48 Hours in…Charlotte, NC (Beer Edition!)

This past weekend, I continued my nationwide travel tour (or what feels like it anyway!), and headed to Charlotte, North Carolina to visit one of my besties and her husband. Lucky for me, these two love beer just as much as I do, so I got to taste a bit of North Carolina, one handcrafted, custom-brewed beer at a time. And, I’ve got to say…Charlotte has some good beers!

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How Aeronaut Brewing is Using Science to Brew its Suds

Trading in beakers for pint glasses, Ben Holmes and his team at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, are using their backgrounds in Science to help inform their decision-making process at the taps.

On June 21, 2014, the community embraced the new, experimental space with open arms. The grand opening of Aeronaut saw more than 800 people! Today, Ben says they’re ready to expand, and are in the process of exploring options.

"King Louis" - Aeronaut Brewing Co.
This little golden baby is called the”King Louis”. I’m not usually a fan of hoppy beers, and this definitely had the bitterness of hops, but it was super smooth and really easy to drink. It wasn’t until I finished it off that the bartender told me it was 9% ABV. Whoops! #DrinkResponsibly
Aeronaut Coasters
One of my favorite coasters on the wall at the brewery. Shout out to whoever created this masterpiece! Let’s be honest…when you’re at Aeronaut, what else are you doing!?

And now…can I get a drumroll, please? I’m proud(ish) to present…my coaster creation!

Aeronaut_Courtesy of Court Coaster
I always joke with my family that they got all the artistic genes, and I just got the gift of gab. I think I just proved my point with this piece. Seriously though, is that an ice cream cone or a microphone? You can be the judge! 🙂


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