Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17th-Craft Beer Events Calendar!

Craft Beer Events 

Holy City Brewing: Monday and Tuesday 4pm-6pm, Wednesday-Friday 4pm-7pm, and Saturday from 12-4pm.  
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.

May 18th
Bottles in Mt. Pleasant will have a Weihenstephan Tasting starting at 4pm.  The lineup will be: Hefeweissbier, Hefeweissbier Dunkel, Korbinian, and Vitus! 

May 18th
Closed for Business will host Grant from New Belgium for a New Belgium Flight & Pint Night to celebrate the Lips of Faith Tart Lychee release.  They will be pouring Tart Lychee ($4 for 12 oz.), Tripel, Beire de Mars, Somersault, Ranger ($4 pints), Belgo IPA ($4 pints).  Flights are $10.  Starts at 6pm.
May 20th
The Town of Mt. P is sponsoring an event called "Beers, Beats & Eats" on Sunday.  Craft beer, live music, and tasty homebrews highlight this event.  The event will be held at the Park West Recreation Complex.  Admission is free, you have to pay for sample tickets though.  The participating breweries are: Ace Joker Dry Cider, Allagash, Anchor Steam, Avery, Bells, Brasserie De L’ Abbaye, Brouwerij, Grand Teton, Green Flash, Harpoon, Napa Smith, New Castle, Palmetto Brewery, Point, Sam Adams, Sierra Navada, Stone, Theakston’s, Victory, Westbrook, Weyerbacher.  Free souvenir tasting mugs will be available for the first 1,000 sample-ticket buyers. 

May 22nd
My favorite burger and beer joint, The Coleman Public House will celebrate it's 2 year anniversary by having a Customer Appreciation event.  From 6-9pm, all drafts and appetizers will be half off.  Live music will kick off at 7pm. 

May 22nd
Closed For Business and Holy City Brewing will team up for a 5 Course Beer Dinner that starts at 6pm.  The beers will be Holy City Pilsner, Pluff Mud Porter, Earthworm, Washout Wheat, and Black Dog's Bite.  The Black Dog's Bite was a collaboration beer brewed by the guys from Holy City Brewing and the Lucas Brothers from Closed For Business.  Stop by or call Closed For Business for your ticket.  Tickets are $40 a person and seating is limited.  These will go fast!  Here's the menu:

I: Duck Egg-Deviled/Scotched/Peach Mustard
Holy City Pilsner
II: BBQ Chicken Roulade-Charred Corn/Hush Puppy/BBQ-Jus
Holy City Washout Wheat
III: Crepinette-Steak Fries/Red Eye Gravy/Okra/Roasted Tomato
Holy City Earth Worm
IV: I Heart Philly- Smoked Cheddar Fondue/Pickled Jalapenos/Oyster Mushroom
Holy City Black Dog
V: Mole Cake-Fried Banana/Bacon/Salted Caramel
Holy City Pluff Mud Porter

May 22nd
Five Loaves Cafe will be hosting a New Belgium Beer Dinner starting at 6:30pm.  The cost is $30 and will include 4 beers/4 courses.  Call (843) 805-7977 for tickets.  Here's the menu:

I: Pan-seared scallops served over a pesto corn relish with a Shift butter sauce vs. Shift Pale Lager 
II: Salmon ceviche with chipotle creme fraiche and an avocado-cilantro vinaigrette vs. Ranger IPA 
III: Smoked chicken thigh with mexican rice and a Fat Tire mole sauce vs. Fat Tire 
IV: Chocolate custard with caramelized bananas vs. Abbey 

May 23rd
Charleston Brews Cruise will offer a free shuttle between five beertastic locations on Coleman Blvd.  This has been dubbed the "Coleman Craft Cruise."  Shuttle is free, and you pay for any beers/food you get at any of the locations.  The locations are: Coleman Public House, Finz Bar & Grill, House of Brews, Red Drum Gastropub, and Triangle Char & Bar.  Avery Brewing will be the featured brewery and their beer will be on tap at all the locations.  This starts at 7pm and you can get on the shuttle at any of the locations.  

May 23rd
Laura Alberts will have Brooklyn Brewery in the house for a special "growler hour," starting at 5pm.  Chef Matt Brigham will be preparing four tasty appetizers to pair with a flight of four 4 ounce Brooklyn beers.  Live music from Rustic Remedy as well. 

May 24th
The Charleston Beer Exchange and Cupcake on King Street will team up for a Beer and Cupcake pairing event from 5-7pm at Cupcake on King Street.  You will be able to sample 4 different beers and 4 tasty cupcakes for free!!!  Yes FREE!  

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. 

May 30th,
Ted's Butcherblock will host Westbrook Brewing for their monthly cask event.  The featured cask beer will be Westbrook's Single Hop: Pacific Jade, dry hopped with Calypso.  Edward Westbrook and his lovely wife Morgan will be pouring the beer!  Beer will start pouring at 6pm! 

May 31st
The boys from the Charleston Beer Exchange and Bacco Italian Restaurant will team up for their second Rare Italian Beer Dinner.  Event will start at 6pm.  More details to come. 

June 2nd
Beer City Festival will be held in Asheville from 12-6pm.  25+ breweries will be there showcasing their tasty beers!  Tickets are $40 each, but can only be bought at Asheville's local breweries, Bruisin' Ale's, and Barley's Taproom.  

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.  Breweries will be Magic Hat, Leinenkugel's, Sweetwater, Holy City, Thomas Creek, Founders, Shipyard Brewing, RJ Rockers, Blue Moon, and Crispin (Hard Cider). 


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


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