Foothills Kickoff Tonight and Big COAST News from Charleston Beer Exchange

Foothills Brewing Kickoff Tonight at 5pm! (Friday)
Come on out and join us for the long awaited kickoff of Foothills Brewing Company in the Charleston market tonight starting at 5pm!  Jaime and Scott from Foothills Brewing will be here with Carolina Craft Distributing.  Well known as one of North Carolina's finest brewers, their beers will be an outstanding complement to our beerscape in the Lowcountry.  Foothills is draft only so bring your growlers as The Charleston Beer Exchange will be the only place in this part of the state you can purchase these beers to take home.  All taps will be Foothills starting at 5pm until they are gone.  Beers for the line up will include Pilot Mountain Pale Ale, Torch Pilsner, Hoppium IPA, People's Porter, Seeing Double IPA and we hear they may be even be bringing a special opportunity to purchase an ultra limited number of growlers of Sexual Chocolate and Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrel Aged Double IPA!

The guys will be at Mellow Mushroom the next night (Saturday) starting at 5pm for their on premise kick off so be sure to check that out too!


Cask Event Part 2 Tomorrow! (Saturday)
Our first firkin was such a huge hit this past Saturday (it sold out in 45 minutes) that we are doing another one this coming Saturday!  The cask will again be tapped at 2pm.  This time the feature will be Heavy Seas Holy Sheet, a Belgian style strong dark ale.  We strongly suggest showing up as close to tap time as possible to avoid missing out as this one is sure to sell out extremely fast once again.  *Reminder: Real cask ale is a highly perishable product and must be consumed the same day so please plan accordingly.


COAST BA Blackbeer Release!!! This Sunday!!!
Okay, so here is what you have all been waiting for:  We are very excited to announce the release of COAST's Jack Daniels Barrel Aged Blackbeerd Imperial Stout this Sunday at noon!  This will be a rare bottled release from COAST.  These beautiful beers will be available in 22oz bottles complete with a wax dipped top.  There is a strict limit of 4 per person and that may be cut down as the day goes on depending on the size of the crowd.  The supply is extremely limited and these will not last long so don't procrastinate!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange St.
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446
www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com

Rare Beer Tuesday and More Events This Week at CBX


Rare Beer Tuesday (Tonight!)
As we do every Tuesday at 5pm, we'll be tapping a very special keg for growlers tonight.  Our feature this evening is from Brewery Ommegang.  The description as per the Ommegang press release follows below.  This beer was only available in a select few parts of the country and we certainly weren't scheduled to be one of them.***Please note, The Charleston Beer Exchange is not political whatsoever.  Today's feature is in no way any kind of endorsement, celebration or statement of any political agenda.  We're just here for good beer and this one is a superstar.

"Inauguration Ale (a.k.a. Obamagang)
January - February
6.2% ABV - Draft only

The TTB won't let us call the beer Obamagang on the keg label. So it will be known legally as Inauguration Ale 2009, but the tap handles will be more...um...direct. The style lies between a porter and stout, with a bit of Kriek and a touch of chocolate blended in. It will be on draft only, beginning with the inauguration - in limited areas including DC, NYC, Syracuse, Philly, Chicago and Boston. We will donate a percentage of sales to charities in the respective cities where the beer is sold, and we've asked our distributors to match our donations and pick the local charities. (Also please note that the beer is not an endorsement of Obama.)"

Carolina's Beer Dinner, Wednesday the 25th (Tomorrow)
Don't forget, tomorrow evening at 7pm Carolina's is hosting "A Taste of the Orient" with two exquisite Japanese breweries: Baird and Hitachino.  Carolina's puts on one heck of a dinner so we hope to see you there.  Please see their website for more details:

Carolina's Beer Dinner

Foothills Brewing Company Kick Off, Friday the 27th
Please join us for the long awaited, highly anticipated launch of Foothills in the Charleston market!  Jaime and Scott from Foothills Brewing will be here with Carolina Craft Distributing.  Well known as one of North Carolina's finest brewers, their beers will be an outstanding complement to our beerscape in the Lowcountry.  Foothills is draft only so bring your growlers as The Charleston Beer Exchange will be the only place in this part of the state you can purchase these beers to take home.  All taps will be Foothills starting at 5pm until they are gone.  Beers for the line up will include Pilot Mountain Pale Ale, Torch Pilsner, Hoppium IPA, People's Porter, Seeing Double IPA and maybe a couple of other special surprises.

The guys will be at Mellow Mushroom the next night (Saturday) starting at 5pm for their on premise kick off so be sure to check that out too!

