This week our 5Qs went out to Darrin Pikarsky. Darrin runs the Charlotte Beer Club and with that club they nurtured a fan base for craft beer culture in the Queen City. In it’s second year the Charlotte Craft Beer Week is set to start this Friday.
1 What sorts of new beer events have been scheduled for this year that you
did not have last year?
Our events strive to be unique. I advise the hosts to be creative. We collaborative beer dinners and another great event at Mellow Mushroom. It features Highland beers to be sampled with appetizers and a soda tasting for the kids all in a great family friendly location!
2 What Beer Week event are most looking forward to?
Probably 3 come to mind. The opening reception at Visulite, Duckworths Beer Festival and FreakFest at The Common Market. Lots of fun at each and great, rate beers!
3 What was your most memorable event from last years beer week?
Freak Fest I. I had a blast and the looks on peoples facing was priceless!
4 What do you like best about the beer scene in North Carolina?
I like that we are very young in the national beer scene and we can learn from other markets. It seems like every week there are dozens of new beers to indulge in. Lucky us!!
5 What is in your beer fridge right now?
Lost Abbey 10 Commandments. Russian River Blind Pig. New Holland Dragons Milk. And a new Charlotte Brewery’s bourbon vanilla porter (top secret stuff here…shhhh!)
Thanks to Darrin for taking time out to answer our questions. Please check out the complete schedule of events at http://www.charlottecraftbeerweek.org/events.html
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