The Charleston Beer Exchange | Charleston, South Carolina
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The Charleston Beer Exchange
World Class based on 86 ratings
Type: Beer Store

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

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Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 6:00 PM


Mayor: hallinghansen (12) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 900+


The Charleston Beer Exchange

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Beer Available At The Charleston Beer Exchange (arranged by most recent)
River Rat My Morning Stout , Westbrook India Pale Ale 97, Westbrook White Thai 78, Holy City Slanted Porch Pale Ale 71, Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal ’Arcana’ 79, Quest Golden Fleece Belgian Pale Ale 80, J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin) 98, Anchorage / Jolly Pumpkin Calabaza Boreal 99, Cambridge Sgt. Pepper 85, Terrapin / New Belgium Black is the New Wit 82, Sweetwater Second Helping IPA 96, Lazy Magnolia Black Creek Southern Style Imperial Stout 85, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Westbrook / Evil Twin Justin Blåbær 89, Allagash Dubbel Reserve 93, Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut Break 100, Allagash Tripel Reserve 99, Evil Twin Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale 98, Evil Twin The Porthole 92, Westbrook Rhubarb Remix 95
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86 reviews for The Charleston Beer Exchange
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  94%
 Selection  92%
 Food  100%
 Value  81%
 Overall  92%
 Rating  100%
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92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1887) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (949) London, England | April 12, 2015
A tiny shop with a great beer selection - local brews plus some of the best from Europe. I’m not a great shopper but this place is lovely and the service was friendly and knowledgeable. (Visited 16 February 2014).
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois  (853) Tourist Town (West), England | April 6, 2015
Visited on Wednesday 18/02/15 around 4pm. Located downtown and around a 5 minute walk from the Souhend Brewery and Smokehouse, the Charleston Beer Exchange is a small shop in an old building on a side street heading towards the waterfront. In addition to the bottles (looked like a good few hundred to me, but nowhere near 900 in my experience of things) there were also 10 tap lines for growler pours. The selection was a good mix from around the world, US local, national, a shelf of Mikkeller beers, lots of De Molen, lambics (but no Cantillon for those searching), German etc etc. Service was very friendly and they tried to find me a few CDA ticks to no avail! Solid bottle shop and no doubting the best in the area but not in the world class bracket for me.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beershine  (822) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes  (724) 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie  (638) 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 19/20
Drake  (572) 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (543) 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.
94
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
bhensonb  (521) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (500) 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.

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