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Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

Backstage Deli had several locations in town. From the early 80s and for more than ten years the locally owned chain specialized in simple but well made deli sandwichs and an extensive offering of beer. They carried more than 100 different beers from all over the nation and world. You could buy sixes to go.
Simply saying that the local love of good beer did not begin when some dude moved here from Michigan worked at arizona's and figured he would show us the way. umm ..sure thanks.

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Posted by artrogue on August 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

I fight authority, Authority always wins. I been doing it since I was a young kid
I come out grinnin. I fight authority, Authority always wins. So I call up my preacher
I say, "Give me strength for Round 5.". He said , "You don't need no strength, you need to grow up son." I said, "Growing up leads to growing old and then to dying
"And dying to me don't sound like all that much fun."..... Keep on fighting kid, they may always win but at least you fought a good couple of rounds before you check out.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on August 19, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

Yeesssss. Liquid Gold. Weight Prob from beer = elastic waist pants - sweats - yoga outfits - always a good solution. Sweats and Yoga outfits give everybody the impression that I am trying to work out. More breweries please. More pale ales please. Like the proverbial bear - I am packing it on for my winter slumber. When I am trying to lose weight food is always the first thing to go.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on August 19, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “New interactive map shows effects of sea level rise on Charleston

Wait, Brew, are you saying that these are actually three different guys?

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 19, 2014 at 4:40 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

And if I'm trying to lose weight drinking is the first thing to go.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 19, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Re: “CofC grads start solar-powered golf cart taxi service on Folly

If not for the live oaks shading my roof, I would cover it in solar cells and buy a plug in hybrid (replacing my conventional hybrid), and pay nothing in fuel costs to buzz around town.
Yeah, I know, the solar panels aren't free either but in the long run I suspect that would be cheaper than gas.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

"Alcohol is energy (calories). It doesn't matter what type of beer it comes in, more alcohol means more calories."
Of course. But beer is usually less than 10% alcohol, and there are plenty of ways to reduce calories in it.
For instance, I'm looking at a 16 oz. Miller Lite bottle, only 96 calories.
Compare that to this craft beer.
Also, in mixed drinks usually only about 100 calories from alcohol, the rest is from the mixers.
So if I drink beer it's light beer, and if I drink liquor it's with low cal mixer, such as diet coke.
Oops, now how did the lid get off of that bottle?

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 19, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

Hopefully, this agitator / instigator wannabe will pack every pair of skinny jeans he owns along with his iPad holding a digital download of "The Communist Manifesto", then hop in some comrade's Prius never to be seen in Charleston, SC again.

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Posted by Los Super Saturn on August 19, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

Most drinkers of craft beer, from my experience, like drinkers of better wine are not drinking to excess to get plastered. Not to say that they don't on occasion but when you hit a certain point you can't really taste and enjoy what it is you are spending so much extra money on.

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Posted by nofaith on August 19, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

This has nothing to do with race except to the people making it about that. It has to do with a misguided kid breaking the law, probably being scared that he was going to get caught and attacking a police officer who ended up with the worst possible outcome. More black people need to worry about how to get their kids to stop putting themselves in a position that they might end up dead instead of rioting against police and looting businesses that have nothing to do with what happened.

Like what happened here with Denzel Curnell and in Florida with Trayvon Martin all of these kids are dead because of their own illegal actions that put them in a life threatening situation that ended up killing them. Based on what has come out Brown was in the middle of the street and attacked the officer who eventually shot him, Curnell acted in a manner that made it go from a simple hello to the officer being threatened and a struggle that ended up in his suicide, Martin attacked Zimmerman instead of just walking home and all of them are dead.

These are all kids that were not necessarily pillars of the community but probably could have been turned in the right direction if the folks protesting would blame the individuals responsible and not the people drug into the situation because these kids did something wrong. And a simple hint, the people responsible were not the police officers (or in Martin's case the fake one) and race was not the issue that ended up causing their premature deaths.

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Posted by nofaith on August 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

"Just because you and a few buddies brewed some beer in a garage, does not mean Charleston was progressing in the craft beer world. This article is about real craft progression, and sums it up fairly well."

