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The fifth annual Charleston Beer Week will be held from Saturday, September 9th through Saturday, September 16th at participating venues throughout the greater Charleston area. As a result of the continued growth and successful outcome in recent years, another day has been added on to the event, resulting in a total of 48 events over the eight day period.
Charleston is now home to 19 breweries, with five more under construction and expected to open by the end of the year. Many existing breweries are undergoing expansion efforts, while new craft beer-focused businesses have also opened their doors over the past year. For example, Frothy Beard Brewing Company located in West Ashley more than tripled their brewing capacity just weeks after opening in early spring.
While local breweries will be a primary focus for the week, events will also feature many regional and national brands, making for a diverse lineup which will appeal to a broad audience. Many events feature “one-off” beer releases, often brewed specifically for the week, while other events feature various food pairings, collaboration releases, tastings and style-specific offerings.
This year will feature plenty of outdoor activities across the Charleston area, such as a Disc Golf Tournament, Guided Kayak Tour, Bike Ride at Marrington Plantation Trail, Downtown Charity Fun Run, Adventure Ropes Course, and a Harbor Boat Cruise. Other events aim to raise funding and awareness for local charities, such as the Charles Webb Center, Charleston Center for Women, Turtle Survival Alliance, and Charleston Surfrider Foundation.
All 48 events will be posted to the official website http://charlestonbeerweek.com over the next two weeks, with event announcements taking place on social media.