Columbia Craft Beer Week hopping with beer necessities

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The Columbia Craft Beer Week is Feb. 11 – 19.

It features Smoke and Beer, Beards and Beer, Clint Eastwood and Beer, Two to Taco, Kraken and Swamp Cabbage, Bikes and Beers, New Zealand Cider Maker visits Columbia, and Nesting Night.

Leading off the week, on Feb.11, from 11-until-4pm, is the Smoke and Beer Festival at City Roots. There, creative chefs will cook with craft beer and serve regional brews to enhance the experience. Smoke and Beer has great food, craft beer and music all for $15 admission and a cash bar.

Also on Feb. 11 at 7 pm, is the “Beards and Beer “ event at Tin Roof, a Contest for the longest, most unique and best groomed beard, Featuring Charleston’s own, Palmetto Brewery. Sign up for the contest on Facebook @TinRoofColumbia. Prizes and bragging rights rewarded to the winners.

On Feb. 12, Clint Eastwood stars in Fistful of Dollars at the Nickelodeon starting at 11:30 a.m., with Sweet Josie, Shotgun Betty and Hoppy Ki Yay all from the Raleigh Brewery, Lone Rider. Cowboy Heaven.

On Feb. 14, features “Two to Taco” at The Whig , one extra special edition of Taco Tuesday in celebration of Valentines Day and Columbia Craft Beer Week . Sugar Creek Brewing will be the Valentines special.

On Feb. 15, The Kraken , a local pub and Columbia’s own microbrewery, Swamp Cabbage, will host a 3 course beer dinner.

The Conquest Bike Ride is Feb. 16. It’s $25 per person, The ride starts at Conquest and makes stops at Moriarty’s, Main Street Public House, Craft and Draft and Cock n Bull. I ends back at Conquest.

On Feb. 17, meet your local craft brewer at Total Wine at 6:30 pm, featuring Brian Shanks the New Zealand native responsible for creating Bold Rock Cidery. Admission is $10.

February 17, 2 pm to 4 p.m. Nesting Day, at Thirsty Fellow. Every Goose gets a mate” sponsored by Goose Island Brewery. Valentines isn’t the only day to have a special friend with you.

Several more events and details can be found at or on Twitter @colabeerweek, Don’t forget to check in on Untappd for your Columbia Craft Beer Week Badge.

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