Thursday, January 22, 2009
World Beer Festival Comes to Columbia on Saturday
If you are anywhere near Columbia, S.C., on Saturday and don't have plans for either the afternoon or evening, here's a tip: Go to the World Beer Festival.
Amazingly, there are still some tickets available for this event, which will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center during two sessions: noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. The folks at All About Beer magazine run the festival and they have annual editions of the event in Durham (Fall) and Raleigh (Spring) that usually sellout weeks in advance. This is the first time the event will be held in Columbia.
This is a very well run festival with plenty of great beer, good food, local bands and beer education opportunities. I'm one of the writers that will be speaking, so you can judge for yourself. I'll present "Are You a Hop Head or a Malt Maven?" at 2p.m. and 7 p.m.
Also at the event, Pints for Prostates will have a booth and hold a raffle for a Haier Kegerator. All funds raised by the raffle go to help Us TOO International in its efforts to support, educate and advocate for men with prostate cancer and their families.