South Carolina Brewers Guild announces annual beerfest

May 31, 2024

The festival will take place October 12, 2024 at Segra Park in Columbia.

The South Carolina Brewer’s Guild (SCBG) has announced their annual beerfest, with a new name, updated logo, and more.

Formerly called Hop Forward, the SCBG’s festival is now known as Crafted in Carolina: A Celebration of South Carolina’s Brewers and Artisans. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2024 in Columbia at Segra Park (1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC 29201) from 3-7 p.m. VIP ticket purchasers will gain early access starting at 2 p.m.

This year’s festival will feature SCBG breweries serving their beers, nonalcoholic craft beverages from local producers, an artisan market, live music, a family-friendly zone featuring activities for children, and two breakout educational sessions, “Craft Beer 101” and “Beer Across America,” both of which will be held twice each. Tickets will be available in four tiers: VIP, General Admission, Market Access, and Child Tickets.

“Every year, our goal is to showcase the best that South Carolina has to offer when it comes to craft beer. This year, in renaming the festival, our focus is to showcase the overarching craft spirit of all makers that pervades South Carolina.” Steve Tolson, SCBG President said. “We’re also incredibly excited to improve the festival by adding the artisan market and other family-friendly activities so people can make a day of it.”

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About the South Carolina Brewer’s Guild

The South Carolina Brewers Guild is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that works on behalf of South Carolina’s breweries and brewpubs. While our efforts work to promote and protect their interests, the Guild also works to grow a cohesive craft beer industry in South Carolina through relationships, education, and advocacy. For more information on the guild, visit