This. As the article also points out, it was actually very hard for the normal beer loving consumer, who wasn't themselves a brewer, to find anything other than the national macros. This was just 6-8 years ago. Now, even many of the local corner stores will have a cooler or two with Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, and others.

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Posted by Pseudonova on August 19, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Re: “College of Charleston unveils new school logo featuring Randolph Hall under oaks

I think it is awesome-simple yet symbolic. Great job!

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Posted by Joree Ouzts on August 19, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

I'm glad Brandon is going to Ferguson. More white people need to get involved in a constructive way in understanding how issues of race, class, law, history, and economics intersect in Ferguson, Charleston, and elsewhere.

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Posted by GGG on August 19, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Re: “CofC grads start solar-powered golf cart taxi service on Folly

Can't wait for my solar-powered ride back to the Battery.

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Posted by Pronghorn on August 19, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

"If you are trying to lose or even maintain your normal weight, perhaps these are not the best choice."

If one has issues maintaining a healthy weight, alcohol is not a good choice. Alcohol is energy (calories). It doesn't matter what type of beer it comes in, more alcohol means more calories. That said, high residual sugar means added calories in beer. Therefore, if you are trying to limit calories in your booze, it is best to grab a low alcohol drier (crisp) beer like COAST Kolsch or Westbrook Gose. Many craft beers are lower in calories than most of the top cocktails.

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Posted by brewengineer on August 19, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

Just pointing out, Brew, that these craft beers are loaded with calories.
If you are trying to lose or even maintain your normal weight, perhaps these are not the best choice.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 19, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

"Hipsters always think they invented the wheel."

Neither Mr. Baugh, nor the writer of this article, are anywhere close to being hipsters. Just because you and a few buddies brewed some beer in a garage, does not mean Charleston was progressing in the craft beer world. This article is about real craft progression, and sums it up fairly well.


"Enjoy your craft beer. Then, enjoy your trips to Wally World to buy bigger pants."

Everything in moderation. Remember, most craft beer drinkers aren't downing a bottle of Black Tuesday every night. Most of the time, lower alcohol (and thus lower calorie) session beers are the best choice.

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Posted by brewengineer on August 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “A short history of the Holy City's march toward homegrown beer

I appreciate the legal historical perspective; I knew there were issues that these brewers were facing.

The author makes reference to finding local brews on tap in many locations throughout the city. This process is not mature enough in Charleston. I hope that restaurants will fully mature the inclusion of local beer. Charlotte, NC has nine breweries. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery (OMB) is the oldest operator as both a brewpub and local distributor. Of the nine, OMB, NoDa, Birdsong and FourFriends can usually be found all over the city. If you go to the OMB website there is an accurate beer finder application. In the uptown/I-277 loop alone, OMB lists 75 restaurants carrying their beer -- and this includes everything from the venerable McNinch House to Hooter's. If I go to any of my neighborhood restaurants I will find one or more OMB offerings. But it gets better, I can also find at least one or two other of the local beers at the same location. One neighborhood haunt will always have OMB's flagship Copper available and, in addition, I could order NoDa's award winning HopDropNRoll IPA or a Birdsong LazyBirdBrownAle. If a restaurant in Charlotte has more than 4 taps, they probably have a Charlotte brew and very likely another North Carolina brew.

I can't wait till any place I go in Charleston, I can order a Holy City PluffMud Porter or a Westbrook OneClaw or a Palmetto Amber in the same place on the same day. Local supports local.

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Posted by SGm on August 19, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “The Agenda: Unemployment inches up; Harrell case still open; CofC could have coach pick today

Anthony Johnson! Anthony Johnson?!? How in the world could President Glenn McConnell recommend him? I thought when he started in his position that all black people were going to be run off campus?!? That there were going to be lynchings in the Cistern?!? Is this just the first in many of McConnell's dastardly plans?

And since he has no coaching experience he should be immediately disqualified. I mean all he ever did was play basketball at the same school and move on to a career at the highest level available. I fully expect a massive outcry and bunch of protests.

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Posted by nofaith on August 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Re: “College of Charleston unveils new school logo featuring Randolph Hall under oaks

I like it a lot more than last year's logo.

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Posted by Pronghorn on August 19, 2014 at 10:28 AM
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