South End Hops Festival will hold its fourth annual event for beer enthusiasts and the benefit of RescuedMe, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs in dire need, rehabilitating them and placing them in stable, loving homes.
The festival, a staple in South End, will take place on Saturday, May 13 at 308 W. Carson Boulevard and Mint Street from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Presented by Greystar, attendees will experience craft beer, live music and food trucks.
“We are so excited for this year’s South End Hops Festival that will gather the community for a good time and a good cause,” said Maureen Mahood, President and Co-founder of RescuedMe. “The increased awareness of our services and financial support we receive allow us to care for those dogs in Charlotte who might not otherwise survive. Not only do our dogs find safe homes, but those who adopt find a companion.”
An anticipated 1,500 attendees will experience beer from more than 40 local favorites including Big Boss Brewing Company, Blue Blaze Brewing Company and Triple C Brewing Company. New this year, the festival will feature cooking demonstrations by Chef Chris Coleman of Stoke Charlotte, as well as the Blue Blaze Brewing Beer Garden that will feature shade umbrellas, wooden benches and hay bales. Bands scheduled to perform include Clydes on Fire and The Business People.
South End Hops Festival is dog-friendly and open to individuals 21 years of age or older. General admission entitles guests to unlimited beer tasting and a souvenir tasting cup. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Attendees can purchase tickets, volunteer and learn more about the event by visiting southendhopsfest.org or calling 877-725-8849.
RescuedMe provides education, prevention, intervention, and adoption services to ensure that lost or abandoned dogs enjoy long, healthy lives in loving, safe, appropriate homes. The Charlotte-based organization is a 501(c)(3) organization run solely by volunteers since 2007. To donate, volunteer, adopt or learn more about the organization, visit www.rescuedme.org or call 704-621-3066.