Blue Blaze Brewing, 528 South Turner Avenue, is the first brewery in the Historic West End. It maintains a strong connection with the outdoors and healthy living. The brewery is named after the “blue blaze” symbol on the Appalachian Trail, which leads hikers off-trail to something interesting, like a spring or overlook.
Blue Blaze hosts bike rides, outdoor-themed film screenings, a pop-up farmers’ market and more.
You can see all their upcoming events on their Facebook page.
Food Trucks & Live Music
4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Blue Blaze features a variety of food trucks and local musicians throughout the week. See the schedules for each week below:
Blue Blaze Trail Talk
Every Monday (scheduled through December 27th, 2021)
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join a casual and open conversation about all things related to hiking, backpacking, and the outdoors. Meet folks in Charlotte’s ever-growing outdoor community and discuss upcoming events, compare favorite hikes, and more.
Wind Down Wednesday Yoga
Every Wednesday (scheduled through December 29th, 2021)
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
$10 (includes a beer)
Every week they’ll have an all-levels yoga flow with a rotating certified yoga instructor. They have capped each session to 12 attendees, and you will need to purchase a ticket in advance if you plan on attending. Please bring your ticket and check-in with the bartender prior to class. Each ticket includes the class and a 13 oz. Blue Blaze beer.
Blue Blaze Hiking Club: South Fork Trail, McAdenville
Saturday, June 26th, 2021
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
119 Willow Run Drive, Gastonia
In an effort to provide quality hikes in an intimate and low impact manner, as well as maintain COVID safe numbers, we will be charging $5 for participating and limiting our group size. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. You will not be able to pay at the trailhead. A Facebook RSVP does not reserve your spot. Sales end at midnight the day before the hike. Tickets can be fully refunded up until midnight the day before the hike. Get your tickets here.
This week we will be hiking the South Fork Trail, a segment of the Carolina Thread Trail in McAdenville, NC. This is an out and back trail and will be a total of 4 miles. This route is ranked as moderate with minimal elevation gain or loss. The route follows the South
Fork Catawba River, passing historical landmarks along the way. Bring PLENTY of water and snacks, we will plan to take a break during the hike. Folks of all ages and most skill levels are welcome to join us. Leashed dogs can come along too! Hikes will be led by avid hiker, runner, and backpacker, Emily Medvedeff.
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