NoDa Brewing Company
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 1,290
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
4.04/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
I have always loved NoDa Brewing company because they have a wide variety of beers, and during the summer have a nice atmosphere. The Coco Loco quickly became one of my favorite beers once I tasted it's coco nutty goodness. They fill growlers and have tours. Within walking distance is Bird Song and a nice little food place. Their types of beers always pushes my palette and on weekends they have events like bands and such. Great place. Will always go back.
02-15-2014 17:25:42 | More by Kirkman
4.08/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Cool warehouse feel to this brewery in the NoDa district of town. When I arrived, only the bar was full and all the tables were empty. Got my brews from the 'tender and then the doors bursted open with all the peeps taking the brewery tour. Needless to say, the place livened up quite a bit.
The beer was good. Hop Drop 'n Roll is a staple at my house, so I tried the Imperial HDnR. Good, but the single IPA is much better. I've become quite the Berliner Weiss-guy lately, so tried the Tart Attack and was pretty disappointed. Not very sour and there wasn't that good malty backbone that the quality BW's tend to have.
Then had about 10 different options on tap, including some kambucha, if that's your thing. 6 or so regulars, and then about 4 imperial versions.
Overall, its a cool little place. The food truck is right outside, but I didn't try anything. Hung out for a couple brews, then headed over to Birdsong next-door.
01-31-2014 13:19:53 | More by dvmin98
4.21/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
NoDa had the highest reviews of any brewpub in Charlotte on Beer Advocate, so I had high expectations going in. And while I think it's certainly a solid establishment, it's completely overrated online. Probably because Charlotte is new to the whole microbrewery scene and doesn't really understand what's outside of North Carolina.
As far as taprooms go that are attached to the actual brewing operations, NoDa has their space down. Lots of exposed brick, an open floor plan, easy access to the bar, a few televisions, and a seemless integration of being both hip and mellow. It's certainly a great place to hang out.
As far as the beer goes, however, I found their offerings a bit lacking. They have plenty of options - ranging from the traditional categories and meandering into sours and barrel-aged brews - but all of them completely failed to captivate me. Don't get me wrong, it's all very good, but it's all more of a B+ range than a solid A.
I tried everything they had in samples and settled on a full pour of an oak-aged ale - I don't recall the specific brand now. In any event, it wasn't great. If it were, I'd have made a point to remember.
The bartenders are helpful though, steering me toward the cask aged version of the brew rather than the regular version I had originally ordered. And the food trucks outside are pretty solid too. But in the end, I've been to better spots, although it is definitely the best option in Charlotte proper from what I've tasted.
01-28-2014 14:17:39 | More by bigkingken
4.14/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $
Really enjoyed my visit to Noda. Was in town for a few days and decided to stop in and sample Tart attack and a couple of their IPAs.
Came on a Wednesday night. Not crowded when I arrived but shortly thereafter the Noda running club arrived. Running club meeting up at a brewery. Awesome.
Had a pretty wide selection of beers. I had the tart attack and then got a flight. Flights are 4oz pours of 4 beers for 7 bucks. Coming from Chicago you can't beat the value. Service was excellent and friendly. Seemed like a lot of regulars and maybe even staff enjoying beers and conversing.
They don't have food but there was a food truck that night (hermanos something). I grabbed a sandwich from the truck and enjoyed it with my flight. Not world class beers (at least not yet) but solid all the way around. Would definitely stop in again.
01-24-2014 16:59:17 | More by Zaximus
4.09/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Maybe different on a non-football Sunday but gave the place a "beer was no more than important than what was on the TV" feel
Well thought out process to order flights - you mark your choices on a card and it stays with the rack and beers are added in the order on the card. No memory or guessing.
Not overly crowded so bartenders were not over worked or really tested.
Very good selection most notable was the imperial versions being available along side the non-imperial versions of most.
No food which simplifies things. Based on a Yelp review food trucks are usually nearby - not on Sundays or you can bring in your own.
A good deal and I am glad I could check it out. Could have spent more time there if I did not have a flight to catch.
01-21-2014 03:57:18 | More by smbslt
4.06/5 rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
One of. The states best IPA brought me here. It was great on tap (hop drop n roll). The scene is just a bit too hipster for my tastes but it was a nice place.
I tried a flight which I always do when visiting. The beers were all solid but IPAs stand above the other types.
12-17-2013 04:29:09 | More by caponeduke
3.6/5 rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | $$
Atmosphere: a nice small and cozy bar with windows looking into the brewing room. nice music at a low level.
Quality: I probably 4 of theirs while i was in NC.They had some well crafted beers but nothing blew me away.
Service: the bartenders were super nice and quick. but nothing that puts it above and beyond
Selections: five or so staples plus five or more small batch/seasonal. covered a fairly niched group, (hops and stouts) with a few outliers
Overall: If you really like their beer its a cool hangout and its nearby a lot of other brew stops so stop in if you're checking out the scene. I like that they have rotating food trucks right outback
12-04-2013 18:52:33 | More by SportsandJorts
4.23/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Great place to stop if you are in the Charlotte area. It's the brewery I make sure fo always swing by when I am in the area. Great selection of beers always on tap, growler fills of most all their beers. Just started having cans of two beers. Make sure you grab some Hop Drop. Also they occasionally will have bottles of stuff that's not on tap. Always food trucks parked in back if you need some grub.
11-20-2013 04:23:58 | More by CraftEyeDoc
4.01/5 rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Nestled in a blooming craft beer area of North Davidson in Charlotte, NoDa is a great place to swing through and hang out. Awesome vibe as soon as you walk in, made out of a repurposed industrial site. This place was packed when I was there, and I feel that is common. Food trucks regularly scheduled out in the rear patio/parking area, so you can get your grub on from them. Also, there are a lot of restaurants within walking distance. They had almost a dozen taps, and there were also bombers and growlers of beer to go. The staff behind the bar did an exceptional job handling a very good sized crowd, which again led me to believe this was a common occurrence. There are tours, and you can see the brew equipment through the windows behind the bar. Lots of art on the walls, some televisions for sporting events and what have you, and plenty of seating, both indoors and outside. Awesome place, really good beers, and I can't wait to go back again!
11-15-2013 04:22:04 | More by GarthDanielson
3.94/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $$
A brewery with a taproom. No food is served, but they do have a roach coach outside that serves pretty decent fare for a decent price. The place seemed dog friendly as there were a lot of people with pooches around. Side note, some people had their puppies sleeping on the tables. Personally I'm a dog person and have no issue with that as long as you clean up afterwards. You may feel differently and should request a wipe down if you suspect something.
The beers are pretty good and clean tasting. Some are a bit more hoppy than I prefer, but I felt all were to style. The taproom is good sized and nicely done. There is a great view of the brewery itself behind the bar. Tours are given at 6 most days. OK, I lied, more like somewhere around 6, but hey, it's a brewery.
15bbl system with a lot of fermenters. The owners did a good job on this one. They keg a lot of brew and they say they are in over 200 places around the area.
07-19-2013 13:36:56 | More by francus
NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC
94 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.