For over a decade, Charlotte has been home to fantastic, award-winning local breweries. The homegrown breweries of Charlotte recognize that this heritage and distinction brings with it a significant commitment to our community, the environment, and alcohol responsibility. Through upholding these ideals, Charlotte Independent Brewers Alliance (CIBA) members are positive contributors to the Queen City.
Thriving local breweries provide a feeling of community pride and belonging. The CLT region’s homegrown breweries and cideries are vital gathering places, often located in neighborhoods revitalized by their presence. Consistent donors to local non-profits, employers of local craftsmen and more, CIBA members’ locally-produced beverages create a virtuous investment cycle. In fact, over 90 cents of every dollar spent on CIBA beer remains in North Carolina.
Many CIBA members are also members of other organizations, like the Charlotte Regional Visitors Association, Charlotte Chamber, Hospitality & Tourism Alliance, etc., that promote the region and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
CIBA’s industry is dependent on natural resources. From stream cleanups to buying materials from sustainable suppliers, CIBA members demonstrate and encourage environmental stewardship in the CLT region that benefits our patrons and employees. Our goal is for #cltbeer to foster environmental responsibility and sustainability for generations to come.
We all agree that beer, along with cider, can be a better source of connection and enjoyment when consumed responsibly. CIBA members, with the help of Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE), play an active role in public safety by supporting programs that work to prevent underage drinking and impaired driving.