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Friday, February 15, 2013

The big beer events of Brewvival week

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Posted by Eric Doksa on Fri, Feb 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

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A bunch of beer-related events have popped up at bars and restaurants around town next week, taking advantage of brewers being in town for the epic Brewvival event that takes place next Saturday at the Navy Yard at Noisette (tickets sold out yesterday, in case you're wondering).

We'll be adding events and details to this list as we get them. If you know of an event not listed here, please let us know!

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Palmetto Open House
at Palmetto Brewing Company Downtown

Charleston Coffee Roasters and Palmetto Brewing are doing a good deed by working with Pet Helpers to find homes for some of their four-legged friends. There will be beer, coffee, live music, a food truck, and a bunch of furry lovable pets available for adoption. $10 will get you a pint glass, 4 beer samples, and coffee samples, and you may even walk out with a new pet. 6-8 p.m.

Octobachi Special Tapping
at Octobachi Downtown

The good folks at Octobachi will be tapping a special keg or two each day leading up to Brewvival. Round 1: Stone Brewing Company - 2010 Imperial Russian Stout (10.5% abv,97,100) and The Perfect Crime Collaboration with Evil Twin and Stillwater (6.8% abv,80,93). Both of these beers will be available for growler fills. In addition to the daily tappings, here’s a look at some of the other beer offerings that will be available all week long:New Belgium Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek, Thirsty Dog Bourbon Barrel Aged Cerberus, Anderson Valley Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout, and Allagash Interlude.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Octobachi Special Tapping
at Octobachi Downtown

Round 2: Green Flash Palate Wrecker (9.5% avb,93,99)

Terrapin Tap Takover
at Oak Barrel Tavern in Avondale

Join the team at Oak Barrel Tavern and John Wetzel from Terrapin Beer Company as they tap Big Hoppy Monster (8.3% abv,91,99), So Fresh and So Green Green (6.6% abv,88,96), Rye Pale Ale (5.3% abv,87,92), and Hop Karma Brown IPA (6% abv,89,92). 7 p.m.

East Coast vs. West Coast IPA Challenge
at Closed for Business Downtown

Closed for Business will have a handful of IPAs on tap from coast to coast. Each purchase of an IPA will be counted as a vote. At the end of the night they'll tally up the votes and deem either East Coast or West Coast as the winner. The full IPA list is a mystery, but we can tell you they will have the tasty Foothills Jade IPA (6.4% abv,96,95) and Lagunitas Maximus (8.2% abv,89,98) on tap.

Fullsteam's First Charleston Beer Dinner
at The Lettered Olive at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms

Fullsteam Brewery out of Durham, NC is finally joining the South Carolina beer scene. To celebrate the Charleston launch, they're teaming up with Wild Dunes Resort to put on one helluva beer dinner. Here's the menu straight from the Fullsteam blog:

{Amuse}
Roasted Bone Marrow
Crostini / Parsley / Preserved Meyer Lemon / Sel Gris
El Toro Cream Ale (5.5% abv,80,45)

{First}
New Style Caprese
Fresh Made Mozzarella / Lavender Oil Poached Heirloom Tomatoes / Olive Oil Powder
Balsamic Film / English Pea and Basil Emulsification / Applewood Smoked Salt
Beasley’s Honey White (5% abv,86,62)

{Second}
Duck and Foie
Pressed Duck Confit / Foie Gras Mousse / Crispy Duck Cracklins / Blackberry Gastrique
Peppadew Jam
Fruitcake…The Beer (9.5% abv,X,49)

{Third}
Sweet Breads
Crispy Sweetbreads / Roasted Baby Turnips / Bacon Pecan Crumble / Fennel Soubise
Bourbon Mustard / Point Reyes Blue Cheese / Sea Beans
Fullsteam Southern Lager (5.5% abv,87,77)

{Fourth}
Seafood Duo
Sous Vide Lemongrass Monkfish / Andouille Cornbread Stuffed Razor Clams
Squid Ink Reduction Chili Oil / Kefir Lime Oil / Saffron Aioli
Cackalacky Ginger Pale Ale (X,X,X)

{Intermezzo}
Salted Melon
Compressed Honey Dew / Cantaloupe Sorbet / Mint / Black Lava Salt

{Fifth}
Meat and Potatoes
Beer Braised Oxtail / Tallegio Fondue / Confit Potato Salad
King Trumpet Mushrooms / Fried Spinach and Enoki Mushrooms
Candied Olive Powder / “Electric” Corn Crisps
Hogwash Hickory-Smoked Porter (6.5% abv,88,88)

