Date set for 9th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers (food, music, after party info)

Update September 7: Home Team BBQ has stepped up to the plate and will serve as the sponsor when the Charleston RiverDogs present the 9th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers on September 24 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Additionally, local band Spunjwurthi will provide the musical entertainment

Home Team BBQ will also have an array of delicious food available to complement the many suds, which are sure to satisfy the palates of each and every fan. Entertainment will be provided by Spunjwurthi, who describes their music as "Tom Petty's Heartbreakers circa 1981 jamming with The Robinson Brothers, Frank Beard, Bill Withers and the castaways from Bad Company."

Afterwards, Home Team BBQ and The Brick will both host a post-BeerFest, with food and drink specials.

First reporting: The date for the 9th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers has been announced, and this year, the big day is Saturday, September 24 at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park.

This is the perfect event for die-hard beer enthusiast as well as those looking to learn more about beer culture and craft. From 7-10 p.m., attendees are invited to whet your whistle by sampling more than 100 different brews. Early birds will be rewarded, as the first 1,000 people through the gates receive a commemorative sampling glass.

Nothing goes better with beer than plenty of delicious food, and plenty of delicious food there shall be! There will also be live music and a multitude of other activities to keep you entertained.

Naturally, the Ballpark Festival of Beers is a 21-and-over event.

Advanced tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the RiverDogs Box Office or online. Day-of-event tickets will cost $30.