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Carolina Beer Temple is an independently owned and operated craft beer store with a craft beer bar in downtown Matthews, NC. We only carry beers made by breweries that are independently owned.  At Carolina Beer Temple, you can shop for great craft beers to take home or sit and enjoy a fresh beer from one of our sixteen constantly rotating taps.

In support of the exciting craft brewing scene taking place in North Carolina, Carolina Beer Temple strives to have the best selection of craft beers made in North Carolina.

Carolina Beer Temple also has one of the finest selections of Belgian ales around. From Belgian abbey and trappist ales, to lambics, Flemish sours and more!

Carolina Beer Temple features a fine selection of craft beers from across the country, with a special focus on rare and hard-to-find beers. We also carry a large selection of meads, as well as some ciders.

While our selection of beers is constantly growing and changing, we currently offer over 450 different craft beers to choose from.



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  131-1C Matthews Station St, Matthews, NC 28105
  (704) 847-2337
  www.carolinabeertemple.com
Mon: 4pm - 9pm
Tue - Weds: 12pm - 9pm
Thurs - Sat: 12pm - 10pm
Sun: 12pm - 8pm
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Tap List - 18


B. Nektar The Mutant Killer Zombie Manhatten Project   
B. Nektar Meadery  ·  Ferndale, MI
8 oz: $11.00  · 
Similar in balance, body, finish and flavor intensity to a well-made dessert wine (such as Sauternes), with a pleasant mixture of honey character, residual sweetness, soft fruity esters, and clean alcohol.
Sweet Mead
10.0% ABV
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B. Nektar Tuco Style Freakout   
B. Nektar Meadery  ·  Ferndale, MI
8 oz: $7.00  · 
Tart lime engulfs the tongue followed by a creamy sweetness of honey and agave. Medium bodied with a lime pith bitterness on the semi-dry finish. A zip of acidity adds to the wonderful balance of the sweet, tart, and bitter flavors.
Sweet Mead
6.0% ABV
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Birdsong Lazy Bird Brown   
Birdsong Brewing Company  ·  Charlotte, NC
8 oz: $2.50  ·  12 oz: $3.75  ·  16 oz: $5.00
Our darkest year-‘round selection, Lazy Bird Brown is the quintessential American Brown Ale. Rich mahogany in color with a noticeable roasty aroma, this beer is both slightly hoppy and malty all at the same time. It’s smooth, refreshing, and a great introduction for those wanting to try darker beers
American Brown Ale
5.5% ABV  ·  45 IBU

Birdsong Mexicali   
Birdsong Brewing Company  ·  Charlotte, NC
8 oz: $2.50  ·  12 oz: $3.75  ·  16 oz: $5.00
A strong coffee and cinnamon aroma complements a smooth chocolate taste with just a hint of chili spice. We used local coffee and fresh spices to create this unique blend. The MexiCali stout balances both sweet and spicy elements for a delightful taste that will have you ordering another pint before you’ve even finished the first
American Stout
5.7% ABV

Blue Blaze Double Blaze   
Blue Blaze Brewing  ·  Charlotte , NC
8 oz: $3.00  ·  12 oz: $4.50  ·  16 oz: $6.00
A dark, hop-forward beer with supportive malts that provides gentle supporting character paired with a smooth mouthfeel.
Black IPA
6.1% ABV

Boulevard The Calling   
Boulevard Brewing Company  ·  Kansas City, MO
8 oz: $4.75  ·  12 oz: $6.00  · 
Blend of Simcoe, Bravo, Topaz, Cascade, Mosaic, Equinox, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops.
American IPA
8.5% ABV  ·  75 IBU

Carolina Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout   
Carolina Brewing Company  ·  Holly Springs, NC
8 oz: $4.50  ·  12 oz: $5.50  · 
A big, intensely flavored dark ale that ends with a warming, bittersweet finish.
Imperial Stout
8.5% ABV

Coronado Orange Avenue Wit   
Coronado Brewing Company  ·  Coronado, CA
8 oz: $3.00  ·  12 oz: $4.50  ·  16 oz: $6.00
This So-Cal take on a traditional witbier honors Coronado's main street, which is home to our brewpub and was once lined with orange trees.
California Wit
5.2% ABV  ·  19 IBU

