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Saturday, June 30, 2018
Hillman Beer Presents: Saturday Sounds – Jordan Okrend Experience
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Every Saturday through the Summer and the Fall, Hillman Beer will feature an eclectic array of live music from 7pm-9pm. Come join the party every Saturday night with some sweet beats, delicious fare from Rise Above Deli, and refreshing libations from Hillman Beer!
Lineup:
5/19 – Wintervals
5/26 – Steelin Time
6/2 – The Groove Shakers
6/9 – Record Prophets
6/16 – Fin Dog
6/23 – Cyndi Lou & the Want To
6/30 – Jordan Okrend Experience
More acts to be announced!

Friday, July 13, 2018
Brews and Bears
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

“Brews and Bears has sold out each year we’ve had it, and people enjoy it so much. This year we added
two more dates to make sure that everyone who wants to join in can do so,” said Kelly Shanafelt,
Executive Director of the Friends of the WNC Nature. The fundraiser gives attendees the rare opportunity
to visit the Nature Center past 5PM. “Many of our animals are more active in the evening and guests
really enjoy seeing them in this different setting,” said Shanafelt.

Admission to Brews & Bears is $8 for Friends of the WNC Nature Center members, and $10 for
non-members. The event is intended primarily for adults, although youth are welcome to attend with the
purchase of a ticket. Children under 2 are free. Tickets are available online at www.wildwnc.org/event or
in person at the Center. Proceeds from both ticket and beverage sales will go to support the Friends of the
WNC Nature Center.
The Friends’ mission is to support the programs, facilities and the residents of the Western North Carolina
Nature Center, which showcases the fauna and flora of the southern Appalachian region. The WNC
Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region
by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich
biodiversity. For more information on the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, or to join the Friends and
support future projects, visit www.wildwnc.org.

 

Sunday, July 29, 2018
Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Adults Only
Jul 29 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Family Friendly
Jul 29 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Friday, August 3, 2018
Brew in the Zoo
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Riverbanks Zoo

Gather your herd for Brew at the Zoo — Columbia’s coolest suds sippin’ safari!

  • Stroll through the Zoo.
  • Sample from over 100 varieties of imported, domestic and micro-brews.
  • Enjoy one-of-a-kind animal encounters and presentations.
  • Listen to live entertainment.

No outside food or drink allowed; food will be available for purchase.

Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Adults Only
Aug 18 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Family Friendly
Aug 18 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Saturday, September 1, 2018
Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Adults Only
Sep 1 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Family Friendly
Sep 1 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Friday, September 14, 2018
Brews and Bears
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm – 5:45 pm

“Brews and Bears has sold out each year we’ve had it, and people enjoy it so much. This year we added
two more dates to make sure that everyone who wants to join in can do so,” said Kelly Shanafelt,
Executive Director of the Friends of the WNC Nature. The fundraiser gives attendees the rare opportunity
to visit the Nature Center past 5PM. “Many of our animals are more active in the evening and guests
really enjoy seeing them in this different setting,” said Shanafelt.

Admission to Brews & Bears is $8 for Friends of the WNC Nature Center members, and $10 for
non-members. The event is intended primarily for adults, although youth are welcome to attend with the
purchase of a ticket. Children under 2 are free. Tickets are available online at www.wildwnc.org/event or
in person at the Center. Proceeds from both ticket and beverage sales will go to support the Friends of the
WNC Nature Center.
The Friends’ mission is to support the programs, facilities and the residents of the Western North Carolina
Nature Center, which showcases the fauna and flora of the southern Appalachian region. The WNC
Nature Center connects people with the animals and plants of the Southern Appalachian Mountain region
by inspiring appreciation, nurturing understanding, and advancing conservation of the region’s rich
biodiversity. For more information on the Friends of the WNC Nature Center, or to join the Friends and
support future projects, visit www.wildwnc.org.

