The Charleston Beer Exchange | Charleston, South Carolina
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The Charleston Beer Exchange
World Class based on 76 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 - 9:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 6:00 PM


Mayor: icehawk (29) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 900+


The Charleston Beer Exchange

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Beer Available At The Charleston Beer Exchange (arranged by most recent)
Allagash Midnight Brett 98, Smuttynose Short Batch #18 Durty 96, COAST HopArt IPA 95, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Red Hare Gangway IPA 81, Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple 95, Gales Prize Old Ale (2008 onwards) 77, Gales Conquest Ale Masterbrew 36, Off Color Troublesome 89, Westbrook Grumpy Old Time 96, Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 2 Cognac 86, Westbrook Citrus Ninja Exchange (2013) 98, Terrapin So Fresh & So Green Green 2013 (Centennial) 86, Great Divide Fresh Hop Pale Ale 98, To Øl/Omnipollo Brewmance Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Wild Honey Stout 98, Engelszell Benno Trappistenbier 81, Rogue Farms Pumpkin Patch Ale 92, Left Hand Oktoberfest 60, Bells Best Brown Ale 93, Evil Twin Justin Blåbær (Brunello Wine Barrel Aged) 94
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76 reviews for The Charleston Beer Exchange
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  96%
 Selection  93%
 Food  100%
 Value  82%
 Overall  93%
 Rating  100%
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92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
slang  (13) Columbia, South Carolina | July 1, 2010
What can I say that hasn’t been said? These guys just ’get it’! Floor to ceiling, all wall, wood shelf bottle selection. Growlers (Coast!) A little cramped, esp. w/ crowds; but that’s 1/2 its character. Plenty of rare shit. I’s fucks w/ CBX!
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner  (97) Athens, Georgia | March 23, 2014
Small and almost dungeon like, but a lot is packed into the tiny space. Staff seemed knowledgeable and they were very attentive. Great selection of both new and old world beers, including some Cantillon. Price seemed pretty standard for the area, maybe a little pricey for some of the rarer stuff. Cool little spot where you can definitely waste some time and money.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (321) 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.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
clt85  (4) Charleston, South Carolina | February 10, 2014
Very knowledgeable, cool space, excellent selection of beer.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
fluffy  (69) St Petersburg, Florida | November 30, 2013
like walking into a cellar, tight small and packed. decent way to pick up westbrook and some other local options. decent growler station as well. would be nice if it was bigger though. too much space given to European stuff, need more focus on american craft, for the size. but overall, decent place.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
legion242  (113) Richardson, Texas | October 9, 2013
Easily the single best beer store that I have ever seen.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Caytinator  (97) Tucson, Arizona | October 6, 2013
Very choice, known not only to beer geeks, but regular people as well as a landmark. I was pleasantly surprised how unassuming and friendly the staff was, I love how you can break up any six-pack, EVEN CANS. The selection is hard to beat for such a small piece of real estate, and shrewdly chosen. Value is very good, not quite as cheap on a few bottles as I would have liked, but hey, you can’t have everything, I guess! Highly recommended.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Travlr  (1378) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (358) 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.
90
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
icehawk  (26) Mount Pleasant, South Carolina | August 10, 2013
Craft beer mecca in CHS. They know and respect their product like few others. Focus is on quality, and they seem to turn over anything that should be moved quickly. Not a huge store, but again, quality reigns. The fact you can get singles of anything they stock in 4/6’s is awesome.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Gregman12  (10) Alabama | July 30, 2013
Was taking to this store by a local friend who wasnt kidding when he told me this was a world class spot. The customer service is incredible, they are very informative and one is consider a master beer something...he knows everything there is to know about beer i swear but he will be the first to admit he doesn’t..but he does ;). IF you guys can make it out here i would 100% recommend it, huge selection of all types of beer, rare beers, growlers, etc.. if you want an amazing place to get some beers with a massive selection then you have came to the right place!

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