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New Beer – Liquid Lunch with Citra, and Happenings

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Head brewer Matty scored some Citra hops and we’re so glad he did, because we’ve just put on tap our Liquid Lunch Pale Ale with Citra!

This West-Coast style Pale Ale is easy drinking. It’s citrus forward, and the low ABV makes this a sessionable choice, especially if you’re nipping out of work for a pint at lunch. Shh… we won’t tell… This batch is dry-hopped with Citra and Cascade which gives it tropical fruit, spicy, floral and grapefruit notes. 5.4% ABV, 7 SRM, 36 IBU

In the taproom:

Thursday 10/19 Thirsty Thursday with Rolled Quesadillas Food Truck 5 – 8pm. Because the only thing better than beer on Thursday is beer and quesadillas on Thursday. And guacamole. Always guacamole.

Friday 10/20 – Roadside Seafood food truck at Two Blokes 5 – 8pm! Their She-Crab Soup was Named “One of the city’s best bowls…” by Post and Courier food critic Hanna Raskin.

Saturday 10/21 Pigman Goods Hot Dogs will be here for lunch and early dinner 1 – 6pm. We can’t wait to try the Kimchi Dog!

Sunday 10/22 – Barefoot in the Brewery Yoga 10:30 – 11:30am. Yoga is changing to Sunday for the month of October. Come for the yoga, namaste for the beer!

Yoga will be followed by… Sunday Pizza, Football and Beer – 12 – 6pm. We’ll have football on, La Morra Pizzeria will be slinging the tastiest of pizza pies, and the beer will be flowing!

halloween_monster_mashUpcoming Special Event
HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH Saturday, October 29, 12-9pm

It’s Halloween and things are getting spooky at Two Blokes! Come see us on Saturday, October 29th for our first annual Monster Mash! There will be food from La Morra Pizzeria from 4-9, sweets from Trolly Dolly Treats from 5-8, Chewbacky will be here delighting your ears with their funky bluegrass sound starting at 5, and there will even be a special spooky firkin release – Liquid Lunch with dark cherries and blood orange.

The party goes all day, costume contest is at 7pm with prizes given in the following categories:

Best Classic Movie Monster
Funniest/Punniest Costume
Best Couples Costume

Little monsters are welcome, we’ll have special tricks and treats for them from 12-3.

From the brewhouse:

New on tapLiquid Lunch with Citra ON TAP! Midnight Ryed Black IPA is back on tap as well.

In the fermenters – Double batch of Drone. Special Halloween Firkin is firkinized and getting ready for our Halloween Monster Mash party on October 29.

Next up – brewing Keep Calm and Saison French farmhouse. Still waiting on those cranberries for Who’s Ya’ Crandaddy Cranberry Wheat.

In other news, we’re investing in more kegs for in-house use to free up more kegs for external use. That means we will be able to get more beer out the back door to restaurants and bars in the Charleston area. Stay tuned for more tap takeovers and Two Blokeification in the coming months!

Thanks for all of your support!

To friends, to beer, Two Blokes.

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New beer on tap – Red Stapler, and first Firkin Friday

After a brief intermission from Hurricane Matthew, we’re back in business. And we’ve released a new beer – our Red Stapler Red IPA.

Hop heads will love this full-bodied red IPA brewed with Munich and biscuit malts, which give it a deep ruby color and bready nose. Hopped with Northern Brewer, Magnum, and Centennial hops, it has a resinous flavor and lingering bitterness. This is Drone’s big brother. Job got you down? Red Stapler will get you through! “Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler…” 7.5% ABV, 18 SRM, 88 IBU

In the taproom:

Friday 10/14 our first Firkin Friday kicks off with a cask conditioned Spilt Milk Stout with raspberries and white chocolate. Yum! 2 Nixons will be there as well doing their amazing pop-up Japanese yakitori and/or ramen.

Saturday 10/15 – Food Box food truck at Two Blokes 5 – 8pm!

Sunday 10/16 – Barefoot in the Brewery Yoga 10:30 – 11:30am. Yoga is changing to Sunday for the month of October. Come for the yoga, namaste for the beer!

From the brewhouse:

After a shut down courtesy of Hurricane Matthew we’re ramping up production again. We did have some electrical issues due to power surges and 2 of our 3 phases of power going down. But after some repairs we’re back up and running, and other than losing a week of production time we’re none the worse for wear.

New on tap – Matty’s tapping the firkin of Spilt Milk stout with raspberries and white chocolate on Friday!!! Red stapler red IPA is now on tap.

In the fermentersLiquid Lunch pale ale should be kegged at the end of this week or over the weekend so it will be back on tap very soon. Midnight Ryed Black Rye IPA will also be ready to be kegged very soon and will be back on tap shortly.

Next up –  brewing a double batch of Drone honey rye IPA. Keep Calm and Saison French farmhouse ale will be rebrewed in the next few weeks. Then Who’s Ya’ Crandaddy Cranberry Wheat will be next up as soon as we see cranberries in season!

To friends, to beer, Two Blokes.

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New beer on tap – Spilt Milk Stout

Today we’re releasing a new beer – our Spilt Milk stout. As we head into fall and cooler weather starts to arrive we begin to crave darker beers, and this milk stout is just the ticket. Milk stout, sometimes called ‘cream’ or ‘sweet’ stout, is a stout containing lactose, a sugar derived from milk. Lactose is unfermentable by beer yeast, so it adds sweetness and body to the finished beer. In the early 1900s milk stouts were considered nutritious and recommended to expecting and nursing mothers. Our take on this classic style has big roasted barley flavor on the front end and balanced sweetness on the backend. 5.6% ABV, 35 SRM, 25 IBUs. Come try a pint!

In the taproom:

Saturday 9/24 – the return of the Immortal Lobster food truck, 5 – 8pm!

Sunday 9/25 – Pizza, beer and football! La Morra Pizza is here for lunch 12 – 5pm.

Friday 9/30 – King of Pops will be on site to do a Beer-sicle tasting with a popsicle made with Two Blokes beer! 5 – 7pm. They’ll also do some beer and popsicle pairings. We’ll be selling their popsicles in the taproom going forward. Also on deck that night, Hot Links handmade sausages food truck 5 – 8pm. And Trolly Dolly Treats will be serving up their sweet baked goods 5 – 8pm.

Saturday 10/1 –  Caribbean Creole food truck 5 – 8pm. Acoustic music with Dan Wright and Whitt Algar from local and regional acts Gaslight Street, Crowfield, and more.

Sunday 10/2 – Yoga 10:30 – 11:30am. Yoga is changing to Sunday for the month of October.

From the brewhouse:

Rumor has it head brewer and owner Matty did a firkin of the Spilt Milk stout with raspberries and white chocolate!!! We’ll be cracking into that in a few weeks on our first of many Firkin Fridays. You won’t want to miss it so keep an eye out here or on Facebook for the date.

In the fermenters – Red Stapler red IPA is almost ready so should be going on tap soon. The double batch of Publican English-style pub ale is being kegged we’ll be sending it out for distribution so keep an eye out for it around town. Matty brewed another batch of the Liquid Lunch pale ale this week so never fear, it should be back on tap in a few weeks.

Next up – brewing Midnight Ryed Black Rye IPA, which just kicked in the taproom, another batch of Keep Calm and Saison French farmhouse ale, and a double batch of Drone honey rye IPA. Matty’s also getting prepped for some fall seasonals such as our Who’s Ya’ Crandaddy Cranberry Wheat. Stay tuned for more details!

To friends, to beer, Two Blokes.

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It’s Baaack! Bushfire Chipotle Amber Back on Tap

Our first Charleston Beer Week is in the books! We were thrilled to see so many Two Blokes fans (old and new) at our events. We got to see our beer on tap out in the wild for the first time. And we got to socialize with people from other breweries. We’re all so busy, this is rarer than you might think! We’re so proud to be part of the ever growing craft beer scene in Charleston. Check out the event photos on the CBW Facebook page for a recap.

Here’s what’s happening in the taproom this week:

Monday 9/19 – BUSHFIRE!!! Bushfire Chipotle Amber goes back on tap today.

Tuesday 9/20 – we’ll be at the Coastal Cupboard grilling class at 6:30pm pouring some Two Blokes samples.

Wednesday 9/21 – Kids out of school early? Never fear! Taproom opens at 4pm.

Thursday 9/22 – Mark Schuler will be playing from 6 – 8pm

Friday 9/23 – Trolly Dolly Treats and 2 Nixons Japanese Ramen/Yakitori pop-up both serving up some awesome food 5 – 8pm. Dinner, dessert, and beer! We’ve got it all.

Saturday 9/24 – Yoga 10:30am, Immortal Lobster 5 – 8pm or until they sell out!

Sunday 9/25 – Football, pizza and beer! La Morra Pizza 12 – 5pm and we’ll have a game on the TV.

We’re now offering King of Pops popsicles in the taproom! $4, variety of flavors.

From the Brewhouse:

Bushfire Chipotle Amber is back on tap as of Monday 9/19.

New: Spilt Milk stout and Red Stapler IPA are in the fermenters.

