Yo Greenville, check your stats:
- One production brewery, two more on the way
- One Brewpub
- Five specialty craft beer stores
- Two outstanding craft beer bars
- Three craft beer festivals
If you’re keeping score at home, you might be scratching your head about that last bullet. “Three beer festivals in Greenville? Why haven’t I heard of this???”
With all due respect to the Upstate Beer Festival, which first appeared in Greenville as Top of the Hops in 2010, it doesn’t offer much for the beer geek. It’s well-run, but I attended the first one and I think I already had about 190 of the 200 beers offered.
Barley’s/Trappe Door is putting on the second annual Biggest Little Beer Fest on Sunday, January 20, 2013. I wasn’t able to make it to last year’s inaugural fest. I heard it was jam packed with great beer and food.
All three levels of the the Barley’s/Trappe Door beerplex are dedicated to 80+ vintage and rare beers on tap, 8 casks and 6 randalized specialties. Great food and live music will round out a great atmosphere.
Just announced, the Community Tap is putting on their first-ever craft beer festival at Larkin’s Sawmill on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Their aim is to keep the festival smaller and more intimate, with only 30 breweries invited and 400 tickets to be sold.
You can be assured that each brewery is going to bring out its finest: rarities, one-offs, seasonals.