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

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


Mayor: icehawk (26) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 900+


The Charleston Beer Exchange

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Beer Available At The Charleston Beer Exchange (arranged by most recent)
Avery Anniversary Twenty One 97, Cambridge Audacity of Hops 97, Engelszell Gregorius Trappistenbier 95, Mikkeller Keeper American Pilsner 89, Mikkeller/Prairie American Style 97, Mikkeller HUES 94, Red Hare Gangway IPA 81, Evil Twin Biere Blanca 77, Holy City Chucktown Follicle Brown 81, Jolly Pumpkin / Anchorage Calabaza Boreal 98, Mikkeller Beer Geek Bacon 99, Evil Twin Nomader Weisse 74, Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout 99, Westbrook Grštzer 85, Omnipollo Hypnopompa 92, Glazen Toren Saison díErpe-Mere Speciaal Eindejaar 91, Omnipollo / Stillwater Schiuma Party 93, Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA 98, Aviator Hog Wild IPA 81, Allagash Saison 97
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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%
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96
  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.
100
  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.
98
  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.
100
  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!
90
  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.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
dsw4b  (1) Clemson, South Carolina | December 17, 2009
While these scores may seem inflated, I think they are very well deserved. As a lifelong South Carolinian, I can honestly say that a shop as specialized and passionate about beer as CBX is a rarity (to the point that I believe it is the only one like it in the state to-date). Over the summer, I had the opportunity to make several visits to pick up some hard-to-find bottles and enjoy the goodness of growler fills while on vacation. The owners are very friendly and helpful, and it is evident that their business means more than just a paycheck. While some may consider the small size of the shop a drawback, they make very efficient use of the space. I can say this in all honesty as my wife and I had my 3-year-old son with us and were initially concerned about taking him inside. If I remember correctly, the owners built the shelving themselves. In addition to the shelved bottles, there is a cooler of more quickly moving selections and 5L kegs. They also carry a selection of glassware. There was nothing from BMC, which is a welcome sight when one is expecting any selection to be pleasing. The growler fill station was clean and well maintained. Empty CBX branded growlers are $5, and fills were quite reasonable. The charm of being downtown makes parking issues not a very big deal to me. Pricing was very reasonable based on anything I have to compare to. While there may be stores with a larger selection or very slightly lower prices, you wonít find them in SC (as of this writing -- still holding out hope for a similar place in Greenville) and you wonít find better service anywhere.
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Riotbeard  (14) Birmingham, | October 8, 2009
Small but fantastic beer store. I recently moved to Alabama from Charleston. Due to restrictive beer laws, Alabama does not get a lot of the best beers. I rely on these guys to keep me up to date on harder to find beer, heck anything sold in a bottle larger than 16 oz. I call them regularly and reserve beer to pick up on my next visit to Charleston. Very nice setting, great selection, and an incredibly knowledgable and helpful staff. Also these guys along with Coast Brewery work toward changing the beer tasting laws in South Carolina. Cannot say enough in their favor.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Teege  (12) Orlando, Florida | September 29, 2009
Wall to wall beer and good beer at that. Especially considering that there are not a lot of places to get good craft beer in Charleston. Rich took very good care of my girlfriend and me when we were there. Brought back three boxes of stuff I canít find in Orlando and could have gotten twice as much.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
DrBayern  (39) Morehead City, North Carolina | June 9, 2009
Visited here on a recent trip to Charleston, and Iím glad that I did. In the heart of historic Charleston, this place is not very big, but they make the best of their space. I spoke with one of the owners for a while, and he told me they had only been open six months. The selection is impressive for a shop of this size in business for less than a year. He seems to have pretty much all of the American craft brews that are available in SC - Stone, Bellís, Founders, Ballast Point, Great Divide, Avery, and the list goes on. They also have six taps form which they can fill growlers. Two of the taps were from Coast Brewing in Charleston, an IPA and a double IPA. The Belgian selection was impressive, among the better that Iíve seen, and that includes places like Stateline, Julioís, Bruising Ales, Bottleworks among others. Had several Cantillons, Drei Fonteinen, Dupont, etc. IN additon to the Belgians, they also have an excllent selection of other European beers, Mikkeller, Nogne O, etc. Prices were comparable to other similar shops. Definitely worth a special trip if youíre in the Charleston area.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare  (112) Columbus, Ohio | May 25, 2009
Cool place. Visited while playing a soccer tournament in Charleston. Small - but they pack a lot of quality into the space they have. Mostly American crafts - I was able to find several Founders, Southern Tier, Ballast Point and Moylans I hadnít tried. They also had the local fare (Coast, Duck Rabbit, etc) and ten or so on tap for growler fills. The owners were there and were obviously beer lovers that knew their stuff. Definite stop anytime Iím in town.

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