De L'abbaye Du Val-dieu Cuvee Speciale 800   
8 oz: $6.25  ·  12 oz: $9.00  · 
A moderately strong golden ale with fruity-spicy Belgian yeast characteristics
Belgian Blond Ale
5.5% ABV
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Great Lakes Christmas Ale   
Great Lakes Brewing Company  ·  Cleveland, OH
8 oz: $4.50  ·  12 oz: $5.50  · 
Christmas Ale is a holiday ale brewed with honey and spiced with fresh ginger and cinnamon.
Winter Seasonal Beer
7.5% ABV  ·  30 IBU
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Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale   
Highland Brewing Company  ·  Asheville, NC
8 oz: $4.50  ·  12 oz: $5.50  · 
Our ever-changing spiced winter seasonal. A tasty brew that complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with spices that we vary from year to year.
Winter Seasonal Beer
5.8% ABV  ·  28 IBU
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Huyghe La Guillotine Blond   
Brouwerij Huyghe  ·  Melle, Belgium
8 oz: $7.25  ·  12 oz: $10.00  · 
A strong and complex Belgian-style ale with fruity and hoppy characteristics

Legion Weekend Warrior   
Legion Brewing  ·  Charlotte, NC
8 oz: $2.75  ·  12 oz: $4.25  ·  16 oz: $5.50
A gold-colored, light-bodied German-style beer with crisp, floral hop aroma.
German Pils
4.3% ABV
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Lenny Boy Blush   
Lenny Boy Brewing Co.  ·  Charlotte, NC
8 oz: $3.00  ·  12 oz: $4.50  ·  16 oz: $6.00
A very pale wheat beer low in alcohol with light bread and clean lactic sour flavors.
Berliner Weisse
5.6% ABV

River Rat 803 IPA   
River Rat Brewery  ·  Columbia, SC
8 oz: $2.75  ·  12 oz: $4.25  ·  16 oz: $5.50
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.3% ABV  ·  60 IBU
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Straffe Hendrik / De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrick Tripel   
8 oz: $7.25  ·  12 oz: $10.00  · 
A strong and pale Trappist ale with spicy-fruity notes and highly aromatic
Belgian Tripel
9.0% ABV

Triple C White Blaze   
Triple C Brewing Company  ·  Charlotte, NC
8 oz: $2.50  ·  12 oz: $3.75  ·  16 oz: $5.00
White Blazes mark the entire 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, leading weary hikers in the right direction. We brewed this Winter Ale with Ceylon Cinnamon and Vanilla Beans, in honor of the great App Trail that provides a respite from our chaotic city lives.
Winter Seasonal Beer
6.2% ABV
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Verhaeghe Echte Kriekenbier   
Brouwerij Verhaeghe Vichte  ·  8570 Anzegem, Belgium
8 oz: $7.25  ·  12 oz: $10.00  · 
Echt Kriekenbier, (real cherry beer)The fruit is sourced from the region around Sint-Truiden in Limburg (Belgium). a West-Flemish red-brown ale aged in oak wood.
Flanders Red Ale
6.8% ABV

Events - 7


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Sat
12:00PM-3:00PM
This year Carolina Beer Temple is celebrating the release of Highland's Cold Mountain Winter Ale on Saturday December 3rd! Cold Mountain 22oz bottles and 1.0L bottles will go on sale at noon! We will also be tapping a keg of Cold Mountain at noon! Be sure to join us while supplies last!! PLUS: Visit downtown Matthews that evening for the Holiday Tree Lighting on the Town Green and Holiday Stro...

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Sat
3:00PM-5:00PM
Please join us Saturday, December 3rd at Carolina Beer Temple when we will be featuring the fabulous and wonderful meads of B. Nektar Meadery out of Ferndale, MI in a mini tap takeover and tasting event!!! We will have TWO B. Nektar meads on tap - each will be $1 off (8oz pour)! Plus, we will be offering some samples of additional B. Nektar products during the event! We will also be offering ...

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Tue
6:45PM-9:45PM
Join us every Tuesday night for our Carolina Beer Temple Run Club Powered by OrthoCarolina! We have a 1 mile, 3 mile and 5 mile route - people of all skill levels are welcome...walkers too!!! There is no cost to participate in our Run Club! Our route begins at Carolina Beer Temple, winds its way through historic downtown Matthews and then onto the greenway! At the halfway point you return bac...

