CCBC 2019

Thank you, Columbia, for a great first year and for a great start in 2019!  Since opening, our total number of beers brewed is 56.  November 30, 2018 marked our one-year anniversary and for that we released a bourbon/brandy barrel aged imperial stout, One Year Anniversary.

December 2018, we started our 16 oz. can release program.  In addition to the existing to-go growler and crowler fills, customers now have the option to take 4 packs to-go. The first can release included Patisserie, our blackberry and tart cherry sour ale, and Batch 100, our NE Style Hazy IPA.  The next can release will feature two different beers and will be announced in March.

For all the lager fans, now available in the tap room is our Columbia Craft Lager in a 12 oz. 6-pack. The 6-packs are $11.00 (including tax) and are available year-round.  

Currently, our Famously Hop IPA and Columbia Craft Lager are our most distributed beers. January 2019, we released two additional beers for our distribution accounts – Brutally Honest, a brut pale ale, and Carolinian, a blonde ale. Look for both of these specialty beers in restaurants and bars around town!

The next specialty beer hitting the distribution market is Hop Acid, a pale beer soured with lactobacillus brevis and dry hopped with copious amounts of amarillo, citra, mosaic, and azacca. It is tart and hoppy, yet easily crushable.  Keep an eye out for this tap room favorite early February.

Our brewer, Shaun, and his team have exciting ideas they want to bring to the tap room – a cherry and lime sour ale, traditional German lager, Imperial Stout, Pilsner, New England Style IPA, and a strawberry and pineapple sour ale…We hope you are ready, Columbia.  

Cheers to another great year!

Upcoming Events

Here Come the Mummies @ The Senate – February 14th

World of Beer Festival Columbia @ State Fairgrounds – February 16th

Rambo’s Fat Cat Biscuits @ Craft and Draft – February 17th

Columbia Craft 4th Quarter

CCBC Recap and News

Our first annual Oktoberfest was a success! We want to thank everyone who helped make it happen — Mountain Top Polka, The Wurst Wagon, and of course our customers. We released 3 new beers for the event, bringing our total to date to 42 different brews.

In case you missed it, CCBC appeared in Gun and Garden Magazine. The online version can be found here https://gardenandgun.com/slideshow/columbia-sc-love/list/. Check it out!

Upcoming

You’ve been asking, so coming back to the lineup are…Jean Claude Van Dayuum and Citrus All Pro, two of our favorites. On deck…new brews including a Hazy IPA, a Hazy Sour IPA, and a Baltic Porter.

We hope to see you October 21st for the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner. CCBC is a sponsor for the event and a few of our beers will be served. The event is sold out but should additional tickets become available, visit https://www.universe.com/events/gervais-street-bridge-dinner-2018-tickets-3C4F65.

Not in Columbia and want CCBC? We are introducing our beer to retail locations in the Greenville/Anderson area.  We are excited to have our beer in the upstate due to it’s young, vibrant craft beer market.

It’s hard to believe, but we are approaching our one-year anniversary in November! To commemorate this milestone, we will release our first barrel aged beer. Come celebrate with us!

Stay tuned for exciting news we will announce December 2019!

As always, we appreciate your feedback.

Cheers!

What’s happening at Columbia Craft Brewing Company?

Since opening, we have released 35 different beers – sour ales, IPAs, pale ales, lagers, and more. You can currently find our flagship offerings, Columbia Craft Lager and Famously Hop IPA, in 100 retail locations in the greater Columbia area. This spring we released Alien Hat, a watermelon sour ale – look for it in retail locations around Columbia.

Dominque G. joined our team as a full time production assistant to our brewer, Shaun. Dom has been a great addition to our team and we’re excited to have her. Jessica S. and Kurtis S (not related) also have joined the team as beer servers.

We’ve added two brand new 30bbl fermenters and the installation of our new walk-in cooler is complete. These additions to our facility allow us to increase our production for our tap room and to our distributor, KW Beverage. Bring on more beer!

Coming to CCBC:
• Brut IPA – Antibody – new style IPA that is unique, light-bodied, and refreshing.
• Oktoberfest, September 29th – live music, the Wurst Wagen food truck, and Festbier!
• Details about our new barrel aging program

Many exciting things are happening at CCBC and we enjoy hearing from you. Tell us how we’re doing – like, comment, share. We hope to see you in the taproom!

Columbia Craft Brewing Co wins a Gold and Silver medal at 2018 US Open Beer Championship

The results are in for the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship – Judging the World’s Best Beers and CCBC won a gold and silver medal!

New England/Juicy IPA: Hop to Trot – Gold (This was the first year the New England Style IPA category has been recognized.)

Out of Bounds Pale Ale: Citrus All Pro – Silver

Top 10 Most Creative Beer Names: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Cucumber – 2nd most creative name.

