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on January 7, 2010

It is that time of year if you are near Columbia, South Carolina.

Our friends at All About Beer Magazine are hosting the 2nd Annual World Beer Festival at the convention center just around the corner from the Flying Saucer. I attended last year and there were many world class beers available and all of the usual suspects. Belgian ales are plentiful, local craft breweries are eager to give you a taste of their love for the art and many of the major craft players will be on hand to taste you on their special line up.

Smuttynose was a favorite of mine last year – look for Kevin Love when  you hit their booth – he is knowledgeable and passionate about his beers. The Smuttynose IPA was a fantastic example of the style and I recommend it. Look forward to trying a Barleywine this year. Hope they bring one.


Attend one of the beer lectures if you get the chance. Greg Glaser’s presentation is very well done and extremely informative and they pass out beer for you to taste as you go along. There should be several opportunities and I thoroughly enjoyed them last year. SC Beer Fest Lecture

The Flying Saucer will have a booth set up with merchandise and some of the folks from our local chapter. Ted from Austin will be on hand as well as Jeff from Raleigh. The Saucer is hosting a Brewers Dinner with beers on Friday night which could be an opportunity to talk beer with those who make it. Come by the Saucer after your session to warm up and have a killer beer with us. See you there!

3 Amigos Drinking Rogue Ale with Jim

3 Amigos Drinking Rogue Ale with Jim

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  1. I went to both the noon and 6pm tastings. Had a blast both times. Of all the beers tasted, I enjoyed two the most. My favorite in the first tasting at noon was the Atlanta Brewery Laughing Skull. Can’t really explain why besides it was different, so I bought the shirt. Second tasting was the Kona Pipeline Stout. By that time most beers were tasting the same and that one stood out. Looking forward to next year already!

    Comment by Chris Brandon — February 17, 2010 @ 9:58 am

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