Local makers, craft brews and helping Veterans highlight Service Brewing’s first Holiday Makers Market

Vendors at Service Brewing Co.’s Holiday Makers Market: (clockwise) Yaupon Tea House, Beer Candles by Lumiere, Heather Lindsey Steward, Bon & Venture.

Enjoy craft beers, local artisans, live music and make a difference in the lives of veterans  all in one place on Sat., Dec. 4.

Service Brewing Company hosts their first ‘Holiday Makers Market’ to support local makers, artists, designers and collaborators from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Located at 574 Indian St. downtown, the event will feature 38 booths with unique and original works, goods and other products, as well as food trucks, a DJ and craft beer all while supporting a veteran-owned non-profit. 

Meredith Sutton, Co-owner and Creative Marketing Director at Service Brewing Co., is a SCAD alum and jewelry maker who is excited about the opportunity to highlight local makers. 

“We’ve always supported the maker community with folks who are creating these events and this year we wanted to do it ourselves so we could lower the booth fees for artists and do it all in house,” she said. 

Organizers said there will be something for everyone from jewelry, illustration, fiber arts, painting, stained glass, photography, ceramics, food, drinks, leather accessories, macrame, plants, candles, health and wellness items, bath and body products and apparel.

“Red Taco truck will be there all day with delicious tacos. Jose Ray is also a maker with prints and paintings and a DJ so he will be selling his work and DJ’ing at the same time. He will be the first booth everyone walks into - the Jose Ray Stage and art booth. It’s an opportunity to buy local and support artists making things in our community,” added Sutton.

Local maker Kristian Edwards will be showcasing his unique crafting at the event to brighten up the day. 

He said, “Beer Candles by Lumiere started as a Covid relief project back in 2020. Since then, I have created a business to  spread a little light and love in the world while supporting non-profits along the way. This market showcases the passion, talents and creativity of this beautiful city we call home.” 

In addition to 16 beers on tap, Service Brewing Co. will be releasing a new craft beer. 

“The Big Churro” is a bourbon barrel-aged blonde pastry stout brewed and aged with vanilla bean, cinnamon and cocoa, and will be available on draft and in 16 oz. cans.

For every craft brew pint sold in the taproom, 25 cents will be donated to Operation Combat Bikesaver, a non-profit supporting veterans suffering from emotional and/or physical disabilities by providing a therapeutic motorcycle workshop with hands-on building and customization from the ground up. 

Andrew Hasty, Operation Combat Bikesaver’s National Marketing Director said, “We build custom motorcycles with disabled veterans. This project gives them a new sense of worth with a purpose. We want to help veterans get back into a more stable emotional state. All of the donations help keep the doors open and buy parts and equipment. Every cent counts.” 

The event is free, open to the public and is family and pet-friendly. 

For more information, visit servicebrewing.com

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