Double batch of Publican is in the fermenter. The double batch of Drone is kegged and out for distribution.

We sent our first batch out for distribution last week so keep an eye out for us around the area. Look for us at Evo Pizza, Sesame Mount Pleasant, House of Brews, Brew Cellar, Crafty Draught, Craftsmen Kitchen, Craft Conundrum, Closed for Business, Coleman Public House, Tattooed Moose Johns Island, and Homegrown Brewhouse, Madra Rua, Island House, Middleton Place, Oak Barrel Tavern, Beer Cafe, Fat Patties, Q on Bay, Accent on Winel. (availability subject to change)

Next up: brewing Liquid Lunch Pale Ale and Midnight Ryed Black IPA.

To beer, to friends, Two Blokes.

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Charleston Beer Week Events and Brewery News

It’s going to be an epic Charleston Beer week this year! We hope you’ve been training up because this is going to require some endurance. But before we get to Beer Week here’s a rundown on the weekend events at the brewery.

Friday 9/9/16
2 Nixon’s Yakatori or Ramen pop-up 5pm – 8ish or whenever they run out.

Saturday 9/10/16
Yoga – Barefoot in the Brewery 10:30 – 11:30 am. Yoga class followed by a pint or flight.

Bluegrass – Chewbacky 6pm – 9pm. This newgrass band takes genres like 80’s, ska, jamband, funk & pop & “bluegrass” it up.

CHARLESTON BEER WEEK!
The Two Blokes taproom will be open for regular hours all week.

Sunday 9/11/16
LaMorra Brick Oven Pizza at the brewery 12 – 5pm or whenever they run out.

Monday 9/11/16
Freshman Orientation Block Party 4 – 9pm in collaboration with Ghost Monkey Brewery. Charleston Brews Cruise will be offering free transportation between the two breweries. Pizza by LaMorra at Two Blokes. Music by Mandolins and Beer.

EVO is Local  6 – 10pm local tap takeover on the back deck at EVO Pizza and Bakery in Park Circle including Two Blokes.

Tuesday 9/13/16
Charleston vs. the World  5 – 10pm Tattoed Moose on Johns Island. Hosted by Lee Distributors. Charleston’s breweries go up against beers from around the world.

Craft Conundrum Charleston Cup  6 – 10pm. Locals tap takeover in West Ashley. Come vote for your favorite!

Closed for Business Local Tap Takeover  6 – 11pm. All 42 taps will have local and South Carolina beers.

Thursday 9/15/16
Charleston Food and Wine Ticket Launch  6 – 8:30pm. We’ll be pouring Two Blokes at the Grand Slam ticket festival at the Citadel’s College Park field.

Friday 9/16/16
Immortal Lobster food truck  5pm until they sell out, in the parking lot at Two Blokes.

Saturday 9/17/16
Yoga – Barefoot in the Brewery 10:30 – 11:30 am. Yoga class followed by a pint or flight.

Flowertown Firkin Festival  1 – 5pm. Matty is tapping a firkin of Two Blokes Beer.

Trolly Dolly Treats 4 – 7pm. Yummy baked goods!

LaMorra Brick Oven Pizza at the brewery 5 – 8pm or whenever they run out.

And then we’re all going to take a big long nap… except our Head Brewer that is. Sorry Matty, no rest for the weary!

Brewhouse Updates
Our Bushfire Chipotle Amber is in the fermenter and should be back on tap late next week. The double batch of Drone Honey Rye IPA is kegged and was hogging all the space in our cooler. So we shipped our first batch of kegs out to our distributor, Lee, this week! Keep an eye out for Two Blokes beer at bars and restaurants around town. Publican English-style pub ale is kegged. The taproom is going APE for Planet of the Apricots, and this is a seasonal beer that is only available this one time. If you are a fan, come get some while you can.

Next up – Matty will be brewing the Spilt Milk Stout and another batch of Liquid Lunch with some different fun hops (it’s a surprise!). Also on deck to be brewed is the Red Stapler red IPA.

We hope to see you around town and in the taproom!

Two friends, to beer, Two Blokes.

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Keep Calm and Saison – New Beer Release and Weekend Hours

Just in time for Tropical Storm Hermine, we’re releasing our latest beer! Keep Calm and Saison is a French farmhouse/saison ale that is dry, fruity and peppery with a pale straw-colored haze and billowy head when poured. Saison (pronounced say-zohn) is French for “season”. This farmhouse style of beer was historically brewed in the winter months when temperatures were lower and more favorable for fermentation and then consumed by farmhands in the hot summer months. Thanks to the magic of refrigeration, we can brew this style whenever we want. However we still think it goes great with a warm but breezy late summer afternoon when you need a break from your own farm(yard) work.

