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Join Dru and Chrissy - a Unicorn and a Yankee - as they explore the heart of Charlotte's culture through local beer and stories. Each week they'll test a new beer and discuss events from the brewery's neighborhood. Expect dry wit and child-like wonder. New episodes every Thursday at 7am. This podcast can also be found on YouTube. Brought to you by VanGo Creative: empowering Charlotte to reign supreme through branding, marketing, and web design. @vangocreative on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Join Dru and Chrissy - a Unicorn and a Yankee - as they explore the heart of Charlotte's culture through local beer and stories. Each week they'll test a new beer and discuss events from the brewery's neighborhood. Expect dry wit and child-like wonder. New episodes every Thursday at 7am. This podcast can also be found on YouTube. Brought to you by VanGo Creative: empowering Charlotte to reign supreme through branding, marketing, and web design. @vangocreative on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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Join Dru and Chrissy - a Unicorn and a Yankee - as they explore the heart of Charlotte's culture through local beer and stories. Each week they'll test a new beer and discuss events from the brewery's neighborhood. Expect dry wit and child-like wonder. New episodes every Thursday at 7am. This podcast can also be found on YouTube. Brought to you by VanGo Creative: empowering Charlotte to reign supreme through branding, marketing, and web design. @vangocreative on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Episodes

Southern Range & Monroe

5/23/2019
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Welcome to an emotional week as we dive into the details of an innocent friendship that preceded international outrage. We're looking at a famous case of injustice that managed to put Monroe, North Carolina on the map. But before we get you all riled up, we explore the roots of a local store chain, the end of bartering in the southeast, and why anyone would start having children at nearly 60 years old. Along the way, we'll also discuss the feasibility of camera-smuggling, clever ways to gain...

Duration:01:09:47

Eleven Lakes & Cornelius

5/16/2019
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This week we swing from far south of Charlotte, up into the northern part of Mecklenburg County. Tell us what you think about our Cornelius conspiracy as we take a look into the French Revolution, mistaken identity, and a painting used as evidence. Along the way we try to distinguish Cornelius from Davidson while taking the time to argue over women's suffrage, how it's possible to lose an eye while plowing, and unscrupulous cotton weighers. The most important fact we'll discover however, is...

Duration:00:45:50

Legal Remedy & Rock Hill

5/9/2019
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This week we learn that it's possible for Chrissy to be louder than she already is if you bring up the right kind of topic - and Dru will call her out on it every time, regardless of his preexisting inability to hear. Who knew that Rock Hill, SC would instigate such a ruckus? Join us as we take a deeper look at some scandalous artwork, military training (courtesy of Westeros?), the most expensive towel you'll probably never see, and the most quintessentially 'southern' set of skills for a...

Duration:00:53:49

Town Brewing & West End

5/2/2019
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Join us as we tackle the delicate topic of race relations - so naturally, nearly every time we intend to say "desegregation" we say "segregation"...yikes. If you see us walking around with bruised foreheads, it's from the wildly frustrated facepalms that came during the editing of this recording. Aside from our own idiocy, (can we blame it on the alcohol?) we're exploring at Charlotte's West End: a neighborhood full of rich history and a brand new brewery. We'll look back at one of the most...

Duration:00:44:15

King Canary & Mooresville

4/25/2019
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Welcome to Race City, USA! This week we're tackling the dreaded I-77 gridlock to make it into Mooresville and check out King Canary Brewing. Travel through time as we take an unexpected journey to the 1700s where we'll discover that aside from our 'first world problems', people are always just going to be people regardless of century. We're also going to find out what happens when a 'dark horse' crashes into a buggy and horse - no punchline required because history is wild enough on it's...

Duration:00:53:05

Three Spirits & Ghosts of Charlotte Beer

4/18/2019
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Can you believe we've made it through ten episodes without being removed from the internet? We can't - but we know first hand how boring it is to listen to us talk. This week is a special dedication and remembrance of a newly departed brewery: Three Spirits Brewing. Join us as we explore the roots of this stereotype-shattering brewery and taste a record three beers on the show. In their honor, we take a look into the Charlotte brewery scene of the past, present, and future. From women...

Duration:00:51:04

Legion & Plaza Midwood PLUS: Buzz Bracket Winner

4/11/2019
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This week we take our third trip to Plaza Midwood in honor of our inaugural Buzz Bracket winner: Legion Brewing! Stay tuned for the breakdown of the Final Pour matchups and how we ended up with a Championship bout that was the battle of the five seeds. Then, we leap right into feminism in the 1800s, find a companion for the Rea Road "tree", and discover the actual conspiracy behind conspiracy theories. But let's not leave out the seedier side of things; we've got mob dealings, arson, and an...

