by Eric Doksa
A big event is brewing out in Mt. Pleasant. 17 North will be hosting the inaugural Lowcountry Beer Festival on Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 12pm until 6pm.
The fest will showcase several local breweries and businesses including Westbrook, Holy City, Palmetto, Frothy Beard, New South, Heirloom, Eat This!, Event DRS, Ice Box, Boone Hall Farms, Grow Food Carolina, Awendaw Green, and House of Brews.
Prices for admittance will be $20 for a beer pass to get you eight 5-ounce samplings of local brewery offerings and a souvenir glass. $10 for one pass through the buffet, if you buy tickets early, you will get both passes for $25. There will be satellite parking at Roper St. Francis Mt. Pleasant hospital with shuttles to the event.
A portion of the proceeds and all money raised at the dunk tank will go to East Cooper Community Outreach (E.C.C.O.) and Pet Helpers. Donations will also be accepted.
Live entertainment will be take place on two stages from a number of local musicians, and there will be lots of laughs coming from the dunk tank full of beer!
In addition local home brewers will have the opportunity to showcase their home brews and get feedback from the locals and local breweries. If you brew at home and are interested in participating, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.