NoDa Brewing Company
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 1,154
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 21 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by CBlack85:
4.1/5 rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Located in the cultural hub of Charlotte that is NoDa. Fairly easy to find, located on N. Davidson St. with very visible, eye catching signage.
The place is fairly nice with ample seating. There is a long bar with a window showcasing the brewhouse behind it. Lots of seating at the bar, and several tables out on the rest of the floor. Clean in appearance, with a little bit of what I'm assuming is local art on the walls.
The service was a little slow as the place was packed, but they were knowledgeable about the beers, and were eager to offer samples.
I believe they had around 6-7 beers on tap; all of their normal rotation plus their weekly small batch experimental beer. This week the small batch was an Amber with chipotle peppers and chocolate.
There was no food to be found, other than a small bowl of pretzel sticks at the bar. I think it would benefit them to have more snacks available or have some sort of food vendor close by. I know I don't like to sit around and pound beers without some sort of food to help soak up the alcohol.
Overall, I really enjoyed the experience of visiting the brewery; attentive staff, good beer, and decent atmosphere all make for a great experience.
12-28-2011 18:50:46 | More by CBlack85
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $$
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 -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Cool warehouse feel to this brewery in the NoDa district of town. When I arrived, only the bar was full and all the tables were empty. Got my brews from the 'tender and then the doors bursted open with all the peeps taking the brewery tour. Needless to say, the place livened up quite a bit.
The beer was good. Hop Drop 'n Roll is a staple at my house, so I tried the Imperial HDnR. Good, but the single IPA is much better. I've become quite the Berliner Weiss-guy lately, so tried the Tart Attack and was pretty disappointed. Not very sour and there wasn't that good malty backbone that the quality BW's tend to have.
Then had about 10 different options on tap, including some kambucha, if that's your thing. 6 or so regulars, and then about 4 imperial versions.
Overall, its a cool little place. The food truck is right outside, but I didn't try anything. Hung out for a couple brews, then headed over to Birdsong next-door.
01-31-2014 13:19:53 | More by dvmin98
4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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%
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 -4.2%
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
NoDa Brewing Company in Charlotte, NC
94 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.