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Re: “A is for Ally: Susan Cohen

Sorry but no matter what i will never consider A for ally, only for asexual. There is no need for the A for ally to be there, the whole human population needs to accept the LGBTQQIA+ community. If we had a community for women we wouldn't have something in the title to say "and men who also agree with a lady's rights" because it's common sense, no need to include anyone outside the community.

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Posted by Beep Boope on December 3, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

So trollslayer - every restaurant serves alcohol, so you are saying that people with children cannot go out to dinner with their children anywhere ever? That is ludicrous. So do you just lock your children in their bedrooms until they turn 18? Have you ever been to a restaurant in Charleston? There are kids in most restaurants that are not high-end at some point during the day/night. I go out to eat with my well-behaved 16-month-old all of the time (before her bedtime, of course).

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Posted by naysayer5 on October 3, 2014 at 8:38 PM

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"So if the beer lovers don't like a place there is no way it can be good for anyone else because, ya know, they told you so and they know more than you do."

I specifically said that I like Morgan Creek. However, it doesn't fit into the article, and the article doesn't fit into the beer issue. Simple and polite criticism.

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Posted by brewengineer on October 2, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

My suggestion? PBR at the Recovery Room - keeping it eternally classy in Chucktown. #2 in the nation for PBR sales and trying to hit #1. Best time ever for the entire Brewski family. Bring the wee ones, we can start a kiddie mosh pit and wear the little bastards out. Throw them in the pit upon arrival and fish them out when leaving, all tuckered out and ready for slumber - just make sure to take the right one. Agreeing with factory connection on the tiny angry drunks - true that. I'm great with kids (can't you tell.) Just a suggestion.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on October 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

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chrishaire you have to remember that people who like craft beer are much more intelligent than the average person and if you are not an expert on craft beer you are really not able to understand what they are talking about. That is why their beer costs $9 for one and yours cost the same for a twelve pack. So if the beer lovers don't like a place there is no way it can be good for anyone else because, ya know, they told you so and they know more than you do.

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Posted by nofaith on October 2, 2014 at 9:42 AM

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brewengineer- I fully agree with your posts. Completely hits the nail on the head with how out of place this is. Also nice observation on the fact that only one beer writer was involved. No matter how great Timmons is, he is still exactly one person as pointed out. It looks like an effort to try and borrow off Timmons/CHSBeer's cred to put up something out of place like this.

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Posted by Dr. Giggles on October 2, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Thanks to Revelry and Tradesman, the Lowcountry's brewery boom continues to, well, boom

The more, the merrier I say. I'm looking forward to Ghost Monkey's opening. I happened to be at a party where one of their brewers did a sampling for the guests and they had some very, very good recipes.

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Posted by factoryconnection on October 2, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

This article just seems completely out of place in the beer issue, imo.

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Posted by brewengineer on October 2, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

"Brew,

You beer geeks are as insufferable as Civil War re-encactors.

Timmons is the preeminent beer writer in town. He's also an extremely busy man, and we're grateful for his contributions.

And just so you know, this wasn't the "craft beer" issue. It was the beer issue. And maybe you know this and maybe you don't, but a shit ton of people want to drink bud and coors and the like ... and in a frosty mug no less.

Lighten up, Francis."

I am not a beer geek. I am a drinker who enjoys many different beverages. However, your Beer Issue had this right in the headline: Beer boom continues
Beer boom insinuates craft beer industry, and every other article is focused on craft beer. I am sure your readers are waiting with baited breath to hear where they can go around town to get an ice cold bud light. Next issue: Best places in Charleston to buy a Diet Pepsi. Morgan Creek isn't even a good choice as a child friendly place to drink period. If the issue was suggesting places to meet cougars, then maybe you would have a point. Maybe you should lighten up and learn how to take criticism professionally and politely.

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Posted by brewengineer on October 2, 2014 at 8:48 AM

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I was all ready to throw the BS flag on Trollslayer again, but then Abigail Wu pointed out that Chuck E. Cheese serves booze. I look for every excuse possible to NOT go to The Cheese, and I'll take what I can get.

I will second Pigbot on the tantrum issue: all parents should have the level of respect for others that if your kid throws a tantrum you need to get them out of the restaurant at least long enough to calm down if not throwing in the "I'll take it to go" towel altogether. The kid in front of people is the ambassador for all kids, and while that is a pain it is part of the obligations of parenting. I've stood in the rain while my food got cold during an extended time-out enough times to know that it works and it is what you're supposed to do.

