Columbia’s Capital City Club, as part of the third annual Soda City Suds Week, will host a panel of brewers, distributors, business owners and more to discuss the past, present and future of the city’s craft beer scene.
The club has recently begun an overhaul of its food menu as well as a revamped beer list focused entirely on South Carolina craft beer and curated by Drink. Blog. Repeat. in an effort to educate and interest more people about breweries in Columbia and throughout the state. As part of that campaign, the club has decided to host a panel discussion about the city’s beer culture on Tuesday, March 21 as part of Suds Week, the city’s annual independent beer week, which runs March 18-26.
The panel will include Brook Bristow, attorney and executive director of the South Carolina Brewers Guild; Danielle Robinson of Advintage Distributing; Matt Rogers, brewer at Lexington’s Old Mill Brew Pub and owner of Camden’s Hazelwood Hop Farm; Scott Burgess, owner of Bierkeller Columbia; and Kellan Monroe, co-owner of Craft and Draft. The panel will be moderated by me.
A similar panel last year drew a pretty large crowd for a discussion about the state’s craft beer boom, but this year’s group will focus primarily on Columbia, where things are going, what needs to change to make things better and more.
Admission is open to the public and tickets are available now for $10, which gets you admission as well free beer and food following the panel. Suds Week swag (glasses, bottle openers and more) will also be on hand.