Next week is American Craft Beer Week (Mon., May 16-Sun., May 22), celebrating the creativity of small and independent breweries. What better way to do just that than with seven local beers from seven local breweries in seven days?
Greenville is lucky to have a long list of great places to grab a local brew. So to help us narrow it down, we asked you, our trusty readers, for your favorite spots and we narrowed it down to seven.
A pint makes Monday more beer-able. | Photo by GVLtoday
Iron Hill Brewery | 741 Haywood Rd.
Most local breweries are closed on Mondays, which made Iron Hill the perfect spot to kick off this challenge.
Danielle’s pick: Brambleberry Farmhouse Ale
This light-bodied and refreshing beer has citrus fruit flavors and a burst of raspberry.
Kyle’s pick: Chewie IPA
This New England IPA has notes of pineapple, mango + citrus from American hops.
Double Stamp Brewery | 819 Laurens Rd.
Bring your pup on Tuesday and your first pint is $5.
Danielle’s pick: Laces Out
Each version of this Belgian style witbier uses a different fruit.
Kyle’s pick: Show Me the Money
Jerry Maguire would approve of this easy-drinking pilsner.
Tuesday treats from Double Stamp make it Pinto’s favorite day of the week. | Photo via GVLtoday
Southernside Brewing Co. | 25 Delano Dr. Unit D
Your city editors were feeling the same vibe for their mid-week picks.
Danielle’s pick: Cash Rules
A beer walks into an ice cream shop for this perfectly-sweet vanilla cream ale.
Kyle’s pick: Unity Park Ale
This cream ale was light, crisp + refreshing, and we couldn’t resist the nod to its neighbor with a big opening next week.
Tap the button below to see where we finished up the week + check out our brewery guide for even more spots to celebrate local craft beers.
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- 36th Annual Greek Festival | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 406 N. Academy St. | $2 | Indulge in a weekend of traditional Greek food, music + dancing. 🇬🇷
Rocky Horror Picture Show | Fri., May 13-Sat., May 14 | Times vary | Paper Moon Studios, 2415 Old Buncombe Rd. | $20 | Celebrate Friday the 13th weekend with a live performance of Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Tyler Farr | Fri., May 13 | Doors open at 6 p.m. | Cowboy Up, 701 Easley Bridge Rd., Unit 6030 | $20+ | Come check out one of country music’s rising stars and enjoy some Bare Bone Cocktails. 🎶*
TD Saturday Market | Sat., May 14 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Main Street at McBee Avenue | Free entry | Shop produce, specialty foods, and crafts from over 75 local vendors. 🌼
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 | Sat., May 14-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | The Peace Center | $19+ | Enjoy a night of classical music performed by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.
Music on the Mountain: Greenville Jazz Collective | Sun., May 15 | 1-4 p.m. | Eagle Mountain Winery Patio, 2330 Hwy. 11, Travelers Rest | Free entry | Sip wine on the patio as you groove to the sounds of the Greenville Jazz Collective. ⛰️
King of the South Poetry Slam | Sun., May 15 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | The Radio Room, 110 Poinsett Hwy. | $15 | Ten of the top poets in the Southeast go head-to-head at this invitational poetry slam.
