Triple C Brewing Company opening in South End | Business
SOUTH END/DILWORTH - The Dilworth and South End neighborhoods were the pioneers of breweries in Charlotte, NC.
Dilworth Brewing Company opened March 1, 1989 on the corner of Kenilworth and East in the space which is currently Sutton House (old Picasso’s). Six years later in 1995, South End Brewery and Smokehouse opened on South Boulevard in Atherton Mill (currently Icehouse).
I’ve heard many stories of Panther’s players hanging out in South End Brewery after games and how the space was so large they would throw footballs inside the brewery. I don’t know the exact year South End Brewery closed but believe it was around 06/07 so in similar fashion to Dilworth Brewing Company, it ran for about ten years.
The brewery and restaurant died but the beer equipment lived on and found a new home with Olde Mecklenburg Brewery which began production in 2009.
While it’s hard for me to call something a tradition that is only about 20 years old, I am happy to see Charlotte continue the tradition of breweries and to know we are home to Four Friends Brewing, Rock Bottom Brewery, NoDa Brewing Company, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery and Birdsong Brewing. I am also happy to share that the Dilworth/South End area that pioneered breweries in Charlotte is welcoming Triple C Brewing Company to South End.
Triple C plans to be open in late spring/early summer of 2012 and is located a couple blocks from the New Bern Light Rail Stop at the corner of Fairwood and Griffith, which is the area I refer to as South of South End. Still very much a part of South End but in the southern most portion of South End. They have a 20,000SF building with about an acre of land (right across from The Furniture Connector) so great opportunity for brewery, tap room and maybe some outdoor music and events.
The name, Triple C, refers to the three owners, Chris H, Chris M and Christina M who will each handle different aspects of Triple C’s operation. They are in the process of hiring a brewmaster and look to their website for that announcement to come in the near future.
I want to credit the following sources for collecting my Charlotte beer history data above. If I missed a current brewery I truly apologize so please let me know and I will update: