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.
It’s hard to believe Greenville’s Community Tap bar and beer & wine store has been hosting its annual eponymous craft beer festival for almost half a decade now. But on April 29, 2017, the gathering of select regional and national breweries returns for its fifth year, this time being held at the city’s Fluor Field.
This week marks a milestone for The Community Tap as the Upstate craft beer and wine store holds the grand opening for its new, expanded store.
For the second year in a row, The Community Tap Craft Beer Festival has sold out all 500 tickets.
The ticket count has been slowly winding down for the past few weeks with only a handful remaining Sunday. The festival officially sold out by the end of the day.
With each passing day, the beer list continues to grow in size and quality, much like with last year’s inaugural festival. Expect it to continue to do so up to the April 5 festival, and expect a few surprises the day of the event.
The second annual Community Tap Craft Beer Festival is a little less than two months away. And with the big day getting closer, it’s time to get a peek at what attendees will be able to sip on at Larkin’s Saw Mill come April 5.
The list of breweries has already been announced, but during the weekend, TCT began unveiling the beer list for the festival. (The full list is supposed be announced by March 1.) So far, offerings from Allagash, Anderson Valley, New Belgium, Bell’s and more have been announced, with the list to be fleshed out in the coming weeks. South Carolina breweries will also be well-represented, with nearly every active SC brewery making an appearance at the festival.
There are only 500 tickets available, and tickets are about 80% sold out, according to TCT Co-owner Mike Okupinski. Like last year, the festival will definitely sell out. You can get tickets here.
Formerly a draft-only release, Trifecta IPA, collaboration from The Community Tap and Thomas Creek, arrives in bottles for the first time today.
Thomas Creek has previously brewed the 6.9% IPA as a TCT draft exclusive, but now it’ll be available throughout the Greenville area with the chance of it popping up in other SC markets. TCT will be having a day-long “party” celebrating the release.
If you haven’t heard, Columbia’s Conquest brewery is expanding into the Greenville market later this month, marking the brewery’s move into its first major market outside of the Midlands. And for their launch, the brewery has lined up a range of events at some of Greenville’s biggest beer spots. Here’s where Greenvillians can get their first taste in the coming weeks.