Beer Events This Week – Jan 13-19

Mark these dates in your calendar:

Jan 16Brewery 85 pre-opening tasting at Community Tap, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Jan 18World Beer Festival at the Columbia Convention Center
I will be volunteering at Session 1 (noon-4 p.m.) and drinking at Session 2 (6-10 p.m.)

Jan 19Biggest Little Beer Festival at Barley’s in Greenville, 2-6 p.m.
Learn more at the Barley’s website and the Greenville News.

If you know of any other big events in the area, please share!

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Taproom Grand Opening at Brewery 85

I’m excited that my first real post on this blog is to share the Grand Opening of Brewery 85! The newest addition to the Upstate’s breweries, Brewery 85 is opening February 1, 2014, at Exit 48 off I-85.

Brewery 85

I met the founder, Will McCameron, back in September when I was the first person to follow the clues and discover the brewery’s location. Though I was only able to tour a shell of this future beer oasis, Will shared a few details of the big picture, which includes great beer, on-site gardens and orchards, outdoor drink space and a food truck area. Sounds like the perfect place to hang out with a pint.

Brewery 85 Taproom

Will gave me a tour of the in-progress brewery

Follow Brewery 85 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Untapped to learn more about their beer and opening day events.

Photo Credits: Brewery 85 website; Brewery 85 Facebook page