintaining a medium body. The biscuit malt gives way to hints of lightly toasted graham cracker. With just one sip you’ll be taken back to memories of roasting marshmallows around a crackling campfire.

ABV: 4.5%
IBU: 10
SRM: 25

SoBo:

Headin' southbound through the land of the pines, our New England-style hazy, juicy IPA (6.4%) was brewed only with hops, malt, yeast, and oranges. This haze for daze IPA is incredibly citrusy & refreshing. There are no purees, extracts, or other additives. SoBo is a slang term for a southbound AT thru-hiker.

ABV: 6.4%
IBU: 15
SRM: 2

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Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Trailblazer Challenge Charity Yoga Event

Blue Blaze is excited to be partnering with Team Tenderfeet of the Make A Wish Foundation's Trailblaze Challenge to help support a great cause!

Join us Friday, October 4 for an hour of yoga to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation! Proceeds from the class will be donated to Team Tenderfeet's fundraising mission. The fee for this class will be $13.00, and will include a beer and tip for your bartender. This class is open to all skill levels and is BYOM- Bring Your Own Mat! Come enjoy a great class for a CAUSE!

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/459174828143874/

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Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Fly Fishing Workshop: Fly Tying Class

Learn how to tie a fly from local expert Mike Helms! A different pattern every week. All tools and materials are supplied.
*Tickets Required. $15 per class*

10/3 @ 6:30 pm Wooly Bugger
10/10 @ 6:30 pm Elk Hair Caddis Dry
10/17 @ 6:30 pm Clouser Minnow/Maribou Clouser streamer
10/24 @ 6:30 pm Ghosts and Spiders (Halloween)!!!

Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2366623743577268/

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Oct
1
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://www.facebook.com/events/641616199646745/
***You must register to participate!***

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

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Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

Fly Fishing Workshop: Fly Tying Class

Learn how to tie a fly from local expert Mike Helms! A different pattern every week. All tools and materials are supplied.
*Tickets Required. $15 per class*

9/26 @ 6:30 pm X-caddis Dry fly
10/3 @ 6:30 pm Wooly Bugger
10/10 @ 6:30 pm Elk Hair Caddis Dry
10/17 @ 6:30 pm Clouser Minnow/Maribou Clouser streamer
10/24 @ 6:30 pm Ghosts and Spiders (Halloween)!!!

Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2366623743577268/

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Sep
19
6:30 PM18:30

Fly Fishing Workshop: Fly Tying Class

Learn how to tie a fly from local expert Mike Helms! A different pattern every week. All tools and materials are supplied.
*Tickets Required. $15 per class*

9/19 @ 6:30 pm Gold Ribbed Hares Ear
9/26 @ 6:30 pm X-caddis Dry fly
10/3 @ 6:30 pm Wooly Bugger
10/10 @ 6:30 pm Elk Hair Caddis Dry
10/17 @ 6:30 pm Clouser Minnow/Maribou Clouser streamer
10/24 @ 6:30 pm Ghosts and Spiders (Halloween)!!!

Info & Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2366623743577268/

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Amy Reader

Amy Reader is a Chicago born artist who moved to Charlotte, NC in 2004. She has had artistic aspirations since a young age when, much to her mother’s dismay, she practiced carving her artist’s signature into nearly every surface in her childhood home. Amy attended the University of Richmond where she studied Studio Art. Her work has been featured in galleries across the country. In 2016, she built a permanent installation in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. Currently she lives in South Charlotte with her husband. She works out of her home studio which she shares with her cat, Hugo. You can see more of her work at amyreaderartist.com and follow her on social media at @amyreaderartist.

Artist Statement
Amy Reader is a fiber artist based in Charlotte, NC. Each wall hanging is hand sewn and one of a kind. The majority of the stitches are intentionally left visible. Similar to how a tree rings create a record of its growth, each stitch records the moments spent working on one piece. The colors and forms are inspired by the repeated patterns found in the petals of a flower and in the rings of a tree. All of these forms in both the wall hangings and the paintings call back to the artist’s formative years which were spent roaming a botanical garden with a sketchbook. Amy uses mixed textiles, yarn, and embroidery floss in the creation of her wall hangings.

