A Visit to Commoners Brewing, Concord

The new guy in town. Commoners just opened their doors in September 2017 but has wasted no time bringing their brewery up to par with that of the larger craft breweries in Concord. Located between Concord and Kannapolis, Commoners has great beer, friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

Inside there is plenty of seating for small groups or large parties. The tables are made of old wooden spools which give the area a warm, rustic feel complete with brick, sheet metal and even worn paneling on the ceiling to go along with their antique pickup truck logo.

There is also an outdoor patio that wraps around the outside of the building with seating and picnic tables. Live music plays on weekends. On warm nights, the band plays outside with the large garage doors open to allow for easy access between the barroom and the patio. Every other Thursday they host and open mic for local musicians to showcase their talents.

Of course the beer is great too! That almost goes without saying for North Carolina breweries. They have a wide variety of made-in- house brews to suite anyone’s taste from blondes, to IPAs, to browns, and stouts. I was partial to the Perseverance IPA but if you’re looking for something a little different, try out the Spiced Ale. Commoners also works closely with the local homebrewers and offers live brewing demonstrations on their patio! Keep up with their social media for event dates.

Just down from the brewery is a bar and grill called Copper that delivers food straight to the brewery. Menus can be found in the brewery. Of course, if that’s not your style, you’re welcome to bring your own food or order in from one of the countless places that deliver nearby.

One thing that I always love about North Carolina breweries is that most of them are dog friendly! Commoners is no exception. Four-legged furballs are welcome and homemade doggie treats are available behind the bar. Kids are also welcome with plenty of board games available to play.

The upstairs balcony is really what sets commoners apart from the other breweries in the area. If you go to Instagram and search #commonerssunsets, you’ll understand. Facing west for optimal sunset viewing, the balcony has a couple tables and outdoor couches complete with a firepit for those colder nights.

Between the great beer and great atmosphere, this is a brewery you don’t want to miss if you find yourself in the Concord/Charlotte area. Try to aim for late afternoon so you can catch a glimpse of the famous Commoners Sunset from the balcony.

Commoners Brewing Company
1048 Copperfield Blvd NE #101, Concord, NC 28025

Cameron is originally from Maryland and didn’t know so many craft breweries existed until he moved to North Carolina. Now he lives in Concord and is looking for any excuse to travel the state and try them all!