I solemnly swear I am up to no good — and that our local beer of the week is very good.

Halloween is finally upon us, and that means two things: Harry Potter and beer (at least, for us it does!). Our local beer of the week was inspired by the author that brought us Harry, Ron, Hermione, and, of course, Sirius Black. Read on to learn more about the beer itself, the brewery that crafted it, and the events they’ve got to offer Charlotte’s active beer-lovers.

​The Beer: Serious Black IPA  

The "​Serious Black IPA" is a 7% ABV black IPA brewed with dark malts for a delicately roasted flavor. It’s balanced out by Simcoe and Chinook hops, which bring earthy, piney notes to the beer. Brewed with the Harry Potter universe in mind, this Black IPA pays homage to incredible author, J.K Rowling. If this beer is up your Diagon Alley, then follow the Marauder’s Map to Bold Missy Brewery for our local beer of the week.


​The Brewery: Bold Missy Brewery  

Bold Missy Brewery is right on the edge of NoDa, on the corner of North Davidson and Anderson Street. The taproom offers plenty of indoor seating for large parties or after-work happy hours. The funky mid-century modern interior is both inviting and inspiring! 

​With 10 beers on tap, there’s something for everyone. Looking for something bubbly, but gluten free? Bold Missy also offers Red Clay cider and Prosecco as alternatives to beer. Bold Missy also has its own kitchen that serves flatbreads, pretzels and their famous gourmet “Bruno Dogs,” named after the owner’s Daschund. And speaking of dogs, the brewery boasts a cozy patio outside where all breeds are welcome!


The Activities: Running, Zumba & Musical Bingo  

Bold Missy Brewing has something for everyone when it comes to their weekly activity schedule. For the cross-country folks, they host a weekly Run Club on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM. Runners are encouraged to stay after for 50% off Bruno Dogs and flatbreads! 

If you’re staying after Run Club, join in on Musical Bingo every Tuesday at 7:30 PM. Prove your wealth of instrumental knowledge or just simply listen to some good tunes. 

Speaking of good tunes, Bold Missy offers a weekly Zumba class on Wednesdays at 7 PM. The class is only $5 and includes a half pint after you’ve worked up a sweat! 

Looking for an excuse to eat Halloween candy? Come taste this Serious Black IPA (and many more) during their beer flight/Halloween candy pairing for only $10 on Tuesday, October 30.


​Want to Be Featured as a Drink of the Week?  

If you're interested in having your venue, your drink(s), and/or your fitness activities featured on our blog, social media channels, and our Weekly Brewsletter, we'd love to hear from you! Reach out to caitlyn@workforyourbeer.com for details on how to be featured.