Starting Wednesday, Greenville’s Brewery 85 is re-initiating its #HUNT4B85 campaign to lead up to its Columbia market launch this fall. Every Wednesday afternoon, they will tweet a picture of a Columbia location. The first person to correctly respond with the name of the location (and use the hashtag #Hunt4B85) will win a free Brewery 85 glass. What a nice way to get us ready for some of their tasty beers!
Saturday, Aug. 2 is Mead Day, and Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop is celebrating by giving away copies of this year’s mead recipe and a taste of mead. If you’re into beer but want to go dig even deeper into alcoholic beverages history, you should check this out.
Lots of media outlets were at River Rat Brewery last Wednesday as they fired up their auto-bottling line (the first of its kind in Columbia) to send bottles of their beers out to stores. Their beers are now available in stores. I saw one in the wild at a party in Irmo but got there too late to grab one for myself. They’re so good they go fast!
In the only bit of bad beer news this week, it looks like Stone Brewing has decided to pass on North and South Carolina as the location for its East Coast brewery, most likely because of locations in Ohio and Virginia being more centrally located for distribution. Stone has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for the Eastern brewery plus another in Berlin, with lots of collaborative brews for the perks. While the snub is disappointing, the Stone Law that was passed here to make way for a brewery like Stone is still the best thing to happen to South Carolina breweries since the Pint Law and will only help nurture more great local beer.
Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
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.
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!
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: