Two Charlotte beer gardens in running for best in the US

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Is North Carolina becoming the beer mecca of the United States?

In one of USA Today’s latest 10Best polls, four beer gardens in North Carolina are in the running to be crowned America’s favorite spot -- the most for any state on the list.

Two nominees are right here in the Queen City: VBGB Beer Hall and Garden and Charlotte Beer Garden.

Raleigh Beer Garden and Asheville’s Funkatorium Biergarten also earned spots on the list.

Twenty beer gardens were picked by a “panel of beer experts” as the best spots to enjoy a beer outdoors.

Voting for the readers’ choice award is underway now. Fans can vote once per day through March 16 at noon. Winners will be announced March 26.

Click here to place your vote.