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Island Brews & Chews 2014: 5 Reasons You Won’t Want To Miss This Charleston Craft Beer Festival

Go ahead, mark your calendar now (and score early bird discounted tickets) for Island Brews & Chews 2014 at Charleston’s Island Resort – Saturday, November 1, 2014.

When the fall season hits Charleston, it brings an exciting line-up of events and festivals across the city. Whether you’re a beer aficionado or simply looking to have some fun over Halloween Weekend 2014 – here are five reasons Island Brews & Chews Craft Beer Festival is where you’ll want to be!

1. The Gang's All Here: A Festival of Favorite Breweries
Welcoming back the greatest hits from last year's event, as well as a few newcomers, this year's brewery line-up is packed with top local, regional and national breweries. Consider it a craft beer lover's perfect party, or just a guaranteed good time.

Brews and Chews Palmetto Brewery Charleston, SC

Holy City Brewing (Charleston, SC)

Westbrook Brewing (Mt. Pleasant, SC)

Palmetto Brewing (Charleston, SC)

Frothy Beard Brewing (Charleston, SC)

Freehouse Brewery (Charleston, SC)

Oskar Blues Brewery (Brevard, NC)

Abita Brewing (Abita Springs, LA)

Highland Brewing (Asheville, NC)

Southbound Brewing (Savannah, GA)

Constellation Brands Beer & Spirits Company (Corona, Modelo Especial, etc.)

2. Brew, meet Chew: Perfect Pairings of Beer and Food for a Range of Tastes

Pumpkin Style Brews’ Chews
House Cured, Smoked Ham and Mascarpone Mac & Cheese

Brews and Chews Pairings Charleston, SC

Pale Ale Brews’ Chews
Seared Garlicky Flank Steak, Curried Blue Cheese Crema 

Espresso Style Porter Brews’ Chews
Peanut Butter Ice Cream 
Chocolate Cookie 

Chocolate Style IPA Brews’ Chews
Flourless Chocolate Cake 
Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream, Candied Pecans 

Wheat Brews’ Chews
Garlicky Shrimp Skewer, Lemon Butter Sauce 

Hefeweizen Brews’ Chews
Weisswurst & Brezeln, Sweet Mustard 

Gaelic Style Ale Brews’ Chews
Grilled Chicken Chili, Smoked Jalapeno 

IPA Brews’ Chews
Herbed Gnocchi, Hot Italian Sausage 
Spicy Tomato Gravy 

Amber Brews’ Chews
Wild Mushroom Ravioli 
Sage & Brown Butter Sauce 

3. Get on Island Time in No Time: All-Day Outdoor Entertainment
Sip, savor and kick back. To complement the selection of beer and food, enjoy some of your favorite festival pastimes.

Lawn games, including bocce ball, ladder golf & corn hole
- Live Music (Band to be announced closer to event)

- It's Halloween weekend! (costumes welcomed) 

4. Fun for the Whole Family: Kid Zone - New for 2014

Tikes in tow? There's fun in store for kids of all ages with a separate kid area at Palm Cove featuring children's food, drinks and recreational games, like: 

- Face Painting
- Inflatable Archery
- Sandy Candy-making station 

5. Beercation Bound: Make it a Fall Beach Getaway
We're making it easier than ever for you to plan your long-awaited Beercation to sample the best of the Southern craft beer scene. Whether you're a brew veteran, newbie, local or just want to take a vacation to Charleston - #1 City in the USA - this vacation package has you covered.

Starting at $245 per night for stays November 1-2, 2014, the Island Brews & Chews Charleston, SC Getaway Package includes:

  • Resort accommodations for one night in AAA Four Diamond rated guestrooms in the Boardwalk Inn or Village at Wild Dunes
  • Admission for two adults to the craft beer festival 

Pack up your thirst and join the party!

Book your Charleston, SC fall festival getaway online or call 888.778.1876 to speak with our Reservations team and customize your Brews & Chews weekend getaway! 

To book event tickets only, click below: (unlimited brews and chews with purchase of event ticket; pricing in drop-down below reflects early bird advance pricing available through October 24 - click for more details on event pricing) 

Event Pricing (unlimited brews and chews with purchase of event ticket

Festival Pricing:
Advance Adults - $40 
Advance Young Adult (Ages 13-20)- $25
Advance Kids* (Ages 4-12) - $15 
Advance Kids (Ages 0-3) - Complimentary 

Wild Dunes Club Member Pricing:
Adults - $40
Young Adult (Ages 13-20) - $25 
Kids (Ages 4-12)* - $15 
Kids (Ages 0-3) - Complimentary 

*Kids ticket price includes access to all on-site kids’ games and activities (Face Painting, Archery, Sandy Candy, Ping Pong, Corn Hole, etc.)


See highlights and photos from last year’s event.

Be sure to stay tuned to our Wild Dunes Blog and social media pages for updates and more details as the event approaches! Join the festival social conversation with the event hashtag #islandbrewfest.

*For vacation package, see full details and restrictions

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