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Update: As of Monday, September 26th, the tasting room at Holy City Brewing is officially open for business!
Here's the rundown:
- Hours are Monday & Tuesday 4-6 p.m., and Wednesday-Friday 4-7p.m.
- $5 gets you a tour, 4 4-oz samples, and a pint glass to take home
- $5 gets you an empty Holy City growler, and $10 gets it (or one you bring from home) filled
- Tours, empties, fills, and various & sundry merch are all cash only (for now)
- Bring in a 3-can donation for the Lowcountry Food Bank and you'll get a Holy City koozie in return!
Update August 19: Good ol' Ballard with the City Paper has followed up with Holy City Brewing with a profile on their launch and what took them so dang long to get going.
First reporting: The hotly anticipated debut of the Lowcountry's latest brewery, Holy City Brewing, is taking place at Oak Barrel Tavern in West Ashley this Thursday at 7 p.m.
Holy City is the four-man brewing brigade of Chris Brown, Joel Carl, Mac Minaudo, and Sean Nemitz. The four met over time after Chris moved here from Atlanta, Joel and Sean were running a pedi-cab company downtown, and Mac immigrated from Asheville. They all shared a passion for homebrewing and a DIY mentality, which culminated into their converted-warehouse brewery off of Dorchester Road.
Thursday's debut will feature two offerings. Pluff Mud Porter will be one of their year-rounds, the other a yet-to-be-brewed Czech Pilsner. The porter is a delightfully smooth affair, trading in the dry finish of many other porters for a full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel throughout. The second HCB tap will feature the first in their Fish Bowl series, a showcase for experiments mainly in the pale ale and IPA spectrum. This one is an awesome-sounding IPA made entirely with Summit hops, a high alpha-acid (highly bitter) varietal that is sure to get the hop-heads all...hopped up.
Oak Barrel Tavern is (a killer beer bar cast from the mold of Folly Beach Brewing) located at 825B Savannah Highway. They are on The Book of Faces, and the Twitter, as is Holy City here and here (respectively). There will be some happy-hour-esque specials on Holy City pints, and otherwise general revelry. See you beersfolk there.