Cask Event Part 2, Saturday the 28th
Our first firkin was such a huge hit this past Saturday (it sold out in 45 minutes) that we are doing another one this coming Saturday!  The cask will again be tapped at 2pm.  This time the feature will be Heavy Seas Holy Sheet, a Belgian style strong dark ale.  We strongly suggest showing up as close to tap time as possible to avoid missing out as this one is sure to sell out extremely fast once again.  *Reminder: Real cask ale is a highly perishable product and must be consumed the same day so please plan accordingly.

Give us a call anytime with questions!

Cheers,


The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange St.
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446
www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com

News and Updates from The Charleston Beer Exchange

Cask Event Saturday!!
We are very excited to announce that we will be tapping a Firkin of Heavy Seas Loose Cannon tomorrow (Feb 21st) at 2pm for growlers!  For those unfamiliar, this is real ale in its pure form.  More of an authentic, old world experience.  The flavors in the beer are left to be themselves, unhindered by any processing or forced carbonation.  Brewers also tend to throw in extra hops and goodness.  This will be a very special and rare opportunity.  Be forewarned:  Cask beer has almost no shelf life once tapped.  Growlers of this beer are intended to be consumed the same day to enjoy the freshness of how this beer is meant to be drank.  No leaving this one in your refridgerator for a week.  Only twenty growlers of this beauty will make it out so be here!  Brandon Plyer of Carolina Craft Distributing will be the master of ceremonies so come on by and give him a hard time.

New Stuff in Stock Now (This is Crazy)
De Struise Black Albert (we can't believe it either)
Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel (again, we can't believe it either)
Dieu Du Ciel Route Des Epices
Dieu Du Ciel Rosee D'Hibiscus
Southern Tier Big Red
Southern Tier Gemini
Southern Tier Raspberry Wheat
Southenr Tier Unearthly
Hoppin' Frog Hoppin' To Heaven IPA
Hoppin' Frog Mean Manalishi Double IPA
Hoppin' Frog B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Imperial Stout
Hoppin' Frog Silk Porter
Bieken Ale

Remember you can see what's on tap live on our website any time at TheCharlestonBeerExchange.com

Beer Dinner At Carolina's
Just a reminder that a phenomenal beer dinner is happening next week at Carolina's, right down the block from us.  Chef Bacon will be creating a stunning five course menu of Asian influence and pairing each with specilaty beers from Baird and Hitachino out of Japan.  Carolina's does not dissapoint so don't miss this!  Reservations are required.  Please see their website for more information:

Carolina's Beer Dinner

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange St.
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446
www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com

News from The Charleston Beer Exchange

We have lots of great stuff to share with everybody.  New arrivals, exciting beer dinners, "Rare Beer Tuesday"... Take a look:

Rare Beer Tuesday (Tonight)
As we do every Tuesday at 5pm, we'll be putting an extra rare beer on the growler station!  Tonight's feature is Victory Abby Six, Victory's own take on a Belgian Abbey ale.  This one is rarely seen outside of the brewery's own pub in Pennsylvania.  Don't miss it!

New Stuff in Bottles
Ommegang Biere De Mars
Stone Old Guardian Barleywine
Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, Iris 2006, Vigneronne, Rose De Gambrinus
Hanssens Oudbeitje, Kriek
Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien 2006, 2007
Nogne-O #100 Barleywine
Drie Fonteinen Doesjel, Oude Kriek, Oude Geuze
Dieu Du Ciel Solstice D'Hiver, Derniere Volonte, Corne Du Diable
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil, Ola Dubh Special 12 Year, Ola Dubh Special 30 Year
Le Coq  Imperial Extra Double Stout

On the Growler Station Now
COAST 32/50 Kolsch
COAST HopArt IPA
COAST DIS Stout
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Founders Imperial Stout
Brooklyn Blunderbuss Old Ale
On Deck
Stone Double Dry Hopped Old Guardian
Avery New World Porter
Great Divide Hibernation

Beer Dinners
This Thursday, February 19th, we will be co-hosting a Mardi Gras themed beer dinner at Ted's Butcherblock.  The evening starts at 7pm.  Please call Ted at (843) 577-0094 or go to the Ted's website for more info.  Reservations are required.

Ted's Butcherblock Beer Dinner

Coming up Wednesday, February 25th, please join us at Carolina's for "A Taste of the Orient" with Baird Brewery & Hitachino Brewery.  This will be an extraordinary five course dinner paired with Japan's finest beers.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  Please call Carolina's at (843) 724-3800 or go to their website for more information.

Carolina's Beer Dinner

We hope to see you there!


Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange St.
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446
www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com