On Sunday, the wifey and I got to enjoy a beautiful day in downtown Charleston. I figured why we were in the area, we should check out Kudu Coffee and Craft Beer. The wifey was in the mood for a coffee and I was in the mood for a brewski, so Kudu would be the perfect place to satisfy both our desires. If you haven't been there yet, Kudu is located at 4 Vanderhorst Street near Marion Square.
We were definitely not disappointed by Kudu. The wifey loved her coffee drink, but more importantly, I loved the beer selection. They have 4 beers on draft, and plan on expanding in the near future. They also feature a pretty nice selection of bottles/cans. On this particular day they had on draft: Victory Storm King Imperial Stout, Belgium Piraat Triple IPA, Mad River Extra Pale Ale, and New Belgium Lips of Faith Cocoa Mole. The prices ranged from $4.50 to $6.50. For bottle/can selection, they had: Avery Joe's Pilsner, Avery Ellie's Brown Ale, Avery IPA, Westbrook IPA, Westbrook White Thai, Bavik Pilsner, Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, Oskar Blues Yella Pils, Oskar Blues Old Chub, Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale, Ommegang Witte, Ommegang Belgian Pale Ale, Ommegang Abbey Ale, Ommegang Three Philosophers, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Green Flash Imperial IPA, and a few others. Pretty sweet can and bottle selection there Kudu! I'm a fan! After careful deliberation, I ended up going with the Piraate Triple IPA on draft. I had never had it before, and I left thinking it was one of the better beers I've had in a long time. It was the most expensive, but worth the price for sure. I hope to find that at other local watering holes in the near future.
The best part about Kudu, well besides the craft beer, is the outdoor terrace/patio. It was a perfect day and we enjoyed our beverages out on the terrace/patio. They have about 12 tables out there, and it's just a great spot to sip on a coffee or sip on a few craft beers. Oh and they also host cool events, like the Meet The Brewers Night that they will be having this Thursday (March 15th) with Holy City Brewing.
Kudu definitely comes highly recommended for all you craft beer lovers, especially if you have a wife who loves good coffee. My wife actually loves craft beer, but since she is pregnant, she is no longer able to imbibe. I am drinking for two now...as evidenced by my growing beer belly.