Breweries have a lot of governmental red tape to deal with before they can even begin ripping open the first packages of hops or yeasts, and given that, Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company is doing a little celebrating. The newest brewery to come on to the rapidly growing Midlands scene received its licenses and passed the final state inspection in the past week.
"Receiving our licenses [is] the last major hurdle for us as we prepare to brew," says co-founder Ed Boyd.
They will begin to brew their first test batch soon, and will set an opening date based on how well that process goes. Keep an eye on the brewery's Facebook page and Twitter feed for more information on when all of Columbia will turn its eyes and beer steins towards the industrial area of town where we keep all of our beer makers. Swamp Cabbage is located on Brookwood Drive, off of Bluff Road.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
A Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Carnival
From 5-11 PM on December 31st on Main Street, enjoy rides, games, karaoke, food, drinks and more! More information here.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
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