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Here’s the Schedule for this Year’s Charleston Beer Week Finale



beerweek14And just like that, the 2014 Charleston Beer Week is about to come to an end. True to form, the festival will be going out with a bang – Saturday boasts six events stretched out over 13 hours.

The party gets started bright and early with the 9 am “Double Cask Breakfast” at the Homegrown Brewhouse in Summerville and will keep going strong with a late night event at Edmund’s Oast.

Many of the events will feature local beers, which is a great way to close out the week. Freehouse, COAST, and Holy City will be strongly represented, but it’s the Whole Hog BBQ at COAST that earns my pick-of-the-day. BBQed Pig and Beer – I mean, com on, what else do you need?

Don’t have the extra cash for that event? Many of Saturday’s event do not require a ticket, so make sure you enjoy at least one party before it’s too late!

Here’s a look at Friday’s full schedule:

  • 9 am – Double Cask Breakfast – Homegrown Brewhouse
    • Homegrown Brewhouse will have two casks of the collaboration beers from their Monday event
      • One cask is the River Dog Brewing Smoked Abbey Ale collaboration that has been infused with figs
      • The second cask is The Frothy Beard collaboration, a Bière de Champagne, floated on oranges
    • Charleston Bagel Company created a breakfast menu to pair perfectly with these beers.
    • Every ticket includes a pour of each cask beer, lox and bagels, fresh fruit, and coffee from Coastal Coffee Roasters.
    • Doors open at 9 am, casks tapped at 9:30 am
    • Tickets are limited
  • 10 am – American Homebrewers Association Rally – Holy City Brewing
    • “The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is bringing the first AHA Rally in South Carolina to Holy City Brewing Company!”
    • Holy City beer samples
    • A Rally-exclusive gift from the AHA
    • Take a VIP brewery tour
    • Mingle with local homebrewers
    • Prizes from the AHA and Holy City
    • RSVP and info here.
  • 12 pm – All Local Free Tasting & Tap Takeover – Total Wine
    • The entire 24-tap growler/tasting station will be filled with Charleston beers
    • Free tastings
    • Growler purchases available
  • 5 pm – Freehouse Pint Night – The Macintosh
    • The restaurant will be offering a special on pints ($4) of local, organic goodness from Freehouse Brewery
  • 5 pm – Whole Hog BBQ & Beer – COAST Brewing
    • Ticket includes an all-inclusive passport to a whole hog barbecue party
    • BBQ pig, sides, plenty of COAST beer (including a cask), and maybe a surprise or two
    • Buy ticket here
  • 10:30 pm – Euro Dorkery, BYOT* – Edmund’s Oast
    • Late-night pouring of various exotic selections from Europe
    • This will incude, but not be limited to, individual glass pours from bottles of special selections from their (and your) Belgian friends with an affinity for acidity
    • Pay as you go
    • *Bring Your Own Tums

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