Charlotte, NC: Thirsty Nomad Brewing is hosting an epic coffee, beer, cider, and bourbon pairing dinner benefiting the Bravo Alpha Foundation! Teaming up with Mello Coffee Roasters, Thirsty Nomad is aging coffee beans in a Doc Porter’s Bourbon Barrel. At the same time, TNB is brewing Waterloo Foreign Export Stout, an 8% Belgian style stout. Red Clay Ciderworks is jumping in with their delicious craft cider. When the beans are roasted and ready, we’ll add them to Waterloo and Red Clay will add some to their cider.
Each $40 ticket gets you dinner, of course. You’ll also get to take home some of the barrel aged coffee beans – ground if you like – a can of the beer, and a bottle of the cider. No take home bourbon due to North Carolina laws.
About Bravo Alpha Foundation:Bravo Alpha Foundation is a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit community outreach organization dedicated to promoting education, volunteerism and economic impact while advocating outreach in the communities that support us. We seek to fund and award 10 scholarships to aspiring degree seeking students attending a community college or their state university, provide 200 volunteer opportunities for citizens to support their communities altruistically and generate $300,000 of economic impact every year.
About Chef Michael A. Beers, C.E.C.:Michael Beers had an appreciation of fresh foods from an early age, started cooking at age four, and began cooking professionally at twenty. He spent several years honing his skills in Europe and America at various positions including Executive Chef for several White Mountain resorts and Historic Mountain Houses in northern New Hampshire. Chef Beers is Chef-Owner at Tavern at Sunset Hill, Sugar Hill, NH and certified as an Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation’s Educational Institute.
About Mello Coffee Roasters:Mello Coffee Roasters is a family-owned and operated small batch coffee roasting company located in Davidson, North Carolina. Mello solely roasts specialty grade, single origin, direct or fair trade beans every week to ensure the highest quality and freshness that you can taste in every sip.
About Red Clay Ciderworks: Red Clay Ciderworks was launched in 2014 by Jay and Deanna Bradish with a dream to make local, small-batch hard cider and a passion to share it. After years of making wine, beer, and cider at home, Jay and Deanna – with the help of friends and family – founded Red Clay with the mission to make quality hard cider from local ingredients, supporting our local and regional growers and getting involved with our local community while reigniting the passion behind cider that once made it America’s favorite beverage.
About Doc Porter’s Craft Spirits: At Doc Porter’s Craft Spirits, making beautiful, handmade craft spirits is our passion. Every drop of Doc Porter’s vodka, gin, and bourbon is made from scratch using locally-sourced grains from Marshville and Asheville, North Carolina. Andrew and Liz Porter founded Doc Porter’s in 2014 when Andrew decided to take his lifelong passion and turn it into a business. The distillery is named after Andrew’s grandfather, Doc Porter. Though we lost Doc Porter in 2012 but we know he would be proud of what we’ve built and would have enjoyed sipping on a namesake cocktail.
About Thirsty Nomad Brewing: Thirsty Nomad Brewing is one of Charlotte’s smallest independent craft breweries. The taproom is cozy, stylish, and laid back – when you walk in the door, you’re in a different world. Thirsty Nomad’s beers are uncompromising and diverse. They also carry a small selection of wine and soda when you’re looking for something different, and growing food menu. If you’re looking for that place to come as you are, relax, and enjoy a handcrafted beer, Thirsty Nomad Brewing is your new home.