Episode 12: NoDa Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC

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Happy Monday! (Okay, because I said that, I feel like I should listen to this 90s rave classic quite loud to chase away those Monday blues.)

This week finds us going from Asheville (Beer City) to the Queen City, aka Charlotte, NC. I headed to NoDa Brewing Company, which not only boasts a gorgeous taproom, but one hell of an impressive brewing facility. (I never stop loving getting a Wizard of Oz behind the curtain look.) ¬†There I sat down with Rachael Cardwell, a brewer at NoDa, and we talked about her beer career–and she has traveled pretty extensively to get that experience–and of course, as a future recurring theme on the Harpy Hour Southeastern Beer Tour, the odd little booze laws that the South tends to have, and how it affects craft brewers all over North Carolina. I had a blast talking with Rachael as well as getting to sample beautiful beers. You can find pics of NoDa on the HH Instagram feed, if you’re curious about the brewery. But first: go listen!

As always, let me hear from ya. You can find me on Twitter, Facebook (brand new!), as well as good-old fashioned email: marisa@harpyhour.com.

An additional special Charlotte shout-out to delectable beers quaffed at Wooden Robot and Sycamore Brewing. Come back next Monday when we’re headed to Charleston to talk with Jaime Tenney of Coast Brewing Company!

Episode 11: Highland Brewing Company, Asheville, NC

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Hello, everyone!

This week’s episode is the time I had a lovely chat (and tour) with Katie Smith of Highland Brewing Company in Asheville. Katie’s one of the newest brewers for Highland so I was pleased to be able to sit down with her to talk about her career at Highland and her start in beer. Alas, I’m too faraway now, but I bet this year’s Cold Mountain is delicious. If you’re in Asheville, hoist a few for me, please.

There’s also a mini-episode of my review of a flight of Highland’s beer. You can listen to that tomorrow! If you want to see the brewery for yourself, please to go to the Harpy Hour Instagram feed for pics and say ¬†hello on Twitter.

Next week (Monday, to be precise), join me in Charlotte as I hang out with Rachael Cardwell of NoDa Brewing Company! Cheers!