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760 Craft Works has cause to celebrate

May 3. By Jason Benavides. 760 Craft Works is celebrating their one year anniversary this Saturday, May 4 by hosting Lagerfest. In a year’s time the Huntersville brewery has brewed 65 batches and released 44 different beers all from one prime location. President and co-founder Wagner Ramsey of Cornelius attributes the success amidst a hectic […]

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Laketoberfest Music & Brew Festival on tap Saturday

Oct. 14. The Laketoberfest Music & Brew Festival returns Saturday to Bailey Road Park. This 10th anniversary event runs from from 4-9 pm and features live music, more than a dozen local craft breweries, NC wine and cider, a variety of food trucks, the Cornelius Parks and Recreation Kids Zone, axe throwing, and more. Admission, […]


Laketoberfest Saturday afternoon at Bailey Park

Oct. 23. Laketoberfest comes back for another round today at Bailey Road Park. The event features not just local beers, but live performances and a variety of food trucks. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free. The event, which was cancelled due to COVID last year, runs from 4 pm to 9 pm. Participating breweries […]

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Hearing for ‘Greenway Gartens’ mixed-use project now set for Aug. 9

July 22. By Dave Vieser. A public hearing on Northwood Ravin’s plan to redevelop approximately 25 acres on Zion Avenue (the former Curtis Screw site) into a mixed-use complex including townhomes, commercial space and a brewery have been postponed. The Planning Board hearing is now scheduled for Monday Aug. 9 at 6:30pm, while the Town […]

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OMB unveils draft plans for major development near downtown

Feb. 16. By Dave Vieser. The initial reaction to Old Mecklenburg Brewery’s plan for a large mixed-use project, complete with 398 apartments, 50 townhomes, a brewery and a beer garden, was all positive at Monday’s Cornelius Town Board Meeting. Greenway Gartens would occupy about 24 acres on the northern end of Zion Avenue where Curtis […]

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Olde Mecklenburg drafts plans for larger mixed-use project

Dec. 17. Plans for a brewery and beer garden at the old Curtis Screw site near downtown Cornelius have grown into a larger mixed-use project with 398 apartments, 50 townhomes, retail and, of course, a brewery and beer garden. The plans were presented at a virtual meeting of the town’s pre-development committee yesterday. John Marrino, […]


Living the lager life

Oct. 9. Story and photos by Jason Benavides. Breweries have been thriving in the Lake Norman region since 2011 when Ass Clown Brewery poured their first pint. Even during the global pandemic the comfort of a cold brew can’t be denied. Since March recycle bins have been overflowing with cans from the casual drinker forced […]