Charlotte Craft Beer Week starts Friday

The first Charlotte Craft Beer Week was held back in 2010, before all but one of the city’s local breweries had opened their doors. As more breweries, bars and bottle shops opened in the Queen City, the number of events held during the week rose as well.

But look at the calendar for the 2016 CCBW, which runs from Friday, March 11 to Sunday, March 20, and you might not see as many events as the week boasted in years past. That’s by design, said CCBW organizer Jason Reiner.

“In the past, we’ve always focused on the quantity of the events,” said Reiner. “I’m not a numbers guy, per se. I don’t care if we have 100 different events. I’d rather have 15 awesome events that everybody loves.”

The beer week was started by Darrin Pikarsky, who also founded The …

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