NoDa Brewing Company (not to mention NC at large) clean up at World Beer Cup
Posted on 14 Apr 2014 by Justin Ruckman
Charlotte’s NoDa Brewing Company has cracked the toughest category in one of the nation’s biggest beer competitions, winning a gold medal for it’s Hop, Drop ‘N Roll IPA.
How big a deal is that?
“It doesn’t get a whole lot bigger than this,” said Margo Knight Metzger, executive director of the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild. “Everybody in NoDa must be totally over the moon. They instantly hit the big time.” (…)
NoDa wasn’t the only N.C. brewery to do well at the World Beer Cup. While California and Colorado took the majority of awards, eight N.C. breweries came home with medals: White Street Brewing in Wake Forest, Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, Asheville Brewing Company all got gold, while Olde Hickory and Lynnwood Brewing Concern got silver and Mother Earth Brewing and Wicked Weed Brewing got bronzes.
What makes NoDa’s win exciting, though, is the size of the competition. The American IPA category is one of the hottest, with 224 entries.