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The Co-Op, the uber-popular frosé cafe is adding an “outpost” in downtown Charleston, joining existing locations on Sullivan’s Island and Isle of Palms.

Located in the building attached to Sushi Wa Izakaya in the Pacific Box & Crate development, “The Co-Op Outpost at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.” will serve three flavors of frosé when it opens at 11 a.m. on Thurs., July 1

“We wanted to bring some life and do some fun and engaging stuff in the down-time before John’s place opens,” said Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. co-owner Scott Shor, referring to Lewis Barbecue pitmaster John Lewis’ forthcoming Rancho Lewis restaurant, which will open next to EOBC in winter 2022. “We called [Co-Op owner Jess Patterson], and he basically looked around and almost immediately said, ‘Yup, let’s do it.’”

“We did a collab and we worked on a beer that was a frosé-style ale, and people enjoyed it, so we did a second release. This is the next step,” Patterson said. “We thought it was a great fit just because of how much we love going to the brewery, and now we’re going to add a different type of drink to that area. We couldn’t be more excited.” 

The Co-Op added an Isle of Palms location earlier this year, but the move downtown will make its frosé more accessible for folks who live on or near the peninsula, Patterson said. Open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., the Outpost will serve The Co-Op’s original frosé and two rotating flavors in 16-ounce pints, flights (three 5-ounce pours) and sealed bottles to go. In the future, Patterson said they will add soft-serve ice cream and offer larger bottles of frosé if there’s a market for it.

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