Greenville Craft Beer Festival
In its fourth year, the Greenville Craft Beer Festival (GCBF) at Fluor Field has taken its place as one of the premiere Craft Beer Festivals in Greenville year after year.
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At the Greenville Craft Beer Festival, each brewery is carefully selected to ensure that there is something for every craft beer enthusiast at the Festival. The Festival also places importance on education, holding “Beer College” classes and requiring a representative from each brewery to be at the Festival to answer any questions curious drinkers have about the beer and the breweries. Although the classes were not held due to the ongoing construction at Fluor Field, the Festival says they will be back in 2017.
With over 1300 tickets sold for the event, the GCBF remains popular with locals and out of towners alike. The GCBF also supports the Palmetto Children’s Charity through donations and raising awareness of the charity. As the craft beer scene in Greenville and South Carolina grows, the importance of festivals like these will only help to spur on that growth and the love of craft beer.
Craft beer enthusiasts were confined to the outfield-warning track as construction continues on Fluor Field. With improvements underway and baseball season set to begin again in April, the field must be kept in pristine condition.
Each participant was given a tasting glass that's a miniature version of an IPA glass that was designed by Spiegelau in collaboration with Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada. The ridges at the bottom are designed to aerate the beer as you drink.