tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:/posts Boozemania 2013-10-08T16:53:45Z Ian May tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430213 2012-08-28T13:08:02Z 2013-10-08T16:53:43Z CBX News: Terrapin Samurai Krunkles! Ted's Cask Ale Breakfast! More Stuff Too! [ad]

We have a great week of beery wonders ahead at The Charleston Beer Exchange!

Terrapin Samurai Krunkles Growler Feature (8/28)
Tomorrow (Tuesday 8/28) at 5pm we'll be tapping the latest Side Project beer from Terrapin Beer Co. for growler fills!  This one is called Samurai Krunkles and it is an extraordinarily unique IPA made with Ginger and Green Tea!  Here's what the brewery has to say about this beer:

"Taking the Orient and the rest of the world by storm, Krunkles returns! In this edition of the bearded IPA brewer's saga, "Samurai Krunkles," as he was once known in the Far East, pulls out all the hops from his katana's sheath to make this Asian flared brew. While traveling around the Pacific in a souped up rickshaw pulled by his trusty side kick Cato, Krunkles uncovered unique brewing ingredients such as jasmine rice, jasmine green tea and the finest ginger the Orient had to offer for this Samurai master's ale. ABV: 7.1% IBU's: 70 O.G.: 6.5 Malt: 2-Row, Best Munich, Victory, Pale Crystal Hops: Columbus, Nugget, Falconers Flight, Zythos, Sorachi Ace Other: Green Tea, Jasmine Rice, Ginger"

Ted's Butcherblock Cask Beer Breakfast (9/1)
Join us at Ted's Butcherblock the morning of Saturday September 1st starting at 10am (and going as long as the beer lasts) for a special brunch style cask ale event featuring our very own Citrus Ninja Exchange collaboration Double IPA with Westbrook Brewing Company!  We'll be serving pints of a special cask of this big beer treated with an extra dose of grapefruit peel - think of it like your morning juice but with a 9.5% ABV punch!  There will be 4 different deliciously paired plates available.  No reservations required.  Pay as you go.  For more information (including menu/pricing) please visit TedsButcherblock.com and we'll see you there!

New Arrivals/Back in Stock
Abita Pecan Harvest Ale
Erdinger Oktoberfest Weissbier
Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB
Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
Terrapin All American Imperial Pilsner
Terrapin Pumpkinfest
Allagash Confluence
Avery The Kaiser
Avery The Reverend
Ballast Point Big Eye IPA
Ballast Point Calico Amber
Ballast Point Pale
Grand Teton Black Cauldron Imperial Stout
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast
Ommegang Art Of Darkness
Southern Tier Creme Brulee
Southern Tier Harvest

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest CBX news! You can always see our inventory and what's on tap for growler fills by visiting our website at BeerExchange.com!

Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5446


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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430218 2012-07-17T11:03:30Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z CBX Phlux Capacitor for Rare Beer Tuesday, Free Tasting & More!
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From the guys at The Charleston Beer Exchange

Hello summer beer friends!

It's a beautifully sunny day here in Charleston, so let's drink beer!

Terrapin Phlux Capacitor Rare Beer Tuesday (7/17)
Tomorrow is Tuesday!  That means we tap a rare keg for growler fills at 5pm!  Tomorrow's feature is a beer from Terrapin's Side Project line called Phlux Capacitor.  It is a 9.7% ABV Oak-Aged American Strong Ale that is full of deep malty notes of caramel, vanilla, oak and dark fruits.  Finding this beer in draft form around these parts is hard to do so we're excited to bring you this treat!  Come down at 5pm to get your growlers filled!

Vanberg & DeWulf Free Belgian Beer Tasting (7/21)
This Saturday, July 21st from 2-4pm we'll be hosting Lauren Shor of Vandberg & DeWulf for a free tasting of delicious Belgian beers from her company's portfolio!  She's traveling down all the way from NYC to show off some of the best beers in the world!  Details on what beers we'll be sampling are to follow, but you don't want to miss this!

What's New/Back in Stock (Bottles/Cans)
Sierra Nevada / Russian River Brux Domesticated Wild Ale
De Dochter van de Korenaar Charbon Smoked Vanilla Stout
De Dochter van de Korenaar Embrasse Peated Oak Aged
Evil Twin Mad Dog Pale Ale
Moa Methode
Omnipollo Leon
Omnipollo Mazarin
Stillwater / Emelisse Holland Oats
Stillwater As Follows
Stillwater Debutante
The Perfect Crime American Blonde
The Perfect Crime European Blonde
Bear Republic Racer 5
Bell's Lager of The Lakes
BrewDog Hardcore IPA
BrewDog Punk IPA
Great Divide Belgian Yeti
Great Divide Rumble
Great Divide Wolfgang Dopplebock
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas IPA
Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Ale

Our complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the "Inventory/Shipping" tab on our website.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest CBX news!  You can always see what's live on our growler station by visiting TheCharlestonBeerExchange.com and clicking the "News/Growlers" tab.

