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NoDa to open brewery No. 2 with party on Oct. 1

Todd and Suzie Ford, owners of NoDa Brewing Company. The brewery will open its new location in Charlotte’s North End, about a mile from its current location, on Oct. 1.
Todd and Suzie Ford, owners of NoDa Brewing Company. The brewery will open its new location in Charlotte’s North End, about a mile from its current location, on Oct. 1. dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

NoDa Brewing Co. has set Oct. 1 as the opening date for its second location in Charlotte’s North End. It will host a party that night and, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, donate some of the celebration’s proceeds to breast cancer research.

The new 32,000-square-foot facility at 2921 N. Tryon St. quadruples NoDa’s production capacity, the company said in a statement this week. The brewhouse will house 60 barrels and 240-barrel fermenters.

The new brewery will also have a large taproom with a private event room and more outdoor seating. Year-round and seasonal beers will be made at the new facility, NoDa says. Its hours will be 4-8:30 p.m. weekdays, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

The brewing company, maker of the award-winning Hop, Drop ‘N Roll IPA, told the Observer last year it was planning to expand.

“We’re excited to continue growing organically, and our new facility will enable us to do that,” said Suzie Ford, owner and president of NoDa Brewing Co.

The second location’s grand opening party Oct. 1 will run from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and will feature live music, food trucks and a special “pink brew,” the company said. The event coincides with the 4th annual Pink Pint Night, an event hosted in partnership with Charlotte Radiology and benefiting Levine Cancer Institute’s Project Pink.

The party will be free, and reservations aren’t required.

NoDa says the old facility at 2229 N. Davidson St. will remain open certain days of the week and will eventually provide a space for barrel-aging and beer souring. Its popular running club will continue to meet at the old location on Wednesday nights.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta

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