Monday, November 12, 2012

Carolina Beer Temple opening in Matthews

You might not have seen it at the end of my colleague Helen Schwab's excellent article about Charlotte's thriving craft beer scene, so I thought I'd highlight some of the news: A new craft beer store, the Carolina Beer Temple, is opening soon in Matthews.

The store is planned to open early next year. There will be 8 to 16 taps, the owners say, and half of those will be N.C. craft beers. Owners Rob and Megan Jacik don't know exactly how many different bottles they'll carry, but say they plan to focus on local beers, especially those that are hard to find in Charlotte.

Carolina Beer Temple will be in downtown Matthews, in the shopping center on Matthews Station Street.

Here's what the owners told Charlotte Beer: “With 70 breweries currently in operation in North Carolina we thought, ‘Wouldn’t it be fantastic if North Carolina embraced its beer industry in much the same way as Belgium?’” Rob said. “In an attempt to elevate the beer scene in North Carolina to a similar level as Belgium we felt our store should resonate with a similar reverence for the beers made here.”

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Anonymous said...

Interesting location.

Anonymous said...

what makes that an interesting location? It's in the downtown area near restaurants and next to the wine shop.

Anonymous said...

Perfect location, in that Matthews traffic drives you to drink.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ely for writing about Charlotte craft beer. It is time to educate the people there is more to beer than a can of corn and rice water.

Anonymous said...

Makes perfect sense. Matthews traffic will drive you to drink.