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All aboard Charleston's new free trolley that stops at 9 breweries

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The Charleston Brewery District has pooled together resources to provide a free trolley that will run on Saturdays and stop between nine breweries. Provided

There's a new way to explore Charleston breweries on Saturday afternoons. 

Instead of biking or Ubering, you can take a free trolley that stops at nine taprooms in the Charleston Brewery District, a geographical region near the Neck Area of the peninsula with a lot of places to drink local craft beer. 

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Holy City Brewing owner and production manager Chris Brown told The Post and Courier that the idea was brought up at a monthly meeting for breweries in the district. Baker & Brewer, a Holy City Brewing operation, is one of the breweries on the route.

All the breweries in the district are splitting the cost of the trolley, so it's free for people to ride, according to Brown. Locally owned Lowcountry Trolley will supply the wheels. 

The service begins Leap Day, Feb. 29. The trolley will run 1-9 p.m. Saturdays, starting at Tradesman at the top of the hour and then traveling to Edmund's Oast Brewing Co., Cooper River, Palmetto, Baker & Brewer, Revelry, Fatty's, Lo-Fi and Munkle. 

The loop will run on repeat until 9 p.m., allowing patrons to hitch a ride from their current watering hole to the next spot. The breweries are all within three miles of each other. 

Reach Kalyn Oyer at 843-371-4469. Follow her on Twitter @sound_wavves.

Kalyn Oyer is a Charleston native who covers arts & entertainment and food & bev for The Post and Courier. She's a music festival & concert photographer and used to write about music for the Charleston City Paper, among other publications.