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Charleston’s first distillery to release one of a kind bourbon barrel beer at celebration party

CRBJ Biz Wire //May 23, 2024//

Charleston’s first distillery to release one of a kind bourbon barrel beer at celebration party

CRBJ Biz Wire //May 23, 2024//

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Striped Pig Distillery and Ghost Monkey Brewery announce release party for limited edition bourbon barrel beer with just 99 bottles available, coinciding with Taproom Takeover.

The award-winning, woman-owned Striped Pig Distillery (SPD), Charleston’s first distillery since prohibition, is excited to announce a Bourbon Barrel Beer Release Party to mark the official release of “BBB,” a one of a kind bourbon barrel aged beer made in collaboration with Ghost Monkey Brewery (GMB), celebrating in tandem with the exciting news of a Taproom Takeover as GMB prepares to relocate next door to SPD in the coming months. BBB is a blonde stout expertly crafted by Ghost Monkey Brewery that has been aged for 18 months in Striped Pig Distillery Bourbon Barrels, creating a never to be replicated beer with an exceptional nuanced flavor profile. Only 99 bottles of BBB will be available for purchase at the Release Party, and a limited supply of the beer will be available on draft until it runs out. The Release Party will take place at Striped Pig Distillery on Saturday, May 25th from 2-7pm. In addition to excellent beer and cocktails, enjoy live music and food from Big Boned BBQ (2-6pm) and Dolce Vita Ice Cream Sandwiches (3-7pm). General admission to the event is free. VIP admission is $20 and includes a bottle of the limited edition beer for those who wish to ensure they snag one. In line with Striped Pig’s community giving platform Sip & Share, $2 for every bottle sold at the event will benefit the non-profit MiniSkirt. For more information and tickets, visit Striped Pig Distillery is located at 2225 Old School Drive, North Charleston, SC 29405.

Following the news that the building that has been home to Ghost Monkey Brewery since its inception nearly a decade ago would be sold, it seemed only fitting for GMB to relocate next to SPD, given the brands’ synergy and passion for excellent drinks and their history of epic collaborations. GMB and SPD announced their first project together nearly two years ago, with the release of “New BeGINnings,” a belgian style witbier featuring the flavor profiles of SPD’s award-winning gin. At the same time, they announced a bourbon barrel aged beer in the works, which the teams recently decided was aged to perfection. A release party featuring another exceptional beer collaboration and the official launch of the Taproom Takeover seemed like a great way to celebrate Ghost Monkey’s move, while also giving people a chance to check out the new digs where GMB will be setting up shop.

“We’ve loved all of our collaborations with Ghost Monkey Brewery. What’s not to love? When you bring a pig and monkey together, it’s nothing but fun,” said the team at Striped Pig Distillery. “But after patiently waiting 18 months, when we finally got to taste BBB, we said, okay, you have to move in with us. We might be partial to our bourbon’s flavor profile, but this is easily one of the best beers we’ve ever tasted. Of course the GMB team was sad to say goodbye to their brewery home for the past 8 years as it saw a vision come to life and housed so many memories and good times. That said, we’re over the moon to feature Ghost Monkey beers with a Taproom Takeover, as they make the transition to their new space next door, which we affectionately refer to as Ghost Monkey 2.0. We started out our partnership excited to bring our stories and passion together to innovate on some unique products that our customers won’t be able to experience anywhere else, and we think this move will do just that in a big way. A Brewery-Distillery hybrid is a unique offering in the area and will be a great place for a good time.”

With the Taproom Takeover officially beginning at the BBB Release Party, guests will be able to select from 9 GMB beers on tap in Striped Pig’s “Beer Alley,” where GMB flights and growlers will also be available to purchase. As a woman-owned, family-run, community-driven business, Striped Pig is also delighted to commit $2 for every bottle sold at the event to benefit the non-profit MiniSkirt in conjunction with its Sip & Share program. Striped Pig is the only WBENC certified soon to be Distillery-Brewery hybrid in the area, and is dedicated to fostering community growth, particularly through initiatives like miniskirt, which provides young women aged 14-24 with mentorship to grow their financial literacy, entrepreneurship, business and life skills.

About Striped Pig Distillery

The award-winning Striped Pig Distillery, a woman-owned, family-run, community-driven business, celebrated its 10th birthday last year, marking its tenure as Charleston’s oldest distillery. Striped Pig helped revive the distillery scene in the holy city when it opened its doors in North Charleston in 2013 and has successfully navigated the industry ever since, coming out with many firsts, like the first Bottled in Bond Bourbon launched on the blockchain. Partnering with Local Choice, Inc. through its Sip & Share platform, SPD is helping to change the meaning of drinking responsibly by giving back dollars to community causes, delivering socially responsible beverages while simultaneously impacting the economic empowerment of communities.

Its origin story is one of ‘great curiosity’ and a nod to some tongue-in-cheek US history, brought to life by their beloved Striped Pig mascot Jackson, who used to make appearances at the Distillery and even downtown Charleston. Since those early days, the Pig has made headlines for raising over $40,000 for local veteran organizations; expanded its lineup; received numerous accolades and awards; and has kept driving the distillery scene in Charleston and the wider industry forward with firsts, like its Bottled in Bond Bourbon release and launching the first bourbon on the blockchain.

Accoladed ‘SC Distillery of the Year’ and ‘SC Producer of the Year’ at the New York International Spirits Awards, Striped Pig is known for its exceptionally good spirits and has picked up multiple awards for its staple lineup of bourbon, spiced rum, gin and vodka at the most influential, internationally respected spirits competitions. SPD CEO Pixie Paula Dezzutti was recently honored in Forbes 50 over 50 list and is author of Amazon #1 best seller Alphabet Soup: The ABCs of NFTs and Other Blockchain Acronyms.

About MiniSkirt

MiniSkirt is the 501(c)3 expansion of Charleston’s first women’s magazine, Skirt. Miniskirt’s mission is to empower young women aged 14-24 to achieve personal and professional success through a targeted mentoring program where tenured, mature women are matched to young women to act as a sounding board and help them make wise decisions and avoid common mistakes and pitfalls. In addition, there will be peer-to-peer matches outside of their current feedback loop to help mentees build perspective and expand their knowledge base. Our focus is on building financial literacy, fostering entrepreneurship and business skills, and promoting holistic health—mentally, physically, and emotionally. We also help our young ladies hone strong communication skills, with tailored support in writing, public speaking, and presentation. By engaging with our community, we help these young women unlock their potential and become confident, capable leaders.
To learn more and to volunteer or donate, email Trina Johnson at

Ghost Monkey Brewery was previously located at 522 Wando Ln, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 and will be moving to 2225 Old School Drive Charlest, SC 29405.

Striped Pig Distillery is located at 2225-A Old School Drive Charleston, SC 29405
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