It seems crazy to think that it’s only been a year since Conquest became Columbia’s first production brewery, but what a year it’s been. To celebrate, Conquest is throwing itself one heck of a party this Saturday. The brewery and tap room will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and there will be tons of food trucks including the BBQ Bus, Wurst Wagen, Pawley’s Front Porch, Bone-In Artisan Barbecue, and more. To really make things special, Conquest will also be releasing The Finisher! The Finisher is a massive-to-the-point-of-ridiculousness 17.5 percent ABV Imperial stout brewed with brown sugar and honey. It can only be sold in 22-ounce bottles due to state law, and yes, the bottles will feature that “Angry Jesus” painting that hangs behind the Conquest tap room bar and is sure to catch your eye (and hold it in a fierce and unyielding gaze). Conquest will also be debuting a somewhat milder at 10.5 percent ABV Imperial stout called Brutus, and maybe one more other new concoction. It’s going to be quite the party, and these guys definitely deserve it. Cheers, Conquest!
Honor A Fallen Bartender
Buddy Parker, former Ruth’s Chris bartender and founding member of the Columbia chapter of the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild, tragically died in a car accident in November. The USBG will honor their friend with a Buddy Parker Memorial event this Monday, Jan. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at @116 Espresso and Wine Bar. Parker’s bartending friends, including fellow USBG founders Andy Haddock (of Terra) and Josh Streetman (of Motor Supply Co.), will take turns manning the bar and shaking up different Buddy-themed cocktails; at the end of the night, they’ll all get back there to collaborate on some drinks as well. There will be food and door prizes donated by local restaurants, and all the alcohol has been donated by Ben Arnold Co. The event is a fantastic deal, too, with all food and drink (open bar!) covered by only a $25 donation. The donations plus all bartenders’ tips for the night will go to a fund for Parker’s six-year-old son, so it’s a great deal for a great cause as well. It should be a special night of cocktails and collaborations coming together in a very fitting tribute to one of Columbia’s own.
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. Click to find out how!
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase your tickets here.
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: