(Courtesy Birdsong Brewing Co.)
This small, local upstart has been brewing small-batch beer since 2011 in Charlotte's Belmont neighborhood. Today, the taproom is open afternoons and evenings for visitors to sample flights and pints of 12 fresh beers on tap. Free brewery tours are available by request. Open Tu-F, 3-10 pm; Sa, noon-10 pm; Su, 10 am-8 pm.