The Harvest Gold Light was a pale gold color, medium-bodied, with a clean slightly hoppy flavor and aftertaste. The Red October was a dark gold color, medium-bodied, with both malt and hops coming through in the flavor before it finished on the dry side. The Hornet Tail Ale was a clear dark copper color, light-bodied but with a dry chocolately flavor. The McKnight's Stout appeared opaque, with a fine head, medium body, dry chocolately flavor, evenly balanced without any roasted character.
An "off-premises" permit is in the works. Meanwhile customers can find three meals a day offered along with daily specials. Prices are reasonable with $2.75 pints, $3.25 4 by 4 samplers and $14/$11 1/2 gallon jugs (coming soon). Queen City bested the other brewpubs in the city to win its category in the '96 Charlotte's Best competition and the Hornet's Tale Ale is a previous GABF winner. Whether for the Sunday brunch buffet or just for drinks, Queen City Bakery & Brewery offers plenty of reasons for a visit.
The Queen City Bakery & Brewery
122 W. Woodlawn Road.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
(704)521-8684 - FAX
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - July, 1996