Sour Growler Tuesday, BACCO Beer Dinner, Westbrook Launch & More!

A Very Sour Rare Beer Tuesday (12/14)
Ever since we ran Petrus Aged Pale draft for growler fills, people have been begging for us to put it on again.  The draft version of this beer was a one time, commemorative release and we wanted to save the last keg for a while.  With the Christmas season in full swing, we thought this was the right time to put a smile on all the sour-heads faces so at 5pm tomorrow (Tuesday) we'll be offering growlers of this most sour gem!  The draft of this is markedly more sour than its original, bottled counter-part so if you are a fan of barrel aged sour/wild ales you do not want to miss this one!  At 7.3% ABV and barrel aged for over 20 months, the flavor and aroma of this golden blonde ale are incomparable.

BACCO Italian Beer Dinner (12/16)
Please join us for our final beer dinner event of 2010.  We are wrapping the year up
with a bang!  This will be a truly spectacular evening featuring rare and exquisite craft beers from Italy and the divine food of Michael Scognamiglio, owner/chef of BACCO Italian Restaurant!  Over an intimate evening of five courses, artisinal Italian craft beers with a holiday/seasonal slant will be presented.  Each perfectly paired course is sure to delight the novice and connoisseur alike.

Reservations are limited, and required, so call BACCO at  843.884.6969 to reserve your spot.  This will be a perfect occasion for small group holiday parties or to give a unique pre-Christmas
gift!  For complete menu details and additional information please visit our web site post here:  Italian Beer Dinner Menu.  To request a vegetarian option or discuss dietary concerns, please
contact the restaurant.  This will truly be a night to remember.  We hope you can join us!

Westbrook Brewing Launch Party (12/20)
Monday December 20th from 4pm to 6pm please help us welcome Charleston's newest brewery to the market with the official Westbrook Brewing kick off!  Edward Westbrook and company will be on hand for a special meet and greet, free tasting and growler sales event featuring their specialties: Belgian Pale, IPA and White Thai!  Come learn about Westbrook Brewing and their plans for the future.

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Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5446
http://www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com


Winter Beer Dinner at BACCO Italian Restaurant!

Seasons Greetings!

This is a special notice about a grand beer dinner we are co-hosting at BACCO Italian Restaurant on December 16th.  This will be our final beer dinner event of 2010 and we are wrapping the year up with a bang!  This will be a truly spectacular evening featuring rare and exquisite craft beers from Italy and the divine food of Chef Michael Scognamiglio, owner/chef of BACCO Italian Restaurant!  Over an intimate evening of five courses, artisinal Italian craft beers with a holiday/seasonal slant will be presented.  Each perfectly paired course is sure to delight the novice and connoisseur alike.

Reservations are limited, and required, so call BACCO at 843.884.6969 to reserve your spot.  This will be a perfect occasion for small group holiday parties or to give a unique pre-Christmas gift! 

For complete menu details and additional information please visit our web site post here:  Italian Beer Dinner Menu

To request a vegetarian option or discuss dietary concerns, please contact the restaurant.

This will truly be a night to remember.  We hope you can join us!

Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446
http://www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com

Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Rare Beer Tuesday!

Just a quick rundown of all things beery happening at The Charleston Beer Exchange and beyond:

Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Rare Beer Tuesday (12/7)
At 5pm Tuesday evening we'll be tapping the latest release in the esteemed "Brewmaster's Reserve" line from Brooklyn Brewery for growler fills!  This extremely limited, draft only feature is called "Cuvee Noire" and it is a dark, roasty and mysterious Belgian-style ale weighing in at 8.7% ABV.  The beers in this line are usually only produced once, never to be seen again so don't miss out on this unique opportunity.  This will be the one and only appearance of this beer in the state!

Upcoming Special Events (more details to come):
December 16th - Winter Italian Beer Dinner at BACCO Italian Restaurant!  Call BACCO at 843.884.6969 for more information/reservations.

December 20th - Westbrook Brewing Co. launch at The Charleston Beer Exchange!  4pm to 6pm, Tasting, growler sales, meet n' greet!

Holiday Gifts
We can help with all your holiday needs!  From a gift for that special someone to beer planning for your holiday party, we have you covered.  We always offer gift cards and remember, we ship!  Call us at 843.577.5446 or stop by!

New Arrivals
New beers have been coming in every week!  The lists are too long for the email newsletter so you can peruse our complete bottle inventory on our website here!

