Maybe you know Sycamore Brewing from past experiences at Food Truck Friday, an ever-changing showcase of Charlotte's finest food trucks hosted in the brewery's parking lot and the grassy area behind their outdoor bar. Or maybe you've just spent an afternoon or two (or fifty) drinking beer and listening to live music on their massive patio in the heart of Charlotte's Historic South End.

When people talk about Sycamore, so much of what they have to say is about the brewery's incredible location, space, and events—all for good reason! But we're here to focus on their beer. Specifically, one of their latest and most magical can releases, the "Rainbow Dust" IPA.

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

The Beer: "Rainbow Dust IPA"

This bright, tropical IPA is like magic in a can! The 7.1% ABV brew is bursting with six rare hop varieties from around the world, along with flavors of melon, berries, and tropical fruit. Each sip starts off juicy and is followed by a burst of fruit flavor—before the hoppiness descends. Complex, yet approachable, it's just the refreshing brew you need after Sycamore run club.

The Brewery: Sycamore Brewing

Sycamore Brewing opened its doors back in 2013 with the goal of brewing easy-drinking craft beer with the freshest ingredients possible. Five years later, the brewery has grown both its physical space (you should see their beer garden) and their distribution, to the point where it would be tough to find anyone in Charlotte who isn't familiar with Sycamore Brewing.

One thing this South End brewery is known for is hosting regular events to bring together the local community. For instance, this Saturday 2/16, they've got both the Rainbow Dust IPA Release Party and the Oyster Roast at Sycamore happening on the same day! You can swing by to enjoy award-winning oysters, live music, fresh craft beer, wine, Wild Blossom Cider, and more, all in one happy spot. And take note: these limited edition Rainbow Dust glasses will be available for purchase for $12 in the taproom only, while supplies last! 

Check out Sycamore Brewing's Facebook events to keep up with what they've got going on in the brewery and the beer garden in the coming months.

The Fitness Activities: Run Club

You can join the Sycamore Brewing Run Club on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM and Saturdays at 11:30 AM for a 1, 3, or 5 mile route along the Light Rail Trail. The run itself is free to join, plus runners also get a 25% off coupon to use at Sycamore after they're done logging their miles.

Want to Be Featured as a 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.