Growlers Pour House, located in the always a good time NoDa Neighborhood of Charlotte, does 2 things and does them well. Craft Beer and what they term ‘Beer Food’. Located next to the Crepe Cellar (same owners) on North Davidson, Growlers Pour House has a unique selection of American Craft Beers, with 14 on tap. For 2 years in a row, they have been chosen as one of America’s Top 100 Beer Bars by Draft Magazine.
Exposed brick and dark wood set the scene. A mix of bar stools, booths, and a large community table in the center provide seating for patrons. It’s not a huge space and it’s best to go early if you want to avoid crowds. If you can’t decide what you want to order right away, go ahead and ask for some complimentary popcorn. There’s nothing special about it, but I can’t ever pass on free food.
Beers on tap rotate regularly and their beer menu on the website names only styles of beer: seasonals, pilsners, hefe, amber/red, brown, belgian, IPA, double IPA, American Strong, Porter, and High Gravity.
Also notable at Growlers Pour House is a refurbished 1936 Gaskell and Chambers beer engine from which you can try cask ales, hand-pumped and served at cellar temperatures. These brews are unpasteurized, unfiltered, and naturally carbonated by a second fermentation.
After enjoying our wings, we devoured 2 reubens. I was really looking forward to this reuben because it was named Best Sandwich in Charlotte by The Charlotte Observer in 2012. The menu description sounds very tantalizing- corned beef, sriracha russian dressing, swiss, purple slaw, Juniper berry sauerkraut on marble rye. It was quite good, although I don’t think I detected the taste of the sriracha or the juniper berries and I don’t think I would consider it the Best Sandwich in Charlotte. But I might have to go back to have another one just to make sure . I do love a reuben.
I might however nominate the fries for Best in Charlotte. We devoured them.
Growlers Pour House also makes an array of homemade sausages and they grind all the meat in-house with choice cuts. They also offer a Cheese and Beer Pairing with 4 cheeses paired with complimentary 4-ounce beers.
If you want to learn more about craft beers, check out Growlers Pourhouse Beer Ed Classes held the first Tuesday of each month.
3120 North Davidson
Charlotte, NC 28205
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