The Charleston Beer Exchange
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Reviews by Pseudonova:
5/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
When I moved here, Total Wine was the only place to find good beer. Nothing against Total Wine, but it always seemed like what someone thought was really rare and spectacular beer. No one even had a clue what a growler was. When these guys opened up shop in a tiny hovel right off of East Bay, the entire game changed. I see new stuff every time I go there, entire breweries I never knew existed. Scott, Rich, and Brandon are the most knowledgeable beer guys I've ever met and they are VERY well connected to the craft brew industry. They are usually the first in the region to get a shot at the really rare limited releases, some of which show up at their spectacular annual beer festival Brewvival. Now, they are a little more pricey than other spots in town, but they are also paying rent on some of the most expensive real estate in the country so I give them a break there. They hold a very special place in the local beer community. When you are in town, be sure take home a few cases from these guys.
01-31-2013 19:46:15 | More by Pseudonova
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4.9/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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.