A great way to end the work week; Palmetto Brewery's Friday night concert series - Live entertainment, delicious food, and beverage, topped off with a tour of Charleston's first Brewery The folks at Awendaw Green provide the Musical entertainment by well-accomplished musicians and bands that give it their all to put on a great show Food supplied by some of the best food vendors of the Charleston and Lowcountry area. Beverages supplied by Palmetto Brewery's impressive selection of beers; and the tours focus on their product as well as the past, present, and future. You can read more about it at palmettobrewery.com or come on out and take the tour.
Mandolinist Chris Emerson and Songwriter Ty Bennett opened the evening up with a truly authentic "newgrass" sound. Chris's uniquely original lyrics coupled with Ty's outstanding ability on the mandolin produced a dynamic performance that was both exciting and captivating. There's a whole lot of pickin' going on with this charismatic duo. http://www.chrisandty.com/
An experienced and accomplished performer, Chris Trapper's musical and vocal abilities coupled with his captivating stage presence inspired the Palmetto Brewery audience to become fully immersed in Friday night's performance. The singer/songwriter/musician got the audience involved from the start and kept everyone engaged and participating right up until he wrapped things up for the evening - an absolutely masterful performance. http://www.christrapper.com/
Honestly, I've got to say it, "That's some of the best Pizza I've eaten anywhere" - Great food at a tremendous value. Some of the items on Zombie Bob's Pizza Truck menu are as follows: Salads and bread-sticks, Calzone, Pizza by the slice, Build your own Pizza, Pizza Pies 16 and 20 inch, and something I've never heard of... a Pizzadilla. I just had to try the Pizzadilla, and it was Awesome! Check out their site: www.zombiebobspizza.com
Okay, I admit it, I had always thought that Popcorn was just Popcorn... until now. It's hard to describe. You've just got to try it. Their assortment of flavors and colors is vast: Blue Corn and Sea Salt, Lowcountry Boil, Rainbow Row, Rebel Ranch, King Street Gold, Pinckney Pecan, Charleston Cheddar, Pimento Cheese, Hot Pimento, Taco Tuesday (cheese taco), Hot Taco Tuesday, Seaside Strawberry Lemonade, Awendaw Green (lime with sea salt), Chili Lime... and a whole lot more. Check it out on their site: www.holycitypopcorn.com
Coinciding with their Friday night Concert Series, the folks at Palmetto brewery offer tours of the brewery to their guest every hour on the hour. If you like history, you'll thoroughly enjoy this tour. If you like beer, you'll love this tour. If you like anything concerning Charleston and the SC Lowcountry, this tour is for you! Our tour guide, Mark was extremely knowledgeable of the brewery, its processes, the beer, and the history behind it, and he had no problem making the tour fun and entertaining. Honestly, his enthusiasm made me want to apply for a job there.
Did I happen to mention that they have really, great beer here? Pilsners, Porters, Pale Ales, and Lagers - whatever your taste for beer may be, I'm certain that Palmetto Brewery has one that will please your palate. Check out this list:
South Carolina's Lowcountry, renowned for its historic cities and communities, natural beauty and unique cultural heritage, offers a rich beer culture as well. American Pale Ale opens with a fragrant bouquet of fruity goodness and finishes with a spicy refreshing bite of citrus. This well-balanced American ale pairs nicely with spicy dishes.
Our medium-bodied porter is influenced by our southern style, making this dark beer very easy to drink. Robust flavors delivered by a combination of dark and chocolate malts are accentuated with a special espresso coffee blend from Palmetto Brewery's neighbors, Charleston Coffee Roasters. Pair this beer with any chocolate-inspired dessert, smoky meats or cheeses.
The perfect pilsner for the Lowcountry heat and throwback to the dominant turn-of-the-century Charleston beer style, this is a tribute to the original Palmetto Brewery that made beer for the region from 1853-1913 A light, clean, crisp flavor with a subtle hop finish and spicy aroma that can only be achieved with a bohemian pilsner brewed with Palmetto Brewery's southern style. This lager pairs well with fresh seafood and poultry dishes.
A unique American lager, Aftershock is brewed with a special strain of yeast that works better at warmer temperatures, creating a light bodied copper hued lager with earthy notes and assertive hop bitterness. Originally brewed in 1886 following one of Charleston's worst earthquakes, Aftershock pairs nicely with seafood and shellfish dishes.
This handcrafted farmhouse ale starts with premium grains and honors the practice of using locally grown ingredients. Brickyard Point Farm Hachiya persimmons, also known as Dios Pyros (Fruit of the Gods), provide a crisp complexity to this rustic and refreshing ale. Billowy white head and elegant lacing with a sweet aroma of pear, savory coriander, and pink peppercorn, and a rich malt backbone. A perfect match for any roasted meat and balanced enough to pair with Mediterranean dishes.
All in all, this was one of those fun evenings that seem to come along once in a great while. But hey! Palmetto Brewery has this going on every Friday night and Awendaw Green every Wednesday night. Maybe I'll see you there.
For more details about these and other events, see our events calendar: http://charlestonandlowcountry.com/events-cal/