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The NFL season is here and for this season we’ll be talking with a brewery and beer influencer from each city the Panthers are playing.

Week 2 - Atlanta, Georgia

This week we talked with Scofflaw Brewing from Atlanta.  COO JP Watts and Brewmaster Travis Herman talk about the philosophy behind Scofflaw Brewing, the beers you can find on shelves and the special releases they do.  Plus their partnership with Brewdogs that allows them to produce a lot more beer.

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Publish Date: 9/13/2018


The NFL season is here and for this season we’ll be talking with a brewery and beer influencer from each city the Panthers are playing.

Week 2 - Atlanta, Georgia

This week we talked with Scofflaw Brewing from Atlanta.  COO JP Watts and Brewmaster Travis Herman talk about the philosophy behind Scofflaw Brewing, the beers you can find on shelves and the special releases they do.  Plus their partnership with Brewdogs that allows them to produce a lot more beer.

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Publish Date: 9/13/2018


The NFL season is here and for the next 16 weeks we’ll be talking with a brewery and beer influencer from each city the Panthers are playing.   Week 1 – Dallas, TX.  Owner of Lakewood Brewing Wim Bens joins us to talk about his brewery.  Opened in 2012 its one of the original breweries […]

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Publish Date: 9/5/2018


The NFL season is here and for the next 13 episodes we’ll be talking with a brewery and beer influencer from each city our Panthers are playing. Week 1 – Dallas, TX.  Owner of Lakewood Brewing Wim Bens joins us to talk about his brewery which opened in 2012 and is one of the original […]

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Publish Date: 9/5/2018


We’re at Unknown Brewing talking with Head Brewer Chris Wertman. We got to enjoy Unknown’s new rooftop patio as folks all around us pregamed for the Carolina Panthers preseason game against the Patriots. We talked to Chris about new things brewing up at the brewery including some of our favorite beers from past, and new recipes that Chris and Brad have been formulating. Be sure to stop by and check out Unknown next time you find yourself near the stadium.

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Publish Date: 8/28/2018


Just down the road from Charlotte is the town of Mt. Pleasant.  No more than a year ago this farming community was home to little more than a What-A-Burger and a bunch of fishing holes.  (The Avett Brothers are officially from Concord) Now a new industry has sprung up, and it’s what our country grandparents always warned us about, booze!  Southern Grace Distillery has taken up home in the old prison as their bonded manufacturing facility.  We were hosted by owner, Leanne Powell, and head distiller, Sebastian Correa, on a private tour to check out the revamped cell blocks and hot box.  This jail has become a tourist destination for Mt. Pleasant and it is worth the trip.  Thanks to updated NC alcohol laws you can now purchase up to 5 bottles of their bourbon or whiskey at the company store and they host monthly late night ghost tours!  We then traveled no more than a couple of miles up the road to Downtown Mt. Pleasant and to the home of 73 & Main, a new upscale steak and bourbon restaurant.  Majority owned by local Dr. Allen Dobson, who we were privileged to have join our table us for dinner and a bourbon sampling, this restaurant was designed to bring the locals what they desired.  We were treated to fine steaks, exceptional seafood and an impressive appetizer sampler paired with Southern Grace bourbon inspired cocktails and an all NC tap list.  GM Anthony Misuraca explained our dishes and drinks just like you would expect from a big city establishment and was a refreshing taste of service that the rural parts of the county have long struggled with.  Southern Grace and 73 & Main should be commended for what they bring to their small town and are sure to be examples for small business for years to come.

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Publish Date: 7/31/2018


We sat down with Nikki Wolfe, Community and Marketing Director, from Yelp Charlotte to talk about Charlotte beer, restaurants, tire shops and much more. Find out how Yelp has changed the way people find recommendations for all good things in life. We’re recording live from Sugar Creek Brewing. Brewmaster Todd Franklin and General Manager Bradley Leach talk about winning big at the US Open of Beer with their Belgian Dubbel.

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Publish Date: 7/17/2018


We’re back at Jay’s not so private pool for another edition of our 4th of July/Anniversary episode. We take a look back at another great year of Cheers Charlotte Radio. We had to pull a few clips to jog our memory from the past 12 months. What have been your favorite moments from Cheers Charlotte? Share them on social media and tag us.

