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Here's your chance to celebrate all things beer for a whole week.  

Charleston Beer Week
It's a whole week dedicated to the thriving beer scene in Charleston.

Here’s how organizers describe it:  “Charleston Beer Week celebrates our city's craft beer community, from brewer to bartender, from keg to glass!”

This comes as good news to lovers of suds, as the 2020 festival had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.   The 8th annual Charleston Beer Week took place from October 29th through November 7th.  Dates for 2022 are still to be determined, although in past years, the festival took place in September.

Charleston Beer Week has proven so popular  -  and the brew scene in Charleston is growing so fast  -  that the week full of sudsy fun is, too.  Over the years, they've kept adding to its length as well as the number and type of events you can attend.   

In 2021, they hosted more than sixty events to choose from, like special releases; food pairings and beer dinners; meet the brewers; educational, outdoor and brewery events; tap takeovers; style showcases and more.  Events are independently organized, and many benefit cool local charities like the Charleston Animal Society, Surfrider Foundation and the Center for Women.

Not that long ago, there were just a few microbreweries in the entire state of South Carolina.  Now there are more than thirty production breweries and brewpubs in the Charleston area alone. 

Steve Warner, economic developer at the CRDA (Charleston Regional Development Alliance), had this to say: “Charleston’s rapid increase in craft brewing reflects what’s happening across our region – a growing, youthful population attracted to Charleston’s unique character and strong economy, a thirst for innovation and inspiration, and a desire for community. Charleston Beer Week celebrates that growth, these artisans and their passion, and is one of my favorite times of the year.”

Events take place all over the Charleston area.  Some events require tickets, while many are free or pay-as-you-go.  Stay tuned to their website and social media as events get firmed up.