[image-1]Summer is officially here, and there is no shortage of beer-related happenings around town to celebrate the solstice. And if you can’t attend one of these, don’t worry, your local brewery certainly has plenty of libations to help enjoy the start of the season.
Lagunitas Brewing is celebrating the start of summer with a charity event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Carolina Youth Development Center. For $15, attendees will receive appetizers, two drink tickets, and admission to a silent auction, featuring a variety of local packages, products, and services.
Put your knowledge of local history to the test with Holy City Brewing’s Charleston-themed trivia night. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and the top three teams will win $40, $30, and $20 gift cards.
CreativeMornings Charleston returns to Revelry Brewing for Hoppy Hour from 6-8 p.m. on the rooftop. It’s a great networking opportunity for creative people in the area, and $1 from every pint goes back to supporting CreativeMornings.
Take a break from the beer at Edmund’s Oast and learn the basics of wine tasting with certified sommelier Sarah O’Kelley. For $50, attendees will learn about blind tasting while sampling a variety of classic wine styles paired with small bites. The event is from 6-8 p.m.
Wicked Weed makes its grand (and somewhat controversial) debut in Charleston after being purchased by AB InBev last month with a 40-tap takeover at Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House. There will be a huge variety of Wicked Weed offerings, from their core line-up to sours from the Funkatorium to barrel-aged brews.
Revelry Brewing is releasing its first ever 12-ounce can — Up Sh*m Creek, an India Pale Lager brewed exclusively for Red’s Ice House and Tavern & Table. Red’s is hosting a party with live music and the Revelry crew on hand from 5-8 p.m. The beer will be available in cans and on tap.
Cooper River Brewing is hosting Painting With Pints from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Traveling Canvas will be on hand to help attendees paint Blue Heron masterpieces to take home. It’s $35 per person and all pints will be on special for $4.
Beer and sushi are coming together for a pop-up dinner at Crooked Crown Bar featuring three plates from Sushi Ninja, each of which will be paired with a Holy City Brewing beer. Tickets are $25 and come with a free gift from the brewery.
Rusty Bull Brewing has a fun packed Friday night with Dashi food truck serving up its Latin/Asian fusion, live music from the SuperNaturals, and cigars from Southern Smoke Cigars’ mobile smoker’s lounge.
Find a partner and put your corn hole skills to the test for a good cause at Ghost Monkey Brewing’s corn hole tournament from 2-6 p.m. The entrance fee is $40 per team and all proceeds go to Charleston Walk for Autism. The winning team will take home $100.
Frothy Beard Brewing is having a party for the release of Watermelon Wheat. They loaded the beer with 200 pounds of watermelon, creating a perfect 5.5 percent ABV summertime drinker. The kid-friendly party will have live music and plenty of games (including a watermelon seed-spitting contest) from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Craftsmen Kitcken & Tap House is hosting another impressive tap takeover, this time featuring all 12 of Sierra Nevada’s 2017 Beer Camp Across the World brews. This year, Sierra Nevada collaborated with six American breweries, and six from overseas to create 12 unique brews.
Tattooed Moose’s Johns Island location is also welcoming Wicked Weed to Charleston with a tap takeover of its own from 3-6 p.m. They will have seven of the Asheville brewery’s beers on tap — Hop Burglar IPA, Fille de Ferme sour farmhouse ale, Pernicious IPA, Napoleon Complex Hoppy Pale Ale, Tropicmost Passionfruit Gose, Lunatic Blonde, and Coolcumber golden ale.
Charleston Get Fit is hosting Burpies and Brews at Low Tide Brewing at 11 a.m. For $15, attendees will get a one hour bootcamp-style workout which will be rewarded with a pint of their choice.
Finally put the many hours you spent playing GoldenEye in high school and college to good use at Frothy Beard Brewing’s GoldenEye tournament from 3-8 p.m.