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5446
BeerExchange.com

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430226 2012-07-14T16:42:39Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z What's on cask 13 July?
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This week we have...

On cask right now we have –

Dark Star Brewing Co., American Pale Ale 4.7%

The yeast strain used for the brewing of this American style pale ale is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.  SERIOUSLY FULL OF HOPS

Next we will have -

Oakham Ales Inferno, 4%

This light, igniting ale flickers complex fruits across your tongue, leaving a dry, fruity, bitter finish, smothering your thirst.

Out the back and ready to be racked we have...

Ascot Ales Alligator, Oakham Citra, Oakham Green Devil, Dark Star Hop Head

We also have some fantastic wines for you to sample, from our extensive range of over 150 wines -

Alpha Zeta 'R' Valpol Superior Ripasso Italy 2010 - £12.75 per bottle

Denbies Surrey Gold - £8.49 per bottle

To find out more, and keep updated, check out website here-

http://www.realale.com/articles.php?tPath=32

Is there anything you like and you'd like us to get in?  Let us know....

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS THE LAST WEEKEND WE WILL BE RUNNING - ONE FREE PINT FOR EVERY THREE PINTS YOU BUY!

Cheers,
The Real Ale Team

Real Ale Ltd.
371 Richmond Road
Twickenham
TW1 2EF
Telephone:  +44 (0) 208 894 1114
E-mail:  zeph@realale.com
Website:  www.realale.com
Follow us on Twitter -  http://twitter.com/#!/RealAle_com
Follow us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwrealalecom/269579668354
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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430227 2012-07-10T07:31:03Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z News from Charleston Beer Exchange! [ad]

Hello friends!

We've got another fun week of beer activities for you!

Founders Devil Dancer Rare Beer Tuesday (6/10)
As most of you know, we always have 9 beers on our growler station, but every Tuesday at 5pm we tap a rare keg for growler fills.  Tomorrow at 5pm we tap Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA!  We're absolutely thrilled to have Founders Brewing Company back in SC and Devil Dancer is one of the most asked for beers that they make!  Coming in at 12% ABV, it's brewed once a year and is definitely one of the biggest and hoppiest imperial IPAs out there!  We have a very limited supply of this beer on draft so we will be filling 32oz growlers only tomorrow.  Please come down as close to 5pm as possible to ensure you get a fill of this treat!

Cask of Bells Two Hearted at Ted's Butcherblock (7/12)
Please come out and join us on 7/12 starting at 6pm at Ted's Butcherblock for their monthly cask event!  They'll be tapping a firkin of Bells Two Hearted IPA and will have delicious food to accompany!  Please click here for more info and we hope to see you there!

"Brett & No Mices" Bottle Signing at Westbrook Brewing (7/13)
This Friday the 13th from 4-6pm at Westbrook Brewing, the one and only Brandon "Old Time" Plyler will be on hand to sign bottles of the beer that was named after his classic mispronunciation of the word Brettanomyces!  To hear the correct pronunciation of the word (which Old Time just heard me play and disagrees with), please click here!  This will be the brewery's bottle release of this beer and we'll have bottles in the store sometime in the days to follow.  Westbrook will also tap a firkin of their Amarillo Rye Pale ale with kumquats!  This is surely not to be missed - come have your picture taken with Old Time and ask him to pronounce Brettanomyces!

What's New/Back in Stock (Bottles/Cans)
Dupont Speciale Belge
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2010
Stevens Point Whole Hog Raspberry Saison
Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers
Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean
BrewDog Tokio
Estrella Damm Daura
Green Flash Imperial IPA
J.W. Lees Harvest Ale 2008
New Holland Golden Cap
Palmetto Espresso Porter
Palmetto Pale Ale
RJ Rockers Rockhopper IPA

Our complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the " Inventory/Shipping " tab on our website.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest CBX news!  You can always see what's live on our growler station by visiting TheCharlestonBeerExchange.com and clicking the "News/Growlers" tab.

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5446
BeerExchange.com


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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430228 2012-06-23T08:55:54Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z What's on cask?
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This week we have...

On cask right now we have two beers –

Windsor and Eton Brewery Windsor Knot, 4%

Brewed with two specially selected hops, Sovereign and Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand.  Windsor Knot is also delicious served chilled from the fridge. 

Hop Head American Pale Ale, 4.7%

The yeast strain used for the brewing of this American style pale ale is specially imported from the USA, along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. The low colour Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops. Seriously full of hops!

Shortly followed by...

