Brewvival is on the horizon. The massive annual beer festival is scheduled for Sat. Feb. 25 from 12-6 p.m. at microbrewery COAST Brewing Co. at 1250 Second St. N. in the Noisette neighborhood in North Charleston. Organized by COAST and local beer retailer Charleston Beer Exchange, the event is designed as an afternoon tasting for dedicated fans of craft-brewed ales and lagers. It's also aimed at converting non-believers who currently prefer wines or spirits to beer.
Brewival tickets go on sale for $50 on Fri. Nov. 11 via Eventbrite.com (by credit card) and in person at COAST and the Charleston Beer Exchange (cash only).
Brewvival will feature more than 35 microbreweries from around the country. The lineup of beers includes rare brews, seasonals, barrel-aged specialties, high-gravity beers that are hard to find in the local market. Admission includes a sampling vessel, all beer samples, and live music. Food is available for purchase on site. Tickets for a shuttle service between the Charleston Visitor's Center and the festival will be on sale soon.
Shop owners Scott Shor and Rich Carley of Charleston Beer Exchange and brewers David Merritt and Jaime Tenney of COAST recently announced the keynote speaker last week. Rob Tod, founder of Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, Maine, will be on hand to address the crowd and discuss his brewery's Belgian-style ales. Other brewmasters from the craft brewing industry will be there to make presentations as well.
Visit brewvival.com and facebook.com/brewvival for updates.