I’m getting super excited about the Charleston Brewvival Beer Fest coming up next weekend, February 27. Yes, I’m a little biased because I love Charleston and I know the guys from Charleston Beer Exchange and Coast Brewing, but see if this will sway you:
- Avery Brewing Moloch and Meph Addict
- Bell’s Expedition Stout on cask and Batch 9000
- Coast Barrel-Aged Blackbeerd
- Foothills Sexual Chocolate
- The Bruery Oude Tart and Saison De Lente
- Thomas Creek Up The Creek Extreme IPA run through a hop randalizer
- Highland Smoked Porter and Auld Asheville Vintage Ale
- Weyerbacher Heresy and Insanity
- Brooklyn 2007 Monster Ale
- New Belgium NBB Love (unblended sour never seen east of the Mississippi)
- Rogue John John Dead Guy Whiskey Barrel Ale
- Stone 2008 Bourbon Barrel IRS
Sick lineup, just sick. Along with that array of beer, it will be an assembly of some of the greatest beer minds in the country:
- Greg Koch from Stone
- Patrick Rue from The Breury
- Oscar Wong from Highland
- John Cochran from Terrapin
- Grady Hull from New Belgium
- David Merritt from Coast
I’m not going to claim that this festival is for everyone, but if you don’t go you might regret it for the rest of your life, like me not going to see Stone Temple Pilots in 1994. Don’t take that chance. Buy your tickets and I’ll see you there.
Greg Koch From Stone at Barley’s Tuesday in Greenville
To get warmed up for Brewvival, Greg Koch from Stone will be at Barley’s on Tuesday to present a vertical tasting of Stone Old Guardian Barleywine. He’ll have vintages from 2007, 2009 and 2010.
If you’ve never experienced a vertical tasting, it’s really cool to taste and smell the differences in the beer as it matures. It’s a very unique opportunity, not to mention the fact that Greg is one of the biggest beerlebrities in the country.
You don’t want to miss this one either, especially if you can’t get to Charleston for Brewvival.