At Work For Your Beer, we love all the breweries in Charlotte — everyone brings something special to the community, and we're so grateful for each of their unique contributions to our ever-evolving craft beer scene here in the Queen City.

For me personally, though? I find myself partial to the NoDa-area breweries. Maybe it's just because I've lived on this side of town since moving to Charlotte four years ago, but the spots all along N. Davidson St. just have a special place in my heart.

So, I especially love it when all of those breweries team up to craft a collaboration beer, like our Beer Of The Week!

The Beer: #OnlyInNoDa

Created in celebration of Charlotte Craft Beer Week, #OnlyInNoDa is a collaboration beer brought to you by all eight breweries in the NoDa 'hood: Bold Missy, NoDa, Divine Barrel, Salud, Heist, Birdsong, Free Range, and the new kids on the block, Protagonist. It's a lactose kettle sour brewed entirely with North Carolina malts (yay, local!) as well as Honeybell tangelos and Hamlin oranges. The result is a 5.5% ABV brew, with notes of both tart citrus and the warm fuzziness of community bonding. Awww.

Where to Find The Beer

Would it be too cheesy if the answer to "Where can you find it?" was "Only in NoDa"? Yeah, okay. We thought so, too. Forget we said it. 

The beer was brewed at Bold Missy Brewery, so you can definitely find it on tap there — as well as at NoDa Brewing, Heist Brewery, Divine Barrel Brewing, Salud Cerveceria, Birdsong Brewing, and Free Range Brewing.

And while we're all anxiously awaiting the day we get to check out Protagonist in the heart of NoDa, its doors haven't yet opened. Keep an eye on their Instagram, as they're sure to announce more details soon.

Events In NoDa This Week

Charlotte Craft Beer Week may end on April 7, but there are still plenty of fun, active ways you can get out and support these NoDa breweries this week (in addition to ordering a pour of #OnlyInNoDa).

Check out Bold Missy Brewery for run club on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM (free) and Zumba In The Brew House on Wednesdays at 7 PM ($5 for the class and an 8 oz. beer).

Stop by Divine Barrel Brewing for hip-hop yoga on Mondays at 6:45 PM ($10 for the class and a 10 oz. beer) followed by trivia at 8 PM (free), run club on Thursdays at 6:30 PM (free), or Rhythmic Yoga on Saturdays at 11 AM ($10 for the class and a 10 oz. beer).

Hit up NoDa Brewing for run club on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Sundays at 12 PM (free), as well as yoga on Sundays at 10:45 AM ($5 gets you the class and a beer).

You can stop by Heist Brewery in NoDa to try the beer, but you'd have to head over to Heist Brewery and Barrel Arts in Camp North End for run club on Mondays at 6:30 PM (free) or yoga on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM ($10 for the class and a beer).

Don't forget about free yoga at Free Range Brewing every Thursday at 6:30 PM — it's easy to remember because they both have "free" in the name, get it?

And mark your calendars for Birdsong Brewing has yoga every Tuesday at 6:30 PM, ($10 for the class and a beer).

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