There are some brews that are simply staples of Charlotte's beer scene. For example, pretty much any craft beer drinker in the Queen City would be familiar with NoDa Brewing's Hop Drop & Roll or Birdsong Brewing's Jalapeño Pale Ale. We almost take for granted that we can get those beers in cans or on draft at so many restaurants and bars around the city.

And despite the fact that Legion Brewing is one of the city's younger breweries, its East Coast IPA "Juicy Jay" has made its way onto that list of staple beers of Charlotte in the past two years. It's one we've come to expect to see on the beer list when we go out -- and one we're happy to say you'll be able to order at our upcoming Sip & Sweat for National Beer Day at Midwood Smokehouse class this Saturday April 7 at 10 AM.

Read on to learn more about our local beer of the week, "Juicy Jay," as well as this upcoming fitness class where you'll be able to earn one (or two) for yourself.

The Beer: Legion Brewing, "Juicy Jay"

Craving something citrus-y? Skip the OJ and go for a Juicy Jay instead! This refreshing East Coast IPA from Legion Brewing is bursting with flavors of mango, orange, and tropical fruit. Combine that fruit-forward flavor with Mosaic, El Dorado and Cascade hops, and the result is a juicy 6.3% ABV IPA that's ideal for sipping after a workout. Work for a pint or two at Sip & Sweat for National Beer Day at Midwood Smokehouse this Saturday 4/7 at 10 AM!

Sip & Sweat for National Beer Day at Midwood Smokehouse

Celebrate National Beer Day (and Charlotte Craft Beer Week) in true Work For Your Beer style with a special Sip & Sweat class at Midwood Smokehouse Park Road.

Sweat it out with a bootcamp class taught by Justine Grosso, then enjoy a well-earned beer or two with friends post-workout.

Just $6 (cash or card) gets you the class, a half-pint of beer, and food samples from Midwood Smokehouse to enjoy after your workout. Midwood Smokehouse will host the class at its Park Road Shopping Center location, in the adjacent patio and parking lot. 

Bring a mat, a water bottle, and a towel, because you're definitely going to sweat! This workout is body weight only, and there are modifications for each move—so it's perfect for those just stepping into the fitness world, as well as seasoned athletes. 

Hang out with friends after class to enjoy some additional beer and food! Midwood Smokehouse features a rotating draft list of local craft beer (perfect for your Charlotte Beer Week celebration). The food features everything from traditional barbecue plates to salads, sandwiches, burgers and tacos.

Check out our Facebook event to learn more. We'll see you there!

Want to Be Featured as a Beer of the Week?

If you're interested in having your brewery, your beer(s), and your fitness activities featured on our blog, social media channels, and our Weekly Brewsletter, we'd love to hear from you! Reach out to for details on how to be featured.