2020 was expected to be a difficult year for craft beer due to slowing growth of beer consumption, increased competition from new breweries and the extraordinary success of other alcoholic bev…
$14.99. 11.5 percent ABV. 724 Saluda Ave. 803-799-3705.
$18 per quart. 920 Gervais St. 803-256-6687. motorsupplycobistro.com.
Il Cantico Pinot Grigio and Black Ridge Pinot Noir. $8 per bottle. 803-851-1279. wecobeer.com.
5.9 percent ABV. $9.99 for a six-pack of 11.2-ounce cans at major retailers.
$35 for a gallon (includes reusable growler). 803-708-0476. lilduckkombucha.com.
When beer shopping, a well-designed label goes a long way in helping to catch your eye. And while certainly not foolproof, more often than not…
Craft brewing is an art form, or it should be. And the brewer, like any artist, begins with the impression they’re trying to make with the fin…
[Editor's Note: Many of this week's events are getting canceled or postponed due to fear of the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus, and Free Times…
Allagash Brewing Company has been brewing in Portland, Maine, since 1995. The brewery is unusual in the craft beer world in that it specialize…
Last week, I ducked into the Vino Garage for the first time since it reopened last fall, and was instantly reminded of how much I had missed i…
As anticipated beer releases go, none loom larger than Bell’s Hopslam. The fresh-hop double IPA arrives in January/February each year to relia…
There’s something about a blue drink that speaks to the child within all of us, and Bourbon’s Blue Hawaiian Slushie — on offer for the bar’s annual Tiki Week(s) through Feb. 9 — is the perfect choice for those looking to stop and feel childlike for a brief happy hour.
This is the kind of release that can only be pulled off by breweries known for high quality and stalwart consistency above all else.
Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or the simple need to gird one’s health against the ailments spurred by Columbia’s up-and-down temperatures in the colder months, January is prime time to sub out your normal coffee shop jolt for something a little more restorative.
These beers have the characteristic hazy appearance with a big, creamy stand of foam when poured. Both feature bright tropical flavors reminiscent of tangerine, pineapple and hints of mango.
The Aristocrat cocktail is essentially a riff on a classic sour. It trades lemon juice and simple syrup for lime juice and agave, while maintaining the egg white.
Cola Hard is a good name for a hard seltzer made in Soda City.
These beers are American wild ales, though the brewery and fans of these types of beer call them “sour ales” or “sours.”
I just moved here, but Free Times’ other staffers tell me the recent weather isn’t normal — the frequent rain, cool temperatures and grey, overcast skies.
Free Times often praises the refreshing, richly crafted German-style lagers of Bierkeller Columbia. But let’s not forget that the nomadic brewery that set up shop on Brookwood Drive near Williams-Brice Stadium and the State Fairgrounds isn’t the only one in the building churning out some tasty brews.
what: Pumpkin Patch Smash
What: Columbia Craft Brewing’s Famously Hop IPA
what:Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Mecklenburger Helles Lager
what: Steel Hands Brewing’s Punch Clock Pilsner
what: New Belgium Brewing’s Passion Fruit Kolsch
Lenny Boy Brewing’s Passion Fruit Gose (4.8 percent ABV, $2.99 for a pint at Greens)
what: Oskar Blues Brewery’s Guns ‘n’ Rosé
what: Kobal ‘16 Pinot Gris
what: Stone Brewing’s Tropic of Thunder
what: Indah Espresso Old Fashioned