History

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.

Charitable Contributions

We love getting involved with great causes and events! Priority is given to events and organizations based in Charlotte – because we live here!  We’re invested in supporting local nonprofits and community organizations with a focus on sustainability, arts and culture, community development, water conservation and preservation, environmental causes, and animal rescue. We prefer that organizations have 501(c)3 status.

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 Sourcing Local

We are a Charlotte brewery, and have been involved in the craft beer scene and the community here since the beginning. We brew by a simple philosophy: let’s do our part for the environment and run our business conscientiously. 100% of our spent grain (and our peanut shells!) is utilized by a local cattle farm.

Our cans come from a North Carolina plant using aluminum, which is infinitely recyclable. We recycle all of our cardboard, glass and aluminum. We do our best to conserve water, as we know it’s a precious resource. The industry average is approximately 8 gallons of water to brew one gallon of beer–our ratio is 4:1.

80% of our production is draft beer and because kegs are returned to the brewery, draft has no throw away packaging (the ultimate reusable packaging). We work to minimize transport impact by keeping transactions local. We believe in a mindful approach — both environmentally and economically. Our bottom line isn’t our only guiding principle.

The Team

Alex – Production

Ben – Partner

Chandra – Events

Chris – El Presidente

Coleman – Distribution

Conor – Head Brewer

Hojo – Distribution

Hunter – Production

Jackie – Partner

Jeff – Assistant Brewer

Jenny – Sales

Joe – Production

Jon – Head of Distribution

JP – Tap Room Manager

Justin – Tap Room

Karen – Tap Room

Lara – Tap Room

Lauren – Tap Room

Lee – Sales

Lisa – Private Events

Ryan – Production

Tara – Head of Sales

Tina – Partner

Tom – Partner

Tooley – Distribution

Matthew – Tap Room

Meagan – Sales

Opie – Facilities

Ralph – Distribution