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Artist's rendering of new rooftop bar in Birkdale / Suffolk Punch

Suffolk Punch Brewing coming to Birkdale

May 22. Suffolk Punch Brewing will open in Birkdale Village early next year in an already iconic two-story structure across from Fox & Hound and the old Corkscrew space. Sitting directly on The Grove, its rooftop bar will face the new big screen and concert area. Seth Stidham, co-owner and COO of Suffolk Punch Brewing, […]


Business court rules for Smiths in Carolina Beer case

Jan. 17. The North Carolina Business Court has dismissed all claims against James Michael “Mike” Smith and his wife, Jennifer Smith. Mike Smith was the founder, former CEO, and majority owner of Carolina Beer and Beverage (CBB) in Mooresville, now known as Carolina Beverage Group. Background Filed in 2019 and 2020, the four lawsuits brought […]

New executive director at brewery trade association

Jan. 7. Lisa Parker is the new executive director of the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild (NCCBG) following the retirement of Rich Greene at the close of 2021. A North Carolina native, Parker has been with the trade association since 2015. Greene, who came on board in October of 2018, led NCCBG through challenges presented […]


Craft brewing has come to Concord

By Marty Price. The craft beer industry, with breweries large and small operating in most of the major cities across the nation, has started another trend.  Smaller towns and municipalities are changing their zoning laws to encourage them. Concord became one of the most recent when they made a text amendment to their Unified Development Ordinance […]