The Charleston Beer Exchange | Charleston, South Carolina
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The Charleston Beer Exchange
World Class based on 85 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 - 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)
Westbrook India Pale Ale 97, Westbrook White Thai 79, Holy City Slanted Porch Pale Ale 71, Stillwater / Hof Ten Dormaal íArcanaí 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 83, Sweetwater Second Helping IPA 96, Lazy Magnolia Black Creek Southern Style Imperial Stout 85, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break 100, Westbrook / Evil Twin Justin BlŚbśr 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, Westbrook Mr. Chipper 98
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85 reviews for The Charleston Beer Exchange
 Ambiance  87%
 Service  94%
 Selection  92%
 Food  100%
 Value  82%
 Overall  92%
 Rating  100%
Rating Distribution

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  (249) 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.
  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.

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