Eclipse Party
Aug
21
2:00 pm14:00

Eclipse Party

  • Pour Taproom

Is it the end of the world, or just the most exciting 30 minutes of your life? Only time will tell, and since the first total solar eclipse in over 25 years is happening right on the cusp of BevCon, we will be celebrating with one hell of a viewing party. Join hosts Ann Marshall, Scott Blackwell, and Wayne Curtis as they craft some voodoo shit and welcome you to the dark side. Enjoy bites by Chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery and drinks featuring High Wire Distilling Co. by New Orleans’ finest drink makers—Chris Hannah, Nick Detrich and Jesse Carr.

Welcome Happy Hour
Aug
21
4:00 pm16:00

Welcome Happy Hour

  • Prohibition

 

New this year, we’ve added a few happy hours to the slate….to make everyone, well happy.  Our kick-off Happy Hour takes place at Prohibition inside their spacious bar and newly expanded outside courtyard. Come meet fellow BevCon attendees and enjoy cocktails by the Prohibition team and guest bartenders TBD.

Late Night at Little’s Jack’s
Aug
21
9:00 pm21:00

Late Night at Little’s Jack’s

  • Little Jack's Tavern

Underwriter: PUNCH

Cocktails by TBD

If there’s anything we learned from the inaugural year it’s that the party never stops for BevCon attendees so we’ve made it just a little easier for you all to find the next stop on the party wagon with the edition of our Late night shindigs.  The first night kicks off at Little Jack’s as TBD works behind the bar creating a special collaboration menu for the night.

Opening Session
Aug
22
1:00 pm13:00

Opening Session

  • Grand Magnolia Ballroom, Room C and B
  • Lauren Limbach, New Belgium
  • Paul Clarke, Executive Editor Imbibe Magazine
  • John Bonné, Senior Contributing Editor PUNCH
VIP Reception
Aug
22
5:00 pm17:00

VIP Reception

  • Pour Taproom

 

Presenters and underwriters come together for a special toast at our VIP Partner Reception at the Pour Taproom at the Hyatt House/Hyatt Place Hotel. Chefs Jason Stanhope of FIG and Ashley Christensen of AC Restaurant Group in Raleigh, NC will offer some delicious bites alongside wine, beer, and cocktails are offered in their finest forms. 

 

Opening Party
Aug
22
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Party

  • Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.

In true Charleston style, BevCon will welcome attendees at one of the newest breweries to open in the city, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. (EOBC), showing you just what this culinary mecca has to offer.  EOBC’s expansive new digs provide the perfect back drop for showcasing some of the best of South Carolina PRT’s Satisfy Your Thirst members. Cocktails featuring Virgil Kaine Lowcountry Whiskey Co. alongside beers from EOBC, Tradesman Brewing Co, and Birds Fly South are just a few palatable beverages you’ll find yourself imbibing.  Wines selected from some of our favorite producers will help you wash down your favorite go to bar snacks brought to you with an elevated twist from some of the city’s top chefs.

East Bay Street Bar Pop Ups
Aug
22
8:00 pm20:00

East Bay Street Bar Pop Ups

Our popular Bar Pop-Ups are back this year and limited to a small number of locations all within a hop, skip and a jump away from one another. Visit each stop and don’t miss out on the special collaboration menus available for one night only by some of your favorite industry personalities. While open to the public, BevCon attendees do receive special access each participating bar and two free drink tickets to use at the location of their choosing.

Late Night at Royal American
Aug
22
Aug 23

Late Night at Royal American

  • Royal American

Cold Syrah and Muscadet 40's
Pax Mahle and Patrick Cappiello

Another night, another late night.  This evening brought to you with cold Syrah, Muscadet 40s and karaoke—Harry Root of Grassroots Wine style. Rock the night out into the wee hours at The Royal American during the BevCon late night bash.

Grab and Go Breakfast in Lobby and Morning Beverages at Onsite Bar
Aug
23
9:30 am09:30

Grab and Go Breakfast in Lobby and Morning Beverages at Onsite Bar

The NEW Onsite Bar, within the lobby of Sterling Hall at the Hyatt House, offers a variety of beverages poured by top industry professionals throughout the day.  Set serving schedules each day ensure you won’t miss meeting up with your favorite beverage pro to enjoy a little shop talk while sipping on their favorite wines, beers and spirits.  The bar opens each morning offering up the perfect Hair of the Dog “pick-me-up” to start your day.

Round Tables and Open Discussions
Aug
23
2:15 pm14:15

Round Tables and Open Discussions

Blind Tasting

Femi Oyediran, Charleston Grill

Media Pros: Best Ideas of the Year

Hanna Raskin, Post & Courier

Slacker Track: gas station drinking, shower drinking, day drinking, airplane cocktails and roadies

Ann Marshall, High Wire Distilling Co.

Business Issues and Ideas

Scott Shor, Edmund’s Oast

Small Batch, Large Time – BevCon’s Premier Tasting Experience
Aug
23
5:30 pm17:30

Small Batch, Large Time – BevCon’s Premier Tasting Experience

  • Sterling Hall at Hyatt House/Hyatt Place

This is THE tasting event of the entire program. Over 30 wine, beer, and spirit suppliers will be on hand pouring a selection of the best products in their portfolios. At no other event will attendees be able to see, taste, and explore the minds of so many individuals who are behind all that is new and hot among the country’s top small-batch, hard to find brands.

King Street Bar Pop Ups
Aug
23
8:00 pm20:00

King Street Bar Pop Ups

Night two of the popular Bar Pop-Ups are back on bustling King Street. Visit each stop and don’t miss out on the special collaboration menus available for one night only by some of your favorite industry personalities. While open to the public, BevCon attendees do receive special access each participating bar and two free drink tickets to use at the location of their choosing.

Grab and Go Breakfast in Lobby and Morning Beverages at Onsite Bar
Aug
24
9:30 am09:30

Grab and Go Breakfast in Lobby and Morning Beverages at Onsite Bar

  • Sterling Hall at Hyatt House/Hyatt Place

Grab and Go Breakfast by Callie's Biscuits

Onsite Bar Feature

9:30-10:30 a.m.

The NEW Onsite Bar, within the lobby of Sterling Hall at the Hyatt House, offers a variety of beverages poured by top industry professionals throughout the day.  Set serving schedules each day ensure you won’t miss meeting up with your favorite beverage pro to enjoy a little shop talk while sipping on their favorite wines, beers and spirits.  The bar opens each morning offering up the perfect Hair of the Dog “pick-me-up” to start your day.

  •   Adam Rothstein, Home Team BBQ (frozen irish coffee)
  • Charleston Mix (bloody mary's)

 

Onsite Bar Feature
Aug
24
12:15 pm12:15

Onsite Bar Feature

  • Sterling Hall at the Hyatt House

The NEW Onsite Bar, within the lobby of Sterling Hall at the Hyatt House, offers a variety of beverages poured by top industry professionals throughout the day.  Set serving schedules each day ensure you won’t miss meeting up with your favorite beverage pro to enjoy a little shop talk while sipping on their favorite wines, beers and spirits. 

12:15-1:00 p.m.

  • Melissa Davis, Staplehouse (wine)
  • Joy Richards, Bar Mash

Lunch Downstairs

  • Rebel Taqueria
  • Food Truck
  • Salad

Onsite Bar Feature

  • Adam Dulye, Brewers Assn. (beer and food)
  • TBD (wine)
Onsite Bar Break
Aug
24
3:15 pm15:15

Onsite Bar Break

The NEW Onsite Bar, within the lobby of Sterling Hall at the Hyatt House, offers a variety of beverages poured by top industry professionals throughout the day.  Set serving schedules each day ensure you won’t miss meeting up with your favorite beverage pro to enjoy a little shop talk while sipping on their favorite wines, beers and spirits. 

3:15-3:45 p.m.

  • Adam Dulye, Brewers Assn. and Craftbeer.com
  • TBD
Let's Get Lit: Author Reading Party & Signing
Aug
24
6:00 pm18:00

Let's Get Lit: Author Reading Party & Signing

  • Leon's

Oyster Shed at Leon’s

Underwriter: PUNCH

Cocktails:

  • Spirit Partners: High Wire Distilling Co

  • Bartenders: Jerry Slater

  • Access: BevCon Attendees Only

7-8 book signing, open to public

Join us at Leon's Oyster Shop for an entertaining evening with some of the country’s top beverage writers as they share excerpts from their most recent or upcoming work. This won't be your standard, stiff reading event where people sit reverently in silence. Instead, the inimitable Gary Crunkleton will serve as MC and drinks will be flowing with some small bites. Books by the authors will also be available for sale. Space is extremely limited to the reading, so be sure to select this event via SCHED before it fills.

 

 Featured Readers

Brad Thomas Parsons

David Wondrich

Hanna Raskin

Jon Bonne

Kara Newman

Megan Krigbaum

Matt Lee

Robert Simonson

Talia Baiocchi

Wayne Curtis

Closing Party: Back to the Future
Aug
24
8:00 pm20:00

Closing Party: Back to the Future

  • The Alley

The end of the world as we knew it? Or just a solar eclipse?  Looks like we survived, no thanks to a cocktail or two. We’re celebrating what lies ahead and going back to the future.  Break out your favorite varsity jacket, spandex and neons, and get ready to rock out to the 80s. Vintage style. Your favorite late night munchie food will be served alongside a variety of cocktails, beer, wine, and other cold beverages. Now THIS is the party to end all parties.

Food: Theme: Late Night Munchies

  • White Castle: Vandy Vanderwalker, The Ordinary
  • Waffle House: Michael Toscana, La Farfalle
  • TBD: Bob Cook, Edmund's Oast
  • Taco Bell: Shaui Wang, Short Grain
  • Dave’s Carry Out: Frank Lee
  • Chicken on a Stick/Convenient Store Food: Ken Vedrinski, Lucca
  • Crystal Burgers: Adam Dulye, Brewers Assn.

Spirit Underwriter: Infinium Spirits/Teeling Whiskey

Drinks by:

o   Mattie Beason, Black Twig Cider House

o   Jayce McConnell, Edmund’s Oast

o   Kellie Thorn, Empire State South

Beer

  • Brewers Assn. selection
  • New Belgium

Wine:

  • Banshee Wines/Valkyrie Selections
  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Music by: TBD

After Party: Let the Games Begin
Aug
24
Aug 25

After Party: Let the Games Begin

  • Warehouse

We couldn’t resist just one last chance to keep the part going.  Celebrate your endurance (you made it!) with fellow attendees at The Warehouse for THE After Party. The games will continue along with drinks by guest bartenders, beer and wine.

o   Nick Detrich, Cane & Table

o   Chris Hannah, Arnaud's 75

o   TBD