SANTA ROSA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Freshly poured glasses of Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer sit on a counter at Russian River Brewing Company on February 7, 2014 in Santa Rosa, California. Hundreds of people lined up hours before the opening of Russian River Brewing Co. to taste the 10th annual release of the wildly popular Pliny the Younger triple IPA beer that will only be available on tap from February 7th through February 20th. Craft beer aficionados rank Pliny the Younger as one of the top beers in the world. The craft beer sector of the beverage industry has grown from being a niche market into a fast growing 12 billion dollar business, as global breweries continue to purchase smaller regional craft breweries such this week's purchase of New York's Blue Point Brewing by AB Inbev.
If you’ve spent more than a weekend in Charlotte, you will quickly learn, there are plenty of places to drink. We have tons of breweries, bars, and beer gardens in Charlotte. The latter is getting some national recognition this week.
USA Today just released a poll for the best beer gardens in America, and TWO places in Charlotte are on the poll, in the running to be America’s favorite.
VBGB Beer Hall and Garden and Charlotte Beer Garden.
North Carolina as a state got even more recognition as Raleigh Beer Garden and Asheville’s Funkatorium Biergarten also earned spots on the poll. Voting is underway right now, and you can vote once per day through March 16th at noon. The winner will be announced on March 26th, but so far I’m liking North Carolina’s chances of having America’s favorite beer spot.
CLICK HERE to vote for these Charlotte spots, and to check out the full list.
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