Dark Star Hop Head and Oakham Ales Citra

To find out more, and keep updated, check out website here-

http://www.realale.com/articles.php?tPath=32

Is there anything you like and you'd like us to get in?  Let us know....

Still only from £2.30 per pint (including the container to take it away) and we’ll STILL give you a free pint for every 3 you purchase!

Cheers,
The Real Ale Team

Real Ale Ltd.
371 Richmond Road
Twickenham
TW1 2EF
Telephone:  +44 (0) 208 894 1114
Mobile:  +44 (0) 7977 298045
E-mail:  zeph@realale.com
Website:  www.realale.com
Follow us on Twitter -  http://twitter.com/#!/RealAle_com
Follow us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwrealalecom/269579668354
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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430230 2012-05-01T09:42:00Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Avery Mephistopheles Rare Beer Tuesday & More! Hello beer friends!

Avery Mephistopheles for Rare Beer Tuesday (5/1)
Tomorrow is Tuesday and you know what that means:  CBX are bringing you something extra awesome on the growler station at 5pm!  Tomorrow's feature is 2010 Avery Mephistopheles!  This is a 15.95% ABV Imperial Stout that is as complex as they come.  Hints of dark fruits, espresso and everything else dark and delicious can be found in this beauty!  Finding this beer in its draft form is not easy these days, and they're happy to have it as their special this week.  They will be filling 32oz growlers ONLY of this beast.  Quantity is limited and we don't know how long it'll last, so please get there as close to 5pm as possible to get your fill!

New Arrivals/Back In Stock (bottles & cans)
Aviator Hogwild IPA
Aviator Hot Rod Red
Harpoon Summer Can
Lion Stout
Rogue Mom Hefeweizen
Widmer Brothers Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout 2012
Augustiner Edelstoff
Augustiner Maximator
Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye
Bear Republic Pete's Brown
Bear Republic Racer 5
Bear Republic Red Rocket
Cuvee Des Trolls Cuvee Speciale
Dogfish Red & White
Konig Ludwig Weissbier
Oud Beersel Oude Kriek
Palmetto Espresso Porter
Sam Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA
Southern Tier Mokah
Stoudts Gold Lager
Thirsty Dog Siberian Night
Victory Summer Love

Follow them on facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates.  Their complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the " Inventory/Shipping " tab on their website.

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-5446
BeerExchange.com

 

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430235 2012-04-23T10:42:31Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z A Big Week of Free Tasting Events at CBX!
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MONDAY: Smuttynose FREE Tasting/Growler Filling Event (4/23)
Please join us tomorrow, Monday 4/23 from 5-7pm for a FREE Beer Tasting/Growler Filling event with Smuttynose Brewing Co., out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire!  On the growler station will be Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog, a beautiful 10% ABV malty rich brown ale aged on medium toast oak chips!  (Not to be confused with the regular "Old Brown Dog Ale".)  This is a store favorite and is asked for often by very enthusiastic customers as well!  We'll also be tapping Smuttynose Summer Weizen, a 5.5% ABV crisp light refreshing summer wheat beer!  Glenn Bulloss, Smuttynose's Mid-Atlantic Field Manager will be on hand to talk about all things Smuttynose, and may even have a few free giveaway goodies!  Again, both beers will be tapped at 5pm and we'll be giving free samples until 7pm.  The beers will be on the growler station until they're gone, likely after 7pm.  See you there!

TUESDAY: Sweetwater FREE Cask Tasting/Growler Filling Event (4/24)
We will be tapping our very own award winning cask of "Nuttin' Butter", a peanut butter and jelly inspired brown ale that won first place at Sweetwater's Brew Your Cask Off event last month!

WEDNESDAY: Dogfish Head FREE Tasting/Growler Filling Event (4/25)
Everybody loves Aprihop IPA but how about Aprihop "randallized" through a chamber of apricots and whole leaf Calypso hops... Yeah we thought so, see you there!

THURSDAY: Thomas Creek FREE Tasting/Growler Filling Event (4/26)
We'll have the brand new Chocolate Orange IPA on tap and a special cask ale both available for samples and growler fills!

Follow us on facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates.  Our complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the " Inventory/Shipping " tab on our website.

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-5446
BeerExchange.com

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430240 2012-03-27T12:13:52Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Foothills Sexual Chocolate for Rare Beer Tuesday at CBX
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As usual, we have some fun CBX beer news for you this week!

