The Charleston Beer Exchange
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Reviews by pburland23:
4.94/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Tucked into a side street in historic downtown Charleston, the CBX is a fantastic bottle shop with a wide selection of foreign and domestic beers.
I stopped in on a Tuesday night before a dinner at Slightly North of Broad. The shop is small, but packed floor to ceiling with beer, great beer. Lots of local and national craft brews and an extensive selection of European beers, particularly Belgians.
The growler station is tucked back on the right side of the store and had about eight taps going. If I was going right back to my condo, I would have taken a growler with me. I liked that they offered 32, 64 and 128 ounce growlers. By the register, they also have a small, but quality selection of beer glasses. I ended up buying a Gaffel Kolsch stange.
I was the only customer and three employees were standing around the register were very friendly and helpful right off the bat. I explained I was visiting from Pennsylvania and was looking for beers I couldn't find at home. They pointed me in a few directions but otherwise let me explore to my heart's content.
I ended up getting bombers of Coast Hop Art and 32/50 Kolsch, Stone 15th Anniversary, Terrapin Indiana Krunkles, Terrapin/Shmaltz Reunion '11, Sweetwater Crank Tank, a 750ml of Life and Limb 2, and a 4 pack of DFH Punkin for good measure.
If I had more run in the car on the way back to PA, I would have a bought more. I look forward to visiting CBX again and again during my frequent visits of Charleston.
09-15-2011 12:52:50 | More by pburland23
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
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.