It’s been great having Charlotte’s NoDa Brewing Co. in South Carolina for the past few weeks. Ever since they hit the Columbia market, the North Carolina brewery has been a hit at bars across the city, with numerous kegs being kicked at the city’s World of Beer location.
NoDa’s initial launch lineup – Jam Session Pale Ale, Ramble on Red, Hop, Drop & Roll Imperial IPA and GABF medal-winning Coco Loco Porter – was impressive, and NoDa fans such as myself were promised there was more on the way. And next week, you’ll be able to get another taste of one of Charlotte’s best.
WOB will feature NoDa in their Brewery Spotlight series with an event on Thursday, June 20. In addition to the four beers already released, a few new NoDa brews will make their first appearance in the Capital City, including:
- Ghost Hop, a 5.9% white IPA brewed with Amarillo and Centennial hops and fermented with Belgian wit yeast;
- Woody & Wilcox, a straight-up American IPA with Columbus, Magnum, Cascade and Santiam hops coming in at 6%; and
- Monk’s Trunks, a Belgian pale ale with Belgian malts and European hops at 5.6%.
I was in Charlotte a couple of weekends ago and stopped by NoDa for a few pints, so trust me when I say these guys do not make bad beer. Be sure to come out and show some love.