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.
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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.
Check out our beer locator to find out which of your favorite restaurants and bars are pouring our beers!
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Paint stripes — called blazes — of different colors are used on the Appalachian Trail 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.
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.
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!