Friday, August 12, 2011

August 12th- What's On Tap and Upcoming Craft Beer Events

What's On Tap!
Affligem Blond
Avery IPA
Belgoo Magus
Blanche de Bruxelles
Great Divide Yeti Stout
Tripel Karmeliet
Stillwater Existent
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Saison
Pauwel Kwak
Ommegang Aphrodite
Palm Amber
Van Steenberge Monks Cafe Flemish Sour
Coast Shreddin Wheat
Boulder Flashback India Brown Ale

Rogue's Old Crustacean Barleywine
Palmetto Espresso Porter
Sweetwater IPA
Westbrook Brewing White Thai
Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
Ovila Saison
Coast Brewing The Belafonte Belgian Pale Ale
Victory Summer Love
Southern Tier Creme Brulee Stout

Bells 2010 Expedition Stout
Avery Joe's Premium Pilsner XPA
RJ Rockers Son of a Peach
Holy City Pluff Mud Porter
Victory Headwaters Pale Ale
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA

Coast 32/50 Kolsch
Julian Cider
Westbrook Cowboy Meets Farmer
Ommegang Aphrodite
Coast Shreddin' Wheat
Skull Coast Scallywag
Rogue John John Juniper
Lucifer Belgium Strong
Palmetto IPA
Great Divide Rumble IPA
Westbrook Belgian Pale Ale
Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
New Holland Oaked Hatter
Pauwel Kwak
North Coast Brother Thelonius
Great Divide Belgian Style Yeti
Smuttynose 2010 Imperial Stout
Mikkeller Breakfast Stout
Stillwater Existent
*See rest of draft menu here*

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
Coronado Islander IPA
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
Great Divide Samurai
RJ Rockers Son of a Peach

White Thai
Belgian Pale
Cowboy Meets Farmer
American Bitter

Mellow Mushroom (Mt. Pleasant)
Ovila Abbey Saison
Stone Arrogant Bastard
Victory Hop Devil
Bell's Oberon
Great Divide Titan IPA
Julian Cider 
Blue Moon
Dogfish 90 min
Fat Tire
Franziskaner Hefe
New Belgium Abbey
Stone Cali Belgique
Tilburgs Brown
Victory Summer Love
Sweetgrass Pale Ale
Stella Artois
Ommegang Aphrodite 

Byrd's Beer at The Pig at the IOP Piggly Wiggly (Growler Fills)
Avery The Reverend Belgian Quad
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
Ballast Point Sculpin
Foothills Bourbon Barrel Aged India Brown Ale
Holy City Pluff Mud Porter
Coast 32/50 Kolsch
Stoudt's Pils
Skull Coast Maelstrom IPA
Avery Salvation Belgian Ale
Left Hand Sawtooth ESB

Upcoming Craft Beer Events

August 15th
Oak Steakhouse will host an amazing beer dinner with Brian Ewing from 12% Imports, Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisan Ales and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso of Evil Twin Brewing.  "Chef Jeremiah Bacon has crafted an amazing 8 course, 9 beer extravaganza in an intimate and elegant setting."  Reservations will be extremely limited.  The cost is $125 per person, plus gratuity.  Call Oak Steakhouse for reservations (843) 722-4220.

The menu:

1) Stillwater Stateside Saison 
     Passed Hors D’Oeuvres

2) Evil Twin Ryan and the Beaster Bunny 
    Salad of Octopus, Orange, Radishes

3) Stillwater Cellar Door 
   Burden Creek Goat Cheese and Squash Ravioli 
   Pine Nuts, Brown Butter Emulsion

4) Mikkeller/Stillwater Two Gypsies Our Side 
    Crispy Pork Belly, Pickled Melon

5) Stillwater Chardonnay Barrel Aged Stateside Saison 
    Capers Island Clams, Fennel 
    Pastina, Espellette

6) Stillwater Bourbon Barrel Aged Existent 
    Seared Venison, Parsnip, Cipollinni Onions

7) Evil Twin Yin & Evil Twin Yang 
    Braised Niman Ranch Shortribs 
    Grilled CAB Flat Iron Steak

8) Evil Twin Ashtray Heart 
    Petit Fours

*Prior to the beer dinner, Brian Strumke of Stillwater Artisanal Ales and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso of Evil Twin Brewing will be at the Charleston Beer Exchange hosting a free meet and greet/tasting*

August 15th
Head to Closed For Business for a collaboration dinner featuring a four-course meal and delicious beer pairings.

For the upcoming dinner, Will Fincher of Closed For Business and Josh Keeler of Two Boroughs Larder will be collaborating in the kitchen.  Paired with each course will be a beer from Allagash and a beer from New Belgium.  Here are the brews:

Vriendan Collaboration w/ New Belgium

New Belgium:
Vriendan Collaboration w/ Allagash
Grand Cru
Super Cru
Lips of Faith La Folie

Tickets are on sale now for $46 per person and space is limited.  Event is from 6-9pm.  For reservations, call (843) 853-8466. 

August 18th
Laura Alberts will host Asheville's own French Broad Brewery.  This will  be a 4 Course Beer Dinner.  Starts at 7pm (Reception begins).  Price is $45 plus tax/gratuity.  Reservations only by calling (843) 881-4711. 

Gateway Kolsch 

Pastrami Wrapped Jumbo Prawn With Butter Poached Cabbage & Watercress Salad Garnished with Ciabatta Shards & Molasses Paint paired with the Rye Hopper Ale

Frissee & Mustard Green Salad With Poached Egg, Bacon Lardons, Sweet Onion Relish, Grape Tomatoes Topped with Herb White Balsamic Vinaigrette paired with 13 Rebels ESB (Extra Special Bitter)

Smoked Salt Seared Maple Farms Duck Breast With Anvil Dark Cherry Lacquered, Braised Barley, Wild Mushroom Medley paired with the Anvil Porter

Butterscotch Toffee Bread Pudding With Apple Crisp & Coca Cola Sheet paired with the Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale

September 2nd-4th
4th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest.  This is a three day festival devoted to the craft brew enthusiast.  Get your tickets here.

September 5th-10th
Seafood Jazz & Brew Festival on Hilton Head Island.  More info to follow.

September 24th
The Ballpark Festival of Beers will take place at Joseph P. Riley, Jr.  Park (home of the Riverdogs) in downtown Charleston.  Over 100 different varieties of brew will be available to quench the taste buds of every die-hard beer enthusiast.  This is a 21 and over event.  Advanced tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the River Dogs box office or on online here.  Price is $30 the day of the event.   Time of the event is 7-10pm.  Early birds will be rewarded, as the first 1,000 people through the gates receive a commemorative sampling glass. 
October 7th and 8th
Oktoberfest at Gene's Haufbrau.  Stay tuned for more details.

October 8th
Charlotte Oktoberfest at the Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC.  Tickets are $35 for general admission and $50 for premium admission.  Current list of breweries attending here.

January 27th (2012)
World Beer Festival in Columbia.  More info to follow.

Currently Drinking:  Frothy Beard Brewing Company Irish Red Ale


*I do my best to make this as accurate as possible, and apologize if there are any errors*


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