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The Funk Collective: A Gathering of Independent Breweries

July 7, 2017 - July 8, 2017

What is The Funk Collective weekend all about?

The Funk Collective is an annual invitational festival focused on breweries that have a dedicated funk and sour program. This two-day event includes a smaller, intimate Friday evening focused on local artisanal food and brews, rare beer bottles, and the craft beer community of the Upstate. On Saturday we have the main event, a ticketed 500+ festival featuring beers from 25+ independent breweries across the nation.

This event will rotate year to year between Birds Fly South in Greenville, SC and Revelry Brewing Co in Charleston, SC.


Ticket prices for each of the sessions include a commemorative tasting glass, unlimited two-ounce samples of your choice of beers, and a festival guide to help you navigate the taps and tents. Profits from the Funk Collective go to Eblen-Kimmel Charities in Asheville, NC. More information on parking, shuttles, and other day-of information will be emailed to ticket holders as it becomes available.

[lead]Purchase tickets here[/lead]

Friday – July 7, 2017

Upstate Brewery Showcase & VIP Experience

[note]5 – 9pm[/note]

Includes 12+ upstate breweries on-site as well as a special VIP area where you can drink rare and select cases of funky beers from 10+ incredible breweries around the world. Are you a VIP? These beers certainly are. And before you ask, yep, we’re keeping that short list of rare beers a secret. It’s that.freaking.good.

Featured Upstate Breweries

13 Stripes Brewery [note]Taylors, SC[/note]
Benford Brewing [note]Lancaster, SC[/note]
Birds Fly South Ale Project [note]Greenville, SC[/note]
Brewery 85 [note]Greenville, SC[/note]
Conquest Brewing [note]Columbia, SC[/note]
Full Spectrum Brewing [note]Fort Mill, SC [/note]
Golden Grove Farm & Brew [note]Pelzer, SC[/note]
Legal Remedy Brewing [note]Rock Hill, SC[/note]
Quest Brewing Co [note]Greenville, SC[/note]
River Rat Brewery [note]Columbia, SC[/note]
Swamp Cabbage Brewing [note]Columbia, SC[/note]
Thomas Creek Brewery [note]Greenville, SC[/note]

Saturday – July 8

The Funk Collective Festival

[note]VIP Early Entry at 3pm, Festival 4-8pm[/note]

Includes 35+ breweries from across the nation, all of whom are committed to producing funky and sour beers. Also includes a food ticket for two White Duck tacos.

The format for Saturday will be slightly different than most beer festivals. We will tap kegs and pop bottles in a communal, mixed lineup. In other words, real time tapping.

Attendees will use their festival map to navigate the various stations. Every station will rotate each beer, with no brewery pouring consecutive beers. Time is relative to the rate each station/keg is emptied. It’s about a flow. Think massive bottle share.

Attending Breweries

Against the Grain Brewing [note]Louisville, KY[/note]
Almanac Beer Co [note]San Francisco, California[/note]
American Solera [note]Tulsa, OK[/note]
Anderson Valley Brewing Co [note]Anderson Valley, CA[/note]
Bell’s Brewery [note]Kalamazoo, MI[/note]
Birds Fly South Ale Project [note]Greenville, SC[/note]
Blackberry Farm [note]Walland, TN[/note]
Breakside Brewery [note]Portland, OR[/note]
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co [note]Elmsford, NY[/note]
Carolina Bauernhaus [note]Anderson, SC[/note]
Cascade Brewing Barrel House [note]Portland, OR[/note]
Central State Brewing Co [note]Indianapolis, IN[/note]
Commonwealth Brewing Co [note]Virginia Beach, VA[/note]
Deciduous Brewing Co [note]Newmarket, NH[/note]
D9 Brewing Co [note]Cornelious, NC[/note]
Dry River Brewing Co [note]LA, CA[/note]
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co [note]Charleston, SC[/note]
Fonta Flora Brewery [note]Morganton, NC[/note]
Freehouse Brewery [note]North Charleston, SC[/note]
Granite Falls Brew Pub [note]Granite Falls, NC[/note]
Haw River Farmhouse Ales [note]Saxaphaw, NC[/note]
Hi-Wire Brewing [note]Asheville, NC[/note]
Holy City Brewery [note]Charleston, SC[/note]
Jolly Pumpkin Brewery [note]Dexter, MI[/note]
Libertine Brewing Co. [note]San Luis Obispo, CA[/note]
NOLA Brewing Co [note]Nola, LA[/note]
Ocelot Brewing Co [note]Dulles, VA[/note]
Revelry Brewing Co [note]Charleston, SC[/note]
Saint Somewhere Brewing [note]Tarpon Springs, FL[/note]
Salud Cerveceria [note]Charlotte, NC[/note]
Von Seitz Theoreticales [note]Smithville, TN[/note]
Weyerbacher Brewing Co [note]Easton, PA[/note]
Westbrook Brewing Co [note]Charleston, SC[/note]
Wooden Robot Brewery [note]Charlotte, NC[/note]
Yazoo Brewing Co [note]Nashville, TN[/note]
Zebulon Artisan Ales [note]Weaverville, NC[/note]


[note]This event is sponsored by Birds Fly South Ale Project, Revelry Brewing Co., and The Community Tap[/note]