Dark, smooth, rich, and spicy. Sounds like some sort of a molé sauce, right? Close. Our local beer of the week is a spicy stout that has become a Charlotte staple. Read on to learn more about our local beer of the week.

The Beer: MexiCali Stout

Birdsong Brewing’s MexiCali Stout was inspired by a Mexican coffee tasted by the head brewers in Raleigh. The coffee was infused with cocoa, cinnamon and chile — which is now the foundational flavor profile of this spicy stout. A core member of the Birdsong team brought a bucket of fresh chiles from his garden, and the MexiCali was born. The first batch was infused with fresh dried Guajilo, Ancho, Serrano and Passilla Negro chiles. This year, Birdsong has swapped out the Serranos for Habaneros to really turn up the heat! This 5.8% ABV stout is a total crowd pleaser, so if you’re looking to spice up your holiday, Birdsong Brewing has just the thing.

The Brewery: Birdsong Brewing Co.

Birdsong Brewing Co., located in Charlotte’s Belmont neighborhood, may be best known for their small batch THURsty THURsdays — but that’s far from all they have to offer. With 12 of their own taps, Lenny Boy Brewing kombucha, and Windy Hill Cider flowing, there’s definitely something for everyone. Birdsong also hosts a myriad of rotating food trucks to keep customers full as well, so feel free to spend your entire evening there. We sure do!

Walk in through the Birdsong Brewing Co. doors, and you’ll be sure to be treated like family. Supporting the community and creating one of their own, they’re a foundational brewery the Queen City is lucky to have.

Interested in what’s going on behind the scenes? Free tours of the brewery can be scheduled through their website!

The Events: Yoga, Get Fit With Birdsong & More

Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM, join in on yoga either in the warehouse or the rose garden around the corner.

If you’re looking for a way to mix up your workout routine, keep your eye out for “Get Fit With Birdsong” events taking place throughout the city. Through partnerships with CorePower Yoga, Coreology in NoDa and many more, Birdsong Brewing Co. makes it possible to take classes at these studios for a free or reduced rate. As an added bonus, the Birdsong team brings samples of their classic beers for all participants to enjoy.

Want to Be Featured as a Beer of the Week?

‚ÄčIf you’re interested in having your brewery, your beer(s), and 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.