Yeast, Charleston’s only homebrew shop, opens Saturday

Yeast

Charleston is arguably the hub of South Carolina’s craft beer scene. With six operational breweries (and more on the way), numerous stores, bars, restaurants and brewpubs, the coastal city has everything you’d want to satiate your beer-related needs.

Except one. Strangely enough, the Charleston area doesn’t have a dedicated homebrew supply store where burgeoning brewers can locally purchase their goods. That is, until now.

Yeast – Everything Homebrew, which will stock supplies for homebrewing beer, wine and more, will hold its grand opening this Saturday, February 1.

The one-stop shop will sell brewing equipment, kits and all the necessary brewing supplies – hops, yeast, etc. – as well as provide hands-on assistance for those just getting into the swing of things. Owner Peter Kinslow, a former IT specialist and homebrewer, said he wanted to open the shop because there was nowhere locally he could procure the necessary ingredients or support for homebrews.

“The craft beer scene has exploded in Charleston over the last five years and it’s only natural that the homebrewing hobbyist has grown as well. It’s really the perfect time for a dedicated homebrew supply shop here in the Lowcountry,” Kinslow said in a release. He’ll also offer his personal library of homebrewing books for patrons to use in-store. Down the line, Kinslow plans to host classes and other events to help homebrewers learn and perfect the craft.

The store – 557 Belle Station Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant – will hold its grand opening beginning at 10 AM Saturday, weather permitting. After that, it’ll operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 AM to 7 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM; and Sunday, noon to 5 PM. They’ll be closed Wednesday.

Like Yeast on Facebook and follow them on Twitter for more information.

Note: A previous version of this post stated Yeast is the first homebrew supply store in the area. That’s incorrect. Charleston Beer Works previously operated in the area before closing years ago.

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