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Place Category: Eat + Drink
Well, the taps are open! We are excited to be a part of Plaza Midwood and the greater Charlotte region and look forward to making new friends. Thanks for checking in.
Sustainability. Besides offering great beer, Legion Brewing is committed to minimizing our environmental impact. Initially, we concentrated on reusing as many materials as possible during renovation and construction. Now that we’re operational, we are committed to minimizing production-related waste. We are proud of our record to date. Here are some examples…
Taproom Furnishings: Our building, which formerly housed the Brodt Music Company, had a drop ceiling made from beautiful, hundred-year-old white pine boards. We took down the ceiling to open up space in the brew house and repurposed this wood to furnish our Taproom. You’ll find these pine boards making up the entryway, the shelving behind the bar, the tables, booths, drink rails, bathroom sinks, and even a few more places.
Taproom Ceiling: One of the signature elements of our Taproom, the wood-covered ceiling, came entirely from three unlikely sources: reclaimed wood from within the building, repurposed wood from delivery palates and salvaged wood from local scrap piles. How about that!
Bar Footrest: Another great find within the old building were a number of steel beams supporting an elevated platform. That structure didn’t fit into our plans, but we found a home for the steel beams along the front of the bar. (Not to worry, the platform they once supported is no longer in place!)
Flight boxes: We found a huge collection of wooden dividers among the stacks of shelving in the Brodt warehouse. Our resident carpenter transformed them into nifty flight boxes. Not only do they make great little glass carriers, we feel it’s another fitting homage to the Brodts, who inhabited this building before us.
Walk-in Cooler: Our finished product (that would be beer) is stored in a room-sized cooler that was previously owned, but no longer needed, by a big box retailer.
Taproom chairs: Instead of furnishing our Taproom with a gaggle of chairs from a warehouse store, we decided to acquire chairs on an ultra local basis – garage sales! We love the mix and match feel that this eclectic assortment of chairs gives the Taproom. We think our customers have found them to be a comfortable place to plop down and have a beer with friends.
Spent grains: Rather than sending our spent grains to the landfill, we give this organic foodstuff to a local farmer. We are delighted to count his cows among our first satisfied customers!
Recycling program: We have recycling canisters located throughout the building and a separate dumpster in the parking lot for recycled materials. All of our employees are committed to filling them up whenever possible.