Nov 4, 2022 - Food and Drink

Texas-based Weathered Souls Brewing Co. now open in South End

Weathered Souls Brewery

Weathered Souls Brewing Co. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Weathered Souls Brewing Co. opened Saturday, Nov. 12, joining the lineup of Charlotte’s 40+ breweries. 

Why it matters: This is not a typical Charlotte brewery opening. Weathered Souls will be Charlotte’s first Black-owned brewery in nearly three years. It’s co-owned by Marcus Baskerville, who has a national reputation for his work in diversity and inclusion. He first opened Weathered Souls in San Antonio in 2016.

What to expect: Aside from the obvious (beer), the brewery will have a food menu curated by chef Greg Collier (of Charlotte’s best restaurant Leah & Louise). Their partnership is a no-brainer, as Both Baskerville and Collier are focused on uplifting and highlighting Black excellence. 

  • There’ll also be a cocktail bar at the front of the space with a special cocktail menu and seating for about 50 people.
  • Next spring, the front of the brewery will also have a coffee bar serving “Black is Beautiful” coffee, a nod to Baskerville’s Black is Beautiful initiative that swept the country in 2020.
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There’ll be a smoker on site for all of the smoked meats. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

The menu: The kitchen will open in about a month and when it does you can expect “a menu that pairs with beer, rather than on one that soaks up beer,” according to Collier

  • The menu is essentially divided in two: hot and cold.
  • Cold options include salad, oysters, ceviche, cured trout toast and cheese boards.
  • Hot options include sliced beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, grit bowls and duck and dumplings.
  • For dessert, they’ll have doughnuts from Beyond Amazing Donuts, which is opening a permanent location in Camp North End next year, and bread pudding.
Weathered Souls Brewery
At 4,000 square feet between the tap room, cocktail lounge and future coffee shop, there’s space for about 250 people. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios 

The drinks: Weathered Souls is known for its barrel-aged stouts and west coast IPAs, of which there’ll be plenty available in bottles, cans and on draft.

  • You can also expect cocktails on draft like the “Chai Me a River,” made with Tito’s vodka, homemade chai tea syrup, fresh pressed blood orange and lemon.
Weathered Souls Brewery
There’ll be a full bar on both sides of the building but the front-end bar will have ten specialty cocktails on the menu. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

Details: Weathered Souls is located at 255 Clanton Road.

  • It’ll be open Wednesday-Thursday 3-10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-midnight and Sundays from 12-9pm. It’ll be closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Weathered Souls Brewery
The mural on the side of the building was painted by Marvin Espy, whose art can be spotted all over Charlotte. Photo: Laura Barrero/Axios

What’s next: The grand opening, which will take place when the kitchen opens, will be filled with events and vendors.

  • Expect custom merchandise made onsite by MacFly Fresh Printing Co., food trucks and barbers from Just For You II from 6-10pm.
  • Baskerville will be hosting a meet-and-greet that morning and a bourbon-tasting event in the evening.
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