Columbia Welcomes the 2009 World Beer Festival

November 20, 2008

Tickets on Sale in December  

COLUMBIA, SC – November 20, 2008 – All About Beer Magazine and Green’s Discount Beverages present the 2009 World Beer Festival on Saturday, January 24, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. A celebration of the world beer culture, The World Beer Festival provides attendees a broad sampling of hundreds of beers from over 100 breweries, food from a variety of local restaurants, educational sessions by industry experts, and entertainment by local musicians.  All About Beer Magazine has presented The World Beer Festival for over a decade and it is recognized as one of the premier beer events in the country, with, USA Today, and Wired all calling attention to it.  The World Beer Festival is also held each year in Raleigh and Durham, NC, where each has sold out all tickets for several years running.  For more information on the Columbia festival, visit   

“We are excited to bring our World Beer Festival to Columbia, where there is a burgeoning beer culture,” said Daniel Bradford, Publisher of All About Beer Magazine.  “Columbia has an excited beer community that is eager to share the new beer experiences our World Beer Festival provides.”  


The festival offers two four-hour sessions.  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  

Tickets will also be available at the following retail outlets:

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

The first session will be from noon to 4 p.m., and the second session will be from 6 to 10 p.m. Subscribers to All About Beer Magazine have the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to their being offered to the general public. A person must subscribe to the magazine no later than November 23 in order to be eligible. The on-sale ticket date for subscribers (online sales only) is December 3, while the on-sale ticket date for the general public is December 8.  

Media Sponsor:

The Free Times is the local media sponsor of the World Beer Festival-Columbia.

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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.

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