If there's one type of festival that's really blossomed in Lowcountry in recent years, it's the craft beer type.
Evidence: Welcome the Hilton Head Taste of Summer Craft Beer Festival.
It's happening Saturday, May 19, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina on Hilton Head Island.
They'll be offering up some 60 different beers from 20 craft breweries offering styles from pilsners, to hefe-weizens, to American-style wheats, pale ales, fruit beers, summer ales, ciders, and more.
Admission is free, but tasting tickets are $25 in advance (buy them here) or $30 at the gate, and include 15 samples and a souvenir glass. Craft beer sample size are 4 ounces and international samples are 2 ounces. Additional sample tickets can be purchased for $1 each.
Taste of Summer will also feature summertime foods from Hilton Head Island area restaurants including: San Miguel's, Bistro 17, Ela's, New York City Pizza, Kickin Chicken, The Big Chill, and The Lodge Beer & Growler Bar. Plus live rock, surf and reggae music from "The Blue Dots" and "Patwa".
A percentage of proceeds from the event will go to benefit two local charities: Palmetto Animal League and the Hilton Head Rotary Club.
Here's the beer list:
AMERICAN CRAFT BREWERIES
- ( 2 – represents a two ounce sample – high gravity beers )
- Abita – Andygator(2), Restoration Pale Ale
- Ace Cider - Apple, Joker, Perry
- Allagash – White, Triple(2), Black(2)
- Anchor Steam - Anchor Summer, Anchor Steam
- Anderson Valley Brewing Company - Summer Solstice, Boont Amber Ale
- Avery Brewing Company – White Rascal, India Pale Ale
- Bells – Oberon, Two Hearted Ale, Lager
- Boston Beer - Samuel Adam’s Summer Ale, Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Twisted Tea, Griffins Bow(2)
- Bottle Tree Beer Company - Blonde , The Irish Red
- Carolina Brewery - Sky Blue Golden Ale, Flagship IPA
- Cisco – Sankaty Light Lager, Grey Lady
- Cottrell – Old Yankee Ale
- Fort Collins Brewery ~ Major Toms Pomegranate Wheat
- Geary Brewing – Summer Ale
- Harpoon Brewery - Harpoon IPA, UFO White, Summer Beer
- Kona - Longboard Lager – Koko Brown
- Leffe – Blonde
- Lightning Brewery - Thunderweizen, Fair Weather Pale Ale
- New Belgium Brewery - Fat Tire, Shift Pale Lager, Ranger IPA
- New South Brewery – White Ale
- Palmetto Brewing Company - Pale Ale, Ginger Slap
- Piggly Wiggly’s Pig Swig - Pig Tail Ale, Pig Pen Pilsner
- Safe Harbor - Blond Ale
- Sierra Nevada - Kellerweis, Summerfest Lager
- Souther Tier - Hopsun, 422, Raspberry Wheat
- Stone Brewery - Levitation, Cali-Belgique IPA(2)
- Steve’s Point Brewery – Nude Beach Summer Wheat, Belgian Wheat, Drop Dead Blonde
- Victory - Summer Love Ale, Headwaters Pale Ale
- Weyerbacher - Merry Monks Ale(2), Double Simcoe IPA(2)
INTERNATIONAL BEERS ( these beers will be featured in limited quantities - 2 ounce samples )
- Holy Grail Ale
- Kasteel Triple
- Omer Belgian Blond
- Oud Beersel Oude Geuze
- Steenbrugge Tripel
- Saxo Blonde
- Three Monts – Golden Ale
- Tripel Karmeliet
- Westmalle Triple