Triple C Brewing Company, Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, like most cities, has a budding craft brewery business.  For those visiting from out of town, it appears that there’s a cooperative spirit in planning evenings on which tours are conducted:   NoDa – Tuesdays, Triple C – Wednesdays, Birdsong – Thursdays.  Well, it was a Wednesday.

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Triple C is named after the first names of its three founders, of which two have departed as the brewery approaches its second anniversary this month.  The company has a 20,000 sq.ft. building which should handle growth for some years to come.

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The tap room is pretty warm, with a nice view into the brewery.  Seating was adequate for what is probably their biggest weeknight crowd due to the tour.  Outside tables and a food truck were available also.

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And, to the important stuff:  The beer menu.

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Well, where to start?  The Baby Maker DIPA, of course, which pours as beautifully as I’ve seen.  The beer was named after one of the brewery’s owners, at a time when a baby was in the works.  I like the pun, given the 8.5% alcohol content.

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This was a really tasty beer as well, and one that I would order again as a first preference at a local restaurant.  That’s not to say their 3C IPA is a slouch, either (named after three hops ingredients, not the founders).  That would be the same beer that their head brewer, Scott, is holding below.

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Scott is relatively young, but he’s been with the brewery since it began, after a start with home brewing and a couple of subsequent roles at breweries in DE and CO.  He seems to have established a good vision of what he wants and has the experience to get there.  It was a bonus to have him lead the tour, as so many breweries just put a “personality” in charge of explaining the history.

Below is Scott’s dog, a companion throughout the tour, obviously comfortable with the environs.

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3C has some barrel aged beers awaiting fruition this fall and early next year.

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Otherwise, there’s the usual assortment of stainless steel tanks, fermenters, etc.

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... as well as the space available from which they could triple their capacity as they grow.  They currently sell primarily in the Charlotte area.

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A worthy visit for locals or visitors!

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