Congratulations to our production team.  We look forward to bringing more medals home to hang in our brewery!  Cheers.

U.S. Open Beer Championship

HopToTrot

MAY 19th

12-8pm

First Annual Hop To Trot Festival.

Columbia Craft Brewing Company invites you to the First Annual Hop to Trot Festival. Come celebrate the new release of the Hop to Trot IPA.  We’re not horsin around with this beer!       

Get ahead of the pack and come dressed to the nines in your derby-style best.

Let’s get down and derby with:

  • Live music from Chris Compton (opener) and The Black Iron Gathering (band)
  • Contests – the stakes are high – Best Dressed, Best Hat, and more!
  • Giveaways – Free Swag and Beer
  • Food Trucks- Fat Bellies and The Wolf Pizza Co.
  • Cash bar beer station outside
  • Photo Booth

*The CCBC parking lot will be closed; street parking is available. Please plan accordingly.

CCBC Travels

Columbia Craft Brewing spotted in the Virgin Islands.  Thanks to Dan and Emily for sharing their pictures.  Cheers!

Columbia Craft Hiring Full-Time Production Assistant

Columbia Craft Brewing Company –
A Production Assistant at Columbia Craft Brewing Company is responsible for all aspects of processes related to fermentation, conditioning, treatment, clarification, carbonation, packaging, and any other process required to achieving a final product. This employee must be hard-working, responsible, and self-motivated individual with a passion for craft beer and a desire to continue learning and growing in the industry. The candidate should also be sociable and comfortable occasionally representing the brewery in public. Natural leadership, integrity, loyalty, and a good sense of humor are all factors in deciding who we hire.

Full time benefits include subsidized health insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, and of course, beer!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assistance with yeast handling and management

Cellaring duties, including fermentation management

CIP (clean-in-place) of brewing and fermentation tanks and other equipment

Careful execution of treatment plans for specialty beers

Logging of all brewing related notes from brew day through fermentation, finishing, and packaging

Following SOP (standard operation procedure) in each phase of fermentation, clarification, carbonation, and packaging

Maintaining sanitary practices in all aspects of beer processing

Executing preventative maintenance on all brewhouse and cellar equipment

Preparation, filling, and transfer of beer from liquor and wine barrels

Job Type: Full-time

March Event Schedule for Columbia Craft!

CCBC

March Event Schedule

March 12  Sin Night at CCBC– Get 25% off your entire tab every Monday with proof of employment at any bar/restaurant!  We open at 3 PM.

March 14  Music Bingo–  Every Wednesday.  Listen to a song and mark the song name/artist/etc off on your Bingo card.  Winners receive gift cards or other swag.

March 19  Paint and Pints-  Combine your love for art with your love for craft beer! Kick off Soda City Suds Week with a painting class at Columbia Craft Brewing Company. Local artist Max Harrison will guide you through creating your very own masterpiece!

Tickets include the class, supplies, and your first beer.

Online purchase required or reservations are available for purchase at the taproom. Reservations must be made by 6:00 pm on Saturday, March 17th.

March 22  House Hunting 101 and Beer+Chocolate Pairing.  5:30 PM- 7:30 PM.  Gain insider knowledge on how easy it is to search for and purchase a home in this hot/competitive market. Our insider partners will be on hand to answer questions and give insight on mortgage, real estate, title insurance, and all sides of purchasing a home. Our co hosts and ninja partners are John Hinks Jr. (Lending Path Mortgage) Parris Claytor (McDonnell & Associates) Tara Price and Dustin Johns (Resource Realty Group)

Yoga is coming to Columbia Craft! Come practice yoga right beside the beer tanks for an exciting, all levels class with Good Company Yoga. And for an added bonus—all yogis will receive 25% discount. 🧘🏻‍♀️ 🧘🏽‍♂️ 🍻

WHAT: Beer & Yoga
WHEN: Thursday, March 29th
TIME: 6:30pm
WHERE: Columbia Craft (520 Greene Street)
COST: $10

No prior experience for the yoga (or drinking beer) required. All levels are welcomed and encouraged.

Reserve your mat space by emailing goodcompanyyoga@gmail.com

 

Columbia Craft Brewing Co opening Nov 30th

Columbia Craft Brewing Company has announced that they will open their doors at 12p.m. on November 30th.  Beers on tap will be an IPA, Session Ale, Porter, India Red Ale, Lager, Belgian Strong Ale, and 4 Sours.  There will be food trucks located at the brewery Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  32oz crowlers and 64oz growlers will be available to purchase.  The brewery hours will be Monday-Wednesday 3-9pm, Thursday 12-10p.m., Friday 12-10p.m., and Saturday 11a.m.- 10p.m.