Good job guys! Charleston needs this!
WHEN I GROW UP MICKEY I WANT TO BE LIKE YOU!
Incredibly impressed, as their talents have exceeded the opportunity for addiction to overcome their hearts and desires.
Best of luck with this very worthy endeavor!
Excellent idea. So many people need help to take a step in a different direction to make a positive lifestyle change. You two are great mentors and are very highly respected in the F&B community. Way to show some love!
Beautiful you two!! Great work!!
Nice job gents
What a wonderful cause with two who give so much to the community! An inspiring article to encourage others to walk the walk!
Bravo gentlemen. Such an inspiration.
Odd, but my favorite film of his is not really a comedy, 'The Razors Edge'.
Damn it, where's Prong?
I see they added some extra meat for that picture...
I hate to say this, but I went with 4 other friends to 5Church when it opened and we ordered a bunch of things. I want to be positive and say we had great service! But the food was terrible. Everything was over salted. Both managers come over and tasted some of the dishes and agreed and took them back to the kitchen. Don't they taste the food before it goes out? And forget the desserts. Awful. Sorry.
@ Victor malverez. Your the only one going for the race card. That's the point your Cuban we are Gullah.! We have morals for our culture. It's obvious you don't care for your culture. Plenty has occurred for us to even get acknowledge as a culture period and for someone to label it as something else is not right. Do I think more people would agree with it if it maybe included both a black and white hand yes, because that would have shown that we we're acknowledged. You really need to get over your self. There is no color on Gullah because there is Caucasian individuals that's was born and raised in the Gullah culture. But it was built mostly off off the slaves that was brought over from Africa , and how many Caucasian slaves have you learned about?? It's not about race it's about respect we respect others why does it always end with us still getting disrespected??
For this company to try and make money off of our culture threw a beer really upsets me. It's a culture that deserves respect. I feel like this is a spit in the face. For this company that have to go as low as take a name of something that they obviously know little about is in no way fair. Then when our people get mad and let it be know there's a problem all of a sudden? Be serious. Why couldn't this company be original and get a name of their own? Don't try and use our culture to profit and at the end of the day treat us poorly and basically spit in our face. There are some good people out here that love our culture and respect it and there's dome that don't. We all know who's behind this one though. We deserve respect and we will get it.
Too bad Pronghorn left us in the great "verified account harrumphing of 2016" because he'd be doing a giant victory lap. A well-deserved one, at that.
Really? Seriously? This much butthurt over a word? I don't see how much marketing money can be made from it since few people outside this county know what Gillan is. I'm Cuban, should I start being offended by people other than Cubans using the word "Cuban" when making a sandwich? Get over yourselves.
P. S. I'm also black. So don't go there.
Black/geechee people are up in arms about the way their community is portrayed and exploited now because THEY CAN. I love these comments saying "oh my god everyone is so sensitive" bla bla. Well in MY PARENTS GENERATION there was segregation. Ya know...Jim Crowe? Don't act like the world has instantaneously changed because we let black people drink at the same water fountain or a half black man became president! That has not solved racism. It's deep rooted and black people have every right to say, "find your own marketing gimmick. I'm not piggy backing off of you so don't piggy back off me." All that being said, I love the revelry. I'm going to their block party on oct.30. I don't think they meant anything malicious by it. But that doesn't mean people can't have an opinion about it.
Why not create a beer named White Plantation Owner and see how well it is received? Is the brewery making financial contributions to help create better jobs or enhancing communities for those whose cultural name has been appropriated? The Gullah-Geechee community has been here for hundreds of years and using the name commercially does NOTHING to perpetuate a true understanding of the people. When Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients B.B. King, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Louis Armstrong played Charleston it was at Riverside Beach now Remley's Point because they were not permitted to play downtown. Had Revelry met with community members in the Scanlonville, Snowden, etc. areas of Mount Pleasant PRIOR to launching the product valuable focus group insights could have been provided to the brewer's marketing officer.
I see plenty of posts using a logical basis for its arguments for the brewery, it's choice in product name and it's path seeking legitimacy but I am here to tell you, as a Charleston native, as a Geechee....I ain't never heard of this group they sought their "ok".
Where was the focus group? Was this the only means of "approval" sought? How does tagging this product Gullah bring honor my community? Will contributions from the sales be given to Sea Island interests?
I'm all for craft beer, small business and successful business. But why fight for something that isn't yours. If the product is that good you could call it "Carolina crab water" and it will still sell. *that's a freebie* You don't need to use my culture as trendy marketing device.
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