Charlotte is known for its symphony and beer scenes, and when the two join in concert it’s magical for lovers of both. Last month, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) began its fourth season of performing at NoDa Brewing Company as part of its On Tap series. In previous seasons, the CSO performed inside to a sold out and packed NorthEnd taproom but this season, of course, is unique.
Thankfully musicians and brewers alike are creative, because they have composed a new arrangement (so to say) physically and virtually. The concerts are held outside, with the musicians performing inside the brewery’s pavilion while the guests are close by (but not too close) at tables on the lawn. In addition, the experience has been opened up virtually, to virtually anyone with the internet, due to a first-ever option to purchase livestream tickets. Each concert features a different chamber group performing works by a wide range of composers.
The remaining 2020 performances are Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. For more information and to purchase in-person ($15) or livestream ($10) tickets, look for On Tap on the Charlotte Symphony website or the brewery’s website event calendar. Since attendance is limited, in-person tickets will likely sell out, but thanks to the beauty of livestream you’re sure to get a seat. It’s a wonderful way to affordably support local culture and small business.
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Brewery merchandise, or a gift card, is the perfect gift for the beloved beer lover in your life! For folks near and far, the brewery has a wide variety of items available at the taproom and online. From apparel to glassware, art to koozies, and dog swag to bags, there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Speaking of Hoppy Holidays, the fan-favorite beer itself just released! Loaded with six scrumptious hop varieties and complemented with citrus notes and a brisk piney aroma, this 6.5% ABV IPA is the perfect beer for the most wonderful time of year. It’s available on draft and in four-packs starting Oct. 30 at the NorthEnd taproom, and beginning Nov. 2 at retailers. Get it while it lasts!
Thank you for 9 great years!
October 29 was the brewery’s anniversary! They celebrated five days straight, from Oct. 28 – Nov. 1. It’s been a unique nine years as one of Charlotte’s firsts. They’re extremely thankful to their customers and feel fortunate to be able to continue expanding in the NC and SC markets, especially considering the sudden challenges of 2020. Much has happened over the past 12 months, as described in the News section of the brewery’s website. Go ahead and plan on a big event for their BIG 10 in 2021!
November taproom calendar
Brew-thru and taproom open: Wednesdays – Sundays
Food vendor: Wednesdays – Sundays
Run Club: Wednesdays and Sundays
Extra special Coco Loco cask: Nov. 1
Hoppy Holidays IPA hits retailers: Nov. 2
O’Davidson Lager beer release: Nov. 6
Cranberry Gose beer release: Nov. 13
Symphony On Tap: Nov. 10 and 17
FramTastic Raspberry Sour beer release: Nov. 20
OneBlood Blood Drive: Nov. 22
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26
Taproom opens early @ 12pm: Nov. 27