In honor of Rescue Brew and all the good this fundraiser accomplishes, we decided to pay a visit to Palmetto Brewing Company at 289 Huger Street in Downtown Charleston to show some thanks to the amazing people who have helped to make the Rescue Brew Beer project a reality for the last three years. And what better way to celebrate the closing of Rescue Brew voting, than to bring in some very special rescues to the brewery!
Introducing the 2022 Rescue Brew Finalists
Thursday| September 15, 2022 | North Charleston, SC
Thank you for helping save lives across our state by taking part in the 2022 Rescue Brew Beer Contest! This year, we had a record number of 709 entrants who raised a total of $81,699 for Charleston Animal Society’s No Kill South Carolina initiative.
Last night at 9:00 PM, the voting phase closed, and the public chose three cats and three dogs as the finalists in the running for Spokescat and Spokesdog respectively.
A judging panel, made up of representatives from sponsors WCSC Live 5 News, Palmetto Brewing Co. and Charleston Animal Society, will pick the Grand Prize-winning entry Spokesdog and Spokescat from the three finalist dogs and three finalist cats of the online photo contest to appear on the 2022 Rescue Brew Beer labels.
The winners will be announced and the labels will be revealed in late October in time for the holiday party season!
A special thanks to our sponsors at Palmetto Brewing Company, Charleston City Paper, Southern Crown Distributing, Cupcake DownSouth, and WCSC Live 5 News.
Congratulations to Our Finalists and Thank You for Voting
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