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Thu
6:00PM-9:00PM
Please join us December 8th at Carolina Beer Temple when we will be featuring the fabulous and wonderful beers of Cabarrus Brewing Company located in Concord, NC in a tap takeover extravaganza!!! We will be featuring flights and discounted Cabarrus drafts all day. The tap list is still being determined so stay tuned. Be sure to join us Thursday, December 8th for this exciting event!

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Tue
6:45PM-9:45PM
Join us every Tuesday night for our Carolina Beer Temple Run Club Powered by OrthoCarolina! We have a 1 mile, 3 mile and 5 mile route - people of all skill levels are welcome...walkers too!!! There is no cost to participate in our Run Club! Our route begins at Carolina Beer Temple, winds its way through historic downtown Matthews and then onto the greenway! At the halfway point you return bac...

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Thu
6:00PM-9:00PM
Please join us Thursday, December 15th at Carolina Beer Temple when we will be featuring Belgian winter ales in a tap takeover extravaganza!!! There will be 4 Belgian winter ales on tap: St. Bernardus Christmas, Corsendonk Christmas and 2 kegs aging from last year (Delirium Noel and Silly Noel). We will be featuring flights and discounted drafts all day! Be sure to join us Thursday, Decemb...

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Thu
6:00PM-9:00PM
Please join us December 22nd at Carolina Beer Temple when we will be featuring the fabulous and wonderful beers of Nantahala Brewing Company located in Bryson City, NC in a tap takeover extravaganza!!! We will be featuring flights and discounted Nantahala drafts all day. The tap list is still being determined so stay tuned. Be sure to join us Thursday, December 22nd for this exciting event!

On Deck - 10


Birdsong Higher Ground IPA   
Birdsong Brewing Company  ·  Charlotte, NC
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.0% ABV  ·  65 IBU
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Bull City Cardinal Cin   
Bull City Ciderworks  ·  Durham, NC
A refreshing drink with wine-like apple flavors.
Other Specialty Cider/Perry
6.0% ABV
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Haw River Hiverna Imperial Winter Saison   
Haw River Farmhouse Ales  ·  Saxapahaw, NC
We brew this dry, amber farmhouse ale with loads of fresh, locally grown produce, ferment with our house saison yeast strain, & spice gently
Saison
8.6% ABV
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Moonlight Meadery Fling   
Moonlight Meadery  ·  Londonderry, NH
This mead is a ménage a trios between the honey, strawberries, and rhubarb. Tart from the rhubarb, sweet from the honey and strawberries.
Semi-Sweet Mead
14.0% ABV

Ass Clown Brown Ale   
Ass Clown  ·  Cornelius, NC
A malty beer that uses its hop flavor to complement and enhance its chocolate and caramel characters.
American Brown Ale
5.8% ABV  ·  30 IBU

Sycamore Beer 200: Pineapple IPA   
Sycamore Brewing  ·  Charlotte, NC
A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.
American IPA
7.3% ABV
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Westbrook IPA   
Westbrook Brewing Co.  ·  Mt Pleasant, SC
A base of pale, Munich, and Carapils malts is just enough to contain the massive hop flavor and aroma packed into this highly drinkable IPA. A blend of four American hop varieties is added four times in the kettle and twice in the fermentor for a complex and layered hop experience.
American IPA
6.8% ABV  ·  65 IBU

Birdsong St. Tuber Abbey Ale (Barrel Aged)   
Birdsong Brewing Company  ·  Charlotte, NC
A moderately strong Trappist ale with rich malty flavors and a color of reddish-copper
Belgian Dubbel
9.0% ABV
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The Unknown Tele-Porter   
The Unknown Brewing Company  ·  Charlotte, NC
Tele-porter is a robust porter with a rich grain bill and dark malts that we brew with local cocoa nibs from French Broad chocolatiers in Asheville, NC, milk sugar and aromatic coffee roasted by our friends at Counter Culture Coffee in Durham, NC. These ingredients give this beer a wonderful nose of coffee and chocolate, a creamy tan head, and rich mocha taste.
English Porter
6.4% ABV

Weyerbacher Jester's Choice #6   
Weyerbacher Brewing  ·  Easton, PA
A Belgian ale that is most commonly pale, refreshing, moderately strong and finishes dry
Saison
7.0% ABV