The Charleston Beer Exchange
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Reviews by Pseudonova:
5/5 rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
When I moved here, Total Wine was the only place to find good beer. Nothing against Total Wine, but it always seemed like what someone thought was really rare and spectacular beer. No one even had a clue what a growler was. When these guys opened up shop in a tiny hovel right off of East Bay, the entire game changed. I see new stuff every time I go there, entire breweries I never knew existed. Scott, Rich, and Brandon are the most knowledgeable beer guys I've ever met and they are VERY well connected to the craft brew industry. They are usually the first in the region to get a shot at the really rare limited releases, some of which show up at their spectacular annual beer festival Brewvival. Now, they are a little more pricey than other spots in town, but they are also paying rent on some of the most expensive real estate in the country so I give them a break there. They hold a very special place in the local beer community. When you are in town, be sure take home a few cases from these guys.
01-31-2013 19:46:15 | More by Pseudonova
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4.19/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
This beer shop was a great place. However the gentlemen that was working had a horrible personality. When I asked about a local beer he replied with "we don't sell a bad beer". When I ask a question like this I expect a knowledgeable response, not some arrogant feedback. This really left me with a bad presumption of a place I have heard such great things about.
03-29-2014 02:58:48 | More by a_damroy
4.46/5 rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I travel on business to Charleston once every couple of years and I always seek this place out. Their inventory is always online and is fairly up to date. It's a very casual atmosphere. I did not realize until my visit today that you can buy single bottles out of six and four packs. Let's not forget that as I was browsing the Belgians I happened to notice that they had three varieties of Cantillon sitting on the shelve. I picked up some of the top 250 and some stuff by Westbrook and then asked for either a local IPA or Imperial Stout recommendation. I was told that Foothills Seeing Double IPA was a favorite and grabbed it quickly as this employee seemed to know his stuff based on the talk we had. I will definitely be back again. I can't think you will find better selection or service in Charleston.
03-17-2014 04:50:02 | More by Franziskaner
4.9/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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
The Charleston Beer Exchange in Charleston, SC
100 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.