Carolina Beer Temple

Bottle Shop, On-Premise

Hours today: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

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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Tap List - 18


Noble Cider Spice Merchant

Noble Cider Spice Merchant

Other Specialty Cider/Perry6.0% ABV

Noble CiderAsheville, NC

8 oz: $3.2512 oz: $516 oz: $6.50

A refreshing drink with wine-like apple flavors.

Fresh

Birdsong Brewing - Wake Up Porter w/ Coffee and Vanilla

Birdsong Brewing - Wake Up Porter w/ Coffee and Vanilla

American Porter5.8% ABV29 IBU

Birdsong Brewing CompanyCharlotte, NC

8 oz: $2.5012 oz: $3.7516 oz: $5

“Wake Up” Porter is made with locally roasted Sumatra Lintong coffee from Central Coffee Co. and fresh vanilla beans, this brew will remind you of crisp orange leaves, comfy sweaters, and that delightful first sip of an espresso. Almost immediately you'll notice rich coffee aromatics and taste that complements a sweet, mild vanilla undertone. With a light body and medium ABV, “Wake Up” is just the right seasonal to warm your soul and get you through the Fall.

Blue Blaze Muddy Waters

Blue Blaze Muddy Waters

American Brown Ale5.0% ABV

Blue Blaze BrewingCharlotte , NC

8 oz: $2.5012 oz: $3.7516 oz: $5

A malty beer that uses its hop flavor to complement and enhance its chocolate and caramel characters.

Deschutes Black Butte Xxix 29th Birthday Reserve

Deschutes Black Butte Xxix 29th Birthday Reserve

American Porter12.2% ABV

Deschutes BreweryBend, OR

8 oz: $6.2512 oz: $9

A complex, malty dark beer with a lightly burnt character.

Dreamchaser's Just Deal Wit It

Dreamchaser's Just Deal Wit It

Witbier5.3% ABV

The Dreamchaser's BreweryWaxhaw, NC

8 oz: $2.5012 oz: $3.7516 oz: $5

A refreshing wheat ale very pale in color

Dreamchaser's Tj's Ale

Dreamchaser's Tj's Ale

American Pale Ale5.6% ABV32 IBU

The Dreamchaser's BreweryWaxhaw, NC

8 oz: $2.5012 oz: $3.7516 oz: $5

A moderate, refreshing ale with noticeable hop aroma balanced by supporting malt flavors.

Dreamchaser's Yard Breather

Dreamchaser's Yard Breather

American IPA6.5% ABV45 IBU

The Dreamchaser's BreweryWaxhaw, NC

8 oz: $312 oz: $4.5016 oz: $6

A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.

Ertvelds Wit

Ertvelds Wit

Witbier5.0% ABV

Brouwerij Van SteenbergeErtvelde, Belgium

8 oz: $512 oz: $6.50

Ertvelds is a white wheat top-fermented beer with a touch of fruit and herbs.

Gizmo Brew Works Scovilliaus Maximus

Gizmo Brew Works Scovilliaus Maximus

Blonde Ale9.3% ABV

Gizmo Brew WorksRaleigh, NC

8 oz: $512 oz: $6.50

Chipotles provide flavor while red and habanero peppers add raw heat. Candy sugar and Agave nectar provide balance, but little relief.

Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw

Het Anker Gouden Carolus Cuvée van de Keizer Blauw

Belgian Dark Strong Ale11.0% ABV10 IBU

Brouwerij Het AnkerMechelen, Belgium

8 oz: $812 oz: $11

Every year on the 24th of February, the birthday of "Charles the fifth", the Brewery brews the Gouden Carolus "Cuvee of the Emperor".

Olde Mecklenburg Bauern Bock

Olde Mecklenburg Bauern Bock

Doppelbock8.0% ABV

Olde Mecklenburg BreweryCharlotte, NC

8 oz: $4.5012 oz: $5.50

A noticeably strong, rich, and very malty German-style lager.

Redstone Passion Fruit Nectar

Redstone Passion Fruit Nectar

Other Fruit Melomel8.0% ABV

Redstone MeaderyBoulder, CO

8 oz: $7

Sparkling mead infused with passion fruit. Tropical front, tartness in the middle of the palate, with a mild, spicy, dry finish.

Sixpoint Resin

Sixpoint Resin

Double IPA9.1% ABV103 IBU

Sixpoint BreweryBrooklyn, NY

8 oz: $4.7512 oz: $6

Big piney and resinous Imperial IPA brewed with American hops. A hint of sweetness helps to make the over the top hoppiness.

Skull Camp Norton Sour Stout

Skull Camp Norton Sour Stout

Mixed-Fermentation Sour Beer5.0% ABV

Skull Camp BrewingElkin, NC

8 oz: $5.7512 oz: $7.50

A wild-fermented beer containing funky sour flavors and a variety of aromas

St. Feuillien Saison

St. Feuillien Saison

Saison6.5% ABV

Brasserie St. FeuillienLe Roeuix, Belgium

8 oz: $7.2512 oz: $10

St-Feuillien’s Saison is what the Belgians call a beer of the terroir, a traditional farmhouse ale with all the rich savour of the fertile land of southern Belgium. Saison, a warm golden blonde beer, is a top-fermented classique.