Duration:01:13:05

Wooden Robot & South End PLUS: Buzz Bracket Final Pour

4/4/2019
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It's a wild ride of confused nationality, lingering in alleyways, and a feathered hat-wearing "one of those" kinds of guys. Insert eye-roll for all the unjustified pompousness. But after we get passed all the shade throwing, we look into the heart of the artist community that spent most of the last six decades calling South End "home," and how you can support their ongoing movement to help creativity thrive. Plus, we're nearly at the conclusion of the Buzz Bracket, with a wrap up of some...

Duration:01:07:10

Resident Culture & Plaza Midwood PLUS: Buzz Bracket Elite Eight

3/28/2019
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We have finally made it to the Elite Eight in the Buzz Bracket! But before we dive into who survived the Sweet Sixteen and make our predictions for the upcoming matchups, we're going to spend some time on the roller coaster of events that are still taking place in Plaza Midwood. Strap in for a journey of activism, controversy, the justice system, and overreactions galore. Then take a peek into the future to see the potential impact Plaza Midwood is poised to make on the entire Charlotte...

Duration:01:13:23

Cabarrus & Concord PLUS: Salud and Sweet 16 (Buzz Bracket)

3/21/2019
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This week we're taking a short stroll outside Charlotte into Concord. Join us as we take a look at one of the area's largest event spaces that somehow manages to pack 380 events into 365 days--although we're a bit skeptical of how they do math. We'll also explore some local superlatives in the form of governmental partnerships, mill management, and...serial killers? (Maybe it's a good thing we're sampling TWO beers this week.) And if that wasn't enough to make you sick of our voices, we've...

Duration:01:30:21

Sycamore & South End PLUS: Buzz Bracket Rd 1 Preview

3/14/2019
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Planes, trains, and...colonial architecture? Oh, and no planes either, huh? So what are we left with? Join us this week as we look back at the evolution of design in our South End community. Along the way we'll investigate a suspicious death, rules of the rail, creative (or lack-there-of) naming techniques, and how we can find ourselves in a history that's over a century in the past. Then stick around as we break down the second half of our Round One matchups for the Buzz Bracket. Voting is...

Duration:01:12:05

OMB & LoSo PLUS: Buzz Bracket Rd 1 Preview

3/7/2019
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Welcome to a record-breaking week when it comes to length. (That's what she said?) You'll have to decide for yourself if it's worth it or not because quite frankly, we're sick of hearing our own voices after editing all this. Nonetheless, join in on the adventure of Charlotte's first brewery, it's first distillery, and the neighborhood who's name we apparently love to hate. And that's just the first half. We follow that up with a preview of eight of the first matchups in our Buzz Bracket....

Duration:01:35:10

NoDa & NoDa

2/28/2019
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Join us as we explore the historical development of NoDa -- both the brewery, and the neighborhood once called, North Charlotte. Along the way we'll discover the ties between tobacco and electricity, strange positions you could be elected into, and answer the age old question of, "do all Northerners know each other?" But what you REALLY want to know, is how to enter into our Buzz Bracket: where in a few short weeks we'll award the coveted Golden Growler to Charlotte's best brewery--voted by...

Duration:00:56:45

Catawba & Plaza Midwood

2/21/2019
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This week we’re enjoying a beer called “CLT” by Catawba Brewing-a transplant brewery that’s growing roots in Plaza Midwood. Journey with us to the early 1900s, where we discover some incredible firsts to our area that were born just down the street. So strap in for some local legends, a poor attempt at a Dwayne Johnson theory, and the chicken coop that took over the south.

Duration:00:32:03

Charlotte All-Star Weekend Special

2/17/2019
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Hey look, a bonus episode! In honor of the NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte this weekend, we're giving you a full history on the Charlotte Hornets: from 1780 militia men to present day ballers. We'll be enjoying "Buzzed City" from Unknown Brewing, while discussing major league letdowns, a different group of unicorns, and the unrelenting glitch in the matrix. Chaos is sure to ensure.

Duration:00:37:50

Heist & North End

2/14/2019
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This week we explore the opening of Heist's newest location, Barrel Arts, in North End. Diving into the history surrounding CAMP North End, the area's seemingly only other notable location, we'll discover how Charlotte helped create a new era in Cold War defense, while also diversifying local employment. We continue the discussion of diversifying the face of employment by highlighting a current tenant of CAMP North End, Black Tech Charlotte, which aims to bring minority inclusion into the...

Duration:00:53:29

Introducing The Charlotte Buzz

2/7/2019
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Introducing The Charlotte Buzz, a podcast diving into Charlotte culture through local breweries and their neighborhoods.

Duration:00:01:11