Episode 217- Yelp Charlotte

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




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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’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


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