The Charleston Beer Exchange
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Reviews by aracauna:
4.85/5 rDev +1.7%
This place was really cool. It's right off of East Bay St. on the way to Rainbow Row from the bulk of the restaurants on East Bay. Be forewarned, the place is tiny, but since they aren't selling any liquor, wine, or even BudMillerCoors type beers, the space is well utilized. They even have taps to sell growlers of keg-only beers (although they can't sell you a pint to drink while browsing yet, unfortunately). Scott was working the register the evening I visited (he goes by BeerExchange here) and it's really nice to have a serious beer geek there in the store to answer any questions or give advice.
I have to say that I wasn't expecting much out of the beer scene on my trip to Charleston. South Carolina isn't known for being very friendly to alcohol, but I honestly can't think of a beer store that would put the Beer Exchange in it's shadow, at least in the Southeast. This is a must stop for any craft beer lover visiting this colonial city.
02-16-2009 19:11:50 | More by aracauna
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4.3/5 rDev -9.9%
Charleston Beer Exchange is a tiny little shop on a side street that I nearly stumbled past until a friend pointed it out. The building looks like one of the first built in the city and a small square sign let's you know where you are. Although the store is small there's not a foot of wasted space. A shelf of NC/SC locals is the first to greet you as you enter. Past that is a small 5 or 6 tap growler station then the bank of coolers, 5 or 6 doors. The rest of Americas offerings are followed by Scandinavian, Belgian, German, English, and other imports in a small aisle.
As I said, there couldn't be better use of the space. The options are plentiful and the staff is quick to lend tips and thoughts, holding nothing back. The staff is helpful and fun to talk to. The prices are right in line with other places I stopped on my travels. The seasonal selection was stacked. I was very happy with my stop in, especially after hearing so much about them in the past, it lived up to expectations. Highly recommended.
08-22-2014 23:32:03 | More by joe1510
The Charleston Beer Exchange in Charleston, SC
100 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.