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. 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
  • Lucky 17

    Lucky 17

    Fri., Aug. 18, 5-9 p.m.

    Friday Night Food Truck

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
  • Joshua Jarman

    Fri., Aug. 18, 6-9 p.m.

    acoustic

    Freehouse Brewery
    2895 Pringle St, Ste B
    North Charleston
  • Chris Dodson

    Chris Dodson

    Fri., Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m.

    acoustic

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
  • Eclipse Weekend River Jam

    Eclipse Weekend River Jam

    Sat., Aug. 19, 2-9 p.m.

    Celebrating the eclipse weekend we have a showcase of 4 great bands headlining from 4-9pm with El Pinchotaco LLC serving up some authentic Mexican style tacos, and Al's Barkers Dogs as well as Holy City Popcorn Company! Our open mic will kick off the party from 2-4pm! Off Azalea Drive on the banks of the Ashley River. The brewery is in a secluded spot in the heart of Charleston. Plenty of parking and views you will love.

    Freehouse Brewery
    2895 Pringle St, Ste B
    North Charleston
  • Rebel Taqueria

    Rebel Taqueria

    Sat., Aug. 19, 5-9 p.m.

    Get your grub on with Rebel Taqueria

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
  • Family Paint Nightf

    Family Paint Nightf

    Sat., Aug. 19, 6-8 p.m.

    Join us for a special family "date night" at Rusty Bull! Charlotte from Paints and Pints Charleston will be teaching an eclipse-themed for your children so you adults can enjoy a date night and some cold brews!

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
  • Mystic Vibrations

    Mystic Vibrations

    Sun., Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m.

    Pre-Eclipse Party

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
  • Wings & Things

    Wings & Things

    Sun., Aug. 20, 5-8 p.m.

    Pre-Eclipse party

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
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