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Podcast: Hub City Brew Fest coming to Downtown Spartanburg, Saturday Oct. 24

Wednesday, October 21

Spartanburg's first craft beer festival to feature offerings from 25 breweries in the Carolinas


A lot has changed since RJ Rockers moved their brewery to its then-new location inside the old Salvation Army building on the corner of W Main Street and Daniel Morgan Avenue in 2009. Not that long ago, watery macrobrews filled seemingly every tap in Downtown Spartanburg, but today the options for those thirsting for something a bit more flavorful have never been more abundant, and with our city's long-overdue second craft brewer, Hub City Tap House opening their doors last month, options for beer brewed right here in Downtown Spartanburg are growing too.


Any way you choose to look at it, the local craft beer scene is definitely on the rise, and this Saturday, 1-5 p.m., another first will be added to the mix as Hub City Brew Fest brings 25 brewers from all over the Carolinas to Downtown Spartanburg's first craft beer festival. In addition to all those tasty beverage options, the festival features a great local live music lineup and food from great local restaurants like Willy Taco and Venus Pie. Today on the podcast, we're talking with festival organizers Wilton Jordan and Lamar Baehr, and RJ Rockers' Mark Johnsen. Listen below to learn more, and follow this link to purchase tickets.


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Tagged: craft beer, Hub City Brew Fest, Hub City Tap House, RJ Rockers