This last Saturday was the Charlotte south end craft beer crawl. 8 breweries and bottle shops hosted craft beer lovers and a boozehound or two for sampling and an all around good time. The crawl started at 11am at The Unknowing Brewing Co. and ending at 9pm at The Common market.
We hoped in at about 1pm and our first stop was The Beer Growler. A great little “growler spot with tasting privileges” (As overheard from one of the employees.) with a food truck outside, gyros! Yum! The place was small but comfortable and the staff for knowledgable and kind. Nate, Basil, and I were a little overwhelmed by the amount of choses and in the end just told the bartender what we liked and she put together a flight for us. We enjoyed out stout flight and made new friends.
Our next stop was Sycamore brewing company where we enjoyed more beer and more good conversation and people watching. Basil got a lot of attention and sat in a lot of new laps!
After that we hit up Lenny Boy, Good Bottle, and Triple C Brewing before calling it a day. We had so much fun. Drank a lot of good North Carolina beer and met a lot of like-minded, craft beer loving people.
Thanks Historic South End Charlotte for putting together this awesome dog friendly event. Also thanks to all the breweries and bottle shops for hosting and supporting North Carolina brews. It was a blast!
Our next trip is coming up fast. In a couple of weeks we will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! We have a lot of fun stuff planed but would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions. Let me know!!
Hope everyone is having a great Saint Paddy’s day! Remember to drink responsibly and if you do drink please don’t drive… your pets need you!
Hello friends! Here are a few events Basil will be attending and a few events that we won’t be able to make, but are still a rocking good time. We would love to see you and your pups there!
South End Craft Beer Crawl
March 14th 11am – 9pm Free
Starting at Unknown Brewing Company
Come hop on the free trolley and explore 8 craft breweries and shops around southend Charlotte. We went last year and had a blast! Meet a lot of awesome people and chill dogs.
Don’t forget to wear your green! St. Paddy’s day is on Tuesday!
Bark for Life Gastonia
March 21st 9am – 12pm $20
Sims Park/ Gastonia Grizzles Ballpark
A 1 mile doggy walk as well as games, food, and prizes!
Register at here!
South End Hops Festival
May 16th 1pm – 6pm $35/$50 VIP
Craft beer, live music, food trucks, and corn hole… do I need to say more?!
Charlotte Pet Expo
May 30th 10am – 6pm Free Metrolina Tradeshow Expo Come check out local pet vendors, get free swag, meet new dog/people friends!
These are only a few great events that are happening this spring in Charlotte. If you know of any other please let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to this list.
To find dog friendly events in your area back sure to check out bringfido.com
What are you doing for St. Paddy’s day? Show me your pets in their Saint Patrick’s day green!
Just yesterday BarkPost (BarkBox’s blog. If you do not follower them head over there now and sign up for their weekly emails here. Totally worth it!) posted an article about one of our favorite dog friendly hotels. Aloft Asheville, the Asheville branch of the Aloft Hotels chain, started arguably the best new hotel policy in dog friendly hotel history! Since July of 2014 Aloft Asheville has brought in local adoptable dogs to help check you in and to pull at your heart strings. During your stay you can enjoy the company of these lovable pups in many areas of the hotel and if the fit is right the Aloft will help you with the adoption.
Since the policy went into effect 14 dogs have found their forever homes! To read the complete BarkPost article click here!
Basil loves the Aloft Asheville and seriously tries to drag me in there every time we are in Asheville. Remember our last post about Aloft? Check it out here!
Thank you to BarkPost for the great post. Just another reason to spend a couple days in Asheville, NC. Come for the amazing city and leave with a new member of the family.
Well, thanksgiving is done and over and Christmas is now everywhere. We got our tree a couple of weeks ago but it’s just now that the harvest decor is coming down and it’s really starting to feel like Christmas.
Since getting our tree all of our local friends have been asking us where we got it and I’m happy to share.
Our beautiful 8 foot tall Fraser fir came from a little family farm in the Smoky Mountains called Little Switzerland Fraser Firs. About an hour and a half from our home outside Charlotte, high in the mountains sits a dog friendly, family friendly slice of Christmas tree utopia.
Little Switzerland Fraser Firs has hundreds of beautiful Fraser fir Christmas trees to chose from. From tall to small you really can’t go wrong. This is our 2nd year cutting down a tree from there and as long as we are in North Carolina, it is the only place we’ll go.
As you can see we really had a great time. Basil even made two new friends, a horse and another Boston terrier!
If you are in the area and still in the need of a Christmas tree make sure to check out Little Switzerland Fraser Firs.
What does your Christmas tree look like? Send us photos and I’ll post them here! Hope everyone is surviving the week and the weather!
Travel well, nap well, live well!
Abbey & Basil
PS… As I’m posting this I had to stop Willow (our 20 lb. cat!) from drinking our of the Christmas tree stand, TWICE!