As winter's chill begins to thaw and nature awakens with vibrant colors, there's no better time to savor the flavors of spring in the Lake Norman area. As the flowers bloom and the sun graces us with its warmth, local breweries are bustling with creativity, offering a delightful array of craft beers perfectly suited to the season. 

Ass Clown Brewing

10620 Bailey Rd #E, Cornelius

Orange Citrus IPA- ABV: 6.7%

This Hazy IPA brewed with orange peel and Double Dry Hopped with Citra is the perfect IPA for a lazy day in the sun and just taking in the season and is an Ass Clown staple. 

Evolved- ABV: 6.5%

This Sour is a heavy fruited style sour aged on boysenberry & black currant and is beloved by the Ass Clown customer base. The fruited style makes ut the perfect beverage to enjoy on a sunny and warm spring day. 

Ass Clown



D9 Brewing

11138 Treynorth Dr, Cornelius

Whiskers on Kittens- ABV: 5.5%

Very few things say spring quite like chilling on the outdoor patio at D9 Brewing sipping on this sour ale with strawberry and rhubarb. This refreshing beverage is sure to hit the taste buds just right. 

Hakuna Matata- ABV: 6.5% 

Touted as D9's flagship Tropical Pale Ale and a favorite year-round, Hakuna Matata. Raise your glass to this tropical hoppy delight!



Eleven Lakes Brewing

10228 Bailey Rd #201, Cornelius

Teri's Berry Ale- ABV: 5.3%

This American Wheat beer is incorporated with the taste of raspberry and perfect beer to drink as the temperatures continue to rise. The sweet and tart flavors of the raspberries are perfectly balanced providing for a refreshing experience.

Sandbar Blonde- ABV: 5.3%

This is the perfect gateway beer to any newcomers to the craft beer scene. This golden ale is perfect for one and is great for craft beer rookies and veterans.   

Across the Pond Eleven Lakes


Lost Worlds

Lost Worlds Brewing

19700-D One Norman Blvd, Cornelius

Stinnes Helles Lagar- ABV: 5.1%

This award-winning lager is a Munich Helles Lager with delicate grainy malt notes that work together with the hops to create a smooth and soft, yet subtly complex profile.

Kama Hazy IPA- ABV: 6.8%

This India Pale Ale has a noticeable hazy appearance from its very tropical and juicy aromas and flavors like mango, lime, and other exotic fruits. While this IPA has several different flavors it is dominated with a lot of Mango to create a brew that arouses happiness and enjoyment of the amazing spring weather. 



14220 Oakhill Park Ln, Huntersville

Dawn of the Red- ABV: 5.1%

This Irish Red Ale is the perfect Malt for the spring season. This is a malty but light beverage with notes of caramel and a touch of roast!

Blueberry-Lemon Sour- ABV: 4.9%

Is there anything that says summer quite like enjoying a refreshing sour while taking in some sunlight? This beverage is Neoteric's take on a sour with a blueberry flavor and a touch of lemon. 

neoteric brewing



Primal Brewery

16432 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville

Flip the Script- 7.4% ABV

There is nothing better to kick off the spring than a juicy IPA packed with hops and some fruity notes. That's exactly what you will get with "Flip the Script". This IPA is a hoppy delight with notes of citrus, grapefruit, and tropical fruit.

Lawn Boy- 5% ABV

This American Lager is a spring favorite at Primal Brewery. This American light lager has the taste of your favorite light beers but a special creamy head that sets itself apart and is a must-try beverage in the spring! 



760 Craft Works

100 Gilead Rd, Huntersville

Goofy-Footed Tantrum- ABV: 7.3%

This double smoothie kettle sour goes down easy and is especially enjoyable when the tasting notes of blackberry, sherbet, and lemon are paired with sunshine and warm temperatures.

Full Pond- ABV: 5%

This Czech Lagar is not only a 760 Craftworks flagship but also a fan favorite. This brew gives a light taste but doesn't sacrifice any flavor. 



Why not start the spring season with a brew and get in the spirit with these delicious seasonal ales and stouts? Be sure to tag @visitlakenorman in all your spring brewery outings!