Beer of the Week: Free Range Brewing, "Finding Balance"
Apr 13, 2019
At Work For Your Beer, we're all about finding balance between making healthy choices (like working out) and doing the things you love (like drinking local craft beer). So, when we saw that our pals at Free Range were brewing a beer called "Finding Balance," we knew it had to be our Beer of the Week!
The Beer: Finding Balance
Finding Balance is the latest addition to Free Range Brewing's "Love and Devotion" IPA series. It's made with 91% local ingredients including grains of barley and spelt from Epiphany Malt in Durham, NC as well as house yeast producing flavors of papaya, peach, and mango. Mosaic and Citra hops offer bright citrus notes and light pine bitterness, all while perfectly balancing a light haze. Try it for yourself after free yoga at Free Range on Thursdays at 6:30 PM.
The Brewery: Free Range Brewing
Free Range Brewing was opened by brothers Jeff and Jason Alexander in July 2015 in Charlotte's Villa Heights neighborhood, at the crossroads of N. Davidson St. and 27th St. Walk through the taproom doors and you'll see a bright, airy taproom and a friendly face to greet you from behind the bar. The brewery's motto, "Let your tastebuds roam," glitters in mosaic tiles behind a row of handmade wooden taps.
Free Range is all about cultivating community, which is one of the major reasons why they use as many local ingredients as possible when crafting their small batch brews. They also frequently feature the creations of other local artists and artisans, from North Carolina illustrators to small batch chocolatiers and beyond.
Most of the time, your best bet if you're looking to try Free Range beer is to come into the taproom; they like to keep things fresh, so they don't distribute their product too often. But you're always able to get a 32 oz. crowler of your favorite brew to go, if you want to enjoy it somewhere other than Free Range's own welcoming space.
The Activities: Free (!!!) Yoga
On Thursdays at 6:30 PM, you can make your way to the Free Range Brewing warehouse for a FREE 60-minute yoga class. Instructors rotate on a weekly basis. This is an all-levels vinyasa flow, and usually the instructors offer modifications to make the flow more or less intense based on students' level of experience. This class fills up quickly, so get there early!
If you're not in the mood for a beer, Free Range has kombucha, shrub, and cold brew coffee on tap. There's also usually a food truck outside, so you can grab dinner to enjoy with your drink of choice.
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