2017 Cream of the Crop Festival



Farm to Table Event Company presents the 3rd Annual
Cream of the Crop Beer Festival

Festival Features 37 Craft Breweries and Over 100 Beers at City Roots


March 9, 2017 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Farm to Table Event Company is proud to present the 3rd Annual Cream of the Crop Beer Festival on March 25th at City Roots farm from 12-5pm. Now one of Farm to Table Event Company’s most anticipated events of the year, the festival was created to highlight the innovative craft brewers in our region, and has grown to include the best and brightest in craft beer and cider found across the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia. The Cream of the Crop festival marks the finale of Soda City Suds Week, a citywide hyper-local celebration of craft beer.


Attendees will be able to taste over 100 craft beers from 37 breweries, including a World Beer Cup Gold Medal Winner from the esteemed brewery at Blackberry Farm in TN--their winning Classic Saison will be available along with their Fenceline Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Some of the breweries are brewing beer exclusively for this event, like Columbia's own River Rat Brewery. Others are using seasonal, local ingredients in their beers, like the Carrot Ginger Saison from Birds Fly South Ale Project. The festival also introduces cider this year from Bold Rock Cidery in VA, bringing their IPA, Citrus, and Premium Dry Ciders.


Live music is provided by the Mustache Brothers and Mountain Feist. An After Party is hosted by Craft and Draft on Devine Street.


Participating Breweries

Participating breweries represent the heart of the craft beer movement, with small-batch, handcrafted and locally-sourced brews coming from small operations across the Southeast region, including the following:

1 Benford Brewing Co.

2 Birds Fly South Ale Project

3 Blackberry Farm Brewery

4 Blowing Rock Brewery

5 Blue Blaze Brewing

6 Bold Rock Cidery

7 Brewery 85

8 Carolina Brewing

9 Catawba Brewing Co.

10 Conquest Brewery

11 Craft And Draft

12 D9 Brewing Company

13 The Dreamchaser's Brewery

14 Foothills Brewing

15 Freehouse Brewery

16 The Frothy Beard Brewing Company

17 Fullsteam Brewery

18 Highland Brewing Company

19 Hi-Wire Brewing

20 Holy City Brewing

21 LO-Fi Brewing

22 NoDa Brewing Company

23 The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

24 Oskar Blues Brewery North Carolina

25 Palmetto Brewing

26 Quest Brewing Company

27 Revelry Brewing Co.

28 River Dog Brewing Co.

29 River Rat Brewery

30 RJ Rockers Brewery

31 Sierra Nevada Brewery, Asheville, NC

32 Southern Barrel Brewing Company

33 Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company

34 The Unknown Brewing Company

35 Thomas Creek Brewery

36 Tradesman Brewing Co.

37 Westbrook Brewing Company



Tickets are $45 and include attendees’ tasting glass, printed edition beer guide and all beer tastings. Food is available for purchase to compliment beer tastings from Bourbon Columbia and The Wurst Wagen. Additional pints are also available to purchase during the event. At the end of the festival, if there is any left over beer, attendees can fill their growlers for a fee.


Tickets are not sold at the door, and ticket sales are limited to allow for a comfortable tasting experience with live music and food by local restaurants who support our food and farming community.


How to Go

What: 3rd Annual Cream of the Crop Beer Festival

Where: City Roots, 1005 Airport Blvd., Columbia, SC 29205

When: Saturday, March 25 from 12-5pmTickets: https://www.giftrocker.com/secure/Order/?h=cbbd3008


About Farm to Table Event Co

The Farm to Table mission is to bring together the community through agritourism, local food and local chefs who are experts in bringing the freshest ingredients to the table in creative and unique ways. Our events include the Harvest Dinner series, Rosé Festival, Annual Pig and Oyster Roast, Cream of the Crop Beer Festival, Dinner and Show Series, Pop up Dinners and the Dinner on Main St. We host most of our events at City Roots farm, Columbia’sin-town, local and sustainable organic farm while also exploring locations in the city with other events. You can book us for private for profit, non-profit events as well as private parties, receptions, rehearsal dinners and weddings. Join our table and join your community.


About The Charitable Plate

The Charitable Plate is a 501(c)(3) created by Farm to Table Event Co. to provide scholarships to fund the advancement and growth of future chefs, farmers, local food educators and entrepreneurs in the Midlands. Farm to Table Event Co. will donate a percentage of each ticket sold from every event to the Charitable Plate scholarship fund. Individual donations can be made on the website.


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Contact: Vanessa Bialobreski, Managing Partner, Farm to Table Event Co, 828.301.2328