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"What's HOP-ening?" Twenty-Six Acres' December Brew of the Month

Dec 14, 2016 03:41PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Now that the weather is getting colder, it's the perfect time to warm up with a tasty craft brew. Cabarrus Magazine is excited to pair up with Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company for the featured Beer of the Month!

This month's brew is the "Duck in a Box" Winter Warmer that adds a little spice to your holiday palate.

Starting from an American Brown Ale base, this beer remains nicely balanced in its malty flavor, coming in at 49 on the IBU scale  But with an ABV of 8.3%, this holiday classic style of beer is slightly warming, which is where it gets its name from.  

Twenty-Six Acres' Head Brewer, Eric Troutman, collaborated with Savory Spice Shop in Charlotte to hand pick each spice to better showcase the ginger. Thanks to the mixture of spices and local Sourwood honey from Ann Land Honey in Taylorsville, NC, this beer will remind you of gingerbread cookies - perfect for the holiday season!

A Little History

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A town that was later to be named "Concord" was given a 26 acre layout of land lying on the ridge near the old Indian Trading Path and to the west of Three Mile Branch. By the April 1796 Session of the County Court, the land had been purchased, surveyed into lots and sold at public auction to the first Concord landowners. 

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company was named after the first 26 acres of land that was initially designated to Concord, NC. Having opened their doors a mere few weeks ago, Twenty-Six Acres is excited to be a part of the community and to continue moving its history forward. With newly expanded hours on Thursday and Sunday, this is the prefect place to relax and kick back with your favorite brew.

The new tap room hours are:

Thursday & Friday: 4-10 PM

Saturday: 12-10 PM

Sunday: 12-7 PM

Call (980) 277-2337 for more information.

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Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company - Concord NC

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company

Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Co. in Concord, N.C., is named after the original 26-acre plot on which the town of Concord was founded in 1796. Two of its flagship beers — Corban Ave. Honey Blo... Read More » 

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