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Craft Beer, Fine Food and Prizes, Oh My!

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Heist Brewery is making a splash in NoDa during Grand Opening this Friday

CHARLOTTE, NC (October 15, 2012) – Over the past four years, the craft beer scene in Charlotte has exploded, and Heist Brewery, the newest microbrewery in the NoDa neighborhood, is set to make it’s mark by giving away over $1,700 in prizes this Friday.

Multiple lucky winners will receive Heist merchandise, growlers and gift certificates - over $1,700 in give-a-ways for FREE! All of the Queen City is invited to come out for a chance to win these prizes. The brewery is located at 2909 North Davidson Street, Suite 200, in the historic Highland Mill Lofts in the popular arts district just north of Charlotte’s bustling center city.

Heist Brewery will host its official Grand Opening this Friday, October 19 at 6pm with 10% of all proceeds going towards the Charlotte Fire Department. Heist owner Kurt Hogan has partnered with the local NoDa Station #7 fire house before.

“I wanted to find a way to support the community and give back to those hard working men and women,” Hogan said. “We named our red ale after our local department, Station #7 Red. It is really important to keep these services local.”

Friday’s celebrations will feature $3 Light Lager pints and specialty shooters all day, as well as menu samples, outdoor games and live music on the patio from local talent the Josh Carter Band from 7–10 p.m. and The Dread Nots from 10 p.m.–1 a.m. Guests and beer enthusiasts are encouraged to arrive early for the chance to enter to win great prizes throughout the evening.

Owner Hogan has not only started the first locally-owned brewery in the region to feature a full kitchen, he also is employing over 60 people in the immediate community. This much needed boost to NoDa has been great for overall foot traffic to the neighborhood and other local businesses. Heist occupies a 6,700-square-foot space originally built in 1903 and there are several spacious rooms and full parking lot access to accommodate any large group including corporate lunches and company meetings.

Opening everyday at 11:30am for lunch and the dinner menu beginning at 5:30pm, Heist Brewery is the new one stop shop for foodies and craft beer lovers alike.

About Heist Promising to rattle the status quo, Heist Brewery is continuing to rewrite the rulebook on craft beer and cuisine in Charlotte. In addition to award-winning handcrafted beers and made from scratch sodas, Heist offers an array of artisan breads baked fresh daily, shared plates and wood-fired specialties served up in a renovated, century-old former mill. At Heist, bold and unexpected culinary combinations are the norm, creating an innovative and appetizing dining experience for guests.



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ON THE ROAD OCT. 13 - 20 @ HartWitzenGallery

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Photo exhibit of five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra.

The Hart Witzen Gallery in Charlotte will host a photography exhibit of prints from "On the Road," the recently-released self-published book by five-time Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and his wife, Chandra. "On the Road" is a photo documentary, shot by lifestyle photographer Missy McLamb, chronicling the 2011 Chase for the Cup championship from the Johnsons' perspective. The exhibit is open Oct. 13-20 at Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte. Hours : noon to 5 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday noon to 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. A limited number of select prints will be available for purchase at the gallery. INFO

Gluten-Free Crepe Now Served in NoDa

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Crepe Cellar Kitchen & Pub Introduces NEW Gluten-Free Crepe Batter.

You’ve gladly tried every Asian restaurant in the city of Charlotte. You’ve had your share (and your friend’s share) of tapioca flour-based pizza. You’ve doused your gluten free bread in egg to make it more palpable for a delicious Monte Cristo-style bite.