Concord, NC - The weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 6-8, 2019, belongs to downtown Concord, NC’s Southern Strain Brewing Company as they open their doors and their small batch craft beer taps for the very first time. This 3-day celebration kicks off with a ribbon cutting by the Cabarrus Chamber of Commerce at 11:30am on Friday, Sept. 6. Live music, food, door prizes and fresh craft beer will follow with 12pm openings every day during the weekend. Hot Box Next Level Kitchen, SSSBC’s food partner and future taproom kitchen operator, will be on site offering food selections from their new menu. The local live lineup of some of the area’s favorite bands include on Friday (9/6/19) The Hacksaw Jones Fiasco (4pm-7pm) & The Kodiak Brotherhood (7pm-10pm), on Saturday (9/7/19) The Bloodworth Project (1pm-4pm), 40 Acres DJ’s Yella & C-Nile (4p-7pm) and AKITA funk band (7pm-10pm), and on Sunday (9/8/19) the Brian Burton Jazz Trio (1pm-4pm) and Josh Daniel Acoustic (4pm-7pm).
SSBC’s opening day beer offerings promise to have something for everyone. From a breakfast milk stout named “Mello Mornin’” made with beans from local Concord roaster Mello Roasters, a Norwegian Maltol fermented with Voss Kveik yeast, an open fermented French saison named “Out to Pasteur” for SSBC’s taproom icon Louis Pasteur, a lite lager dubbed “O.K. Lunch Lager” after a 1930’s downtown Concord watering hole, a hoppy lager called “Local Vein” after the gold mine situated far below the taproom, a West Coast IPA “Hop Helix” and it’s big brother, a double IPA named “Double Helix”, and a mixed fermentation “Cherry Lemon” sour ale.
In addition to their in-house craft beer offerings the taproom will also offer red and white wine from Concord’s Dover Vineyards, sparkling Prosecco on tap, house made sparkling water with a soda upgrade option using seasonal syrups, a sweet and a dry cider on tap and bottled kombucha.
Southern Strain Brewing Company is located within the Historic Center City of Concord, NC at 165 Brumley Avenue NE. Their 5,000 sf taproom and 10,000 sf production brewery includes a seated bar with designated walk up ordering, private and community tables, a 500sf outdoor patio and a 500sf indoor, unconditioned recreation space named “The Back Porch” that includes corn hole, ping pong, foosball and additional seating. Views of the production brewery are available inside and out.
Currently in the works and slated for a Fall opening is a taproom kitchen with SSBC food partners, Hot Box Next Level Kitchen. During kitchen construction Hot Box Next Level Kitchen food offerings will be available with advance notice for groups or meetings with catering needs that are scheduled in the taproom.
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