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Publish Date: 7/3/2018


Artisan Beverage Group is a local craft beer and cider distributor based in Charlotte and they recently celebrated their 3 year anniversary.  We sat down with owners and married couple Taylor and Sara Mcdermott about their company and how they have seen the beer industry landscape change over the last few years.

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Publish Date: 6/19/2018


This week we headed up Highway 321 to Boone, North Carolina. We talked with Chris Riley General Manager of Peabodys Beer and Wine about his 15 years in Boone and how the beer scene has changed in his time in Boone.

Then we sat down with Tim Herdklotz from Booneshine Brewing and Andy Mason from Lost Province Brewing. Both staples in Boone.

After that we had Brett Taubman a chemistry professor in the Fermentation Sciences program at Appalachian State University talk about the programs start. Alongside him his former pupil and brewmaster at Appalachian Mountain Brewery Nathan Kelischeck joins us to talk about Boone’s biggest brewery.

Finally we are joined by our food sponsor for this week Basil Fresh Pasta and Deli owner Patrick Sullivan. This deli is also the tap room for Booneshine Brewing and has its pulse on what Boone like to eat.

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Publish Date: 6/5/2018


This week we are back at one of our favorite beer festivals! The North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival at Rural Hill in Huntersville, NC combines craft beer, craft goods, bluegrass music and camping.  This year we talked with owner of Windy Hill Orchard and Cidery, Matt Gusmer about the latest and greatest down in York, SC. Allison Simkins Director of Operations at Brhamari Brewing in Asheville, NC gives us an update on the brewery. John Murtiashaw a road warrior for Eno Hammocks "hangs" out with us for a segment. Then for the second half of the festival we talked with Andrea Demarcus and Dave Kirslis of the band Cicada Rhythm, and our homebrewer friend Jim Purvis shares a pineapple IPA he brewed at D9 Brewing and from Wooden Robot. Last and also least,  Mikey Foster sits down with us to talk about whats new at The Bot.

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Publish Date: 5/22/2018


Say cheese! You can never have too much cheese- especially when you’re talking with Rachel Klebaur, owner of Orrman's Cheese Shop. Rachel discusses her shop in 7th Street Market, her favorite Cheese with beer, and she demonstrates the technique of Raclette cheese.  Check out our Facebook page for video of the process.

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Publish Date: 5/8/2018


We’re live from the 4th Annual Whales for Wishes Bottle Share recorded at The Barrel Room at Resident Culture Brewing on Sunday, April 22. Organizers Betsy Pence and Mark Iafrate sit down with us to talk about this great event. Just like last year, 100% of the proceeds raised go to granting the wishes of children in our community through Make-A-Wish Central and Western NC.

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Publish Date: 4/30/2018


Welcome Charlotte’s newest brewery, Divine Barrel Brewing. We’re in the taproom with Gavin Toth (manages stuff) and Ben Dolphens (head brewer and co-founder). We’ve been waiting a while for this episode. Come by and try some of their great beer in NoDA!

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Publish Date: 4/24/2018


Jay and Ford talk with David Walker, co-owner, and CEO of the California brewery Firestone Walker.  They get into their sale to Duvel Moortgat Brewery, why they chose North Carolina as their next state to expand to, and the philosophy behind their beers.  Plus Jason Glunt sits down to give us an update on the progress of their kitchen and what's happening with Salud Cerveceria.

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Publish Date: 4/17/2018


Rob Tod, the founder of Allagash Brewing Company,  joins us to talk about the origins of his brewery, his philosophy behind brewing Belgian beers and where he sees the beer business going in the next few years.

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Publish Date: 4/10/2018


Karri Hahn joins us to talk about the Craft Beer Business Essentials class that University of North Carolina Charlotte is doing.  With local and regional speakers this class will teach you all about the business side of the beer industry.

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Publish Date: 3/28/2018


Phil Buchy president of Charlotte Independent Brewers Alliance joins us to talk about their new organization announcement. CIBA is an independent organization who focuses on education and advocacy to advance Charlotte based breweries.