 

Saturday, December 15, 2018
John Emil live at Jocassee Valley Brewing
Dec 15 all-day
Jocassee Valley Brewing

American roots and blues slide guitarist John Emil will be live at Jocassee Valley Brewing 6:30pm to 8:30pm free show. more info about John at www.johnemil.com

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Adults Only
Mar 16 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Fontana Trestle Train Ft. BBQ & Brews – Family Friendly
Mar 16 all-day

Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience!

Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm.

In the Basket

Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw.

And, of course, no respectable Southern barbeque would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Environmentally Responsible Beer 3.0 !
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Growler Hous of West Greenville

We invite you to attend our Spring Social, the fourth year in a row. This meeting will center around the Upstate’s craft beer scene. We look forward to this yearly event as an opportunity for local Sierrans to meet and mingle in a lively atmosphere.

As in years past, we will have complimentary snacks, giveaway door prizes, and our guest speaker Michael Corley, SCELP’s attorney in Greenville will give an update on the Southernside Coal Tar Environmental Justice issue, a topic he is working on closely.

Come enjoy a fun atmosphere and make new friends, over a cold locally brewed beverage.Sierra meetings, events and outings are free and open to the public.

Friday, April 26, 2019
Pro Wrestling – Live at Brewery 85 Vol. 2
Apr 26 all-day
Brewery 85

Are the exam season blues stressing you out? Drink beer and let loose at the most exciting destination for action in the upstate! This event is safe for all ages.

Featuring Tracer X, Josh Powers, Savannah Evans, Craig Classic, Devin Cruise, and many more!

Bell time is at 7:30, doors open at 6:30!

Saturday, June 22, 2019
Fireforge 1st Anniversary Party
Jun 22 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fireforge Crafted Beer

Don your party hat and help us celebrate one year of Fireforge beers! Our first anniversary party on June 22 runs from noon to 10 pm. We’ll have two anniversary beer releases, our full line-up of beers, multiple food trucks, live music and commemorative swag.

Wristbands & Tickets:
Enter at the big tent in our biergarden to show your ID and receive a wristband. IDs ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PURCHASING ALCOHOL. Tickets have sales & hospitality tax included.

Plenty of Drinks:
We’ll release our anniversary beer, Waxing Gibbous Chocolate Quad, along with our Vorlauf Society’s special No Table Talk Bourbon Barrel-aged Wee Heavy. Both will be available for pre-filled crowler can purchases, while supplies last. We’ll also have our full menu of on-site crafted beers, wine, cider and nonalcoholic beverages.

Food Trucks:
While the Fireforge kitchen will be closed for the party, we’ll have plenty of food trucks to satisfy your appetite:

> Resident Dogs and Seoul Republik for lunch, serving 12-3 pm.
> King of Pops offering cold, sweet treats from 3-5 pm.
> Automatic Taco and Mobile Meltdown from 5-8 pm.

Live Music:
Bring your family to enjoy live performances throughout the party

> The Dave Desmelik Duo, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
> BellaZen Electric Strings, 4-6 p.m.
> Angela Easterling & The Beguilers, 7-9 p.m.

Parking:
Free parking is available in the neighboring lot at Church & Washington streets, as well as at parallel spots surrounding our building. You can also park at Spring Street and Richardson Street garages, both a short walk from the brewery. We encourage everyone to stay safe and consider taking a taxi, Uber or Lyft to the event.

No Pets:
Due to the possibility of large crowds in the biergarden, please leave your pets at home for their safety and the safety of our other guests.

No Flights, Crowlers & Growler Fills:
To ensure swift and steady beer service, we’ll be suspending flights, crowlers and growler fills. Only our anniversary special releases will be available for purchase in pre-filled crowler cans.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Fireforge Cornhole Tournament – Win Prizes
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fireforge Crafted Beer

We’re teaming up with US Cornhole to host our first cornhole tournament in the biergarden! Pair up with your most talented friend and see if you can win one of three prize packages. If more than 16 teams sign up, the top winner will receive a cash prize.

Register online in advance at: https://uscornhole.leagueapps.com/tournaments/1141819-fireforge-brewery-sc

Registration will also be open 1-2 pm on the day of the event.