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Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446
http://www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com

A DRINKERS HYMN

             BLESS  THIS  PUB  O  GOD  WE  PRAY
             KEEP  IT  OPEN  NIGHT  AND  DAY
             BLESS  THE  LAGER  AND  THE  STOUT
             BY  THE  BOTTLE  OR  POURED  OUT
             BLESS  THE  PEOPLE  HERE  WITHIN
             GIVE  THEM  TONIC  WITH  THEIR  GIN
             BLESS  THE  BAR  HANDS  EITHER  SEX
             KEEP  THEM  FREE  FROM  BOUNCING  CHEQUES
             BLESS  THE WHISKEY  COLD  OR  HOT
             WHETHER  ON  THE  SLATE  OR  NOT
             SLOW  ME  UP  ON  RUM  AND  COKE
             WHEN  YOU  FIND  I'M  GETTING  BROKE
             BLESS  ME  WHEN  THE  GOING'S  HARD
             REINSTATE  ME  WHEN I'M  BARRED
             BLESS  US  ALL  NOW  COME  WHAT  MAY
             STAGGERING  HOME  AT  END  OF  DAY
 

Updates from The Charleston Beer Exchange

Greetings Beer Enthusiasts!

There's lots of great stuff happening around The Charleston Beer Exchange this week.  Check it out:

Rare Beer Tuesday (11/9)
As we do every Tuesday at 5pm, we'll be tapping an even-more-extra-special-than-usual keg for growler fills!  This week we are very excited to offer a unique, very limited, draft-only selection from Bear Republic Brewing called Golden Grizzle.  This is Bear Republic's take on a Belgian-Style Tripel and boasts an ABV of 9.5%.
  "Inspired by the Belgian tradition and brewed with Bear Republic style, this ale has a spicy and fruity yeast character and a malty, caramel finish."

Rare Bomber Thursday (11/11)
At 5pm Thursday we'll have the next release in our 22oz counter-pressure filled bomber-style growlers!  This time we'll have a real treat from Hopfenstark, our favorite little Quebecois brewery!  Ostalgia Rousse is a complex, German-inspired beer with Altbier style tendencies.  Hopfenstark releases are beyond limited and draft only in the U.S. so the opportunity to try their creations is always a rare treat!  Don't miss out!

Ted's Butcherblock "Bourbon Beer Dinner" (11/18)
Please join us on Thursday, November 18th at Ted's Butcherblock for an evening of great food, great beer and a Bourbon theme!  For more info and menu please visit TedsButcherblock.com or call them at (843) 577-0094.  Reservations required!

Brewvival is Coming!!!!
In case you haven't heard, the date is set for the next Brewvival and that date is February 26th, 2011.  If you are not familiar, Brewvival is a serious beer festival put on by The Charleston Beer Exchange & COAST Brewing Company which serves to showcase some of the most exotic and rarest beers on the planet.  There will be much more information to come over the coming months but tickets are available now at Brewvival.com for those inclined to get them early.  We expect an early sell out this year.

New Arrivals/Back in Stock
He'Brew Vertical Jewbelation set (this thing is amazing!)
Stone Double Bastard
Founders Harvest Ale
Mendocino Imperial Stout
Mendocino Imperial Barley Wine
Mendocino Imperial IPA
Mad River John Barleycorn '08
Troubadour Magma Belgian Triple IPA

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Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-5446
http://www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com

Smuttynose Trifecta at the Charleston Beer Exchange

Friends, Charlestonians, countrymen, lend me your beers;

Smuttynose Brewing Co. has long been one of our all around favorite brewers and following a terrific, recent visit from Vice President Kevin Love (hopefully you made it to the meet & greet last weekend), we've decided to pay tribute to some of the best people and beers in the business.  Hailing from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, we have a truly ridiculous trio of Smuttynose rarities on the block this week and you can bet that each one of these Smutt-tastic masterpieces can only be found at The Charleston Beer Exchange!  Check this out:

Rare Beer Tuesday (10/5)
You know how we do it every Tuesday at 5pm:  we tap an super-extra-special keg for growler fills!  This week we'll be unleashing vintage 2004 Smuttynose Barleywine!  You read that right, this vintage keg is almost 7 years old (kegged on 1/27/04), matured in perfect conditions for a truly unique experience!  At 10% ABV and boasting a huge malty profile, this beer was meant for aging.  The beer currently scores a nearly perfect 97 points on Ratebeer.com and we can only imagine the wonder some time has done for it!