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Publish Date: 3/20/2018


Brent Manning from Riverbend Malthouse and Jen Blair Executive Director of the North American Craft Maltsters Guild. What’s a craft malthouse? There are guidelines to malt just like beer. Listen in to this week’s episode to learn all about this essential beer ingredients.

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Publish Date: 3/13/2018


Did you catch us recording live at this year’s Queen City Brewers Festival? We had a great time judging the Super Beer as well as sitting down with some of Charlotte’s newest breweries.
In this episode we spoke with: Rob Jack and Russ Conrad from Seaboard Brewing, Dan Hyde from Hyde Brewing, Dan Davis from Suffolk Punch David Gonzáles and Alex Shoenthal of Rivermen Brewing, Jeff Fissel Executive Director of Rural Hill and Capture The Crown winner Brandon Foster.

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Publish Date: 2/27/2018


Whoa! Another big episode for you to enjoy. Founder’s Brewing had a big announcement this week. We are joined by head brewer, Jeremy Kosmicki and Founder’s founder, Dave Engbers. Listen in as we’re live from Brawley’s Beverage as Jeremy and Dave tell us about the history and vision of Founder’s Brewing. Special thanks to Brawley’s for hosting us and Founder’s rep Jessie Robinson for making this episode happen.  

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Publish Date: 2/15/2018


Steve and Travis Tolson are the two brothers behind Amor Artis Brewing in Fort Mill, SC. The latest brewery to open in the Charlotte Metro Area is just 20 min south of the city. Listen in to hear about the history and passion behind the craft brews at Amor Artis. Be sure to take the trip south of the state line border to give them a visit.

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Publish Date: 1/30/2018


We’re talking with Tom Michael, tattooer at 510 Expert Tattoo in Charlotte, about getting a tattoo. Cheers Charlotte always brings you interviews from top leading experts and this is no exception. Tom has honed the art of tattooing. Listen in as we discuss how to choose a tattooer, the art and what to expect.

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Publish Date: 1/16/2018


We’re closing out 2017 with our annual end of year Charlotte Beer review with Matt McKenzie – Charlotte Magazine, Daniel Hartis – Charlotte Beer & All About Beer  and Jonathan Wells – Charlotte Agenda. Special thanks to The Cellar at Duckworth’s for hosting us on location this week. And a special cheers worthy thank you to Eric Gaddy of Casting Shadows Photography for capturing our episode on film.

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Publish Date: 1/2/2018


We’re live from the 2017 Salud’s Sourfest- Let Me Take You On A Funky Ride. We have a full show packed with great interviews from some of the leading sour blenders and brewers in North Carolina and across the country.

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Publish Date: 12/19/2017


John Mallet Director of Operations at Bell's Brewery joins us to talk about the brewery being in North Carolina for 10 years now.  We also get into his background, the books he has authored, and what is next for Bell’s Brewing.  

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Publish Date: 12/5/2017


We hit 200 episodes. Thanks to the support of the Charlotte craft beer community, we’ve been able to put together 200 great episodes. We’ve interviewed hundreds of homebrewers, pro-brewers, restaurant owners, CEO’s, authors, musicians, and much more. We’re live from Heist Brewing with our 200th episode and celebration bottle share. Will you be at our 400th party?

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Publish Date: 11/21/2017


Larry Suggs and Amanda Britton – The popular bartending couple joins us to talk about the craft cocktail scene in Charlotte.  We also get into their consulting business, education classes and the Charlotte chapter of the Bartenders Guild they helped found. Check them out at CrownTown Collective. In The News 2018 Capture The Crown Homebrew […]

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Publish Date: 11/7/2017


It was a beautiful day in Salisbury last Saturday. We were lucky enough to make it to the NC Homebrew Invitational where some of North and South Carolina homebrewers got together to share awesome home brews. This week’s episode includes interviews with Deb Griffith founder of Pink Mugs Society a woman only Homebrew club in […]

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Publish Date: 10/24/2017


We are on location from Resident Culture Brewing in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. We sat down with head brewer, Chris “Tropes” Tropeano, to talk about this exciting new brewery. If you haven’t visited this gem, be sure you stop by as soon as possible.  

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Publish Date: 10/11/2017