Big Hoppy Firkin Saturday (10/2)
Don’t forget, this Saturday (tomorrow) at 2pm we’ll be tapping our next cask (firkin) of real ale for growler fills! This time we have a unique specialty from Terrapin: Cherry Oak Big Hoppy Monster! The base beer, Big Hoppy Monster, is an 8.3% ABV imperial red with massive hop flavor that scores a nearly perfect 99 rating on Ratebeer.com. This one off special cask version was aged on cherry oak for a true once in a lifetime experience. These one off casks are always a blast and a tricked out version of one our all time favorites is sure to be a hit!
If you have never been to one of our special cask ale releases before, it is beer in it’s purest form: conditioned in the cask and free of force carbonation, filtration or other processing. Real cask ales allow the beer to showcase different nuances of texture, flavor and aroma than their normally kegged counterparts. Unlike our regular growler fills, cask ale is highly perishable and must be consumed the same day so plan accordingly! We will gravity tap this cask on the counter at 2pm and growler fills of this beauty will be limited so don’t wait.
New Arrivals/Back in Stock (Bottles)
Mikkeller Black Tie (Scotch Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Stout)
Mikkeller / BrewDog I Hardcore You Imperial IPA
Terrapin Hop Karma Brown IPA
Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster
Allagash Hugh Malone Belgian-style IPA (new 2010 version)
The Bruery Autumn Maple
Breckenridge Agave Wheat
Bell’s 25th Anniversary Ale
Great Divide Tripel
Great Divide Saint Bridget’s Porter (last case ever, brewery discontinued)
New Belgium Lips of Faith Le Fleur, Misseur?
New Belgium Lips of Faith Transatlantique Kriek
New Belgium Lips of Faith Biere de Mars
Smuttynose Farmhouse Ale
Smuttynose Really Old Brown Dog Ale
New Holland Charkoota Rye
Saint Somewhere Pays du Soleil (An all time store favorite!)
Stone/Ballast Point/Kelsey McNair San Diego Session Ale
Mad River Jamaica Red Ale
Rogue Dry Hopped St. Rogue Red Ale
HaandBryggeriet Norwegian Wood
De Ranke Saison De Dottignies
Orkney Skull Splitter
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This just in from The Charleston Beer Exchange!
Wow, lots of really great stuff to tell you about at The Charleston Beer Exchange!
Rare Beer Tuesday Tonight at 5pm (5/5)
As we do every Tuesday at 5pm, we’ll be tapping a very special, highly limited keg for growler fills. Tonight’s feature is a beer called Confluence from Allagash Brewing in Portland, Maine. Confluence is created with a mixed fermentation of two yeast strains, undergoes a lengthy aging process and is dry hopped prior to bottling. This all translates to a very complex and unique beer. This will be the only draft release of this beer in South Carolina. Don’t miss it!
New in Bottles
Southern Tier Mokah (Chocolate/Coffee Stout, unbelievable!)
Southern Tier Iniquity
Victory Whirlwind Witbier
St. Feuillien Tripel 6 Liter bottle (you’ve got to see this, just massive)
Reissdorf Kolsch 5 Liter mini-kegs
Southern Tier Raspberry Wheat (back in stock)
De Proef Zoetzuur (back in stock)
De Proef Reinaert (back in stock)
Bell’s Brewery South Carolina Kick Off Thursday May 14th
We get asked about Bell’s Brewery at least once a day. Well, great news: It arrives in South Carolina next week! Please join us Thursday, May 14th at 5pm for the retail launch of the brand. We will be featuring bottles of Amber Ale, Oberon Ale, Pale Ale, Porter and Kalamazoo Stout. We’ll also have some 5 Liter mini-kegs of the Oberon Ale. In addition, Derek Zomonski, from the brewery, will be here offering some extra special growler fills. Word is he will be bringing kegs of Hop Slam IPA and Expedition Stout! These growlers will be extremely limited and will go very fast, so plan accordingly.
Remember, you can see what’s on tap, live on the growler station, anytime by going to http://www.thecharlestonbeerexchange.com and clicking "On Tap". Also, follow us on Twitter for real time updates about new kegs, bottles and happenings around the shop; user name " BeerExchange ".
The Charleston Beer Exchange
14 Exchange St.
Charleston, SC 29401