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Press Release: Tilted Kilt Wins National Beer Competition

Stone Brewery Gives “Most Arrogant Bar in America” Award to Tilted Kilt franchise in Charlotte

The results are in. It’s official. Tilted Kilt of Charlotte is the champion of Stone Brewery’s annual competition, “Most Arrogant Bar in America.”

Every year, Stone Brewery Company has a national competition called the “Most Arrogant Bar in America.” The competition is simple, any bar or pub can entire and the establishment that sells the most of Stone Brewery’s three beers, Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale at the end of one week, wins the title for a year. The competition took place in November 2009 and the 2010 title was recently awarded to Tilted Kilt of Charlotte, North Carolina.

“This is a great award for Tilted Kilt to win,” says Ben Thorman, Tilted Kilt of Charlotte’s Director of Operations. “We entered the competition to get our draft selection on the craft beer radar. Winning this National Competition really puts Titled Kilt on the beer map for drafts.”

The “Most Arrogant Bar in America” competition had establishments from all over the country enter the contest and for the very first time, a bar in the Southeast has won the title. In the past, the annual competition has been dominated by establishments in the Midwest and Northwest parts of the country.

“We are thrilled to be the first bar in the Southeast to win this national title,” explained Thorman. “The one thing I am proud of the most, is that a national chain has proven they can have an award winning draft program.”

Tilted Kilt of Charlotte sold more of Stone Brewery’s three beers, Arrogant Bastard Ale, OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale and Double Bastard Ale in one week than any other establishment in the country. To celebrate the award, Titled Kilt will host a plaque presentation on Wednesday, February 24, 2009 at the Tilted Kilt located at 13230 Carowinds Blvd. At the presentation, some of the hardest to find beers will be in North Carolina at the Tilted Kilt for the very first time.

The Tilted Kilt is a sports bar that pays homage to the old public houses of America, England, Scotland and Ireland. The pub features sexy servers, classic Celtic décor, traditional pub food and sports all under one roof. The menu is a mix of traditional pub food like fish & chips and shepherds pie, but also features creations like drunken clams, meatloaf and pasta dishes. Beers from around the world are available, and as the famed Tilted Kilt slogan goes, “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good.”

About Tilted Kilt
With more than 30 locations across the country, Tilted Kilt is different than other sports bars because of its theme that combines Celtic décor, humorous limericks and sexy cast members with great food, drinks and fun. The original restaurant concept was developed in the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas in 2003. The company projects that 50 restaurants will be operating by 2009. For more information, go to