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition

St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition

Gueuze5.0% ABV15 IBU

Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.Ingelmunster, Belgium

8 oz: $812 oz: $11

St-Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition is a pure traditional geuze aimed at connoisseurs. It has the pure taste of a true geuze based on a blend of young and old lambics.

The Unknown Brown Ryed Girl

The Unknown Brown Ryed Girl

Brown IPA6.5% ABV65 IBU

The Unknown Brewing CompanyCharlotte, NC

8 oz: $312 oz: $4.5016 oz: $6

A bitter, moderately strong ale that combines its hop-forward character with caramel, toffee and dark fruit malt character.

Victory Prima Pils

Victory Prima Pils

German Pils5.3% ABV23 IBU

Victory Brewing CompanyDowningtown, PA

8 oz: $2.5012 oz: $3.7516 oz: $5

With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, we achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor that we sought.

Events - 10


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Tue

Tues Nov 21st - Run Club Powered by OrthoCarolina

November 21, 6:45p.m. - 8:45p.m.

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 back to Carolina Beer Temple. Free cool water awaits you at the finish and 18 taps with cool beer, cider or mead is available inside. Meet at Carolina Beer Temple a little early - runs begin at 6:45. Every Tuesday one of the lighter beer options on our draft list - such as a Pilsner, Lager or Golden Ale will be at least $1 off. Since we rotate our taps often, the exact beer on special is always something different - but recent options have included Olde Mecklenburg's Capt. Jack Pilsner, Triple C's Golden Boy and White Street's Kolsch! It's always a fun time...you don't want to miss out!

22

Wed

Wed Nov 22th - Birdsong Brewing Rare & Seasonal Tap Takeover

November 22, 12:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving Eve then with sesonal beer from Birdsong Brewing Co.? On Wednesday, November 22nd the Carolina Beer Temple will be featuring the fantastic seasonal beers of Birdsong Brewing Co. (Charlotte) plus one oh-so-rare additional beer on-tap too! We will be pouring flights of Birdsong drafts all day. The tap list includes: St. Tuber, Little Red Rooster (Hi-Wire collaboration), Weasles on Woodpeckers, Mexicali and one oh-so-limited beer (that we can't tell you about just right now but stay tuned!). Come hang out with Meagan from Birdsong on Wednesday, November 22nd for this exciting event! (We will be open until 10pm!)

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Tue

Tues Nov 28th - Run Club Powered by OrthoCarolina

November 28, 6:45p.m. - 8:45p.m.

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 back to Carolina Beer Temple. Free cool water awaits you at the finish and 18 taps with cool beer, cider or mead is available inside. Meet at Carolina Beer Temple a little early - runs begin at 6:45. Every Tuesday one of the lighter beer options on our draft list - such as a Pilsner, Lager or Golden Ale will be at least $1 off. Since we rotate our taps often, the exact beer on special is always something different - but recent options have included Olde Mecklenburg's Capt. Jack Pilsner, Triple C's Golden Boy and White Street's Kolsch! It's always a fun time...you don't want to miss out!

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Thu

Thurs Nov 30th - Cigar City Brewing Tap Takeover

November 30, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

Please join us Thursday, November 30th at the Carolina Beer Temple when we will be featuring the fabulous and wonderful beers of Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, FL) in a tap takeover extravaganza!!! In addition to great beer on-tap, we will also be releasing a limited supply of Marshal Zhukov Russian Imperial Stout bottles for sale to-go! We will be featuring flights and discounted Cigar City drafts all day. The tap list is still being determined so stay tuned! Cam, from Cigar City, will be here at 6pm! Be sure to join us Thursday, November 30th for this exciting event!

2

Sat

Sat Dec 2nd - Highland Cold Mountain Release & Holiday Stroll

December 2, 12:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

There will be a lot going on in downtown Matthews on Saturday, December 2nd! We will be releasing a VERY LIMITED supply of Highland Brewing Company's Cold Mountain Winter Ale bottles *get here early* PLUS... we'll be featuring 3 fantastic winter ales on tap: Prairie Artisan Ales's Christmas Bomb imperial stout, Triple C Brewing Company's White Blaze and, of course, Cold Mountain! In addition, the Annual Downtown Holiday Stroll will be happening from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Festivities will begin at 3:00 at the stage in front of Town Hall with the actual tree lighting by 6:00. The sidewalks will be filled with strollers, carolers and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. We'll see you on Saturday, December 2nd.

5

Tue

Tues Dec 5th - Run Club Powered by OrthoCarolina

December 5, 6:45p.m. - 8:45p.m.

