The Sixth Annual Charleston Beer Garden benefiting Lowcountry AIDS Services will be held on May 20.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — The Sixth Annual Charleston Beer Garden benefiting Lowcountry AIDS Services will be held on May 20, 12 p.m., at Grove at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd.

Proceeds from the event will support Lowcountry in its work helping people living with HIV/AIDS in the greater Charleston area, as well as its community outreach, education and prevention programs.

Participants are able to enjoy craft beers from over 20 breweries that will showcase more than 40 different beers. Additionally, live music, food trucks, vendors and Yelp! beer games will be on hand to round out the day’s event.

Those who wish to cook up their own brews are welcome to apply for the Homebrewer’s Village.

Early bird tickets are on sale until April 1 at $15/general admission and $35/VIP. After April 1 tickets rise to $25/advance and $35/day of and include a commemorative festival mug, five free beer tickets, live entertainment, beer games competitions and access to the village. VIP tickets are $50/advance and $60/day of and include everything as detailed previously, in addition to 10 more beer tickets, VIP entrance, swag bag goodies, access to VIP Oasis shaded seating, VIP activities and private portable restrooms. Designated driver tickets are $15 and include admission to the festival, live entertainment, beer games and vendors. Ticket sales are available online.

Vendor and Homebrewer’s Village applications are being accepted.


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