Saturday, May 21—Noon to 6pm—Brick Works Park in Cayce, SC
The park at the historic Guignard Brick Works on the Congaree River in Cayce is the setting for the First Annual South Carolina Brewer’s Festival, according to event organizer Michael Biondi. The Brewer’s Festival will take place on Saturday, May 21st from noon until 6pm.
Biondi, a co-owner of Charleston’s Frothy Beard Brewing, said the Brewer’s Festival is a chance to “try what South Carolina brewers have to offer.” Craft brewing has grown exponentially in the state, and many of the beers have exotic flavors made from local produce (known as “farm to pint”). The Brewer’s Festival will showcase the beer from as many as 30 SC breweries, and will also feature food trucks and local artisans. Admission is $50 and includes a glass for tasting.
Brick Works Park is located at 190 Knox Abbott Drive, just across the river from Columbia. For more information, follow @SCBrewers on Twitter, or visit the organization’s Facebook page.
The South Carolina Brewer’s Guild is led by an executive committee made up of representatives from Frothy Beard Brewing, Brewery 85 in Greenville, Holy City Brewing in North Charleston and RJ Rockers in Spartanburg. Brook Bristow is the executive director of the SC Brewer’s Guild.
Beer vendors include:
Benford Brewing Co. – Irish Honey, The Problem Solver Smoked O’Hickory
Birds Fly South Ale Project – Ginger Pear Gose, Juniper Saison
Brewery 85 – Tropic Thunder DIPA, Yeoman’s Brown
COAST Brewing Company – HopArt IPA, 32/50 Kolsch, Dead Arm Cask
Conquest Brewing Co., Inc. – Coffee IPA, Frederick, BA Sour American Strong Ale
Cooper River Brewing Company – Golden Ale, Spring IPA, Porter
Freehouse Brewery – Folly’s Pride, Ashley Farmhouse Ale
The Frothy Beard Brewing Company – Strawberry Blonde, A’ndale, Concerned Citizen Kumquat IPA, Harlowe’s Hats Peanut Butter Banana Porter
Hilton Head Brewing Company – Mosaic IPA, TBD
Holy City Brewing – Madam Basil, Wine Aged Quintuple
Legal Remedy Brewing – World Court White Chocolate Mocha Stout, Double Indemnity DIPA, Sequestered Blueberry Saison
Lo – Fi – Mexican Lager, Blueberry Wheat
Low Tide Brewing – Down the Hatch IPA, Sweet Caroline, Basil Better Have my Honey, Mr. Sandman
New South Brewing – White Ale, IPA, Lily the Great, Bliss
Oak Road Brewery – Jogglin’ Board, TBD
Palmetto Brewing – Huger St IPA, Island Wit, Palmetto Pilsner
Revelry Brewing Co. – Flaming Mallow Madiera Barrel Aged, Jackson Kiwi Foudre, Lefty Loosey IPA
River Dog Brewing Co. – IPA, Riverwalk Empire Pilsner, Imperial Perkolatte
River Rat Brewery – Pilsner, Kolsch, Hazelnut Brown, Imperial Milk Stout
RJ Rockers Brewery – Palmetto Trail Pale, Half Calf, Son of A Peach, TBD
Salt Marsh Brewing – Local Bluffton H20
Seminar Brewing – Crowconut, Craver, Tanlines
Southern Barrel Brewing Company – Damn Yankee IPA, Southern Helles, Saison N’on N’on, TBD
Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company – Dunkelweizen, SC Stout
Thomas Creek Brewery – TBD
Tradesman Brewing Co. – Bricklayer Red, Circuit Breaker IPA, Shift Change Stout, Dont Monk with Us Belgian Blonde