CHSBeer.org is a one-stop shop for locals and visitors to get a handle on all things beery in the Lowcountry.
Content is especially geared towards local beer, but includes all aspects of beer culture in the area. Information is available in a smooth, easy-to-navigate format, in which users can interact with their own comments. We tried to get beer to shoot out of the screen too, but we ruined our keyboards. Beyond our site, we've built, hosted, and written copy for Holy City Brewing, the South Carolina Brewers Association, Charleston Beer Week, and Brewvival, with more to come.
Timmons Pettigrew has lived in Charleston since the year 2000, and got active in the local beer scene around 2007. He started writing about beer for TheDigitel Charleston on a whim in 2009, with tons of enthusiasm and no qualifications. Several thousand coincidences later, he wrote a book. Charleston Beer: A High-Gravity History of Lowcountry Brewing was published by The History Press in October of 2011. His freelance work has extended to Eat This! Charleston, Charleston City Paper, Private Clubs Magazine, and elsewhere. He's educated folks on local beer (IRL) at The Powder Magazine, Charleston Wine + Food's Brew Hop, the South Carolina Book Festival, and elsewhere. He co-founded CHSBeer.org in early 2012 with Chrys, and is the site's iron-fisted, slave-driving, monocle-wearing Editor & Tweetsman.
Favorite styles: IPA, American Pale Ale & Gueuze
Chrys Rynearson moved to Charleston by way of Germany, where he was stationed as a Project Engineer for the U.S. Navy. During his six year visit, he was lucky enough to travel to roughly 20 countries and made it a point to seek out and sample many a European brew. On the side, he's a freelance photographer, videographer, web developer, and a beer geek's geek, often helping out local breweries and other beery organizations. His photos have appeared in Beer Advocate, Charleston Home + Design Magazine, Where Magazine, CHARLIE Magazine, Charleston City Paper, Penthouse Magazine, and Charleston Beer: A High-Gravity History of Lowcountry Brewing. He has built and currently maintains websites for Brewvival, Charleston Beer Week, South Carolina Brewers' Association, and Holy City Brewing.
Favorite styles: Imperial Stout, DIPA, CDA
Brandon "Old Time" Plyler - Guest writer
Brandon's big dreams of being a Master Sommelier were thwarted by the gift of Garrett Oliver's The Brewmaster's Table. After reading everything he could get his hands on, he began (officially) teaching class at The Culinary Institute at Trident Technical College along with several other classroom ventures, both public and private. In 2012 he became a Certified Cicerone®, one of three in the state of SC. He continues to bore people with obscure beer information that he pontificates purely to bolster his own ego. Currently he manages The Charleston Beer Exchange, and loves to answer questions in person, all the while despising the word "expert." He has lived in Charleston since 2008 and marvels at how far beer has come in a region not known for fast changes.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on this site are those of the site owners only. We laud commitment to serving high-quality beer in a high-quality fashion. If you disagree, you may, in fact, be wrong.