Rare Bomber Thursday (10/7)
Our next leg of the Smuttynose insanity will kick off at 5pm Thursday when release 22oz counter-pressure filled bomber style "growlers" of Smuttynose Short Batch #10 Belgian Stout!  The Smuttynose Short Batch Series is a tiny production, draft only series of one-off experimental beers.  The brewery uses this series to try new things and have fun!  This one is an 8.3% ABV Belgian-style stout that is as impressively delicious as it is scarce.  Don't miss out!  

Click 
here for a reminder of how Rare Bomber Thursday works. 

Cask Ale Saturday (10/9)
To round out this Smutt-tacular week, we'll be gravity tapping a cask (firkin) of a special edition Smuttynose Big A IPA on Saturday at 2pm!  This real cask ale version of the always sublime Big A was specially dry-hopped with Simcoe, Santium,Centennial and Cascade hops along with a nice addition of French Oak!  This is the same dry-hopping blend that led this beer to take home the award for Best American Beer at the Great British Beer Festival!  Plan to be here promptly if you don't want to miss this!  


Remember, unlike our regular growler fills, real cask ale is highly perishable and must be consumed the same day so plan accordingly.  It is beer in its purest form, free of force carbonation and filtering allowing for a unique experience in texture, taste and aroma.

Glass Onion Sustainable Seafood Dinner with COAST Brewery (10/12)
Tuesday, October 12th, The Glass Onion will host a Sustainable Seafood Initiative dinner with COAST Brewery.  David Merritt and Jaime Tenny, brewer and owners of COAST, will be on hand to discuss their beers paired with a four course seafood menu.  Sure to be a wonderful evening!  Visit http://www.ilovetheglassonion.com for menu and additional information or call (843) 225-1717 to make your reservations!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for real time updates, keg tappings and all the CBX news that's fit to brew!

Don't forget, you can always see what on tap for growlers live on our website by visiting TheCharlestonBeerExchange.com and clicking the "News/Growlers" tab.

Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5446
http://www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com

CBX - Beer News From The Charleston Beer Exchange

Hello everyone!  Here's this week's lineup! 

Rare Beer Tuesday with Stone/Ballast Point Collaboration! (9/28)
As you probably know, Tuesday at 5pm is our weekly time slot for some of our most special growler offerings and this Tuesday is no different as we proudly tap "San Diego County Session Ale", a unique collaboration between Stone, Ballast Point and Kelsey McNair.  This beer is big in hoppy aroma and flavor but at 4.2% ABV you can drink it comfortably.  An "all-day-IPA" of sorts, this is true session beer for hop heads!  This beer was extremely limited in South Carolina so don't miss one of your only chances to pick some up!

Rare Bomber Thursday with Oskar Blues - Part 2 (9/30)
Following last week's Rare Bomber Thursday release of the elusive Whiskey Barrel Aged Ten Fidy, we are thrilled to follow up this week with Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey Barrel Aged Old Chub Scotch Ale from Oskar Blues!  This wondrous elixir, often referred to as "Chubourbon", shows amazing notes of vanilla, caramel, oak and butterscotch.  Stunningly rich and complex.  One to save and savor.  This will be available in 22oz counter-pressure filled "growlers" starting at 5pm on Thursday.  

 Click here for a reminder of how Rare Bomber Thursday works.

Saturday Cask Event with Terrapin Beer Co. (10/2)
This Saturday at 2pm we'll be tapping our next cask (firkin) of real ale for growler fills!  This time we have a unique specialty from Terrapin: Cherry Oak Big Hoppy Monster!  These one off casks are always a blast and a tricked out version of one our all time favorites is sure to be a hit!   

If you have never been to one of our special cask ale releases before, it is beer in it's purest form: conditioned in the cask and free of force carbonation, filtration or other processing.  Real cask ales allow the beer to showcase different nuances of texture, flavor and aroma than their normally kegged counterparts.  Unlike our regular growler fills, cask ale is highly perishable and must be consumed the same day so plan accordingly!  We will gravity tap this cask on the counter at 2pm and growler fills of this beauty will be limited so don't wait. 


Carolina's Beer Dinner with Breckenridge Brewmaster Todd Usry (9/28)

This Tuesday, September 28th at 7pm, Carolina's will be hosting Todd Usry, President & Brewmaster of Breckenridge Brewery for a beer dinner featuring five of his wonderful beers each expertly paired with Chef Jeremiah Bacon's exquisite food for a night to remember!  Call Carolina's at (843) 724-3800 for reservations and additional information.

Remember, you can always see what's live on our growler station by visiting our website atTheCharlestonBeerExchange.com and clicking "News/Growlers"!

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Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5446
http://www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com