In a perfect world, there would be only one form of currency, and that currency would be beer. Imagine, if you will, getting paid in kegs, bottles, and cans. Oh, how glorious that would be. As for paying your bills, you wouldn’t be parting with your hard-earned money, you’d be sharing a beer with a bud. And at tax time, well, we’d all pour one out for the IRS and sing “Danny Boy.” But alas, that’s not the world we live in today, and because of that, we have beer. And in honor of this magic elixir, we here at the City Paper have put together our annual beer issue. Enjoy.

The ladies of the Beer Social Club take drinking seriously
The ladies of the Beer Social Club take drinking seriously Girls' Pint Out

You know what's jet-lag tired? The idea of chick beer. You know the ones: your Mich Ultras, Bud Light Lime, and Miller 64s. Beers that market to a vapid fantasy woman who only wears crop tops and jorts with taglines like "Lose the calories. — Kinsey Gidick


You'll fall for these fall beers
You'll fall for these fall beers Märzen Madness

Long before the leaves change and the fair rolls into town, orange six-packs plastered with festive gourds and "Oktoberfest" labels arrive on store shelves, reminding you that it's time to drink the new batch of fall beers. — Sam Spence


Thanks to Revelry and Tradesman, the Lowcountry's brewery boom continues to, well, boom
Thanks to Revelry and Tradesman, the Lowcountry's brewery boom continues to, well, boom Eight Isn't Enough

Some things are inevitable. Time passes. Seasons change. Plants grow. More breweries pop up in the Lowcountry. — Timmons Pettigrew


Thanks to the Stone Law, Holy City Brewing now has a burrito-slinging kitchen
Thanks to the Stone Law, Holy City Brewing now has a burrito-slinging kitchen The Struggle Gladly Begins

After a legislative battle involving our state's breweries, various lawmakers, some fringe voices, and the sacrosanct promise of jobs echoing all over the joint, the Statehouse turned the Stone Bill into the Stone Law this summer. — Timmons Pettigrew


How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow
How and where to imbibe with your kids in tow Baby Up to the Bar

Everyone talks about the sleepless nights and countless diapers they have to change after having their first baby. The well-wishers ask about how the newborn is eating, and parents and parents-to-be discuss the pros and cons of newly fascinating topics like co-sleeping and baby wearing. — Courtney Davis O'Leary


Upcoming Beer Events
  • Bendy Brewski Yoga

    Every fourth Saturday, 10 a.m.

    Partnering with local breweries to bring yoga to beer lovers. Weekly beginner level Yoga classes hosted at local breweries followed by beer tasting.

    Palmetto Brewing Co.
    289 Huger Street
    Downtown
  • Two Blokes Tastings

    Mondays-Fridays, 4-9 p.m., Saturdays, 12-9 p.m. and Sundays, 12-6 p.m. Continues through Oct. 12

    Come by the Two Blokes taproom which offers pours of all of current beers, from 4 oz. tasters to 16 oz. pints. You can purchase beer to go in canned Crowlers (32 oz.), or bring your own growler to be filled. Bring your own food in or come by on weekends for food trucks. Tours of the brewhouse available on request. Friendly dogs on leash are welcome in the brewery.

    Two Blokes Brewery
    547 Long Point Rd. #101
    Mt. Pleasant
  • Poetry Night: The Unspoken Word

    Second Thursday of every month, 7:30-10 p.m.

    An open mic is a free-form poetry gathering. Attendees can bring one or two poems to participate. Each poet is allotted five minutes to read.

    Elliotborough Mini Bar
    18 Percy St
    Downtown
  • Beer Tastings at Holy City Brewing

    Mondays, Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Wednesdays-Fridays, 3-8 p.m., Saturdays, 12-8 p.m. and Sundays, 12-4 p.m.

    Daily tours and tastings. Sample flights and half and full pints. Get growlers filled and find brewery merchandise. Limit 48 ounces per person max. Live music Fridays and food trucks all weekend. Dog friendly for friendly dogs.

    Holy City Brewing
    4155-C Dorchester Road
    North Charleston
  • Frothy Beard Tastings

    Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays-Fridays, 4-9 p.m.

    Stop by for tastings and the occasional food truck.

    Frothy Beard Brewing
    7358 Peppermill Pkwy.
    North Charleston
  • Half-off Large Format Beers

    Sundays

    Sip on half-priced bottles of large format beer all-day long.

    Craftsmen Kitchen and Tap House
    12 Cumberland St.
    Downtown
  • Bendy Brewski Sunday Brunch

    Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

    45 minutes of all levels yoga followed by a flight of beer! and brunch offered by Suelto at Holy City Brewing. Mats avail to borrow

    Holy City Brewing
    4155-C Dorchester Road
    North Charleston
  • Service Night at Palmetto

    Mondays

    Enjoy live music every Monday night and if you're a service industry employee make sure to grab a $3 pint.

    Palmetto Brewing Co.
    289 Huger Street
    Downtown
  • Ultimate Beer Flight

    Ultimate Beer Flight

    Mondays, 5 p.m.

    Sample four craft beers at this weekly drop-in.

    Accent on Wine
    132 Main St.
    Summerville
  • Tuesday Night Beer Flights

    Tuesdays, 5-10 p.m.

    Selection changes weekly and flights are sold at market price, usually somewhere around $12 per flight. Matched with snacks of the chef's choice.

    EVO
    1075 E. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
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