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Join Carolina’s Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon and Megan Westmeyer of the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative on Wednesday, August 29 from 7-9:00 p.m., for a special evening featuring local, sustainable seafood paired with local beer from Palmetto Brewing Company. Biologist Megan Westmeyer, Sustainable Seafood Program Coordinator, will lead a brief presentation about how wise seafood choices now will ensure plentiful fish for the future. Chef Bacon’s five-course menu will feature responsibly harvested Folly littleneck clam ragout, Szechuan peppercorn shrimp, Grilled Wahoo and Pan Roasted Wreckbass. The dinner is $65.00, plus tax and gratuity – inclusive of beer. Seating is limited to 40 persons – and reservations are required by calling Carolinas, (843) 724-3800. 
 
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
 
Where: Carolinas Restaurant 
10 Exchange Street 
 
Reservations: $65.00, Call Carolina’s, (843) 724-3800 
 
5 Course Tasting Menu 
Szechwan Peppercorn Shrimp 
Red Pepper Caramel 
Kensington Vegetables 
Paired with Lager 
 
Folly Littleneck Clam Ragout 
Cranberry Beans – Roasted Tomato 
Paired with Pale Ale 
 
Grilled Wahoo – Vidalia Onion Compote 
Black Tea Gastrique 
Paired with Amber 
 
Pan Roasted Wreckbass 
Shanghai Bok Choy – Ginger Nage 
Paired with Seasonal “Pilot Brew” 
 
Hazelnut Torte – Peach Slivers 
Porter Ice Cream 
Paired with Porter 
 
$65. / Guest Plus Tax & Gratuity 
Space Limited to First 40 Guests 
RSVP at 843.724.3800 
 
For all media inquiries, please contact Meghan Alexander at (843) 442-4171, meghan@vividpr.com or Beth Nathan at (843) 579-8660, bnathan@scaquarium.org
 

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We believe that microbreweries in SC have the right to on premise sales and consumption. If someone wants to come fill a growler fresh from the tap, they should be able to do that. If you want a keg for your next gathering, you should be able to stop on by. Now, that’s not to say distributors should be cut out, not at all. A good distributor is worth their weight in gold if they care about your product and deal with all the aspects of sales and service. I personally have no desire to deal with restaurants, pubs and stores and worry about the logistics of getting my beer where it needs to go.  However, what I do at my place of business should have nothing to do with my distributor. In fact, I think it will spur more craft beer sales and instate breweries if the law changes. And that’s good for everyone; breweries, distributors and the consumer. We must keep on par with the current growth of craftbeer and our sister state North Carolina. We’re even down with putting a cap of on-site sales, just like NC has. I spoke with Rep. Herbkersman and he is open to this bill; even though it cannot be written until January. We can start a campaign now  by contacting our legislators, especially in your area. Look for more info soon! As always, if you have contacts, ideas, advice, etc….please feel free to contact me.