Birds Fly South/Revelry/The Community Tap sponsoring The Funk Collective festival, an alternative to the Wicked Weed Invitational (Updated 5/26)

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In the aftermath of Wicked Weed Brewing‘s acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the brewery’s charitable Funkatorium Invitational sour festival scheduled for July 8 – which featured 70 breweries from across the country – was scrapped after a majority of the breweries dropped out. But before the festival was axed, news broke that a “counter” festival was being developed, featuring many of the same breweries and benefiting the same charity as Wicked Weed’s event.

Today, Greenville’s Birds Fly South Ale Project announced it will host that festival on Saturday, July 8, in partnership with Charleston’s Revelry Brewing and The Community Tap.

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Swamp Rabbit, Revelry medal at GABF ’16

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The 30th Great American Beer Festival wrapped up in Denver, CO this past weekend with the event’s annual award ceremony. Thousands of beers and hundreds of breweries compete to have their entries snag a top-three placement in a wide range of styles. This year, Charleston’s Revelry and Travelers Rest’s Swamp Rabbit each took home some new hardware.

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