2009 World Beer Festival will Donate Proceeds to The River Alliance and Columbia Opportunity Resource

December 8, 2008

Tickets Now on Sale and Volunteers Needed  

COLUMBIA, SC – December 8, 2008 – All About Beer Magazine and Green’s Discount Beverages are pleased to announce that they have chosen charity partners for the upcoming World Beer Festival-Columbia.  A portion of the proceeds from the festival will go to the River Alliance and Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR). As charity partners the River Alliance and COR will help recruit and manage the volunteer staff that assists in running the festival.  Volunteer recruitment is underway now – visit www.allaboutbeer.com/wbf or www.ourcor.org or for information on becoming a volunteer please email [email protected]

“Support of the local community is a key element of our World Beer Festival mission, so we are pleased to have two important local organizations as our charity partners,” said Daniel Bradford, president and publisher of All About Beer Magazine. 

Tickets are now on sale for the January 24 festival at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.  


The festival offers two four-hour sessions. The first session will be from noon to 4 p.m., and the second session will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Standard admission to a single session is $40, which includes beer samples, music by local bands, educational sessions by industry experts, and a festival tasting glass. Tickets can be purchased online at www.allaboutbeer.com/wbfcolumbia/tickets.html.


Tickets are also available at the following retail outlets:

Green’s Discount Beverages, 400 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC, www.greensbeverages.com
Green’s Beverage Warehouse, 4012 Fernandina Road, Columbia, SC, www.greensbeverages.com
Green’s Discount Beverages, Greenville, SC at 445 Congaree Road, www.greensbeverages.com 
Green’s Discount Beverages, Myrtle Beach, SC at 2850 N. Kings Highway, www.greensbeverages.com  
Morganelli’s Party Store at 3155 Forest Drive in Columbia, SC
Delany’s Irish Pub at 741 Saluda Avenue in Columbia, SC, www.delaneyspub.com
Village Idiot Pizza Pub at 2009 Devine Street in Columbia, SC, www.villageidiotpizza.com
Gervais & Vine at 620 Gervais Street #A in Columbia, SC, www.gervine.com
Carolina Ale House at 277 Columbiana Drive in Columbia, SC, www.carolinaalehouse.com

The River Alliance

South Carolina’s capital region is one of the few areas in the world fortunate enough to have three rivers. The River Alliance’s mission is to connect people to the rivers, making them accessible and yet protected, and bring the rivers back into the daily lives of area residents and visitors. To learn more, please visit www.riveralliance.org.


Columbia Opportunity Resource

COR is dedicated to fostering a greater sense of civic and community involvement in the Midlands through social, political and cultural education, communication, development and action. COR inspires and empowers a new generation of Columbians to make our city a better place. Through a long list of ongoing projects, events and campaigns, the members of COR foster a new level of social, political, and cultural engagement among this new generation of Columbia’s leaders. To learn more, please visit www.ourcor.org.


Media Sponsors

The Free Times (www.free-times.com) and WXRY FM 99.3 (www.wxryfm.org) are local media sponsors of the World Beer Festival-Columbia.


About All About Beer Magazine

Now in its 30th year, All About Beer Magazine has been the source for the hip beer culture. Its mission is to educate the public in beer appreciation and beer quality and to build the local beer community. The magazine does this by hosting festivals where guests have the opportunity to taste samples from a wide range of beers, discuss the beer with brewers, and knowledgeable servers, etc. Winner of numerous awards and recognitions, All About Beer Magazine publishes the best on beer six times a year with two additional bonus issues each year. Subjects range from beer history and culture to beer travel and entertaining as well as beer brewing and storing. For more information, please visit www.allaboutbeer.com.