Foothills Sexual Chocolate for Rare Beer Tuesday (3/27)
Oh yes!  It's true!  We're thrilled to have Foothills Brewing Company back in SC and what better way to celebrate than to tap a keg of their most famous and sought-after beer!  Foothills Sexual Chocolate is a 10% ABV cocoa infused Imperial Stout that is as good as the name implies!  We're tapping this beauty for 32oz growler fills (only) tomorrow (Tuesday) at 5pm.  There will be a limit of one 32oz growler fill per person.  We cannot fill any in advance or hold any for later pick-up or accept payment over the phone.  This will be first-come first-served and we don't expect it to last long, so please be here at 5pm to secure your fill!

Holy City Brewing Dinner at HoM (3/28)
On Wednesday, March 28th, the Holy City crew is co-hosting a fabulous, six course dinner at Hom.  Tickets are available at the brewery and the restaurant.  For more information, check out the wonderful write-up by chsbeer.org here, or contact HoM or Holy City directly and we'll see you there!

What's New/Back in Stock (bottles & cans)
New Belgium Dig Pale Ale
Ommegang Art Of Darkness
Oskar Deviant Dale's IPA
Porterhouse Wrasslers XXXX
Sweetwater Roadtrip
Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA
Terrapin Hopzilla

Follow us on facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates.  Our complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the " Inventory/Shipping " tab on our website.

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange St.
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-5446
www.beerexchange.com

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430244 2012-03-22T09:37:51Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Carolina Brewery Launch and Free Tasting at CBX [ad]

Carolina Brewery Launch Party with Free Tasting (3/22)
Tomorrow night starting at 5pm and going until 6:30pm CBX will have Robert Poitras (Brewery Owner), Jon Connolly (Director of Brewing Operations), and Lauren Macaione from Carolina Brewery (Chapel Hill, NC) in the store for a free tasting/meet and greet! It is very exciting to welcome a new Southeastern brewery to the area. They will be filling all growler sizes of the Sky Blue Golden Ale and the Flagship IPA and offering free samples too!

Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates. Remember that you can always see what's on tap by visiting their website at thecharlestonbeerexchange.com.

Cheers,

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5446
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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430246 2012-03-06T09:38:32Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head "Life & Limb" for Rare Beer Tuesday & More!
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Hello beer people and friends/family of beer people!

Sierra Nevada/Dogfish Head Life & Limb for Rare Beer Tuesday (3/6)
As most of you know, we always have 9 beers available on our growler station, but every Tuesday at 5pm we tap a rare keg for growler fills and call it "Rare Beer Tuesday"!  Get it?  So tomorrow at 5pm we're tapping a wonderful beer that was a collaboration between Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head!  The beer is called Life & Limb, and it is a store favorite!  It is a delicious 10% ABV strong, dark, malty ale brewed with maple syrup!  Bottles have been gone for some time and we held on to the draft form for this very occasion!  Read more about the beer here, watch a video about it here and then come get a growler filled! 

Special note on an amazing event for those in the Upstate:

If you, or anyone you know, will be around the Greenville area on March 16th, we are co-hosting a spectacular dinner evening at Deveraux's restaurant featuring Westbrook Brewing Company and Dark Corner Distillery!  For more information click here.

What's New/Back in Stock (bottle & cans)
Lightning Black Lightning Porter
Lightning Electrostatic Ale
New Holland Dragon's Milk
Pyramid Apricot Ale
RJ Rockers Son of a Peach
Sam Adams Tasman Red IPA
Sam Adams Cinder Bock Rauch Bock
Sam Adams Dark Depths Baltic IPA
Sam Adams Griffin's Bow Oaked Blonde Barleywine
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Cans
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA Cans
Southern Tier Oaked Back Burner
Southern Tier Gemini
To Ol Snowball Saison Ale
Wells Banana Bread
Westbrook Vanilla Tree Dubbel
Widmer Lemongrass Wheat Ale
Widmer Pitch Black IPA
Wychwood Hobgoblin

Follow us on facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates.  Our complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the "Inventory/Shipping" tab on our website.

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446
BeerExchange.com

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430252 2012-02-28T09:33:09Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Charleston Beer Exchange: Barrel Aged Ballast Point Rare Beer Tuesday [ad]

Barrel Aged Ballast Point Rare Beer Tuesday (2/28)
For our weekly, Tuesday-at-5pm installment of rare draft beer growler fill goodness we'll be breaking out something special that we've been saving for just the right occasion.  Well that occasion is tomorrow (make up whatever fake holiday you wish).  As if a rarely seen Ballast Point Scottish Ale offering wasn't enough, how about a special version of that beer aged in used Bourbon barrels?  Ballast Point Bourbon Barrel Aged Piper Down Scottish Ale was matured for over 5 months in Heaven Hill and Old Fitzgerald barrels to create delicious notes of oak, vanilla and all around bourbony deliciousness!  Due to the extremely limited nature of this beer, we'll be offering it in 32oz fills only and may limit it to one per person.

