MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – The Fifth Annual Charleston Beer Garden will be held on May 14, 12 p.m., at The Grove at Patriots Point, 40 Patriots Point Rd., to benefit Lowcountry AIDS Services.

Beer lovers will gather to celebrate and salute the suds during the fifth annual Charleston Beer Garden.

Funds raised will go to help people living with HIV/AIDS in the greater Charleston area, as well as its community outreach, education and prevention programs.

Attendees can spend the day enjoying craft brews from more than 20 craft breweries featuring over 40 varieties, along with live music, food trucks and vendors. An expanded Homebrewers’ Village is on tap for this year’s festival, along with Beer Games that will test feats of knowledge, brawn and skill.

Tickets are: general admission — $15/pre-sale through Feb. 14, $25/advance early bird through March 14 and afterward at $25/advance and $32/day of; VIP oasis — $35/pre-sale through Feb. 14, $40/advance early bird through March 14 and afterward at $50/advance and $60/day of. General admission tickets include entrance to the festival, a commemorative festival mug, five beer tickets and entertainment. VIP tickets include 15 beer tickets, plus a separate VIP entrance, access to the VIP Oasis and VIP swag bag.

This event is for ages 21 and up only. Valid ID is required.


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