Monday, August 8, 2011

Updated Craft Beer Events!

Upcoming Craft Beer Events

August 9th
Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar will be doing a 3 courseTapas tasting with Westbrook Brewing's beers.  
Whit (Wheat Beer)-Hints of Ginger and Lemongrass
 B.L.T. Roll - 3 Sauces
Smoked Bacon - Baby Greens & Pea Shoots -Bigeye Tuna
Ginger - Sesame-Soy - Thai Chili

India Pale Ale
Munich and Carpalis Malts, with 4 American Hops
 Sweet & Smokey Salad
Barbeque-Bacon Vinaigrette - Summer Field Greens - Carolina Peaches
Bleu Cheese - Red Onion - Virginia Country Ham - Stone Ground Grit Croutons

Belgium Blonde-Wheat Fusion
Hints of Apricot, Orange and Amarillo Hops
 Cowboy's Chili & Farmer's Daughter's Spoonbread
Braised Beef - Surry Sausage - Fire Roasted Peppers & Onions -Smoked Georgia Corn

Event is from 6pm-9pm.  $25 per person.  Call (843)606-2616 for reservations.

August 10th
Laura Alberts will host Charleston's newest brewery, Holy City Brewing, for a very special growler hour.  Three of the four founders of HCB will be on hand to talk about the brewery and their beer.  Glassware and free beer swag will be available while supplies last.  On tap will be their Holy City Pilsner, Fish Bowl Ale #1, Fish Bowl Ale #2, and Pluff Mud Porter.  Event is from 5-9pm. 

August 15th
Oak Steakhouse will host an amazing beer dinner with Stillwater Artisan Ales and 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.  More complete menu details to come.  Call Oak Steakhouse for reservations (843) 722-4220.   

*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's 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 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:  Guiness


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


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