Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March 6th-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 8th
Bottles in Mt. Pleasant will be having a Salute to Hops from 4:30-7:30pm.  They will have kegs of some hoppy @$$ beers!!!  Beers on tap will be: Avery Hog Heaven Barleywine, Fort Collins IPA, Bigfoot Barleywine, Green Flash Hop Head Red, Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale, and Bell's Two Hearted Ale.  Fill up that growler!

March 8th
Eurasia in Mt. Pleasant will host Southern Tier for a Craft Beer Dinner.  Event is from 6-9pm and cost is $25 per person.  Call (843) 606-2616 for reservations.  See menu below:

Pairing Menu

422 Pale Wheat Ale
Hints of Orange and Sweet Malts. 
Flash Fried Calamari ● Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
Blood Orange ● Asian Pear ● Tart Green Apple 
Ginger ● Pea Shoots

Hop Lovers Dream.
Mediterranean Style Colorado Lamb
Israeli Cous Cous Salad ● Creamy Cumin-Dill Dressing 

Chocolate and espresso beans followed by a subtle flavor of hops.
Slow Braised Wagyu & Angus Short Ribs 
Low Country Redeye Gravy ● Farmer’s Daughter’s Spoonbread With Mascarpone
Kite’s Smokehouse 9-Month Cured Country Ham ● Smoked Georgia Corn 

Mokah Stout
A stout brewed with chocolate and coffee.
“Coffee & Doughnuts” 
Van Gogh Double Espresso Crème Brule ● House Made Doughnut Holes
Sugar Powder ● Espresso Beans

March 10th
EVO is celebrating their anniversary with a Block Party starting at 1pm.  Price is $15 and that will get you spatchcocked chicken, pulled pork, pizza, and local veggies.  Craft Beer and wine will be available for purchase.  

March 12th
House of Brews will host an Allagash Tap Takeover starting at 4pm.  Featured beers will include Old HLT (sour ale) and their Tripel (dry hopped).  The Old HLT is a sour ale, and has been sitting on Michigan Cherries for two years.  Sounds tasty!  There will also be BBQ from Finz and live music. 

March 12th
17 North will host Palmetto Brewing Company for a 5 Course Beer Dinner.  Cost is $60 per person.  Call (843) 606-2144 for reservations.  See menu below:

Reception: Pickled Green Tomatoes, Shrimp, Eggs and Pigs Feet, Bacon Corn Bread vs. Aftershock

I: "Shrimp N Grits" - Blue crab- and Gechee Boy Grit-Stuffed Local Shrimp, Tasso Bacon, Tomato Beer Foam vs. Charleston Lager

II: "Fried Chicken" - Milgrove Farms Chicken and Mepkin Abbey Oyster Mushroom Purloo, Fried Chicken Skin, Roasted Chicken Consommé vs. Pale Ale

III: "Pork and Collards" - Smoked Pork Shoulder, Braised Pork Belly, Collard Roulade, Mac and Cheese Powder vs. Amber

IV: Not Traditional Pecan Pie vs. Expresso Porter

March 15th
Kudu Restaurant/Cafe, located in downtown Charleston, will be hosting their 1st "Meet the Brewers Night," featuring Holy City Brewing.  Meet the guys from HCB and enjoy some of their delicious beer.  They will also have live music.  

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 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.

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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