This year's Charleston Beer Week will take place from April 21st until the 27th.
Charleston Beer Week celebrates our city’s beer community, from brewer to bartender, from keg to glass. As the nation’s craft beer industry grows exponentially, so has the local beer scene over the last few years. We boast four production breweries, numerous beer-focused pubs and stores, and a population ever-warming to the idea that beer should not only taste like something, but taste like something delicious.
***UDPATE, 3/29/13***: The event announcements have begun!
Here's what's on tap
8 pm - Sunday Funday Bowling Tourney - The Alley
Watch your favorite breweries battle it out on the bowling lanes in a tournament. Limited space to sign up to join your favorite brewery's bowling team
5 pm – Charlie Papazian Homebrew Rally – Holy City Brewing
President of the U.S. Brewers' Association Charlie Papazian will be in attendance until 6:30 pm. You're welcome to bring your own homebrew creations to share.
This event acts as the official kickoff for the second annual IRON BREW competition (held in conjunction with Mellow Avondale).
5:30 pm - Brewmaster's Boat Cruise - Aquarium Wharf
Five beer samples, paired with appetizers.
6 pm - CBW: Craft Beer Kickball Tournament - The Joe
$10 advance tickets gets you a spot on a team and a free t-shirt, and $5 at the door gets you in as a spectator. Pints will be $4 for players & spectators. Doors open at 5 p.m
7 pm - CBW: Stone/Allagash/Anderson Valley Beer Dinner - Five Loaves (Downtown)
Five courses, paired with eight beers from three breweries representing Maine and California.
6 pm - Beer, Baseball, & BBQ with Terrapin - Home Team BBQ, West Ashley
Watch the UGA vs. GA Tech game while sampling the best brews from Athens.
6 pm - Beer, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Maltiness! - Liberty Tap Room
Liberty Tap Room will have a number of malt-forward beers on tap, and reps will be on hand to talk about how malt was utilized in their recipes
6 pm – South Carolina Beer Night – Closed for Business
Closed for Business will feature beer from ten South Carolina breweries. Every tap will have a beer from the state - that's 42 taps, plus a cask/beer engine.
6:30 pm - Abita Beer Dinner - Sesame, West Ashley
Brews from Abita Brewing paired with delicious eats from Sesame.
7 pm - Beer vs. Wine Dinner with Founders Brewing - Laura Alberts Tasteful Options, Daniel Island
Five courses, each paired with beer from Michigan's Founders Brewing and a winery.
6 pm - Craftmen's Tap Into Hops Night - Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House
A number of hop-forward beers will be on tap, and reps will be on hand to talk about how hops are used in their recipes.
6 pm - Founders KBS Release + Other Awesome Stouts - Closed for Business
They will be tapping one of only two Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout kegs to make it to Charleston so make sure you are there at 6 pm sharp to get your pint.
6 pm - SweetWater Cornhole Tournament - Triangle, Mt Pleasant
Cornhole competition . Winner gets a custom set of SweetWater cornhole boards.
7 pm - Brooklyn Beer Pairing - HoM Burger
Brooklyn Beers paired with meals from Chef Shay
7 pm - Beer Can Chicken with Oskar Blues - Smoky Oak Taproom
Chicken and 2 sides for $12, with 12 oz cans of Dale's Pale Ale or Mama's Little Yella Pils for $4 a pop.
7 pm - Holy City/RJ Rockers Collaboration Beer Debut - Oak Barrel Tavern
The debut of the first intra-South Carolina collaborative beer: Stuck on Rye 26.
7:30 pm - Craft Beer Trivia/River Dog Tap Takeover - Boone's
Beers will be tapped at 7:30 pm. Trivia begins at 8 pm. 1/2 price wings
3 pm - Frothy Beard Tasting/Growler Launch - Total Wine
Sample Charleston’s newest local brewery, Frothy Beard!
6 pm - Charleston Beer Night - EVO Craft Bakery
$30 ticket will get you six 1/2-pint pours, each of a different beer from a different brewery. Hors d'oeuvres. Live music.
6 pm - Up the Creek & To the 'Ville - Homegrown Brewhouse
Thomas Creek tasting.
6 pm - Yeast, Sir, I'll Have Another - Avondale
There will be a number of beers on tap at the Avondale bars. Each brew will have a distinctive flavor profile thanks to yeast. Reps will be rotating among all five venues to talk up the beer and how yeast does its magic.
7 pm - East vs. West - The Griffon
Tastings from select breweries representing each coast.
7 pm - Guinness &... - Smoky Oak Taproom
Enjoy unique blends of Guinness and a variety of ales from RJ Rockers.
8 pm - Highland Beer Dinner - The Green Door
Highland Brewing paired with tasty food from the Green Door
12 pm - Missing in Action Brewery Takeover - d.d. Pecker's
All day Friday, grab $4 pints
5 pm - Abita Tasting/Growler Fills - Total Wine
6 pm - Guinness &... - The Roost
Unique blends of Guinness with craft ciders, ales, and lagers.
6 pm - Homegrown Brewhouse Turns 40 - Homegrown Brewhouse
To celebrate their 40th Anniversary, the brewhouse will be adding their 40th tap that day. Drink specials and other surprises.
6 pm - TGIFirkin Friday - Smoky Oak Taproom
They will be presenting somewhere between six and eight casks (a.k.a. firkins)
6:30 pm - Magic Hat Boat Cruise - City Marina
Music from the Holy City Hooligans, food from Roti Rolls, and $2 Magic Hat brews.
7 pm - Lagunitas Tap Takeover - Kudu
Lagunitas on tap at Kudu.
12 pm - CBW: Seasonal Beer Bar Crawl - Various, Downtown
Try out some seasonal craft brews at your favorite downtown bars
I will be updating this entry with all of the events once they are announced, so check back with HolyCitySinner.com often!