Papermaking for Cards and Journals | Mon., May 16 | 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Wild Hare Gallery, 313 N. Poinsett Hwy, Travelers Rest | $30 | Create artistic paper out of natural materials like onion skins, cotton linter, dried plants, and flowers. 📜
Strawberry Festival & Cookoff Competition | Tues., May 17 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Greer City Park, 301 E. Poinsett St., Greer | $1 | Put your strawberry recipe to the test or taste other chefs’ creations with over 40 vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment. 🍓
- An Evening with Kenny G | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | The Peace Center | $45+ | Saxophonist Kenny G, creator of the best-selling instrumental album of all time, performs live. 🎷
We have a monthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
OLIPOP’s Best Sellers pack includes Strawberry Vanilla, Classic Root Beer + other fan-favorites. | Photo provided by OLIPOP
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And if you’re trying to cut back on sugar, OLIPOP helps with that, too. Each can contains just 2-5 grams of sugar. Bonus: Use code 6AM20 for 20% off sitewide, plus free shipping.*
- 76º | Showers | 40% chance of rain
Greenville County Schools revealed plans for the new elementary school on the former J.L. Mann High School site (61 Isbell Ln.). The 110,000-sqft school will start with 750 students + room to expand to 1,000. The district plans to break ground this fall and open in August 2024. (The Greenville News)
$1 million. That’s the investment CommunityWorks, a nonprofit providing resources to support small businesses, will receive from TD Bank. The money will go towards serving minority entrepreneurs + communities. (Upstate Business Journal)
Get ready to talk business at Gather GVL (126 Augusta St.) for the monthly Business & Brews event. Anthony Herrara and Bryan Davis from the Hill Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Furman will speak and host a Q+A on Tues., May 17 from 5:15-7:15 p.m.
- Village Launch and
Mill Village Ministries are launching the Third Thursday Market on
Thurs., May 19 from
5-8 p.m. at Poe West (
556 Perry Ave.). Shop 20+ minority and women-owned startups, listen to The Band Levelz featuring David E. Henry, and munch on food from the Vegan House Shack food truck.
The 2022 Reedy River Report Card, which comes out every three years, shows nitrogen levels were up in Boyd’s Mill Pond + Lake Greenwood — likely due to nutrient pollution from substances like fertilizer. The report also says the river’s phosphorus levels have dropped 90% since 1990. Read the full report. (Greenville Journal)
James Jordon, President and Founder of Greenville-based Jordon Construction Company, was named the SC Minority Small Business Person of the Year in the National Small Business Week Awards by the US Small Business Administration. See the full list of SC winners. Congratulations, James. (Carolina Panorama)
Did you notice Henderson Meadow (near the Shortleaf Shelter) taped off at Conestee Nature Preserve? It’s an effort to reseed the space with native grasses + wildflowers, which provides a natural habitat for pollinators like bees and butterflies. 🐝
- How’s it growing? Check out these aerial views of the 800 rose bushes currently in bloom at the Janie Earle Furman Rose Garden at Furman University. While you’re there, check out the 19th-century iron gazebo + send us your pictures. 🌹
Greenville’s first pub and playground, Group Therapy is now hiring. You can apply online or attend its hiring event next week at Camperdown Plaza. Find the details on its Instagram. ⛳
It's the second Friday of the month, which means Hartness Fresh Fridays is happening tonight, Fri., May 13 from 5:30-8 p.m. on the Grand Lawn of Hartness. The event will feature local artisans, live music, bites from Tacos & Bla Bla Bla Food Truck, sips from Traveling Taps Beer & Wine, and activities.*
“Cutting edge + game-changing.” That’s how a new, minimally invasive heart failure procedure being performed at MUSC Health is described. Inspirational bonus: The two doctors leading the trial are female in an otherwise heavily male-dominated field.*
Residents of Judson Mill Lofts celebrated National Pet Day on Mon., April 11 with a yappy hour (read: mimosa bar), pet toys + treats. Explore what resident events are planned for May and how you can get in on the fun if you’re looking for new digs. 🦮*
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Cheers to The People’s Tap, a new downtown taproom opening early fall in the ground level of the Embassy Suites (250 Riverplace).
Upstate Business Journal shared a first look inside this women-owned business, which features an interactive menu that allows guests to give feedback as they drink + see what’s popular in real time.
You’ll find small bites on the in-house menu, but will also be able to order from the nearby Papi’s Tacos and have your food delivered.
If plans are approved by the City of Greenville’s Board of Zoning Appeals, The People’s Tap will open in September. Follow its Instagram for updates.
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Editor’s Pick: I felt lucky to have so many breweries to choose from when putting together this challenge + I want to try even more. Send me which spots I should check out next, because we’re gearing up for even more beverage content with National Drink Up Week just around the corner.
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