CHARLESTON- HOLD ONTO YOUR CHIMAY GLASSES. AN INCREDIBLE BEER STORE IS SET TO OPEN IN S IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON! IT’S GOING TO BE GOOD….www.charlestonbeerexchange.com
October 2008 Update: WAAAAYY to many good beers to keep this page up to date. That’s a good thing. South Carolina has a bunch of new to our state breweries now: Avery, Weyerbacher, Stone, Smuttynose, Founder’s, Bear Republic, Ballast Point……….We have come a long way!
Total Wine– Flying Dogs, Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster. Victory, several Allagash (including Hugh Malone), Clipper City lineup, Corsendonk, Lion Stout, Oak Aged Yeti, Mad River Brewing Line (extra stout is phenomenal)—Left Hand, Bear Republic, Southampton
Whole Foods– Now has the 3 Chimay’s , Carlsberg Elephant,Victory Hop Wallop, Golden Monkey and Storm King ( pricey- $13.99) as well as Golden Monkey and Twelve in big bottles ( I think 750 ml), Westmalle Dubbel
Delirium Tremens 4 pk. And the Belgium mixed 6 pack (includes Piraat, Gulden Draak) at $16.99, Great Divide DPA, Brooklyn IPA, Geary’s kolsch and pale ale-Not Much new in 2008.
Earthfare – Flying Dog, Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster Pretty Disappointing, I expected better!
Piggly Wiggly– Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster and Flying Dogs. The Pig on MEETING ST downtown has Brooklyn Local 1 for $8.49, North Coast (Old Stock,Pranqster,Cru D’or), Chimay’s
Harris Teeter on East Bay St– Flying Dogs but $2 cheaper at $7.99, Chimay Red and White $7.99, Samual Adams Imperial Pilsner (james Island)
Bi-Lo ( at I’on) had a bunch: 3 St. Bernardus, Rogue Imperial Pale and Stout (in the large ceramic bottles- not badly priced at under $15.), several from Brasserie Caracole: Nostrodamus, Saxo, Troublette, Caracole Ambree, most in both 750 mL and 4 packs! Many from Unibroue as well ( La Fin Du Monde, Maudite….)
Ted’s Butcher Block– Jolly Pumpkin’s Oro De Calabaza, Yeti Oak Aged and a porter by a Norwegian brewery, Nogne, De Proef, Southampton coming soon
Wine a While
Restaurants/Bars offering up craft beers:)
Charleston Beer Works – Lots!
Daily Dose (Folly Rd.)- All in bottles: Foret, Hebrew Pom, Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, Victory (Lager Summerweisse, Hop Devil, Golden Monkey), Delerium, Horn Dog, Allagash, Chimay’s—-great place! Draught: COAST
EVO Pizzeria– Draft: Highland Oatmeal Porter,, Allagash White, Rogue Dead Guy, COAST HopArt, Kolsch and Stout Bottles: Chimay, Victory Golden monkey, many Rogue’s, Red Seal, Several Allagash (Curieux, Hugh Malone), Peroni Another Highly Recommended!
D’Allesandro’s (229 St.Philip downtown)- Brooklyn and Terrapin on tap, decent bottle selection, good pie and affordable, laid back atmosphere
Gene’s Haufbrau– Highland Tasgall on tap, COAST
Raval– HopDevil on tap, COAST
DD Peckers has victory Golden Monkey and Allagah White on Draft.
A great local beer and wine shop, Bull St. Gourmet is actively increasing the HG
beer set and has Great Divide Yeti and Golden Monkey.
Chai’s – COAST HopArt
Necter– Flying Dog Double Dog Pale on tap
Avondale Wine & Cheese- good selection of belgian and other imports. Didn’t see a single american micro though….
Village Tavern- TAP: Rogue Chocolate Stout and Hazelnut Brown, Sierra Pale and Summer, Sam Adams Summer, Red Hook Nitro Porter, Delirium Tremens On TAP! and a pretty impressive selection of bottles especially Belgians
Mellow Mushroom-Draught: Rogue Imperial Porter, Highlands (Tasgall, Kashmir Ipa, Gaelic) Terrapin Rye Pale, John’s Locker Stock, COAST 32/50 and HopArt, Left Hand Line
Folly Beach Brewing Company