They're like angry drunks sometimes, these kids.

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Posted by factoryconnection on October 2, 2014 at 8:46 AM

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Ahh

Where should I go drink with my Kids in tow??

What a Charleston questions, huh?!

Can't be a responsible parent, (best zombie voice) : must have alcohol, must have festival.

Ever heard their is a time & place for everything?? I'm sure if you just wait long enough the beer freaks will build a "beer garden" (wtf) right next to your neighborhood. Just wait for it.....

Shallow as the city papers INETERNET QUEREY!

I apologize, I must be dehydrated. Time for my bottle.... Now where is that New Belgium....



SO SALTY

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Posted by Salty Pussy on October 2, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

Brew,

You beer geeks are as insufferable as Civil War re-encactors.

Timmons is the preeminent beer writer in town. He's also an extremely busy man, and we're grateful for his contributions.

And just so you know, this wasn't the "craft beer" issue. It was the beer issue. And maybe you know this and maybe you don't, but a shit ton of people want to drink bud and coors and the like ... and in a frosty mug no less.

Lighten up, Francis.

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Posted by chrishaire on October 2, 2014 at 7:44 AM

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Morgan Creek? Really? I thought this was the beer issue. I love Morgan Creek for a place to grab a quick bite before hitting the water. It is also a great place for oysters in the winter. But it is not a place to enjoy beer, with or without kids. Poor craft selection and mainly tailors to the bud/coors drinkers. It is interesting that this beer issue only utilizes one of your actual beer writers. Slacking, CCP!

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Posted by brewengineer on October 2, 2014 at 6:51 AM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

First of all, factoryconnection - that's fantastic. Would love to know where you play. I'd have that tip in hand. (Well, maybe when the younger of the two gets out of the public embarrassment everywhere phase) Even though I hate that godforsaken song.

Second, I think it's really important to know your kids and what phases they're in at the time - and be honest with yourself about how well they can handle it and which places - even IF kid friendly - are going to work for YOUR kid at the time. I think most people don't mind kids dancing to music or eating without screaming in a restaurant before about 7-8 pm. But let's face it, that's just not going to happen every time for every kid. My toddler hit the terrible twos early, and family friendly or not, you won't find me anywhere with kids in tow right now that doesn't have a dollar menu, unless it's a deserted restaurant a bit after lunchtime (and I'll be tipping very well).

Have a backup plan and be prepared to leave if the kids get salty. Ask for your food to go and eat it in the car. It sucks, but that's just parenting. You can have your revenge when they go off to college and you text them endless pictures of the great food you're eating and places you're going with, "Glad you're not here! Love, The Parents"

Posted by pigbot on October 1, 2014 at 11:17 PM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

I've walked out of bars because they had children in them- at 11:30 no less- and I will do so again.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on October 1, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Thanks to Revelry and Tradesman, the Lowcountry's brewery boom continues to, well, boom

So glad to see these two breweries up and running! As is evident from places like Portland, San Diego and Denver (note: all great cities), there is plenty of room for many more breweries.

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Posted by Golden Ratio on October 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Re: “How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow

Saying kids should not be in restaurants that serve alcohol is ludicrous. Practically all sit down restaurants serve at least beer and wine. Even Chuck-E-Cheeses that is unarguably geared toward to children serves beer (listed on their online menu if you don't believe me). Society is made up of people of all ages and you are just going to have to deal with that if you want to go out in public. I am not saying that there aren't places where children don't belong but I think your expectations are totally unrealistic. (And P.S. - even parents can use designated drivers)

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Posted by Abigail Wu on October 1, 2014 at 9:12 PM

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But that being said, I'm going to stick with what little principles that I have and state this as my opinion:
1. Children should never be in any establishment that serves alcohol.
2. Children should never be in a vehicle with a driver who has been drinking at all.
I'm not much on more laws, but if these don't exist they need to be passed.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on October 1, 2014 at 4:45 PM

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I did not use the word "Restaurant", factory, but I do see your point that the line between them and bars can be blurred.
And yes, I do hold drivers with children in their cars to a higher standard than others.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on October 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Re: “You'll fall for these fall beers

Another suggestion for fall beers is the Lazy Magnolia Pecan. At some point Holy City made an awesome pecan beer in the fall but I'm not sure if they still do.

Posted by newsnat1227 on October 1, 2014 at 4:01 PM
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