2nd Annual Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition

In celebration of National IPA Day, we will be hosting our  2nd Annual “Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition” on Saturday, August 5th 2017 from 4-8PM!

Enjoy IPA samples from Legion Brewing Company, as well as these great Charlotte area breweries: Birdsong Brewing, Blue Blaze Brewing, Bold Missy Brewery, Cabarrus Brewing, Cavendish Brewing, D9 Brewing, Dreamchaser’s Brewery, Free Range Brewing, Heist Brewery, High Branch Brewing, Lenny Boy Brewing, Newgrass Brewing, Primal Brewing, Resident Culture Brewing, Rock Bottom Brewery, Salud Cerveceria, Sugar Creek Brewing, Three Spirits Brewery, Thirsty Nomad Brewing, Twenty-Six Acres Brewing, Unknown Brewing and Wooden Robot Brewery.

Roots will keep festival goers full with a taco bar, and Two Scoops Creamery will be on site with sweet treats, both available for purchase. Expect live outdoor music from The Goodnight Brothers and the Bloodworth Project, with Late Night Special finishing the night in the tap room. Our non-profit partner for our Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition will be the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation.

Tickets will be available through Eventbrite ( Legion Brewing Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition) for $15 and at the door (day of) for $20, which includes a logo tasting glass and a sampling card good for five 4 ounce tasters. Additional sampling cards will be made available for purchase at the festival for $10.

Saturday Night Stinger Takes the Dance Floor

‘Saturday Night Stinger' Takes the Dance Floor

- by Bill Craver

“Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk. I’m a woman’s man – no time to talk…”

  • Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees


In the 1977 film, Saturday Night Fever, a Brooklyn teenager escaped the realities of his life each weekend at the local discothèque – eventually becoming champion of the disco floor. Just as it was with Tony Manero, sometimes a beer needs a little something extra, a gentle push to break away from the pack.

That’s exactly what the Legion Brew Staff did with its latest brew, a classic Saison founded upon a malt bill comprised of Pilsner, Wheat, and Rye malts. What was that something extra? That little bit of love that pushed this one over the top? In this case, it was 50 pounds local Wildflower Honey added to the whirlpool.

Now taking the dance floor, Saturday Night Stinger (Honey-Rye Saison, 6.5% ABV, 33 IBUs). Heaps of local Wildflower Honey combine with a classic Saison yeast to produce a highly-drinkable brew with a sweet, enticing aroma offering the essence of dried fruits and fields of wildflowers. A strong malt bill imparts a rich spiciness and a hazy, golden hue.

“Saturday Night Stinger, being a Saison, fits well with our goals of being a farmhouse-style brewery that uses local ingredients. With this brew, the sweetness of the honey balances out the starker, spicier contribution of the rye malt,” declares Associate Brewer, Scott Griffin. “The result is a beer that is softer than some of the IPA’s and sours that are currently available in the Taproom. Saturday Night Stinger is the perfect choice for a relaxing night out – a beer that will allow you to enjoy the evening without knocking you off your feet.”

We think Scott is on point with his comments and invite everyone to escape to Legion for a Saturday Night Stinger. Similar to the way that Tony Manero found an outlet through his close-knit group of friends and weekend dancing, we are firm believers in the power of ‘Friends and Beer.’ There’s something out there for everyone – even if your dance moves aren’t quite as sweet as John Travolta’s…