Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 22nd-Craft Beer Events Calendar!!!

Craft Beer Events 

Holy City Brewing: Monday and Tuesday 4pm-6pm and Wednesday-Friday 4pm-7pm.
Coast Brewing: Thursday from 4pm-7pm and Saturday from 11am-2pm.
Westbrook Brewing: Thursday and Friday from 4pm-7pm and Saturday from 12pm-4pm.
Total Wine & More: Every Thursday from 3pm-7pm.  Sample up to eight craft beers for free.

March 22nd
Charleston Beer Exchange will host a Carolina Brewery Launch Party with free tasting from 5pm-6:30pm.   They we will have Robert Poitras (Brewery Owner), Jon Connolly (Director of Brewing Operations), and Lauren Macaione from Carolina Brewery (Chapel Hill, NC) in the store for a free tasting/meet and greet!  They will be filling all growler sizes of the Sky Blue Golden Ale and the Flagship IPA and offering free samples too!

March 22nd
Bottles will welcome the Carolina Brewery to town.  There will be two of their beers on the growler station (Sky Blue Golden and Flagship IPA). Stop by and fill your growlers. In addition to that, from 5:30-7:30,  Mal from Grapevine Distributors will be pouring his selection of imported beers from the bottle. Grab your growler and bring your thirst for beer to the tasting bar.

March 22nd
Total Wine & More will host a beer class called "Introduction to Beer: Get Your Suds On."  Enjoy an enlightening taste of what beer is really all about in this session focusing on: 1) The difference between Lager and Ale, 2) The four core ingredients in beer, 3) The meaning of “malty”, “hoppy”, “balanced”, and other beer descriptor words, 4) The most popular beer styles and their appearance, aroma, taste, and mouthfeel. Come away knowing what beer styles you like, why you like them, and how to ask for them when in the store and out on the town.  Class will be from 6:30-8:30pm.  Cost is $10 per person.  Seating is limited.  Call (843) 763-7034 to register.

March 22nd
Ted's Butcherblock will be hosting their annual Spring Craft Beer Dinner, featuring new seasonal beers paired with the fresh flavors of spring.  Dinner starts at 7:30 and reservations are required.  Price is $48/person and can be had by calling (843) 577-0094.  Here's the menu:

First Course:
Colorado Lamb Tartar
Pea + Ricotta Pesto with Local Pea Tendrils / Mint Julep Vinaigrette / Pickled Strawberries + Sweet Onion / Gechee Cornmeal + Buttermilk Biscuit
Dogfish Head – Tweason’ale

Second Course:
Rye Sausage Scotch Egg
Lemon Poppy Seed Asparagus / Cauliflower Remoulade / Bread + Butter Ramps + Radish / Griddled Ciabata
Anchor Brewing – Anchor Bock

Third Course:
Trotters and Clams
Smoked Hock Broth / Zucchini “Udon” / Parsley + Gin Butter with Speck / Fried Grits + Tomato Aioli
Williamsburg AleWerks – Grand Illumination

Fourth Course:
Pistachio Lavender Panna Cotta
Strawberry + Black Pepper Sorbet / Blueberry + Lemongrass Sorbet / Blackberry + Ginger Sorbet / Graham Cracker Lime Crisp + Riesling Reduction
RJ Rockers – Son of a Peach

March 28th
HoM (burger boutique located downtown) and Holy City Brewing will team up for a six-course Beer Dinner.  Tickets are $60, and will include two reception beers (8 beers in total).  Tickets can be purchased through HoM or at Holy City Brewing.  Email if interested.  See the awesome menu below.

First Course
Ancho-Cocoa Seared Lamb Loin Carpaccio, Bing Cherry, Frissee, Vanilla Onion Relish
Low Country Dark Ale

Second Course
Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Garlic And Blue Cheese Potato Puree Butter Popcorn

Third Course
Seared Scallops, Banana Guacomole, Strawberry Salsa
Laser Pants

Fourth Course
Farmer's Market Spring Salad
Spring Cleaning IPA

Fifth Course
Neuskies Creme Brulee, Smoked Salt Frissee, Bacon, Truffle Vinaigrette

Sixth Course
Plums, Fig Jam, Tootsie Roll
Doppel Bock

March 29th
Total Wine & More will host a "Locals Only" Beer Class, featuring local author and beer writer Timmons Pettigrew.  Pettigrew will lead a tasting of 8 local beers.  Call (843) 763-7034 to reserve your spot.  Event starts at 6:30pm and price is $10!

April 1st
17 North Roadside Kitchen will host the 1st Annual Local Lowcountry Beer Festival.  Event will be from 1-8pm.  "This is a festival for the local Breweries of the Lowcountry of South Carolina to show off their beers and exchange knowledge with the local homebrewers in the area. All while having some great food and listening to some solid local bands. Holy City, Palmetto, and Westbrook breweries will be in attendance as well as the local homebrewers group. It is an all age event so kids are more than welcome to attend with their parents and enjoy the day."  No word on price yet.  Stay tuned.

April 15th
The Classic City Brew Fest will be held in Athens, Georgia.  They will have 250 different beers to sample, as well as a New Cask Ale Pavilion featuring roughly 15 rare cask real ales.   Tickets are $39.00 and can be purchased online here.

April 19th
Total Wine & More will host a beer class called "Great Breweries: Great Beers."  A journey spotlighting some great beers and the breweries that brew them. Several breweries will be featured and discussed along with a tasting of multiple beers from each of their portfolios. Learn more about the breweries and the character of the beers they produce.  Class will be from 6:30-8:30pm.  Cost is $10 per person.  Seating is limited.  Call (843) 763-7034 to register.

May 26th
Oak Barrel Tavern will host a Homebrew Contest.  There will be 3 categories: Ale, Porter-Stout, and Other.  Stay tuned for more information. 

June 23rd
The Charleston Beer Garden 2012 will take place from 1-8pm at Brittlebank Park in Charleston.  "Inspired by the festive biergartens of Germany, Brittlebank Park will be transformed into the largest pop-up beer garden Charleston has experienced. Featuring a great line-up of craft brews, tasty treats from Charleston’s food trucks, live music, beer school, and more, this festival won’t disappoint!" Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door.  VIP Tickets are $50 in advance and include some sweet extras such as VIP Reserve Beer Tastings, VIP Grove Access, and VIP Parking.   DD tickets are $15 and need to be bought in advance.  Stay tuned for more info.


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


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