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Charlotte’s favorite hot dog spot, JJ’s Red Hots, is teaming up with local breweries for its annual Brew Dog Series, featuring exclusive dogs each week that have been created through collaboration.
The partnership allows JJ’s to craft amazing hot dog flavors while backing local breweries. March 29-April 7, all Charlotte craft beer will be only $4 to celebrate Charlotte Craft Beer Week. With North Carolina Craft Beer Month just around the corner, JJ’s Brew Dog Series makes for the perfect lead-in.
As the tradition continues, Jonathan Luther and the team at JJ’s created each signature dog with the unique aspects of each brewery in mind, very often using beer in the creation of toppings and condiments. Each “Dog of the Week” will be paired with one of the respective breweries’ beers.
The winner will be based on sales. The top dog will earn its spot on JJ’s Seasonal Hall of Fame Hot Dog Menu, along with a guaranteed tap for the period of time it’s offered.
The Brew Dog Series 2019, which begins March 11 and continues through the week of April 22, will feature the following weekly dogs:
The week of March 11
Partner: Noda Brewing
The dog: Hop Cakes Battered Corndog
The beer: Hop Cakes Imperial IPA
What’s on it: Beer battered (using hop cakes) and deep-fried corn dog, crumbled bacon and maple syrup drizzle
*Add Sriracha for a kick!
The week of March 18
Partner: Amor Artis
The dog: French Onion Dog
The beer: Colonel Stout
What’s on it: Martin’s potato roll slathered in garlic butter, Sahlen’s smokehouse original hot dog, Colonel Stout sautéed onions with rosemary and thyme, shredded gruyere cheese and bread crumbs
The week of March 25
Partner: Legion Brewing
The dog: Carne Asada Dog
The beer: Juicy Jay
What’s on it: Shaved London broil, Juicy Jay slaw, citra hopped ‘chimichurri’ relish and rocket sauce
The week of April 1
Partner: Triple C Brewing
The dog: The Flat Brim
The beer: Flat Brim Hazy IPA
What’s on it: Sahlen’s smokehouse original hot dog, sriracha cream cheese, Flat Brim orange marmalade, fried jalapenos and rocket sauce
The week of April 8
Partner: Sycamore Brewing
The dog: Fiesta de la Boca
The beer: Sun Grown
What’s on it: Fire roasted green chiles, cotija cheese, beer battered O-rings, cilantro-lime crema and cilantro garnish
The week of April 15
The dog: Doner Dog
The beer: Copper
What’s on it: Crumbled merguez sausage, shredded lettuce, tzatziki sauce, cucumber pico de gallo and crumbled feta cheese
The week of April 22
Partner: Lenny Boy Brewing
The dog: The Big Len
The beer: Burn Down Brown Ale
What’s on it: Sahlen’s all beef hot dog, beer braised cabbage, English sharp cheddar and Burn Down Brown mustard
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