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More than a dozen homebrewers will participate in the “Best of Show” homebrew competition at the Charleston Beer Garden. Tickets to the event, a fundraiser for Lowcountry AIDS Services, are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP.
Participants in this year’s Homebrewers Village:
- Kevin Drinkwater, BES of Johns Island
- Bill Lockard, Frylock Brewing of Charleston
- David Baer, Baer Brewing of Marietta, Ga.
- Michael Westman, KindHops Brewery of Charleston
- Parker Curry, PMJ Brew Co. of Charleston
- Addison Jon Hammer, Hammertime Brewing of Charleston
- Rich Miller of Ladson
- Chris Hochreiter, Duck Ditch Brewing of Goose Creek
- Rutledge Baker, Boi Boi Boi Brewing Co. of Charleston
- Larry Fox, Twisted Fox Brewing of Greer, S.C.
- Kris Stoddard, Two Anchor of Mount Pleasant
- Lake High and Akai Antia-Obong, Pepper Brothers of Charleston
- Jeff Kaylor, Bubblehead Brew Taphouse and Brewery of Smithfield, Va.
Charleston Beer Garden is set for noon to 7 p.m. May 14 at The Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.
The annual All Americana Crawfish Boil will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Home Team BBQ’s new downtown Charleston location at 126 Williman St. Tickets are $15 each and include live music and a plate of crawfish.
The lineup of music includes:
- 2 p.m.: Great Peacock, a Nashville, Tenn., Americana band
- 4 p.m.: Sideshow Americans, a James Island Americana band
- 7 p.m.: Kenny George Band, an Aiken country, folk and Southern rock band
Hall Management Group has named Zachary Dennis the new general manager of High Cotton in downtown Charleston. Dennis takes over for Jill Maynard, who will now oversee the group’s long-range planning and business development. Dennis has more than a decade of restaurant management experience and is a College of Charleston graduate.
Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier bakery and chocolate shop has opened its second Charleston location at 1901 Ashley River Road in Magnolia Plaza. The shop will sell French desserts, handmade chocolate truffles and gifts. Each month Chef Christophe will teach chocolate and pastry-making classes at the new location.