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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

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

By giving these rioters more attention he is fueling the fire and not helping to achieve justice. He is supporting the criminals, not the people trying to figure out why another young black man put himself in a position to end up in a coffin.

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Posted by nofaith on August 19, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

So happy to have you as contact/buddy!

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Posted by Ingrid Lesemann on August 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

I think you are amazing and I love you! xoxox

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Posted by Ingrid Lesemann on August 19, 2014 at 10:06 AM

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

Best of luck, I am sure that the folks in charge of extorting...er...regulating the business you are in will be chatting with you soon.

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Posted by nofaith on August 19, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Scott Shor of Edmund's Oast reacts to Best New Restaurant nom from Bon Appetit

When I saw him Friday evening I gave him a smart ass compliment about his "fine" picture in this article and he chuckled. He said something to the effect of I look kind of silly standing next to the wall of books right outside the men's room with my chin up and beer in hand.

And yes, the food and drinks were amazing and while I can't afford to eat there all of the time it is a great special occasion restaurant to go to.

Posted by nofaith on August 19, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

Brandon is a seasoned local activist with whome I often disagree, but he's serious about his work and committed to a better society. There is a lot of violence, of all kinds in America now. There are a lot of good people in Ferguson standing up for peace and justice right now, but their efforts get lost due to the action of a few criminals who ahve rejected the requests of the the family, activist community there and police. They have demonstrations, teach ins, conferences and discussions all day. Should those criminals have the right to deny people the right to freedom of speech and protest? We all need to make a serious effort to focus on the issues here and not let a few vandals distract the country. Brandon is going to join that effort, as are hundreds of others. It's not just about the shooting, it's about the capacity of our society to maintain a culture of decency and freedom. Do we want to be a society dominated by police which leave dead bodies in the middle of a neighborhood street for four hours in full view in broad daylight? Do we want to be a place where anyone ready to break a window can destroy the first amendment for everyone else? Do we want tanks patrolling our neighborhoods? Do you think our dysfunctional Congress is going to quit their vacation and return to Washington to do something about these issues? Not likely. Brandon is going to do what he can. That is the best he can do. When people stop trying, all you'll have left are the tanks, dead bodies and broken glass. Your politicians aren't doing much to keep that from happening. Brandon is. Might not work. Often doesn't but doing nothing never works.

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Posted by wjhamilton29464 on August 19, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Or: "Righteous indignation is directly proportional to the level of media coverage."

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Posted by John Paul Jah on August 19, 2014 at 8:15 AM

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

"yeah pull Al Gore's finger.
There is a lot of money in being chicken little."

Sure, just look at all those millionaire climatologists riding around in their private jets.
Can we please keep the nonsensical bullshit out of this? Al Gore is nothing more than a wealthy politician that criticizes middle class Americans for driving SUV's, while he and his wife travel the globe in their own private jets. He means nothing to the real world of climatology and scientific research. He is a left wing version of Rush Limbaugh.

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Posted by brewengineer on August 19, 2014 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Scott Shor of Edmund's Oast reacts to Best New Restaurant nom from Bon Appetit

"But on to more important things: Yes, Scott Shor looks like a total douchebag in that picture. I don't think that was what he was going for, but it is what it is."

If you actually meet the man, and talk to him for a while, you will understand that there is nothing douchie about him. Dude is kind and fairly humble, and I am sure CCP set the picture up the way they thought looked best. As for the other conversation on this comments section, I only have this to say: Dafuq is wrong with you people? It's like we just hate on places for doing well and getting press here. Somehow it turned into an anthropological and sociological discussion.

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Posted by brewengineer on August 19, 2014 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Local activist headed to Ferguson

I normally don't comment on these articles. I leave it to you 40 year olds living in your mother's basement with nothing else to do but troll and bash good and noble people.

I just wanted to add a quote to the conversation "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

I wish we had more folks like you Fish!

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Posted by Brandon Upson on August 19, 2014 at 5:47 AM
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