{Sixth}
The Not So Traditional Banana Pudding
Tempura Fried Banana Pudding / Vanilla Wafer Macaroon
Chocolate Stout Ice Cream / Banana Chip / Salted Rum Caramel / Nutella Crumb
Moonshine Cherries / Chantilly Cream
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Working Man’s Lunch (5.6% abv,88,X)

Tickets are $125 and there are only 12 seats available. 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22

Holy City Brewing Fish Fry
at Holy City Brewery in North Charleston

Shay MacDonald, Executive Chef at HoM, will be frying up fish, fries, and hush puppies, and grilling some sliders and other goodies for purchase and Johnny Battles will be selling some Sweeteeth chocolates for everyone to indulge in. Live bluegrass music will be courtesy of the Bluestone Ramblers and all of the Holy City Brewvival beers will be on tap for sampling (Sorry, no growlers). 4-8 p.m.

Octobachi Special Tapping
at Octobachi Downtown

Round 3: New Belgium Lips of Faith Cascara Quad (10% abv,X,X) and Dieu De Ciel Collaboration Heavenly Feijoa Tripel (9% abv,X,X). No growler fills.

Stone, Allagash, and Great Divide Tap Takeover
at House of Brews in Mt. Pleasant

That’s right, reps from all three breweries will be onsite at the House of Brews pouring their respective beers. Representing Stone: Scott Sheridan with The Perfect Crime . Great Divide: Adam Kimball with Peach Grand Cru and Orabelle Tripel (8.3% abv,83,86). Allagash: Les Addis with Grand Cru (7.2% abv,92,98). Music will be provided by Fowler's Mustache and food provided by Foodie Truck. 5-10 p.m.

Bell’s and Left Hand at CPH
at Coleman Public House in Mt. Pleasant

Matt Wells, Southeastern Sale Rep. for Bell’s Brewery, and Sara Gould, Southeastern Sales Rep. for Left hand Brewing Company, will be hanging out at Coleman Public House on Friday. We don’t have all the details yet, but we do know one thing: Bell’s Black Note (11.5% abv,100,100) will be on tap. Get it. 5-? p.m.

Green Flash and Avery at Finz
at Finz in Mt. Pleasant

Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye Ale (5.7% abv,85,91) and Avery New World Porter (6.7% abv,87,98) will be on tap at Finz. Jennifer Hill, Southeastern Regional Sales Manager for Green Flash, and Ted Whitney, National Sales Manager for Avery, will both be onsite to chat and answer questions.

Victory and River Dog at The Shelter
at The Shelter in Mt. Pleasant

Cam Rollo, National Accounts Manager for Victory Brewing Company, and Josh Luman, Owner of River Dog Brewing Company, will both be at The Shelter on Friday. We’re not sure what they’re bringing yet, but we know whatever they have in store will be special.

Pre-Brewvival Party with Rare Tappings
at Closed for Business Downtown

Closed for Business will have a solid lineup of beers on Brewvival Eve, including a cask of Holy City Acronym: Belgian Blackish Brown Imperial Strong Dark India Pale Ale Waffle, a Black IPA fermented with Belgian yeast. In addition, they're tapping Foothills Sexual Chocolate (9.75% abv,92,100), Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break (11.5% abv,98,100), Allagash Confluence (7.5% abv,91,98), the old HLT sour (8% abv,92,96), and many others. How's that for a lineup?

Saturday, Feb. 23

Octobachi Special Tapping
at Octobachi Downtown

Round 4: Dogfish Head Sahtea (9% abv,88,96) and Noble Rot (9% abv,87,94). No growler fills.


Sunday, Feb. 24

Post-Brewvival Breakfast
at GrowFood Carolina Downtown

There’s no better way to cure a hangover than by eating a big breakfast and drinking more booze. This one is best told by CBX:

“Join us for a breakfast feast created by Hominy Grill’s Robert Stehling and team paired with a plethora of beers from Dogfish Head, Sierra Nevada and COAST Brewing! And of course that means that Sam Calagione, Ken Grossman, David Merritt and Jaime Tenny will be having breakfast with you! This is Brewvival, after all. It is going to be freely structured with food/beer paired stations to allow maximum flexibility and interactive time with your fellow beer enthusiasts and professional brewer’s/brewery founders alike. Each food station will feature multiple beer pairings from two or in some cases all three of the breweries.

Food and beverage will not be limited as you can revisit the stations as much as you like as long as you do so responsibly (on the beer side that is, you can be as irresponsible as you want with your food consumption).”

Tickets are $45. 10 am. - 12 p.m.

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