10 Local Beer Tastings to Try in August

Chris Laskowski7/26/2016  |  Categories: Columbia
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Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and summer festivities will come to an end. With just one precious month of summer left, there’s plenty to do to make those gorgeous August evenings fun and relaxing. Grab a few friends and check out the many beer tasting opportunities in Columbia! 


Arts & Draughts
“Art, drink and be happy!” The Columbia Museum of Art is hosting this summer’s most artful beer tasting. On August 19th, gather your crew for an evening of live music, arts and crafts, games and samplings of beer from The Whig. 
Admission: $9

Brew at the Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo & Gardens holds a plethora of fun family events throughout the year. This August, however, adults get priority with the acclaimed ‘Brew at the Zoo’ event. Take your pick of domestics, imports or specialty micros, and support the zoo’s conservation and education efforts along the way!
Admission: $35 with membership, $45 general public, $55 same day

Cheers to 13 Years at Flying Saucer
Celebrate the 13th birthday of Flying Saucer Draught Emporium! What better way to ring in another year of this popular establishment than with lots and lots of beer? Mark August 6th on your calendar and enjoy live music and tasty featured drafts.
Admission: N/A

First Thursday on Main 
Each month, downtown Columbia transforms into a hub of entertainment, dining and socializing. Spend your summer in some fresh air, enjoying the city’s most exciting local festival. First Thursday on Main is the perfect place to grab a drink while spending quality time with the whole family.
Admission: Free!

Five After Five 
Columbia’s free concert series happens every third Thursday until October. Make your summer rock with lots of vendors, live performances and plenty of beer to go around. Check out Five After Five’s next concert on August 25th.
Admission: Free! 

Long's Bar Stool Classic
What do you get when you combine mini-golf with a bar crawl? The Long’s Bar Stool Classic, of course! Participants have the chance to putt-putt through eight restaurants while grabbing a few beers along the way. You’ve never experienced anything like this!
Admission: $20

Tour and Tasting: Lowcountry Style
On August 7th, indulge in Southern comfort at the Columbia Museum of Art. This tour and tasting brings you the best Southern dishes along with beer tastings. Plus, enjoy a guided tour through the Daufuskie Memories exhibit before it leaves.
Admission: $32 with membership, $40 general public

Columbia Brew Tour
Have something to celebrate? Just want to end your summer with a bang? Rent out the Columbia Brew Bus for an exclusive tour through some of the city's best breweries. This takes beer tasting to the next level! Click here for more information.
Admission: Varies

Connoisseur's Corner at Lake Carolina
Located in Lake Carolina's bustling town center, Connoisseur's Corner is one of the development's many onsite businesses. Choose from an extensive menu of local brews while unwinding in a quaint and cozy atmosphere.
Admission: N/A

Post Call at Lake Carolina 
Post Call brings a slew of delicious beers to the heart of Lake Carolina. Explore the town center to find this popular joint and enjoy unbeatable specials, mouth-watering pub food, and an upbeat sports bar ambiance. 
Admission: N/A

The Lake Carolina Development is located in the heart of Columbia, with quick access to entertainment, dining, shopping and great schools. Interested in learning more? Click here

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