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Charleston Beer Week is not something we Charlestonians take lightly. With events of all kinds on every day of the week, there’s sure to be something that catches your eye. Not to mention almost every event donates some of their proceeds to local charities and/or nonprofits. Beer Week starts on Friday, September 7th and goes through Saturday, September 15th, so you’ll have plenty of chances to grab some brews at an event near you. Below is a curated list of events happening each day of the week. But, for a list of all beer week events, click here.
September 7: Beers, Bluegrass & The Golden Pineapple
This is a BYOC event (bring your own chair) because it will be held on the lawn next to the Fat Pig Brewing Company. Listen to live music by Yeehaw Junction while hanging out on the lawn and sipping on beers from the brewery. Food will be provided by The Golden Pineapple food truck. Be sure to try their homemade pimento cheese! Pair it with the newly released Brewster beer, making its debut at this Beer Week event.
NEED TO KNOW: 6pm-9pm at Fat Pig Brewing Company
September 8: Beer & Movie Night on the Ashley at Freehouse Brewery
Drink some beers and watch the sunset at this event hosted by Freehouse Brewery. Featuring food and dinner trucks along and serving up 14 organic beers. Plus, admission includes two beer tickets to kick your night off right. Bring a blanket or lawn chair so you can snack, drink and watch the movie (“Strange Brew”) in comfort. Reminiscent of drive-in movies, this event is great if you want a taste of the past – and some great beer.
NEED TO KNOW: 5pm-10pm, tickets are $15
September 9: Battle for the Paddle at Mellow Mushroom
Are you a drinking game champion? Do you thrive under the pressure of a beer pong tournament? If your answer is yes, then it’s time for you to rally up 3 of your friends and create a team to compete in the “Battle for the Paddle” on Sunday. Your team of 4 will compete in competitions ranging from flip cup and quarters to twister and ping pong. So, come ready to show off your competitive spirit.
NEED TO KNOW: Register for free here, pay as you go
September 10: Beers, Brew, & You with Palmetto Brewing
Head on over to Coleman Public House at 6 pm for a 5-flight beer night. Why is this event worth a visit? Because they will be debuting some brand new brews and you’ll be the first to get a taste. Think of it as a “beer dinner” with 5 courses of flights plus a welcome beer to start you off. They even have a dessert flight of beer to satisfy your sweet tooth.
NEED TO KNOW: 6pm-9pm, tickets $40/person
September 11: Food + Beer + Music Pairing at Dockery’s
Come hungry to this 4-course dinner prepared by chef Andy Mcleod. Each course is expertly paired with a beer chosen by the Dockery’s brewmaster. But it gets even better. There will be a live band playing during the meal to make an already fun-filled night even better. The band is The Holy City Heaters and will stop playing between courses to give the chef the opportunity to explain your upcoming entree and paired beer. The courses include oysters, chicken, lamb, and tiramisu. Doors open at 6:30 pm and dinner is served at 7:00 pm. Plus, your $75 ticket covers not only your meal, but tax, tip, and a special glass created especially for the event as a thank you gift.
NEED TO KNOW: 6:30pm-10pm, tickets $75/person
September 12: Back in the Day at Frothy Beard Brewing
Come taste a few of Frothy Beard’s latest creations on Wednesday, September 12. Back when Frothy Beard Brewing was first launching, the three original owners were known for inviting friends over to taste their new brews in the comfort of their home. Now, Frothy Beard wants to recreate that inviting at-home atmosphere at their cozy, laid-back brewery. Six hors-d’oeuvres will be paired with six different brews so you can sip the night away with friends.
NEED TO KNOW: 6pm-9pm, tickets $35/person
September 13: Drink Beer, Save Turtles at Holy City Brewing
If you’re a Charlestonian, you probably know how important turtles are to our Lowcountry ecosystem. So, Holy City Brewing is teaming up with Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA) and creating a brand new collaboration beer for the event. And, if you want to rep your love for turtles (and brews), there will be “Drink Beer Save Turtles” t-shirts on sale, too. All proceeds from the beers and t-shirts purchased will go to TSA, so drink up! And, most importantly, you’ll get a chance to hang with some turtles from the Turtle Survival Center at 4 pm in the brewery. How fun is that? Bring the whole family and support an awesome cause.
NEED TO KNOW: 2pm-8pm, pay as you go
September 14: Folly Beach Cleanup with Pawleys Island Brewing
Do some good while drinking some beers at Folly Beach Cleanup. Folly’s Island Brewing and Blu Restaurant are collaborating to conduct a litter clean-up on Folly’s Island followed by happy hour specials on all Pawleys Island Beer. Even after participating in the litter clean-up, you’ll have to opportunity to buy a beer brewed in collaboration with the South Carolina Aquarium. The beer is called ‘What The Shell!’ and a portion of all proceeds will go to the aquarium for their conservation efforts. Basically, you’ll get to improve the beach and help the aquarium all in one day. I guess drinking beer can do a lot more good than we thought!
NEED TO KNOW: Meet at Pawleys Island Brewing Co. at 4:30, pay as you go
September 15: Tails and Ales Pup Run at Palmetto Brewing
Get your run on with some adorable pups and tasty beers at this Charleston Beer Runners Event. They’ve partnered with Palmetto Brewing and Charleston Animal Society to create a day full of fun. Show up at Palmetto Brewing right at noon to check out the dogs up for adoption from the CHS Animal Society. Then, the run starts at 1 pm and your dog is welcome to come along (just make sure they are on a leash). You’ll have a choice between two different run options: 5k or 1 mile. Each run has its own trail but both start and end at Palmetto Brewing. You’ll get a free pint of beer for yourself and free dog biscuits for your furry friend to celebrate crossing the finish line. But, it gets better! Live music by Jack Kiser starts at 4 pm, and $1 from every pint sold is donated to the Charleston Animal Society. If you can’t make it to any other event this Beer Week, this might just be the one worth showing up for, especially if you’re a dog lover.
NEED TO KNOW: Brewery opens at 12 pm, run starts at 1 pm, pay as you go