In 2010, Chris Goulet grew tired of the corporate grind and Tara Goulet was ready to take a break from managing a bread franchise. One of the other bakers from her company, Conor Robinson, was learning how to homebrew. Chris thought Charlotte was missing a small neighborhood brewery where folks could stop in for a pint or take home a growler of super-fresh, unfiltered, American-style ale. They invited a handful of close friends over to pitch a business plan and serve Conor’s beer, and the Birdsong Brewing Co. was born.
Birdsong started in 2011 with just two full-time employees. Since then, we’ve brewed all kinds of exciting beers. Thanks to the overwhelming response, we’ve since purchased a 17,000-square-foot building in the Belmont neighborhood with a new 30-barrel brewhouse and room for up to 1,200 barrels of fermentation capacity.
Our new taproom opened in April 2015, and we’re gearing up for another record-breaking year. The brewery has become what it is today thanks to hardworking, creative and passionate employees. At Birdsong, #CanDoWillDo is the philosophy behind what we brew, how we think and what we believe.