The Charleston Beer Exchange | Charleston, South Carolina
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The Charleston Beer Exchange
World Class based on 81 ratings
Type: Beer Store

14 Exchange St
Charleston, South Carolina United States 29401 [ print map ]
843 577 5446 | twitter

Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 6:00 PM

Mayor: rbrazell (17) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 900+

The Charleston Beer Exchange

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Beer Available At The Charleston Beer Exchange (arranged by most recent)
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Westbrook / Evil Twin Justin Blåbær 91, Allagash Dubbel Reserve 94, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Allagash Tripel Reserve 99, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale 98, Evil Twin The Porthole 90, Westbrook Rhubarb Remix 95, Westbrook Mr. Chipper 98, Evil Twin Even More Denmark 92, Elysian The Immortal IPA 91, Evil Twin Christmas Eve at a New York City Hotel Room (2011-) 99, Evil Twin Double Barrel Jesus 100, New Belgium La Folie 100, Cisco Cranberry Woods 92, New Belgium / Three Floyds Lips Of Faith - Grätzer Ale 87, COAST Dead Arm Pale Ale 83, Pisgah Vortex I 94, Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA (Cask/Bottle) 99, Holy City Washout Wheat 77
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81 reviews for The Charleston Beer Exchange
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  95%
 Selection  93%
 Food  100%
 Value  82%
 Overall  93%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1752) Washington, Washington DC | September 17, 2013
Tiny store, jam packed with beer and people when I visited during Beervana. Despite the crowds, staff went out of their way to help everyone, gave good advice, and went above and beyond. Top notch selection. Best for miles around.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine  (795) The Sunshine State, Florida | February 6, 2009
This place is incredible! no-nonsense bottle selection and a tap lineup for growlers, all jammed into a tiny space in the lovely historic district. A special keg is tapped each Tuesday for a tasting, and are super rare beers you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. We got the dregs of Allagash Fidelta. WTF? I’d move to Charleston just to make this my local store.
Oakes  (710) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 29, 2009
Run by beer geeks for beer geeks. They had Allagash Fedalta on tap...go look that one up. So yes, this is a pretty damn good spot. Tuesday nights they tap a rare keg of something. Growler station is a nice touch. When visiting Charleston, come here first and get the lowdown on the area scene. You will need the help if you intend to find good beer in this town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (627) Denver, Colorado | September 6, 2010| Updated January 5, 2011
These guys make the most out of their small space. Tons of beer is in here, easily the best selection in the entire state. The rare keg Tuesday and Thursday is usually something very desirable from what I’ve seen on their website. We were lucky enough to pick up a growler of El Camino Unreal Ale. Mini kegs, pony kegs, basically anything in the entire store is for sale. I would personally have liked to have seen some more American micros, but that is just my personal tastes. For those who prefer Scandinavian or Belgian beer this place delivers big time. There were several imports available that I had never even seen before in person. Every beer is available as a single. Honestly, I don’t know what these guys can possibly do different to make this store better.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 19/20
Drake  (562) Free Union, Virginia | February 24, 2012
The bad... prices are a little high. There are 4 or 5 metered spots in front but parking could get sketchy. Um... that’s it. The good... everything else. This is a world class bottle shop. 9 taps and they fill bombers of some of the draft stuff so even if you missed it you may not have missed it. I find the selection to be tilted more towards the foreign selections, particularly Belgian and Scandinavian but with everything else represented as well. Local and American selections also. The selection is truly expansive. Easily three dozen Mikkeller beers just to name one brewery. The place is small and if there are more than a couple of people there you will be waiting to get places or bumping into people. This is good in my book as this means they are maximizing the space for beer. There were a few employees in there and they were all helpful as all heck, chatting with me, letting me know details about Brewvival, giving me recommendations about beer bars, and more. I spent a hundred here. I could have easily spent a thousand if I had the means. This is the kind of place worth driving hours out of your way for.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (502) Charlottesville, Virginia | February 21, 2014
A much smaller store than I anticipated. The location’s in an awesome spot right near the water, and I’d imagine the rent’s pretty high. There’s a decent amount of local stuff from the likes of Westbrook. Evil Twin naturally features pretty heavily too. Plenty of offerings from Against The Grain and Jester King were available too. I assume this is has to do with their connection to Brewvival. As others have mentioned, a relatively large amount of space is dedicated to European stuff. There’s also a growler station that did pours of mostly local brews. Service was friendly, prices weren’t bad. Overall, definitely worth a stop.
bhensonb  (501) Woodland, California | April 21, 2011
Based on web order. Excellent selection. Many beers from good breweries that are limited production. A web store would be nice, but email and phone calls worked well. Prompt shipment. Got a couple of handy shippers to reuse. Highly recommended.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (459) Croydon, England | August 26, 2013
In my opinion the Charleston Beer Exchange is one the best beers shops out there. The shop itself is fairly compact, but packs a punch. It is clearly run by beer lovers. They have a about 10 taps for growler fills and a pretty amazing selection of bottles. There are bigger stores out there, but the quality of the beers on offer is difficult to beat anywhere. Plenty of good local stuff (Westbrook, COAST & Evil Twin), US and world-wide. I picked up some Justin Blåbær, Vintage Bon-Chiens and a variety of goses on my first visit. You can also go for singles on anything they sell. A brilliant beer shop.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu  (438) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 21, 2012
Stopped in here with my wife during a day walking around downtown Charleston. The location is perfect, right where Exchange meets East Bay, around the corner from the east end of Broad Street. Very cool storefront in an old historic building. I was looking for any good stuff from Westbrook and COAST and ended up successful on both fronts. The selection isn’t huge but extremely well curated. There were 2 guys working and both were extremely friendly, helpful, and really knew their stuff. 9 taps for growler fills of 3 sizes; nothing jumped out at me this time but I’ve seen some of the stuff that rolls through. This place would be dangerous for me if I lived in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
daknole  (412) Scottsdale, Arizona | July 8, 2012
Class act all the way. A pleasure to do business with these guys.

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