From The Tap

Edmund’s Oast Hosts a Special Cocktail Tasting and Educational Class Focused on Whiskey Classics

on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Follow This!, Do This!

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 7.26.36 PMAs great as the beer is at Edmund’s Oast, the unique spirits and cocktail menu features house-made ingredients and innovative twists on classic favorites. Bar Manager Cameron Read and Head Bartender Jayce McConnell collaborated to create a bar that showcases a collection of spirits and distilleries both local and international, many not typically found in Charleston.

High Wire Distilling Co. Receives Several Significant National Awards For Their Artisan Spirits

on Monday, 14 April 2014. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Follow This!

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American Craft Distillers Association, American Distilling Institute, and San Francisco World Spirits Competition Award Six Medals to High Wire

 

CHARLESTON, SC - Three top, national spirit organizations have recently awarded High Wire Distilling Co. medals of distinction for their spirits.  High Wire is the only Charleston based distillery selected in these competitions.


Del Ducato Beer Dinner at Bacco

on Thursday, 13 March 2014. Posted in Chefs, From The Tap, Follow This!, Do This!

Bacco will be hosting a beer dinner on Monday, March 31, at 6:30PM. Chef Michael Scognamiglio will prepare five specialty courses, each paired with a beer from Italian brewery Birrificio Del Ducato. Featured brews will include Brett Peat Daydream and My Blueberry Nightmare.

BRUNCH & BREW

on Thursday, 13 March 2014. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Follow This!, Do This!

TED'S BUTCHERBLOCK AND PALMETTO BREWING TEAM UP TO SHOWCASE NEW OFFERINGS 
AT "BRUNCH & BREW" EVENT ON SATURDAY, MARCH 22
 
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CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Ted's Butcherblock will be celebrating the recent addition of its food truck breakfast service and Palmetto Brewing will be debuting a new beer at a "Brunch and Brew" event at Ted's Butcherblock, taking place on Saturday, March 22 from 9 am to 3 pm. The event menu will include items like Painted Hills Sirloin and Eggs, Huevos Rancheros and an Ultimate Breakfast Burger. In addition to debuting its new Imperial Farmhouse Brown Ale, "Brown Hound," Palmetto Brewing will be pouring its Espresso Porter, a perfect pairing for the breakfast menu. 

Bacon. Bourbon. Bliss.

on Monday, 10 February 2014. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Follow This!, Do This!, LOCAL Bites

by: Collin Clark


 RHR2748edTwo lines wound their way into Memminger Auditorium, and we chose the one that seemed to lead towards the smell of bacon and away from the cold. As it happened, our chosen line deposited us between the booths of King Street’s Kitchen 208 and Mount Pleasant’s Southerly Restaurant. From Kitchen 208, John Robertson was serving a dish reminiscent of the restaurant’s Cobblestone sandwich - a bacon waffle topped with local tomatoes, arugula, slightly deviled egg, and a garnish of candied bacon. Chad Billings of Southerly took a heavier approach with a bacon lollipop - savory pork belly with kimchi and radish over grits.

 

Lowcountry Smokehouse Draft Dinner

on Tuesday, 04 February 2014. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Follow This!, Do This!, LOCAL Bites


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     Chef Garrett Priester & Sous Chef Jonathan DuPriest have prepared an authentic, five-course menu that showcases Southend's beers that are thoughtfully paired with dishes inspired by seasonal flavors and local ingredients with a unique smokehouse style twist. 

East by Southeast : Land Meets Sea in Culinary Clash of Two Local Titans

on Wednesday, 06 November 2013. Posted in Magazine, Chefs, Restaurant Spotlight, From The Tap, LOCAL Bites

Amidst the confusion that inexorably arrives with the end of Daylight Saving Time, this past Sunday brought together two of Charleston's fine culinary stars at Kanpai in Mount Pleasant for a truly magnificent dinner designed to showcase each of their unique talents. Chef Brannon Florie brought to the table his love for pork fat and Southern-fusion, while Chef Sean Park leveraged his considerable talent for all things raw, rare, and briny. 

