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
  • Miracle's Tasty Express

    Miracle's Tasty Express

    Sat., Sept. 23, 5-9 p.m.

    Food Truck

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
  • Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band

    Sat., Sept. 23, 7-10 p.m.

    Live Music

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
  • BREWGA & BUBBLES with Charleston Beer Works

    BREWGA & BUBBLES with Charleston Beer Works

    Sun., Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    Brewga is back for season 2! Urban Flow is once again teaming up with their neighbors to the east, Charleston Beer Works, for Sunday Funday! Brewga & Bubbles will offer you an hour long detoxifying yoga class on Beer Works back patio. Following yoga, you have the option to retox a bit as Beer Works will be offering our urban yogis local brews on tap for $4 + $7 build your own mimosas! For ages 21+ and open to all levels of experience (both yoga and beer). BYOM (bring yo’ own mat) Beer Works back patio: 480 King St.

    Urban Yoga
    484 King St.
    Downtown
  • BREWGA & BUBBLES: with Urban Yoga & Chas Beer Works

    BREWGA & BUBBLES: with Urban Yoga & Chas Beer Works

    Sun., Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m.

    @ URBAN YOGA CHARLESTON, 484 King Street
    Brewga is back for season 2! Urban Yoga is once again teaming up with their neighbors to the east, Charleston Beer Works, for Sunday Funday! Brewga & Bubbles will offer you an hour long detoxifying yoga class on Beer Works back patio. Following yoga, you have the option to retox a bit as Beer Works will be offering our urban yogis local brews on tap for $4 + $7 build your own mimosas! For ages 21+ and open to all levels of experience (both yoga and beer). BYOM (bring your own mat) Beer Works back patio: 480 King St.



  • 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
  • Music Trivia with Crystal

    Music Trivia with Crystal

    Second and Fourth Tuesday of every month, 7-9 p.m.

    Name That Tune Trivia will help you shake those Tuesday Blues!

    Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
    3005 W. Montague Ave.
    North Charleston
  • Live Music at the Granary 9/27/17

    Live Music at the Granary 9/27/17

    Wed., Sept. 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

    Enjoy live music at The Granary by Just Groove while you dine from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    The Granary
    835 Coleman Blvd.
    Mt. Pleasant
  • 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.

    Holy City Brewing
    4155-C Dorchester Road
    North Charleston
  • Floyd and Po Boys

    Wednesdays

    jams, 7:30 p.m.

    Elliotborough Mini Bar
    18 Percy St
    Downtown
  • 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
    1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
    West Ashley
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