The Charleston Beer Exchange
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Reviews by HerculesRM:
4.66/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Arriving a few years ago, the Beer Exchange is a welcome addition to the Charleston beer scene. I like to live by the motto "Life is too short to drink mediocre beer," and the Beer Exchange helps me keep to it. They have a variety of craft beers on bottle for purchase and on tap for growler fills. Some of the beers they offer aren't available anywhere else in the state, which is nice. But there are two things that make this place unique. First, there are the beer dinners: they partner with fine local restaurants (and we have those in spades in Charleston) a couple times a month and pair a beer with each course of a set menu. Very fun way to experience some new beers. Second, they have Rare Beer Tuesday. For this they get a keg or a cask and fill growlers until they're tapped out. They've had some really unique brews and occassionally the brewer will come and do a meet and greet (Bill Covaleski, President of Victory Brewery in Pennsylvania, came in not too long ago). Great place.
08-05-2011 22:44:31 | More by HerculesRM
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4.9/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
As others said, this is a jewel in the city of Charleston. I searched this place out after hearing about it from friends. I was not disappointed at all!!
The selection was great. Had stuff I couldn't find in my hometown of Charlotte and got some good recommendations from the staff.
I am planning my next trip to Charleston and will be sure to stop in here.
03-04-2014 15:09:15 | More by CharlotteEngnr
4.3/5 rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
if youre in charleston you need to go check this store out- its small but crammed full of beer the staff is really helpful. they also help organize some really cool and unique beer events in charleston. you should stop by if your in town. the beer exchange is a great place.
11-14-2013 21:22:24 | More by mattkoon
District of Columbia
4.87/5 rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$$
While walking through Charleston, just happened to look down side street near the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon and there was a sign for this place. We weren't looking for a beer shop, but figured, nice break from a walk to check it out.
SO glad we did. As others have mentioned, the place is small, but the selection is great. I might give it a 5, but there were some standards I was used to I didn't see, but there was a decent local selection that replaced those, which is fine. I will also say, the selection really shines on the imports, to quote another review: "largest selection for such a small store."
When we were there, they happened to have a large Evil Twin selection (I got the impression the brewer had used a local brewery's facilities for some), including one we thought we might not see again.
We returned later to actually buy some beer, and were a little upset that we couldn't get more due to the transporting of them the rest of our vacation. We enjoyed Charleston, and will likely return, and will definitely return to this place when we do.
09-13-2013 20:21:15 | More by cjgiant
5/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Was taking to this store by a local friend who wasnt kidding when he told me this was a world class spot. The customer service is incredible, they are very informative and one is consider a master beer something...he knows everything there is to know about beer i swear but he will be the first to admit he doesn't..but he does ;). IF you guys can make it out here i would 100% recommend it, huge selection of all types of beer, rare beers, growlers, etc.. if you want an amazing place to get some beers with a massive selection then you have came to the right place!
07-29-2013 22:19:51 | More by KitesBeer
The Charleston Beer Exchange in Charleston, SC
100 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.