Sure, we crave ice-cold margaritas on Cinco de Mayo — but that's not the only day of the year when we've got margs on our minds! And great news: the part sweet, part salty, part sour taste that accompanies our favorite summer cocktail can actually be found in a craft beer at one of our favorite local breweries.

Read on to learn more about our local beer of the week, the brewery it came from, and the fitness activities they've got to offer Charlotte's active beer-lovers.


The Beer: "Juan Direction"

Keep the Cinco de Mayo vibes going with this margarita gose, one of our favorite seasonal craft brews in Charlotte (named after one of our favorite boy bands). This 4.7% ABV gose is a funky fusion of sweet, salty, sour, and citrus. Brewed with limes and oranges that were juiced, zested, and soaked in tequila, the final result is a beautiful blend of a margarita and a beer, perfect for patio season.

​The Brewery: Legion Brewing

​Legion Brewing was the first brewery to set up camp in Plaza Midwood two years ago, and it will soon be the first brewery to open in SouthPark! Legion's tagline is "Friends and Beer," and as a space, it's set up perfectly to enjoy both of those things.

​Before you walk through the front doors of the brewery, you'll notice ample patio space set up with picnic tables, benches, umbrellas, and even a fire pit so that you can enjoy your brews in the great outdoors. Inside, you'll find a cozy taproom with 20 beer taps, as well as cider, wine, and kombucha to choose from. Through the double doors at the back of the taproom, you can also check out the mezzanine, where you'll overlook the production facility where the brewers are hard at work creating Charlotte favorites like Juicy Jay and Carolina Sparkle Party.

​The Beer Fitness Activities: The Legion-dary Run & Namastay at Legion

On Thursdays at 6:30 PM, you can join the free Legion-dary Run for a 4.4 mile route through Plaza Midwood, then stick around for a beer or two with the rest of the runners.

If yoga is more your speed, you can stop by on Sundays at 12:30 PM for Namastay at Legion, where $7 gets you the class and a beer. This class is taught by Luis, a bartender at Legion and a yoga instructor at Yoga One, Core Power Yoga, and Charlotte Yoga. It's an all-levels flow, so whether you're a beginner or a seasoned yogi, it will work for you! Luis offer modifications to increase or decrease the difficulty of a pose to fit your needs. ​​

​​Want to Be Featured as Our Beer of the Week?

​If 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 for details on how to be featured.