Easy Rye-der

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“Get your motor running.  Head out on the highway. Looking for adventure – and whatever comes our way.” — Steppenwolf   With a house IPA as delicious and popular as “Juicy Jay,” it’s safe to say that any other IPA’s seeking their way onto Legion Brewing’s draft list had better be somewhat free-wheeling. So when Head Brewer, Alexa Long heard a …

Slaughtermelon

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Step aside Freddy and Jason, Legion Brewing is introducing a brand new slasher just in time for Halloween: The ever-dangerous Slaughtermelon (Watermelon Saison – 5.5% ABV, 28 IBUs) We took a light and refreshing Saison and made it dangerously drinkable through the addition of 600 pounds of fresh Yellow Watermelons from Old School Mill (Albemarle, NC). Just as the heroine in …

Path to the Dark Side

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“If once you start down the Dark Path, forever will it dominate your destiny.” — Yoda Among the things we love the most about craft beer: all of the colors! Need evidence? Pop into our Taproom and grab a flight; you’ll almost assuredly end up with a veritable rainbow of visible deliciousness. Of course, some beer drinkers prefer to stick …

Just a Regular Girl

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Despite being truly exceptional human beings, each in her own right, the Ladies of Legion consider themselves ‘just a group of regular girls.’ Co-workers and customers of Legion Brewing may take exception to this characterization as one of gross understatement, but (as the moniker was self-designated) we’re not going to quibble. [Side note: The married and previously-married men of Legion …

Hot Fuzz: Imbiber beware…

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After receiving rave customer reviews for ‘Naughty by Nectar’ (Nectarine IPA), Legion’s Brew Staff couldn’t wait to release our next fruit-infused brew. The first step toward meeting this objective involved Alexa and her team making a road trip to Simpson’s Produce. Although their clear goal was to obtain a truckload of fresh peaches, while browsing the farmers’ market, a crate …

Naughty by Nectar

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Ever wonder what happens when a group of enthusiastic brewers starts with the most popular beer style and juices it with an entire truckload of fully-ripened, nectar fruit? If you suspect that the end product sounds dangerously delicious (and perhaps even a little bit naughty), you’d be correct! From the Brew Staff that brought ‘Juicy Jay’ to Charlotte hop lovers, …

Trit for Tat

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“And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So God made a farmer…” – Paul Harvey (1978) Some might say Legion Brewing’s newest beer variety got its start back in the late Nineteenth Century by a group of enterprising farmers who had the idea to cross two of their favorite …

Basil and the Bees

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It’s a story as old as time itself – birth, life, rebirth – and how it all comes about. People have all sorts of names for how the spawning process goes down. Generations of parents tell their kids about ‘the Birds and the Bees.’ Even with all of those renditions retold across the ages, here’s a story that you haven’t …