World Beer Festival Announces Brewery Sneak Peek | Arts & Culture
The World Beer Festival Columbia announced a sneak peek of the brewery list for the 2013 festival to be held this Saturday, January 19 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.
The following is a sneak peek of some of the breweries serving at the festival: Abita Brewing Co
Anchor Brewing Co
Aviator Brewing Co
Boston Beer Co
Bottletree Beer Co
Boulder Beer Co
Carolina Beer Co
Dundee Brewing Co
Foothills Brewing Co
Founders Brewing Co
Full Sail Brewing Co
Goose Island Beer Co
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co
Lagunitas Brewing Co
New Belgium Brewing Co
New South Brewing Co
O'Dempseys Brewing Co
Old Speckled Hen
Oskar Blues Brewery
Palmetto Brewing Co
RJ Rockers Brewing Co
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
SweetWater Brewing Co
Terrapin Beer Co
The Duck-Rabbit Brewery
Thomas Creek Brewery
Windy Hill Orchard
The festival offers two sessions, the first session will be from noon to 4 p.m., and the second session will be from 6 to 10 p.m. The festival will feature more than 150 beers from 70+ breweries including Columbia’s own Conquest Brewing Company. Festival goers will also have the option to purchase food from local restaurants; Blue Marlin, New York’s Famous Hot Dogs, Breaker’s Bar & Grill, J Gumbo’s, Village Idiot Pizza, The Oak Table and Wet Willy’s.
Tickets for the Columbia 2013 World Beer Festival are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.AllAboutBeer.com/WBF or at participating festival sponsor locations: Green’s, Morganelli’s Party Store and World of Beer. There are also a limited amount of VIP tickets available for purchase. VIP patrons get access to a separate lounge area, a catered meal and a unique selection of beers not available in the main beer gardens.
The Columbia World Beer Festival is also sponsored by the Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop, Carolina Ale House, Columbia Regional Business Journal and Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR). The mission of the World Beer Festival is to educate the public in beer appreciation and beer quality, and to build the local beer community. Every aspect of the World Beer Festival focuses on promoting the positive attributes of the growing beer culture.
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