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 back to Carolina Beer Temple. Free cool water awaits you at the finish and 18 taps with cool beer, cider or mead is available inside. Meet at Carolina Beer Temple a little early - runs begin at 6:45. Every Tuesday one of the lighter beer options on our draft list - such as a Pilsner, Lager or Golden Ale will be at least $1 off. Since we rotate our taps often, the exact beer on special is always something different - but recent options have included Olde Mecklenburg's Capt. Jack Pilsner, Triple C's Golden Boy and White Street's Kolsch! It's always a fun time...you don't want to miss out!

12

Tue

Tues Dec 12th - Run Club Powered by OrthoCarolina

December 12, 6:45p.m. - 8:45p.m.

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 back to Carolina Beer Temple. Free cool water awaits you at the finish and 18 taps with cool beer, cider or mead is available inside. Meet at Carolina Beer Temple a little early - runs begin at 6:45. Every Tuesday one of the lighter beer options on our draft list - such as a Pilsner, Lager or Golden Ale will be at least $1 off. Since we rotate our taps often, the exact beer on special is always something different - but recent options have included Olde Mecklenburg's Capt. Jack Pilsner, Triple C's Golden Boy and White Street's Kolsch! It's always a fun time...you don't want to miss out!

19

Tue

Tues Dec 19th - Run Club Powered by OrthoCarolina

December 19, 6:45p.m. - 8:45p.m.

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 back to Carolina Beer Temple. Free cool water awaits you at the finish and 18 taps with cool beer, cider or mead is available inside. Meet at Carolina Beer Temple a little early - runs begin at 6:45. Every Tuesday one of the lighter beer options on our draft list - such as a Pilsner, Lager or Golden Ale will be at least $1 off. Since we rotate our taps often, the exact beer on special is always something different - but recent options have included Olde Mecklenburg's Capt. Jack Pilsner, Triple C's Golden Boy and White Street's Kolsch! It's always a fun time...you don't want to miss out!

26

Tue

Tues Dec 26th - Run Club Powered by OrthoCarolina

December 26, 6:45p.m. - 8:45p.m.

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 back to Carolina Beer Temple. Free cool water awaits you at the finish and 18 taps with cool beer, cider or mead is available inside. Meet at Carolina Beer Temple a little early - runs begin at 6:45. Every Tuesday one of the lighter beer options on our draft list - such as a Pilsner, Lager or Golden Ale will be at least $1 off. Since we rotate our taps often, the exact beer on special is always something different - but recent options have included Olde Mecklenburg's Capt. Jack Pilsner, Triple C's Golden Boy and White Street's Kolsch! It's always a fun time...you don't want to miss out!

3

Sat

Queen City Brewers Festival 2018: 6-9 p.m. Session

February 3, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.

It's that time of year again! Tickets for the 2018 Queen City Brewers Festival (QCBF) will officially go on sale on Friday December 1, 2017. QCBF 2018, powered by Cloosiv, will be held Saturday, February 3 at The Fillmore at the AvidXchange Music Factory. This second session of the day from 6-9 p.m. is sponsored by Carolina Beer Temple. QCBF is ACEing Autism - Charlotte's annual winter fundraiser. The festival brings together the Charlotte-area’s breweries, brewpubs, craft beer focused restaurants, sponsors and enthusiasts to celebrate our city’s vibrant and thriving craft beverage and food industries while supporting ACEing Autism’s mission to serve more families in the Charlotte community affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Each brewery and exhibitor offers a variety of its beer and food for guests to sample in an intimate setting. There will be two tasting sessions: 1 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 9 p.m. Tickets sell out every year, so be sure to get yours ASAP using the link below. Enjoy Charlotte on tap 2/3/18!

On Deck - 5


Dreamchaser's Footbridge IPA

Dreamchaser's Footbridge IPA

American IPA6.5% ABV

The Dreamchaser's BreweryWaxhaw, NC

A bitter, moderately strong American pale ale that uses its clean, supporting malt to showcase its hop character.

Legion Jungle Barrel

Legion Jungle Barrel

Weizenbock8.8% ABV16 IBU

Legion BrewingCharlotte, NC

A strong, wheat-based ale that combines noticeable yeast flavors with full-bodied, malt-rich flavor.

Port City Optimal Wit

Port City Optimal Wit

Witbier5.0% ABV15 IBU

Port City Brewing CoAlexandria, VA

Brewed as a traditional Belgian style witbier, Optimal Wit is crisp and citrusy with layers of flavor that evolve in the glass. We brew this with Virginia grown wheat and use Spanish orange peels and coriander, which are traditional wit spices. Our unique twist is Grains of Paradise, which gives it a subtle peppery character on the finish.

RJ Rockers Tart Blanche Berlinerweisse

RJ Rockers Tart Blanche Berlinerweisse

Berliner Weisse4.5% ABV

RJ Rockers Brewing Co.Spartanburg, SC

A very pale wheat beer low in alcohol with light bread and clean lactic sour flavors.

Skull Camp Jack's Brood Chardonnay

Skull Camp Jack's Brood Chardonnay

American Amber Ale5.4% ABV

Skull Camp BrewingElkin, NC

A moderate, hoppy beer with a distinct caramel malty flavor.

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