In North Charleston, there is a section of town worthy of your craft beer attention. Take an afternoon to find these three local breweries and you won’t be disappointed.
Your mini tour starts at Holy City Brewing. Located at 4155 Dorchester Road, it is found in the dictionary under “Looks Can Be Deceiving”. While on Dorchester, turn into the Honda shop, and continue down the gravel driveway. You will see garages, chain link fences, and an awning covered patio. Park next to the cargo containers and head towards the crowd. Inside you will find a brewery hosting up to 25 taps worth of beer. Like the classics Washout Wheat, Chucktown Follicle Brown, and a bevy of new beers every day it seems. A full menu gives you the chance to enjoy dinner, and get yourself ready for the next two stops.
When leaving Holy City Brewing, take a left, then turn left again immediately at the stoplight. After about 30 seconds of travelling at a moderate speed you will look to your right and see another chain link fence. Inside of it there is a pale blue building with an expansive wood deck. This is Pawley’s Island Brewing Co. 2668 Industrial Avenue. Recently opened and chock full of delicious brews like Gray Man Stout, Pawley’s Pale Ale, and Big Sandy Beaches. This visit should be enjoyed with energy. You have one more stop to make for the night.
Take a right back onto Industrial when leaving Pawley’s, and head towards your final stop for the evening. When you come to the stoplight at Azalea, go straight across, then bear left at the fork in the road. You are now on Pringle Street, and will follow this to the end of it. You will cross some railroad track, and head between two warehouses. Turn to your right and look for the patio. You are at Freehouse Brewery. 2895 Pringle Street. With a beautiful expanse of the Ashley river to your left, and beer to your right. Food trucks are usually present for a snack, and live music is there on the weekends. Inside you will find brews like Ashley Farmhouse Ale, Green Door IPA, and Folly’s Pride along with some cool sours and saisons. After a couple of these the sun should be setting, and about time to go home.
More mini-tours coming soon!