Just three South Carolina breweries have confirmed they will be representing the Palmetto State at the 31st annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO, this fall.
Registration for the annual mecca of beer festivals opened to brewers on Tuesday, and while some encountered problems when it came to registration, a handful of SC breweries were able to get their names on the list.
Charleston’s Holy City and Palmetto breweries and Spartanburg’s RJ Rockers will all be present at the festival – running Oct. 10-12 – among the 600 total breweries who were able to register. There are an estimated 2,400 craft breweries operating in the US, so the chances of getting into the festival to pour decrease with each passing year.
Greenville’s Thomas Creek is on the waiting list and may still appear, but there’s no guarantee.
Breweries who have confirmed they will not be appearing at GABF: Westbrook, COAST, Quest and Conquest. No word on Frothy Beard, New South or River Dog.