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 | twitter

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 ōl/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 BlŚbśr (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%
Rating Distribution

HopInMeBeer  (11) Pennsylvania | July 12, 2010
Downtown Charlestonís beer hotspot. Small and effective packed full of great/rare/hard-to-find beer! If youíre making a trip to Charleston - youíve got to stop by this place! I stopped in with my wife and spent a small fortune on a good amount of beer! Reasonably priced product, knowledgeable, friendly staff and all the beers I want to drink!
slang  (13) Columbia, South Carolina | July 1, 2010
What can I say that hasnít been said? These guys just íget ití! Floor to ceiling, all wall, wood shelf bottle selection. Growlers (Coast!) A little cramped, esp. w/ crowds; but thatís 1/2 its character. Plenty of rare shit. Iís fucks w/ CBX!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
beernovice39  (248) Montana | June 24, 2010
What a fantastic selection of beer! Get anything in a single, growler station, outstanding selection and a staff second to none! What more could you want? Live closer I guess????
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 20/20
Boungustatio  (18) South Carolina | June 20, 2010
Major contributor to the craft beer movement in Charleston - good friends with COAST brewery - COAST usually releases their brews at CBX. Great place to find 4+ COAST beers on tap in Charleston at all times. Always something cool and rare/hard-to-find. They have some 23 different kinds of Mikkeller beer. Insane selection and use of small space. Great place to be in close quarters with some of the beer worlds big names. Greg Koch, Sam Calagione, Steve Hindy, etc. They constantly update their tap offerings on twitter and they are open Sunday! Scott and Rich who run the place are huge beer geeks. They have some great connections to getting some kick ass brews at a reasonable price. Iím like a kid in a candy store when Iím there. A must for Charleston travelers.
Bigmmartin  (17) Dayton, Ohio | May 14, 2010
I was in town on vacation and of course I did some research to find out where I could get my hands on some good beer. This place seemed to be the obvious choice according to the reviews.

Itís tucked away in a small alley in historical downtown Charleston. Inside itís well kept, clean, and organized. They had some good beers on tap for growler fills. The selection isnít the largest youíll ever see, but they sure as hell make up for it with quality. My only complaint is that it can get pretty damn cramped if more than a few customers wander in at once. But they do a good job making use of their limited space. I found some beers there that Iíve been wanting to try, including some of the Terrapin brews. You must check this place out if you are in town.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
thagr81_us  (24) Gaffney, South Carolina | May 3, 2010
This place might not be the largest beer store, but it makes up for this fact with its EPIC selection. There were quite a few beers I have been in search of for a long time and was able to find them within 3 minutes of being within the store. The staff were awesome with answering questions and helping you find anything you were looking for. We even discussed potentially opening one up in the Upstate of SC and how well it would do up there (fingers-crossed). Shipping of their beer is also another awesome feature that they offer. The next time I am in Charleston I am definitely going back and parking closer so I can buy more to take back home. Even if you donít live near Charleston to make a day-trip it is really worth it to go here for hard-to-find beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
potbeerjob  (21) Denver, Colorado | March 28, 2010
These guys are awesome. While visiting my buddy at College of Charleston, stopped by to check it out. They ship all over which is sweet and they have the best beer selection I have ever seen. They have some super rare stuff along with a lot of retired stuff and a lot of oddities they get from local brews just because they have good relationships with the brewers. A really amazing place. Did I mention they have 9 wild beers always on draft for take home growlers. While I was their this included things like Boy King IIPA by Coast (which was awesome) and Breakfast Stout by Founders. I mean these guys are killing it. I really love this place.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
ForzaHudd  (5) Punta Gorda, Alabama | March 8, 2010
Fantastic little beer shop I visited on a whirlwind trip to the Carolinas. Wonderful selection and service was fantastic. Told them what I was looking for and did their best to help. Threw in a few pint glasses as I was making a pretty large purchase, Iím eager to go back despite the 9 hr drive.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
kevinestes  (10) Kentucky | March 3, 2010
I love this place. Best in Charleston!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
mataichi  (1) Mount Pleasant, South Carolina | January 2, 2010
Just a small "boutique" beer store with a wide selection available. No macro beers to be found, Which is a good thing. Very friendly and helpful staff. Heard multiple customers and myself asked "Let me know if you have any questions.". Canít really speak to price as this was my first trip to a craft beer store. Beer drinkers paradise when in charleston. Highly recommended.

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