The taproom will be open all weekend with extended Labor Day weekend hours!

Friday 3 – 9pm (unless the weather gets too bad)

Saturday 12 – 9pm – Yoga at 10:30am, Dashi Food Truck at 5pm.

Sunday – 12 – 7pm – La Morra Pizza will be here baking pies

Monday 12 – 9pm – Your favorite Aussie, Head Brewer Matty, will be in the taproom

We’re wrapping up another busy week at the brewery. This past week we were at our first beer festival, the Ballpark Festival of Beers, the Ark of Taste happy hour at Hometeam BBQ, and Madra Rua did a Two Blokes tap takeover. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us!

To friends, to beer, Two Blokes.

See you in the taproom!

 

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Tips to safely enjoy your visit to Two Blokes

We’ve gotten lots of great questions since we’ve opened, so we’ve pulled them together here into a guide for visiting Two Blokes. Breweries and beer halls have a long tradition of being community hubs where everyone is welcome. As parents and dog owners we wanted to create a space that everyone could enjoy safely. But we are a production brewery with heavy (and sometimes hot) machinery and equipment, so safety is our number one priority. So that everyone can have a great time and leave with all limbs attached, here are some tips for your visit:

1. Well-behaved kids, dogs and adults are welcome. Kids and dogs must be directly supervised and under control at all times.

Your leashed dog is welcome to hang in the brewery, and we have dog snacks and water available (ask at the bar). They will probably get petted or told they are cute, so prepare them for that in advance. Another dog may also want to sniff their butt. If your dog needs to poop, that’s cool, everybody poops. But please take them outside and clean up after your dog. Ask us for help if you got caught without a bag.

Kids are welcome in the tap room. They don’t have to be on a leash (that’s your call…) But kids must be supervised by an adult at all times (both inside and out). We have kids snacks, soda and water available at the bar. The Half Pint kids club is a great place for kids to safely play games and make new friends. They will probably be talked to by strangers so prepare them for that in advance.

If your kid is found unsupervised they will be asked to immediately locate an adult. Hopefully they find you…

Adults, if you are visibly intoxicated we can’t serve you. It’s the law! And we want you to be safe so you come back to see us again. We’re happy to get you a cab ride home.

2.  Fun and Games

Games are available around the brewery and on the shelf to the left of the bar by the sink and cooler. There are also lots of games in the Kids Club.

Foosball and Darts are in back by the brew house. Kids may play adult games but must be with an adult. Kids darts and games are available in the Half Pint Kids Club. Adults can play the kid games but have to be a good sport when they lose. Please clean up the Kids Club after use so others can enjoy it.

No running, climbing or jumping on the furniture. This is a brewery, not the Olympics. No climbing on trees or the brewing equipment. Our trees are weak and our brewing equipment is dangerous. No dancing on tables or the bar. This is a brewery not Coyote Ugly.

3. Glassware

Good news! You don’t have to steal your glass. Glasses are available for purchase from the bar for $5. We’ll give you a brand new one to take home when you check out. No scratches and it won’t make your pants or purse smell like beer.

No glassware is allowed outside the brewery for safety reasons. We know what it feels like, Walking on Broken Glass. And it’s not good.

4. Food is Fine

We often have food trucks at the brewery. Check Facebook or our events page for the schedule. You are welcome to bring food truck food inside. Please bring your trash inside if you eat outside.

You are also welcome to bring your own food – especially for times we don’t have a food truck available or for a birthday, etc.

We have pretzels, Sweeteeth chocolates, jerky and kids snacks at the bar. We also have soda and seltzer water available for purchase. There is an orange cooler with filtered water at the end of the bar. Help yourself!

5. When to Visit

You’ll have a different experience depending on when you visit. We’re open 7 days a week so try us out a few different times and see what you like.

Looking for a quiet night out and a leisurely tour or chat with an owner? Come on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. We are open 4 – 9pm.

Looking for a fun laid-back happy hour scene? Come on a Thursday or Friday directly after work. We are open 4 – 9pm.

Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings are our peak times. You’ll find lots of families with kids, dogs, and happy adults during those times. It’s crowded and noisy and fun. We also usually have food trucks (but they often sell out early), and sometimes we have bands.

Saturday morning at 10:30 we have yoga followed by brunch. It’s a chilled out scene. We are open 12 – 9pm on Saturdays. Come early if you like it quiet, or later if you like it busy.

Sundays are usually not too crowded. We are open from 12 – 5pm.

