World Beer Festival in Columbia – Jan 18

Let the countdown begin to the Sixth Annual World Beer Festival in Columbia, SC, on January 18!

World Beer Festival Columbia Logo

The list features a lot of South Carolina brewers:

  • Thomas Creek Brewery
  • RJ Rockers
  • Conquest Brewing Company
  • Hunter-Gatherer Brewery
  • Coast Brewing Company
  • Holy City Brewing
  • Palmetto Brewing
  • Westbrook Brewing
  • New South Brewing
  • River Dog Brewing Company
  • Windy Hill Orchard

I’m excited to sample some old favorites, such as Allagash Brewing Company, as well as some new ones. Authentic Belgian Trappist beer from Orval, anyone?

I’ll be volunteering during Session One. If you’d like to learn more about volunteering, fill out this form.

Photo credit: World of Beer Festival website

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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