Following ACL-style rules, this tournament is designed to ensure every team gets to play at least three games (starting with a best-of-three round followed by a one-and-out bracket). US Cornhole will also provide quality maple or birch boards, as well as top-notch bags. The tournament leader will be on site at all times to run registration, setup the game, maintain the brackets and answer all of your questions.

We’ll have our full range of beers on draft throughout the event, and the Fireforge kitchen will be open to keep you energized for the game.

Saturday, September 28, 2019
HOUSEtoberfest 2019
Sep 28 all-day
Quest Brewing Co.

Welcome back to HOUSEtoberfest!
Greenville House Music Movement and Levelsouth invite you to the second edition of our Fall House Music Event.
#housetoberfest

DJ LINE UP:
DJ Sawce (Greenville, SC)
DJ Corona (Greenville, SC)
Miss Cellaneous (Greenville, SC)
DJ Kelly Kel (Columbia, SC)
DJ Kat In The Hat Horace Baker (Columbia, SC)
Steve Howerton (Charlotte, NC)

VENDORS:
The Groovy Dawg

Time: 3-10pm
5$ Cover
Under 21 Free

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Fireforge Oktoberfest Weekend
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fireforge Crafted Beer

Guten Tag! Join us for seasonal brews, food trucks, games and feats of strength, dirndl & lederhosen costume contests, live music, and more at our family-friendly Oktoberfest extravaganza!

We’ll welcome back our Oktoberfest beer along with some new brews for the fall.

Hours & Location
Oktoberfest will be held during our regular taproom and biergarden hours:
-Friday, Sept 27, 2 to 10 pm
-Saturday, Sept 28, 12 to 10 pm
-Sunday, Sept 29, 2 to 8 pm

We’re located at 311 E. Washington Street, Greenville, SC 29601. This is a non-smoking and non-vaping event.

Parking
On Friday, parking is available after 5 p.m. in the private lot on the corner of Church & Washington Streets, and in the small lot on the opposite side of our building (marked for Bank of Traveler’s Rest). On Saturday & Sunday, these lots are available to Fireforge customers throughout the day. Additional parking is available along side streets. The nearest parking garages are Spring Street and Richardson Street.

Beer & Food
Upon entry into the biergarden, drink tickets will be available for purchase. No matter what age you are, you must bring your ID for check-in. [No ID? No Entry.] Ticket prices and details will be released closer to the event.

We’ll be serving your favorite toasted soft pretzels from the Fireforge Kitchen. Local food trucks will be serving throughout the weekend (more details to come!). Food purchases will be made directly from each truck.

Live Music
We’re excited to welcome to the following bands on our outdoor stage:
Friday – Foothills Oompah Band (6-9 pm)
Saturday – Identikit (6-8 pm)
Sunday – Mountain Top Polka Band (2-5 pm)

Games
Festival games, feats of strength like stein hoisting, and costume contests will be held throughout the weekend.

No Pets
Due to the possibility of large crowds in the biergarden, please leave your pets at home for their safety and the safety of our other guests.

No Flights, Crowlers & Growler Fills
To ensure a swift and steady beer service for all of you, we’ll be suspending flights, crowlers or growler fills during Oktoberfest.

Saturday, November 9, 2019
Pro Wrestling TURBO: Ambition
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
4Balance Fitness

Family friendly fun featuring 6 exciting matches + a food drive benefitting Triune Mercy Center. Pro Wrestling TURBO returns to 4Balance Fitness on Saturday, November 9 with “Ambition,” presented by Harley-Davidson of Greenville! Come see the most exciting destination for action in The Upstate!

Doors open at 7:00. Bell time is at 8:00.

General admission tickets are $10. VIP gives you a FRONT ROW seat and event poster for $20!

Beer! Action! Fun! However, this event is SAFE FOR ALL AGES!

Purchase tickets in advance at https://prowrestlingturbo.ticketleap.com/ambition

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