Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Cool off with beer news Revelry and Holy City, plus Ghost Monkey and Two Blokes openings

Brew news

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 4:01 PM

Hoppy Tuesday everyone. We've got a few beer stories for y'all to sip on today, including the arrival of two new Mt. Pleasant breweries, beer accolades, and a big 'ol beer party. Read on.

Today Revelry Brewing announced that their Gullah Cream Ale took home the gold at this year's U.S. Open Beer Championship in the American cream ale category. This isn't Revelry's first time winning at the championship — last year the brewery won two gold medals, a silver, and a bronze. Gullah Cream's win comes at a fitting time, with the brew debuting in a 16 oz. can for the first time this August. This will be Revelry's first canned beer.
click to enlarge The Gullah Cream Ale's can was designed by local artist Chris Kemp. - JAY WAYNE PRODUCTIONS
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  • The Gullah Cream Ale's can was designed by local artist Chris Kemp.
This weekend Ghost Monkey Brewery* celebrates its grand opening on Long Point Road, from Fri.-Sun. The nano-brewery, which we first mentioned back in 2014, is located at 522 Wando Lane and founded by Patrick Davis, Josh Parker, Jim Leonard, and John Kosky. On the beers, Kosky says, "Our intention is to provide consistent quality beers while taking some chances with flavors along the way." 

This weekend's festivities will include live music, food trucks, and of course, beer, with 16 taps featuring brews like strawberry cream ale, lemon basil IPA, and Belgian dark ale. Head here for more deets on this weekend's events.

click to enlarge Brewer Josh Parker was inspired by this quick-on-his-feet monkey. Get it — Ghost Monkey Brewery? - PROVIDED
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  • Brewer Josh Parker was inspired by this quick-on-his-feet monkey. Get it — Ghost Monkey Brewery?

*Fun fact: Ghost Monkey is not named after an episode of The League (although Google would suggest otherwise). The Brewery gets its name from a trip Parker took in Gibraltar, Spain, when he tried to take a picture of a monkey on top of some rocks. According to Kosky, "He put down his bag of souvenirs and started to take out his camera ... I guess the monkey was looking for food, he searched through the bag throwing and breaking most of the items in the bag. He said the monkey was down and up the rocks so quick you would have thought it was a ghost. And Ghost Monkey Brewery was born."
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According to the Moultrie News, Long Point Road will also see a second brewery opening later this summer. Two Blokes Brewing, co-founded by Sean Geddis and Matty Symons, is planning soft openings in their 2,000 square foot taproom before opening at a later date. The brewery plans on distributing beer before opening, so be on the lookout for brews like English pale ale and honey rye IPA on taps around town. Stay up to date with the taproom's opening progress here

This Sat. from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Holy City Brewing celebrates five years of beer with a fiesta featuring a dunking booth, 30 beers on tap, and carnival-inspired games and food. Check their Facebook for an updated list of available beers.
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