Brewvival Evolution

Written by Timmons Pettigrew on Monday, 11 February 2013. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Eat This Spring 2013

In 2010, the last Saturday in February became an annual, shining beacon on the Southern Beer Geek calendar. Brewvival was born. Charleston, like most cities, had its share of prior beer events, but COAST Brewing Company and The Charleston Beer Exchange set out to produce something unique. This would be an outdoor event with “hand-picked” written all over it – from the food vendors, to the live music, to the focal point: the beer.

Over A Barrel at Westbrook Brewing

Written by Timmons Pettigrew on Thursday, 15 November 2012. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Eat This Winter 2012

Craft brewing, like any artisanal pursuit, sees techniques come in and out of popularity. What’s hot today may not be hot tomorrow, but methods, styles, and ingredients worth their salt tend to stick around even after beer geeks move on to chase the next white whale.

Bowens Island Restaurant Hidden Beer Behemoth

Written by Timmons Pettigrew on Wednesday, 29 August 2012. Posted in From The Tap, Eat This Fall! 2012

Bowens Island Restaurant should need no introduction. The seafood landmark, situated on a tiny namesake island near Folly Beach, has been in "top" lists of national magazines, profiled on national television, and even earned itself a James Beard American Classic Award. Most people equate the joint with heaping plates of deliciously prepared, local seafood. Their oysters are their real claim to fame, harvested by hand from their surrounding waters for decades. Unfortunately, the bar selection that goes along with a menu like theirs is often lacking at best. 

Schonen Dank!, Charleston Beer Garden

on Thursday, 28 June 2012. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Follow This!, Do This!, Eat This! Summer 2012

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This past weekend, Charleston Beer aficionados and brew novices alike converged on the banks of the Ashley for the inaugural Charleston Beer Garden—a celebration of all things beer, good food and community. Despite the soaring temperature; the day reinforced the fact that Charleston, simply put, loves a good festival.

 

There is something naturally attractive about an event that allows social drinking outdoors. At least for me, there is. So when given the opportunity to cover the first-ever pop-up beer garden in Charleston, it solidified faith that my editors know what type of writer they hired.

 

Charleston Beer Garden: The buzz about the buzz on the banks

on Tuesday, 12 June 2012. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Eat This! Summer 2012

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by Chris West

On June 23rd, grab your lederhosen and barmaid get-up and join the local beer geek community when Brittlebank Park will be transformed into Charleston’s first beer garden!

Let there be Bacon Beer

on Wednesday, 23 May 2012. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Eat This! Summer 2012

By Timmons Pettigrew

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The Lowcountry's newest brewery is Holy City Brewing, a four-man operation located in some converted warehouse space just off of Dorchester Road in North Charleston. Chris Brown, Joel Carl, Mac Minaudo, and Sean Nemitz joined forces to pursue their dream and add new flavors to the local beer market, producing fun, fresh takes on classic styles like Porter and Pilsner. But while they brew the classics very well, they are no strangers to innovation, and one of their beers in particular is a delicious affront to all that we knew as holy.

Chicks Dig Beer Too

on Thursday, 05 April 2012. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Eat This! February 2012

The first annual Lowcountry Beer Fest attracts more than just the boys


By Patrick Graham


For more than four years now, I have sought a solution to a puzzle that has vexed me, a puzzle that involves a relationship that my wife is having (or not having).  Don’t worry, things are fine between myself and Mrs. Graham, as we are fast approaching the first anniversary of our exchanging of the vows.

It’s about beer.  I’m trying to find her one.

Local Beer; Local Bounty

on Thursday, 29 March 2012. Posted in Magazine, From The Tap, Do This!, Eat This! February 2012

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Forget the balmy climate, public beaches and quaint charm that you always hear associated with why people love Charleston. While all of those are noteworthy facets of our little town, I love Charleston for a much simpler reason…