6. Brewery Tours

We give regular brewery tours. By law we must offer a tour in conjunction with our beer so don’t be offended if we ask if you want a tour and this is the 7th time you’ve visited and you’ve already taken one. Please also feel free to ask at the bar if you are interested and we will set one up for you. Any staff member or owner is happy to answer your questions about the beer or the brewery.

Please do not enter the production area of the brewery on your own. Stay behind the yellow chain unless a staff member escorts you on a tour. There are many dangers behind the yellow chain from chemicals to hot brew kettles to grumpy head brewers. You must be accompanied by a staff member for a tour. Plus if you wander back there the head brewer will make you clean stuff. We are not kidding.

Do not make fun of the head brewer’s accent. He will put you in the mash tun and make you clean it. Also, he’s Australian, not English, or a Kiwi.

7. The Beer

By South Carolina law we can only serve you 48oz during your visit. That’s three 16oz pints or four 12oz glasses. You may take up to 288oz to go. We did not make this up. Ask about a growler fill or canned Crowler. We’ll help you do the math.

Be adventurous. Try something new each time. Do a 4oz taster for $2 or a flight if you’re not sure.

Drink local. Be sure to try our other Mount Pleasant and Charleston breweries. Ask for a recommendation.

Yes, we will be distributing our beer to restaurants and bars around Charleston very soon. We are working on ramping up production so we can do this.

You can find our beer at lots of events around the area too. Check out our events page to see where we will be.

We hope this helps make your visit fun, enjoyable and safe! Please let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. You can email us or private message us on Facebook.

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What’s up at the brewery?

Food trucks, beer releases, brewing, and more!

This weekend come hungry, and come early. Our food trucks and pop-up kitchens have been selling out.

Friday 8/18
5pm – Cory’s Grilled Cheese food truck. Melted cheese, butter, bread, and beer. All of our favorite food groups on one night!

Saturday 8/19
10:30am – Barefoot Yoga class, followed by a flight or pint if you wish. Unwind, relax and reward yourself for surviving the first week of school.

12-3pm – Maya’s pop-up brunch. Come for yoga, stay for brunch.

5pm – Dashi food truck. Asian Latin fusion goodness. Try some with a pint of Chipotle Amber.

Sunday 8/20

12-5pm – La Morra pizza is back for lunch!

Monday 8/21
Food and Bev night.
$1 off pints.

Tuesday 8/22
Planet of the Apricots Wheat release!
We know it’s been a long wait, but it’s finally here. Get your hands on this fruity, cloudy, glorious wheat ale. This rotating seasonal wheat beer is sessionable, tangy, and nice and light for the remaining hot summer days. It’s really a great thirst quencher. For those wondering, this beer is named for our head brewer’s favorite classic movie of all time, Planet of the Apes.

From the brewhouse
Head brewer Matty has been busy. Very busy… Our new Liquid Lunch West Coast style pale ale was released last week and has been a big hit. This Tuesday he brewed the Haymaker French Saison. Look for this new beer offering in early September. Thursday and Friday he’s doing a double batch of the Drone Honey Rye IPA filling up that big boy fermenter! This Saturday he’ll be brewing a batch of the Publican Pub Ale, and next week will be another batch of Bushfire Chipotle Amber for all you smokey beer lovers out there. It’s been interesting to watch which beers are the most popular in the taproom. Our top sellers are changing weekly which is keeping our brewer on his toes!

To friends, to beer, Two Blokes.

See you in the tap room soon!

 

 

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New Beer Release – Liquid Lunch Pale Ale

We’ve just tapped the new Liquid Lunch pale ale! This fruit forward West-Coast style pale ale is crisp, clean and oh so refreshing. At 5.4% ABV it just might become your new go-to in our line up…

Head Brewer Matty used a generous amount of Cascade hops to bring out the grapefruit flavors.

Pop out for a late lunch and come try this new offering and let us know what you think. We’ll be open at 4pm.

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New Beers Sneak Peak

Head brewer and bloke Matty dropped some hints on what he’s planning to brew in the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for launch announcements.

  • A sessionable West Coast pale ale, eminently drinkable, around 5.4% ABV. Currently in the fermenter
  • Planet of the Apricots – Apricot Wheat. Brewing on 8/4/16. A nice light summer beer. Tart, cloudy and refreshing wheat ale.
  • Re-brewed the Publican English-style pub ale last week, and the Drone Honey Rye IPA Tuesday this week. We’re pretty sure there might be a riot if we run out of those, so he’ll make sure that doesn’t happen!

Coming up

  • French saison with lemon notes

Let us know what you think of the beers when you visit the taproom.