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Brewvival stoutly ended ahead of 2018

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In what can be interpreted as a message that also celebrates the success of an annual Charleston area craft beer festival, organizers shared a tough decision had been made.

There will be no Brewvival in 2018. The message posted on the festival's Facebook page Wednesday states things need to evolve and there needs to be time to evaluate potential changes to the event.

If held in February as normal, 2018 would have brought Charleston it's 9th Brewvival -- another celebration of craft beer from local and regional breweries. Brewvival was hosted each year by COAST Brewing Company and Edmund's Oast.

The announcement to cancel the craft beer festival came a week after COAST announced it would be expanding North Charleston operations.

ABC News 4 is working to gather more information on this story. In the meantime, you can review the entire message (below) posted on Brewvival's Facebook page.

"We would like to thank everyone for 8 years of Brewvival. You took our idea of the best beer celebration and made it a reality. When we started Brewvival, similar events were few and far between, which made it both a challenge and extremely rewarding that we could pull it off. 2 years ago we sensed a shift in it all and we knew it needed to evolve to stay relevant and meaningful, both for you all and us folks who put it on. After all, Brewvival is the beer festival we ourselves want, so it’s got to be good! This was not an easy decision but the reality is: there will not be a Brewvival 2018. We want to take some time to see if there are changes that can be made that we all would want to see.

All good things must come to an end, or so they say ???"

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