Saturday marks the seventh annual Brewvival
Saturday's forecast is 58 degrees and sunny which bodes well for the beer-drinking masses headed to COAST for the seventh annual Brewvival. But for those who have yet to snag tickets, even better news, a little over 100 tickets remain available.
Now typically by this time pre-event the festival is sold out,
but COAST co-owner Jaime Tenny attributes hop-head hesitancy to Brewvival's new format. This year none of the breweries participating have been publicly named.
"We changed it up from years past by not releasing any of the beers ahead of time," Tenny explains. "We just didn't want to do the overhype."
But, she promises, that doesn't mean the quality of breweries has changed. "We'll have over 40 breweries and the set up will be different. Some breweries will have their own tables and others will be mixed with multiple breweries at a table based on a style," she says.
Other Brewvival changes include a list of all new food vendors including, Sweet LuLu’s Bakery, Short Grain, Artisan Meat Share, Home Team BBQ, Hot Links Homemade Sausage, and The Taco Spot, in addition to a new stage set up.
"We've moved the stage," says Tenny. And this year the bands playing on it, Charleston's Steady Hand String Band and Roaring Lions out of Asheville, N.C., will also interact with the crowd by roaming while singing. "We're bringing the music to you," says Tenny — all the better to enjoy the tunes without having to leave the beer lines.
As of this morning, Charleston Beer Exchange has a handful of paper tickets left to sell to the festival. You can grab them in person there or order tickets online at brewvival.com/tickets.