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/683092922186125/

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Aug
20
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://www.facebook.com/events/641616199646745/
***You must register to participate!***

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

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Blue Blaze Hiking Club: Rocky Face Mountain

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/2335278163204946/

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Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Backpacking 101 Workshop: Panelist Q&A

For this month's workshop, we want YOU to choose the topics of discussion! A panel of long distance, experienced hikers will be on site with their favorite backpacking gear, armed with the best stories about what it is like to live out of a tent. Come on by and ask any questions that come to mind. Just how often does a thru hiker manage to shower? How many pairs of shoes does one go through on the AT? How many calories can a hiker consume in one sitting after finishing a 20 mile day? Ask all this and whatever else comes to mind!

Participation in this event is FREE. The purchase of a beer (or two, or three) is encouraged. This workshop is open to experienced backpackers and newbies alike. We hope to see you there!

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/682067582238539/

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Reception: Roni Langley

Charlotte born and raised, artist Roni Langley draws inspiration from the North Carolina coast for her beach art series True Blue Tide. Although she’s been painting since she was in middle school, it wasn’t until summer of 2018 that she turned her passion into product and started her own small business making mixed media Resin art. This particular medium is well known for being tricky to master and hard to predict, but yields stunning results when done well. One year later Roni has now graduated college and works as a technical Writer for a local IT company but in her spare time she keeps up her business at home. When asked why she didn’t make art her full time job Roni said, “I love being creative, but if this was my only job, it wouldn’t be passion anymore - it would be obligation. I’m finding the balance between doing what I love, and making sure I don’t stop loving it.” Beyond being an artist Roni is involved in her local church and helps her mom raise Boykin Spaniel puppies. Recently she’s started hosting ‘Paint and Sip’ parties as a new way to share her passion with other people. Speaking on her art Roni says, “the best part of being an artist is knowing that people look at my work and smile, or are reminded of joyful memories at the beach. Being creative makes me happy, so it’s a nice bonus that my art can make other people happy as well.”

Artist statement:
Some of my favorite memories growing up are from my family beach vacations. Nothing made me happier than swimming in those rolling blue waves. When I started doing Resin art, I experimented with a lot of different colors and styles but was always drawn back to blues and greens. Painting the ocean and waves gives me a small piece of the same joy I get being there in the water.

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/479384655935673/

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Blue Blaze Hiking Club: US National Whitewater Center

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/1158403357680937/

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Jul
3
3:00 PM15:00

Third Annual Red, White, and Blue Blaze Fourth of July Celebration

Join us for our Third Annual Red, White, and Blue Blaze celebration! The taproom will be opening at 3pm where we’ll kick off the day with our newest can & draft release, Twentymile Cascade Session IPA. And, since celebrating is sure to make you thirsty, we’ll have $12 pitchers on select styles.  Live music starts at 6pm and Wind Down Wednesday Yoga starts at 6.30pm.

Also, we’ll have special holiday taproom hours this week:

  • Thurs, July 4 - 12-10pm

  • Fri, July 5 - 12-10pm

  • Sat, July 6 - 12-10pm

  • Sun, July 7 - 12-8pm

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2141314929492533/

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Jul
3
3:00 PM15:00

Can Release: Twentymile Cascade Session IPA

Join us for our very first can release of Twentymile Cascade Session IPA (4.5%). Twentymile is a medium-bodied session IPA that's been aggressively dry-hopped with ... you guessed it ... Cascade! It's the perfect refreshing summer beer with just the right amount of hoppiness.

The beer takes its name from the Twentymile Trail loop; a trail known for its many picturesque cascade waterfalls that dot along Twentymile Creek in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Info & RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/589016284838979/

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