From noon to 7 p.m. Sat. May 18 at Riverfront Park the eighth annual Charleston Beer Fest
will feature more than 60 different beers from 40 breweries in North and South Carolina.
In addition to beer, the fest will include a wide range of food trucks, artisan and craft vendors, two stages of live music, as well as the famous Beer Games with inflatable ponies, arm wrestling, and more.
The Homebrewers' Village will also be onsite, highlighting local and regional homebrewers, with a winner being chosen by a panel of regional judges.
Nearly 40 breweries will be participating, serving more than 60 different brews all day long, including many Charleston breweries such as Palmetto Brewing, Rusty Bull, Commonhouse Aleworks, Frothy Beard, Holy City, and many more. The complete list of participating breweries can be found at chsbeerfest.org
Proceeds for the Charleston Beer Fest benefit the Palmetto Community Care
, a program dedicated to providing complete compassionate HIV care and education awareness across the tri-county area.
Charleston Beer Fest
One of the many activities for the Charleston Beer games
"We couldn’t be more proud of this list of amazing Carolina craft breweries! Not only do these breweries make great beer, but each of them is generously supporting our community and the work we do each and every day," said Jason Kirk, director of development and marketing for Palmetto Community Care.
General admission for the event is $20 through the end of March, $25 after that, and will include a commemorative beer mug and five beer tickets.
There will be VIP packages for $50, which includes 15 beer tickets, early access, exclusive beer samples from five different breweries, and much more. Details can be found on their website
Charleston Beer Fest will also provide a $15 Designated Driver ticket option for those who plan to attend and enjoy the fun, but not drink.