SOUTH CAROLINA BEER GIFT GUIDE

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If you’re sitting down at your desk this morning at work, it might have dawned on you that you’d rather not be there with Christmas around the corner. The time to be with family and friends is important, but what about all of the things that you were supposed to accomplish this past weekend? Have you run through everything on your gift checklist? There is still time if you’re shopping for the beer fan in your life. And that good news is that it’ll be really easy to do.

TICKETS

There are plenty of festivals coming up in the New Year. Why not buy a ticket or two to one of them? Also, as to the Community Tap Festival and Brewvival, the tickets will go quick. And with Christmas around the corner, what better time to act?

World Beer Festival: http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/venueSearch.jsp?venue_id=5739 (January 18 – Columbia)

Brewvival: http://brewvival.com/tickets (February 22 – North Charleston)

Community Tap Craft Beer Festival: http://tapfest14.bpt.me/ (April 5 – Greenville)

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BREWERIES

If you’ve waited until today to get gifts, then don’t wait any longer. Especially if you’re shopping for a beer lover. South Carolina breweries usually keep pretty good hours. However, with the holidays this week, the hours will be a little more varied. If you want to grab some growlers or gift cards, then there are a few breweries that are open for business today to help you.

Quest Brewing (Greenville) – Open 12/23 from 4-9PM. http://questbrewing.com/

Thomas Creek Brewery (Greenville) – Open 12/23 from 9-6PM. http://thomascreekbeer.com/

Holy City Brewing (North Charleston) – Open 12/23 from 4-6PM. http://holycitybrewing.com/

Frothy Beard Brewing (North Charleston) – Open 12/23 from 5-9PM. http://www.frothybeard.com/

Conquest Brewing (Columbia) – Open 12/23 from 12-5PM. http://conquestbrewing.com/

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BOOKS

Reading is fun, especially when it’s about beer. Here are a few suggestions for you to consider.

Charleston Beer by Timmons Pettigrew of CHSBeer.org – http://www.amazon.com/Charleston-Beer-High-Gravity-History-Lowcountry/dp/1609492447

Beer Lover’s the Carolinas by Daniel Hartis of CharlotteBeer.com (pre-order) – http://www.amazon.com/Beer-Lovers-Carolinas-Breweries-Brewpubs/dp/0762779977/

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HOMEBREWING

It’s one thing to drink beer. It’s another thing to make it. Challenge the person you’re getting a gift for to try their hand at making what they enjoy.

Grape & Grains (Greenville) – http://www.grapeandgrains.com/

Greenville Hop House (Greenville) – https://www.facebook.com/GreenvilleHopHouse

Thomas Creek Brewery (Greenville) – http://thomascreekbeer.com/

Bet – Mar (Columbia) – http://www.liquidhobby.com/

Keg Cowboy (Lexington) – http://www.kegcowboy.com

Holy City Brewing (North Charleston) – http://holycitybrewing.com/

Bottles (Mount Pleasant) – http://shopbottles.com/

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ODDS & ENDS

Some other considerations that don’t necessarily have a South Carolina affiliation, but will still thrill the beer lover in your life.

Beer of the Month Club – http://www.beermonthclub.com/

Beer Shirts – http://brewershirts.com/

Glassware – http://www.amazon.com/b?node=13217731

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RETAIL SHOPS

Some breweries will be closed prior to Christmas, but that doesn’t mean that you’re out of luck. A slew of retail shops will be open to help you put some South Carolina beer under the tree. Here is just a sampling.

The Community Tap (Greenville) – http://thecommunitytap.com/

Greenville Beer Exchange (Greenville) – http://greenvillebeerexchange.com/

Green’s (Greenville & Columbia) – http://www.greensbeverages.com/

Charleston Beer Exchange (Charleston) – http://www.charlestonbeerexchange.com/

Total Wine (Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville) – https://www.totalwine.com/

Bottles (Mount Pleasant) – http://shopbottles.com/

House of Brews (Mount Pleasant) – http://houseofbrewsmtp.com/

Homegrown Brewhouse (Summerville) – http://www.homegrownbrewhouse.com/

Growler Haus (Anderson & Spartanburg) – http://growlerhaus.com/

Greenville Hop House (Greenville) – https://www.facebook.com/GreenvilleHopHouse

What’s on Tap? (Greenville) – http://www.wotsc.com/

The Growler Station (Greenville) – http://growler-station.com/gs002-greenville/

Crafted (Simpsonville) – http://craftedbeer.net/

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You really can’t go wrong when it comes to giving the gift of South Carolina beer. May you and your family have a joyous holiday season. Cheers!

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