CHARLESTON, SC – January 19, 2016-Scott Shor, owner of Edmund’s Oast and The Charleston Beer Exchange, announced today plans to consolidate and make some exciting changes to his popular retail store. By early 2017*, The Charleston Beer Exchange will relocate to a brand new location being built adjacent to Edmund’s Oast Brewpub and be renamed Edmund’s Oast Exchange. The space will be over 2,000 square feet, two stories and is being designed by architect Andrew Gould of New World Byzantine. The store will continue to offer their incredible selection of craft beer with approximately 1,000 different varieties sold in cans, bottles, kegs, and growlers. Edmund’s Oast Exchange will be the only location anywhere patrons can buy beers produced at Edmund’s Oast Brewpub.
In addition to the top notch beer selection, the retail space will add a comprehensive wine collection, featuring roughly 500 different labels. This will include everything from benchmark classics to fun finds from the young vanguard. An emphasis will be placed on wines that tell a story and sharing these stories with customers. Also included will be glassware, merchandise, and food items made at Edmund’s Oast such as charcuterie. A porch/garden area along with the expanded interiors will be used to host a full curriculum of beer and wine classes and tastings year round. Being closer to the brewpub, the store can collaborate easily to expand events at the restaurant such as offering additional beverage related dinners. Edmund’s Oast Exchange will be led by a stellar group of knowledgeable professionals including Sarah O’Kelley, Certified Cicerone® Brandon Plyler, and Mark Sahara.
“It is pretty wonderful to be able to bring our popular beer store closer in proximity to Edmund’s Oast Brewpub and our anticipated offsite brewery, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company,” stated Scott Shor, owner.”We have longed to have a larger space for the retail component, to be able to offer additional parking and have a large footprint for better displays, events, and additional products such as wines. We are thrilled to have strong talent leading this effort and our onsite education component. In the meantime, we will continue to offer all the same great beer, service, and tastings at our current location. No changes will be made until we get closer to the anticipated opening in early 2017.”
The store’s relocation to the Half Mile North/NoMo area, is in addition to other recent openings and announcements of retail spaces and brings more convenient places for people to come to visit, shop, and dine.
*Early 2017 is just an anticipated date and dependent of construction.