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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Mt. P Beer Festival: easily a top-three beer event

No tickets, no running out of beer

Posted by Eric Doksa on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 2:22 PM

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When it comes to beer festivals in this town, some are off-the-charts awesome (Brewvival, we're looking at you), and some are outright terrible (Can we please not run out of beer?). The Mt. P Beer Fest, now in its third year, easily gets a place on a top three beer events of the year. It's very well organized. No tickets required here. Beer lovers can sample as many brews as they want without having to worry about tickets or beer shortage. Hosted by the Mt. Pleasant Mellow Mushroom, the event has a great selection of brews, manageable lines, and plenty of food to soak it all up.

Get your tickets here.

This year, music will be provided by Schema and The System while beer lovers sample beers from a wide array of local and national breweries. Confirmed breweries thus far are as follows (We’ll report back when we hear more):

Stone Brewing Company
Allagash Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company
Westbrook Brewing Company
COAST Brewing Company
Avery Brewing Company
RJ Rockers
Holy City Brewing
Sweetwater Brewing Company
Somersby Cider
Abita Brewing Company
North Coast Brewing Company
Stoudts Brewing Company
Palmetto Brewing Company
Samuel Adams (Boston Brewing Company)
New Belgium Brewing Company
Widmer Brothers Brewing
Carolina Brewing Company
Woodchuck Hard Cider
Starr Hill Brewery
Southern Tier Brewing Company
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Founders Brewing Company
Angry orchard Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Napa Smith Brewery
Newcastle
Spaten
Harpoon Brewing Company
Franziskaner
Anchor Brewing Company
Great Divide Brewing Company
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Fort Collins Brewery
Railhouse Brewery
Mad River Brewing Company
Bell's Brewery
Lindemans
New Holland Brewing Company
Brooklyn Brewery
Oskar Blues Brewery
Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

General admission gets you unlimited access to over 80 local and national brews. That’s right, once you have a wristband, no drink tickets are necessary. You can also splurge and go VIP for $45, which will get you preferred parking, a seat in the VIP section with special limited release beers, food, and more.

The beer fest benefits the Carolina Youth Development Center, the oldest non-profit organization in Charleston.

The restaurant will also be open so you can keep track of the football scores and satisfy any pizza cravings. Last year’s event outdid the first year, and we expect the turnout to be even bigger this time around, so get your tickets soon.

UPDATE: VIP tickets have sold out. General admission tickets are still available. Additional breweries have been added.

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