Widmer Brewer Meet and Greet, Free Tasting, Glass Giveaway (3/1)
This Thursday from 5pm to 7pm join us as we welcome Ben Dobler, a head brewer from Widmer Brothers, and Sales Manager Chris Squire to CBX for a special meet and greet, free tasting event!  We'll have three special beers on the growler station:  2011 Barrel Aged Brrrbon, Lemongrass Wheat (brewed with Muscat), and Spiced IPA!  All three of these will be available for both free tastes as well as 32oz growler fills.  What's even more exciting is with every 32oz growler fill you'll get a free Widmer glass!  This will be a great opportunity to taste some great stuff, hang out with great people and get some free stuff!  See you there!  (Brrrbon and Lemongrass Wheat will be limited to 32oz growlers only, Spiced IPA will also be available in 64oz fills.  There are no guarantees how long these limited quantity beers will last but we will have enough glasses to give them away until the beer is gone.)

TedFiesta: Annual Locals Block Party at Ted's Butcherblock (3/3)
Come celebrate Charleston's culinary culture locals-style at Ted's annual Block Party, featuring great food, craft beer and live music by local favorites, The Bushels. On the menu this year: A Carnitas Taco Bar, accompanied by tamales and sides for just $12/plate. They'll be pouring craft beer for $4, or try your luck with "Crap or Craft" Mystery Beers for $3. There will even be a Pinata Raffle to benefit charity! It all takes place from 12-5 pm - make plans to be there!  Visit TedsButcherblock.com or call (843) 577-0094 for more info.

What's New/Back in Stock (bottle & cans)
Carolina Blonde Cream Ale
Carolina Strawberry Ale
Cottonwood Endo IPA
Evil Twin Hokerens Jubilaeums
Evil Twin Hop Flood
Evil Twin Katz Pis IPA
Evil Twin Before During and After Christmas Beer
Evil Twin Ron and the Beast Ryan
Green Flash Double Stout
Green Flash Hop Head Red
Green Flash Imperial IPA
Green Flash Le Freak
Green Flash Rayon Vert
Green Flash Trippel
Green Flash West Coast IPA
Hof Ten Dormaal Winter 12
Avery Collaboration Not Litigation
Avery Out of Bounds
Bell's Two Hearted
Breckenridge 471 IPA
COAST 32/50 Kolsch
COAST Export Scotch Ale
COAST HopArt IPA
Des Geants Goliath Tripel
Great Divide Espresso Yeti
Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
Lagunitas Imperial Red
Stillwater A Saison Darkly
Stillwater/Mikkeller Our Side
Weihenstephaner Kristall
Weyerbacher Insanity
Weyerbacher Old Heathen
Weyerbacher Riserva


The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446
BeerExchange.com

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430257 2012-02-21T12:26:08Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Brooklyn "Mary's Maple Porter" Rare Beer Tuesday, Brewvival, Special Hours & More! [ad]

Brooklyn Brewmaster's Reserve Mary's Maple Porter Rare Beer Tuesday (2/21)
As most of you know, every Tuesday at 5pm we tap a rare and special keg for growler fills.  This week's feature is from the ultra-hard-to-get and draft-only Brewmaster's Reserve line from Brooklyn Brewery.  We're thrilled to announce that we'll be tapping Mary's Maple Porter tomorrow night!  This is a 7.5% ABV porter brewed with New York State maple syrup - amazing!  Please click here to read all the details.  We're very excited and we hope to see you all at CBX filling up your growlers!

Brewvival Weekend Hours
On Saturday, February 25th, The Charleston Beer Exchange will be open from 3pm-9pm instead of our normal hours of 11am-9pm due to Brewvival, the beer festival we put on with COAST Brewing.  We will be open normal hours all other days, which are Monday-Saturday 11am-9pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.

Brewvival (2/25)
Brewvival is almost upon us!  If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, what are you waiting for?  Tickets are limited and at the rate they are selling the festival will be sold out in advance so stop procrastinating, we don't like seeing sad faces!  They can be purchased through the Brewvival website at www.brewvival.com (where you can also find additional information) with a credit card, or CASH ONLY at The Charleston Beer Exchange or COAST Brewing Company.  This is going to be the biggest and best one yet so whether you've been before or if this will be your first, you are in for a really special and spectacular day of unusual and exotic beers, live music and great times!

La Folie Bottle Signing/Free Tasting with New Belgium Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert (2/24)
Yes, you read that correctly!  Please join us on Friday, February 24th from 4-5pm for a special meet 'n greet with New Belgium Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert!  Peter will be on hand to talk about all things New Belgium, including one of their most loved beers, La Folie, which we will be sampling for free!  Also, we will be selling growlers of La Folie and bottles which Peter can sign for you if you desire!  See you there!

