The Return Of Monk-A-Palooza 2016


That’s right folks, it’s that time of again. Time for Myrtle Beach’s premier beer festival Monk-A-Palooza. The festival will be this Saturday, August 27. Monk-A-Palooza is brought to you by our favorite bar in Carolina Forest, The Grumpy Monk.


The event formally starts at 3pm, but come early and stay late to enjoy the indoor atmosphere and stellar craft beer selection The Monk has indoors as well. The Grumpy Monk isn’t just about the beer but has an outstanding menu including some of the best sushi and wingsI’ve had anywhere. The wings are smoked on site at the restaurant so you know they haven’t been cooked, pre-packaged, and then re-heated.

Monk-A-Palooza will feature 31 local and national breweries offering over 200 beers.


Along with their beer selection inside Monk-A-Palooza will feature 31 local and national breweries offering over 200 beers. General admission is free, and beer tickets will cost $1. Beer outside at the event will be served in 8-ounce glasses and cost 2-4 tickets. Beer purchased inside will be served in 8 and 16-ounce glasses  and vary in price. But these tickets don’t just get you an outstanding selection of the country’s best craft beers, they are also used to win prizes. Grumpy Monk will be giving away 6 overnight trips to breweries throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. Be sure to put your John Hancock on the back of your tickets for a chance to win, the drawing will be at 8pm.


If that’s not enough to keep you entertained, be sure to check out the other events happening throughout the day. SweetWater Brewing will be holding a hot dog eating competition for a chance to win a full-size SweetWater kayak. Make sure you sign up early, only the first 15 people will be entered into the competition and you must be present at the time of the competition or your name will be skipped. Sam Adams will also be having a stein hoisting competition for a chance to win a cooler full of Sam Adams swag. The first 18 names to sign up will be entered into the competition, and yes, you must be present for this one too nobody is going to hoist your stein for you.

Based on last year’s success, this Monk-A-Palooza is going to be even bigger and better. Come hungry, come thirsty, bring your family, bring your neighbors, even bring your grandmother because there is going to be something for everybody. If you are not familiar with The Grumpy Monk it is located at:

4545 Highway 501 (Across from Tanger Outlets)

Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Phone: 843-236-5888

For more info check out their website at

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