On Saturday April 6th from noon to 4:30pm, the Columbia Flying Saucer will be hosting the 1st Annual Carolina Brew&Q festival featuring 50 carefully chosen craft beers. Beerknurds will get a special treat – first dibs on sampling ten cask beers.
The festival will take place rain or shine outside on the 1100 block of Park St. in front of the Flying Saucer. Proceeds will benefit the American Kidney Foundation, to honor Jeremy Letton, owner of Columbia’s Garden Bistro who passed away earlier this year. Live music featuring The Black Iron Gathering followed by Josh Roberts and the Hinges (currently opening for Band of Horses) will be playing on the outdoor stage throughout the fest.
In addition, the Saucer has partnered with Park Street Vista restaurants to provide a variety of Carolina style BBQ to festival attendees in exchange for a cash donation to the South Carolina Chapter of the American Kidney Foundation. 100% of the donations received will be given directly to the foundation at the end of the event.
Discounted advance general admission tickets for Beerknurds is $30 and includes a commemorative taster glass, and sampling of your choice of festival brews. (UFO Members. Check your email for promo code). Designated Driver tickets are also available for $10 and include admission to the festival and soft drinks. Get your tickets NOW as the day of the festival, ticket prices will increase to $40 and $15 for designated drivers.
Other activities such as the Beer Goddess dunk-tank, ring toss booth, balloon booth and corn hole tournament will also be going on throughout the day with all proceeds raised from the games being donated to the American Kidney Foundation.