Green Flash Launch Party/Meet 'n Greet/Free Tasting (2/24)
OK! So right after the New Belgium event, we'll be rolling out the South Carolina debut of Green Flash Brewing Co. from 5-6pm!  We will have Jim Kenny (Director of Sales), and Chuck Silva (Brewmaster) on hand to discuss their wonderful brewery and we'll be pouring samples and filling growlers of some extra special Green Flash beers!  More details to follow!

New Arrivals/Back in Stock (bottles)
Collesi Imper Ale Ambrata
Collesi Imper Ale Bionda
Collesi Imper Ale Chiara
Collesi Imper Ale Nera
Collesi Imper Ale Rossa
Collesi Imper Ale Triplo Malto
Grand Teton 5 O'Clock Shadow Double Black Lager
Moa St Josephs Tripel
Sierra Nevada Bigfoot
Sweetwater 15 Years Heady Beers

Follow us on facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates and remember you can always see what's live on our growler station by visiting our website and clicking the "News/Growlers" tab.  Our complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the "Inventory/Shipping" tab on our website.

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 577-5446
BeerExchange.com

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430259 2012-02-07T10:06:40Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z CBX Rare Beer Tuesday with Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel Cerberus! [ad]

A quick update on all the beery news happening at The Charleston Beer Exchange this week:

Rare Beer Tuesday: Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel Aged Cerberus (2/7)
We're following up last week's terrific Bourbon barrel-aged hit from Thirsty Dog with another decadent beauty!  This time, Thristy Dog Brewing took their ever-popular Belgian-style Tripel called "Cerberus" and generously aged it in Bourbon barrels imparting delicious notes of vanilla, oak, honey and of course Bourbon in to this already elegant masterpiece.  At a healthy 10% ABV, this deceptively smooth beer will sneak up on you so be prepared!  This special version is very rare/limited and you'd be wise not to miss it.  Tapped at 5pm and available in all 3 sized growlers, first come first serve!

Valentine's Day Beer Dinner at Ted's Butcherblock (2/14)
Join us for a special Valentine's Day beer dinner at Ted's Butcherblock on February 14th.  Food and beers to perfectly compliment the evening - what better way to spend the occasion?  For reservations and more information call Ted's at (843) 577-0094 or go to TedsButcherblock.com and we'll see you there!

Brewvival (2/25)
We've been warning everyone not to wait on buying their tickets for one of the greatest beer festivals in the Southeast and if you still haven't listened then now is the time to act because it's getting close to being too late!  Tickets are limited and at the rate they are selling the festival will be sold out in advance so stop procrastinating, we don't like seeing sad faces!  They can be purchased through the Brewvival website at www.brewvival.com (where you can also find additional information) with a credit card, or CASH ONLY at The Charleston Beer Exchange or COAST Brewing Company.  This is going to be the biggest and best one yet so whether you've been before or if this will be your first, you are in for a really special and spectacular day of unusual and exotic beers, live music and great times!

New Arrivals/Back in Stock (bottles)
Kissmeyer Denied Entry
Kissmeyer Pilnzer
Mikkeller Apollo Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Hop Burn High IPA
Mikkeller Invasion IPA
Mikkeller Summit Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Three Floyds Boogoop
Mikkeller Tiger Baby Open Windows Open Hills
Mikkeller Amarillo Single Hop IPA
Mikkeller Black Hole
Mikkeller Dream Pils
Mikkeller Green Gold IPA
Ridgeway Bad King John
To Ol Final Fontier Imperial IPA
De Molen Disputin
De Molen Hel & Verdoemenis
Jolly Pumpkin Maracaibo Especial
Mahr's Saphir Weiss
Mahr's Mastodon Lager
Mahr's Ungespundet
Rogue Hazelnut Brown 12oz /6 packs

Follow us on facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates.  Our complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the "Inventory/Shipping" tab on our website.

Cheers!

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


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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430263 2011-12-20T10:39:51Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Christmas at The Beer Exchange, Charleston, SC

Greetings!

We hope everyone is in good spirits at the beginning of another wonderful Holiday Season!  We have some great things happening this week!

Bayerischer Bahnhof Brettanomyces Lambicus "Rare Beer Tuesday" (12/19) Yes, that is a very long, strange name - we agree.  The cool part is that this beer is an absolute store favorite!  This is for all you sour beer fans out there!  Bayerischer Bahnhof Brettanomyces Lambicus is a 3% ABV Berliner Weisse that is very sour, deliciously complex and immensely refreshing.  If you're not familiar with Berliner Weisse, please click here for the fascinating history and explanation of the style.  We've had bottles on and off for the last year or so, but this is the first time we've been able to get a keg, so get on down here tomorrow at 5pm for a growler fill!

We'll also be tapping some rare and delicious holiday-oriented kegs for growler fills throughout the week that are sure to please, so keep an eye on facebook and Twitter for real time updates and remember you can always see what's live on our growler station by visiting our website and clicking the "News/Growlers" tab!

Holiday Hours & Gift Ideas
As always, we are here for your holiday beer needs!  We will be open on Christmas Eve (12/24) from 11am-7pm and Christmas Day (12/25) from 12pm-3pm!  We are open normal hours every other day.  Whether you need some CBX gift cards, t-shirts, glassware, The iPopper, a customized box of beer love or assistance with beverage planning for your parties, craft beer is a great way to go and we can help!  Stop by, call or email us anytime.  And remember, we ship too!

Westbrook First Anniversary Beer Dinner (12/20)
Please join us tomorrow night at 6:30pm at Westbrook Brewing Co. for their First Anniversary Beer Dinner!  Click here to see the amazing menu!  There are still a few seats left, so call (843) 654-9112 to make your reservations now!

New Arrivals/Back In Stock (bottles & cans)
Beer Here Yule Ale
De Molen Amarillo
De Molen Bed & Breakfast
Gouden Carolus Hopsinjour
Grand Teton Coming Home 2011 Holiday Ale
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Vermont Spruce Tip Ale
Highland Thunderstruck Coffee Porter
Hof Ten Dormaal White Gold
Kulmbacher Monchshof Schwarz
Midtfyns Chili Tripel
Mikkeller Sur Munk
New Planet 3R Raspberry Ale Gluten Free
New Planet Off Grid Pale Ale Gluten Free
New Planet Tread Lightly Ale Gluten Free
Ridgeway Reindeer's Revolt
Stevens Point St. Benedict's Winter Ale
Victory Dark Intrigue
Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black
Brooklyn Black Ops
De Molen Bommen & Granaten
Great Divide Colette
Haandbryggeriet Hesjeol
Haandbryggeriet Nissefar
Harpoon Leviathan Barleywine
Highland Kashmir IPA
Jolly Pumpkin Fuego Del Otono
Mikkeller 1000 IBU
Mikkeller It's Alive!
Southern Tier Krampus

Our complete bottle/can inventory can also be found by clicking the "Inventory/Shipping" tab on our website.

Brewvival 2012!
Did you get your tickets yet?  If not, they can be purchased through the Brewvival website at www.brewvival.com with a credit card, or CASH ONLY at The Charleston Beer Exchange or COAST Brewing Company.  Whether you've gone every year so far or never gone before, you gotta go!  It's gonna be a blast!

Cheers!

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

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430273 2011-09-07T13:51:29Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Argentinian wine dinner Tuesday September 13th
The Naked Turtle are now taking reservations for their exclusive wine dinner on Tuesday September 13th hosted by Luis Schroeder of Familia Schroeder Wines And Ellis Of Richmond.
 
   
Luis will be showcasing a wonderful selection of Argentinean wines paired with dishes selected from their new autumn menu.
 
The Saurus wines from Familia Schroeder have won a whole catalogue of awards please follow the below link to find out more. 
 
 
This is an amazing chance to learn about one of Argentina's finest wine producers, sample their wines and all for only £27.50 per person.
 
 The Naked Turtle is located at:

505-507 Upper Richmond Road West
London, SW14 7DE
Phone: 0208.878.1995
Fax:

Get more information about The Naked Turtle
Make a reservation at The Naked Turtle

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430275 2011-09-06T14:56:26Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Charleston Beer Exchange offers more choices
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From the guys at Charleston Beer Exchange:

Hello all you fine beer people!

We hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Weekend full of good food, good beer and good people!

New Growler Sizes!
Here at The Beer Exchange we like to keep things fresh, exciting and, above all, offer our customers a variety of choices.  Thus we're absolutely thrilled to announce that we now have 2 new options for growler fills!  From now on, in addition to the normal 64oz growlers that we all know and love, you'll have the option to buy and fill 32oz and 128oz growlers as well!  See a picture of them here.  So now we have a growler option for every potential drinking situation!  Whether you are having a quiet evening, meeting friends or headed to a big party there is a perfect size growler for you!  Get on down here to see them and fill one up!

Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel-Aged Siberian Night for Rare Beer Tuesday (9/6)
For our first Rare Beer Tuesday event with our new growler filling options we're going with Bourbon Barrel-Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout from Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. out of Akron, Ohio.  This is an extremely rare and sought-after, draft-only beer and this is one of the first tappings (if not the first) in SC!  To create this gem, Thirsty Dog took their 100 point rated, 9.7% ABV Siberian Night Imperial Stout and aged it fine Bourbon barrels to impart even more amazing flavor into this super-star beer!  Notes of vanilla, oak and Bourbon abound over a perfectly elegant and velvety smooth, roasty imperial stout. So come on down and get it in your choice of three growler sizes!

