After Party
Aug
24
to Aug 25

After Party

We couldn’t resist just one last chance to keep the part going.  Celebrate your endurance (you made it!) with fellow attendees at Warehouse for THE After Party. The games will continue along with drinks by guest bartenders. Drinks will be available via an a la carte menu.

  • Nick Detrich, Cane & Table
  • Chris Hannah, Arnaud's 75
  • Joy Richards, Bar Mash
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Closing Party: Back to the Future
Aug
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Closing Party: Back to the Future

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
  • Quan Hotdogs: 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.
  • Desserts by Hardscoop

Spirit Underwriter: Infinium Spirits/Teeling Whiskey

Drinks by:

  • Teeling Whiskey Cocktail Competition Winner: Greg Williamson, Proof
  • Jayce McConnell, Edmund’s Oast
  • Kellie Thorn, Empire State South
  • Jerry Nivens, Snow & Co.
  • Sam Gabrielli, Proof

Beer

  • Brewers Assn. and Craftbeer.com
  • New Belgium

Wine:

  • Mattie Beason, Black Twig Cider House
  • Banshee Wines/Valkyrie Selections
  • Wölffer Estate Vineyard

Music by: TBD

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Let's Get Lit: Author Reading Party & Signing
Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Let's Get Lit: Author Reading Party & Signing

Oyster Shed at Leon’s

Underwriter: PUNCH

Oyster Shed at Leon’s

Underwriter: PUNCH

  • Bartenders: Jerry Slater and Sother Teague

  • Wine by Frederick Corriher Wine

  • 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 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
  • Paul Clarke
  • Robert Simonson
  • Talia Baiocchi
  • Wayne Curtis
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Closing Session
Aug
24
5:00pm 5:00pm

Closing Session

Veteran industry watchers share their takeaways from the conference, and predict what the themes they noted are likely to mean for the beverage world.

  • Brooks Reitz, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.
  • Hanna Raskin, Post & Courier
  • Talia Baiocchi, PUNCH
  • Wayne Curtis, writer
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Onsite Bar Break
Aug
24
3:15pm 3:15pm

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
  • Justin Coleman, Monarch Wines
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Lunch and Onsite Bar Feature
Aug
24
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunch and Onsite Bar Feature

Lunch by Rebel Taqueria and Verde

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

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

  • Sterling Hall at Hyatt House/Hyatt Place (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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)

 

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Late Night Bites
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Late Night Bites

Not ready to call it a night just yet? Our Late Night Bites at The Ordinary will be sure to make tomorrow morning a little easier. Guest Bartender Tiffanie Barriere will be mixing up some delicious cocktails to keep the party going. Don’t worry, we won’t tell that you’re up past your bedtime. Drinks will be available via an a la carte menu.

The Ordinary

Andy Peay and Steven Satterfield

Bartender: Tiffanie Barriere

 

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

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.

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

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

  • Sterling Hall at Hyatt House/Hyatt Place (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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

Round Tables and Open Discussions

Blind Tasting

Femi Oyediran, Charleston Grill + Megan Krigbaum, writer

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., Ashley Christensen, AC Restaurant Group, and Alba Huerta, Julep

Business Issues and Ideas

Scott Shor, Edmund’s Oast

Relationships, Life Work Balance in the Bar and Restaurant Business

Scott Baird, Craig Nelson, and Kellie Thorn

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Lunch and Onsite Bar
Aug
23
12:15pm12:15pm

Lunch and Onsite Bar

Lunch by Semilla Food Truck, Platia Food Truck and Thuston Southern

Onsite Bar Feature

12:15-1:00 p.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 Dulye, Brewers Assn.
  • Jeff Kellogg, champagne
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Grab and Go Breakfast in Lobby and Morning Beverages at Onsite Bar
Aug
23
9:30am 9:30am

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.

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Late Night at Royal American
Aug
22
to Aug 23

Late Night at Royal American

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

Another night, another late night. This evening brought to you with Gamay, Rose, and Muscadet 40's and karaoke—Harry Root of Grassroots Wine style. Rock the night out into the wee hours at The Royal American during this BevCon late night bash. Drinks will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.

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

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.

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Opening Party
Aug
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

Opening Party

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.

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VIP Reception
Aug
22
5:00pm 5:00pm

VIP Reception

 

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. 

 

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

Late Night at Little’s Jack’s

Underwriter: PUNCH

Cocktails by Stephen Palahach, Maison Premiere

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 Stephen Palahach, Maison Premiere works behind the bar creating a special collaboration menu for the night.  Drinks will be available for purchase via an a la carte menu.

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Welcome Happy Hour
Aug
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Welcome Happy Hour

 

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.

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Eclipse Party
Aug
21
1:00pm 1:00pm

Eclipse Party

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.

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