New Arrivals/Back In Stock (bottles & cans)
Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien 2010
Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Grand Cru Double Wooded/Rhum Barrel
Brockhouse Draupnir
Estrella Damm Daura
Farsons Lacto Milk Stout
Gale's Conquest Ale Masterbrew
t Smisje BBBourgondier
Urthel Saisonniere
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles
Alvinne Balthazar
Alvinne Melchior
Alvinne Podge Stout
Ayinger Oktober Fest
Paulaner Wiesn Bier 1L Can/Mug Set
Highland Clawhammer Octoberfest
De Glazen Toren Saison D'Erpe Mere
Ettaler Curator Doppelbock
Grado Plato Chocarrubica
Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest
Harpoon Octoberfest
Harveys Elizabethan Ale
Montegioco Demon Hunter
Sierra Nevada Tumbler
Smuttynose Big A IPA
Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale
Thomas Creek Class Five IPA
Unibroue La Fin du Monde
Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Please follow us on facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates!

You can always see what's live on our growler station by visiting TheCharlestonBeerExchange.com and clicking the "News/Growlers" tab.

To see our current bottle inventory, please click the "Inventory/Shipping" tab!

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843-577-5446

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430282 2011-05-11T11:16:46Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z New Arrivals at Charleston Beer Exchange New Arrivals/Back In Stock (Bottles & Cans)
Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale
Dogfish Head Black & Blue
Palmetto Extra Pale IPA
Brooklyn Summer Ale Cans
Ommegang Belgian-style Pale Ale
Fort Collins Maibock
Terrapin Side Project 15 Indiana Krunkles
Coronado Hoppy Daze
Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
Williamsburg AleWerks Washington's Porter
Williamsburg AleWerks Tavern Ale
Williamsburg AleWerks Redmarker Ale
Williamsburg AleWerks Wheat Ale
Williamsburg AleWerks White Ale
Williamsburg AleWerks Drake Tale IPA
Williamsburg AleWerks Chesapeake Pale Ale


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

Follow the "What's New" and "Back in Stock" tabs on our Inventory Page to keep up with what's happening in the world of bottles.

Follow them on facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates.

Cheers!

The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange Street
Charleston, SC 29401
843.577.5446

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430288 2011-05-07T14:46:30Z 2013-10-08T16:53:45Z Cumbrian Five Hop

From the Hawkshead Brewery.

Nice and happy.

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430290 2011-04-26T15:26:00Z 2013-10-08T16:53:45Z Ballast Point IPA

Ballast Point IPA is for hopheads. It's a malty brew too, with four malts to balance the high IBU (around 55).

Brewed by the Ballast Point Brewing Company in San Diego, California.

As a hophead myself, and comparing it to the likes of Stone IPA, or Dogfish Head 90 minute, I'd have to put it in third place, but that's only by a whisker. I really do enjoy this beer, but it doesn't have that 'something' that the others have.

Still on a scale of ten, I'd give it at least 7.5.

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430295 2011-03-20T16:26:00Z 2013-10-08T16:53:45Z Marston's Old Empire

It's a higher gravity brew compared to a regular bitter, coming in at 5.7%. It is more highly hopped too. These are the characteristics of an India Pale Ale, which were originally formulated to survive the lengthy journey from England to India, back in colonial days, when it took weeks to make the journey by sea.

It's brewed using Optic Malt, which gives it a truly pale colour. Goldings and Fuggles hops are added to this beer, and there's a final hopping with American Cascade hops to give it an added bitterness.

All in all, I found this a pleasant brew, although I found it to be a little too highly carbonated for my own palate.

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430211 2011-01-16T11:02:35Z 2013-10-08T16:53:43Z The Cock Horse Inn ]]> Ian May tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430216 2010-12-30T15:34:00Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Bottoms Up!

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430221 2010-12-14T10:22:26Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z 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.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest CBX news!

Cheers,

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


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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430223 2010-12-09T03:59:06Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z 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
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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430229 2010-12-07T03:32:38Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z 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!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for real time CBX updates!

Cheers,

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

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430237 2010-12-06T15:10:46Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z Husband Creche
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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430241 2010-12-06T11:55:14Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z 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
 

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430249 2010-11-09T01:04:35Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z 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

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for real time updates!

Cheers,

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

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430251 2010-10-05T00:56:00Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z 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

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tag:booze.eyebeemania.com,2013:Post/430260 2010-09-27T23:15:00Z 2013-10-08T16:53:44Z 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"!

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for real-time CBX news and updates!

Cheers,

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

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