30 Reasons you should be drinking beer in Charleston

Across the nation, people are turning more to local brews. While the Northwest seems to lead the charge for craft beer, Charleston, South Carolina is quickly becoming a contender in the craft beer industry. With sales of this state’s brews expanding across the nation, here is a list of 30 reasons for you to visit Charleston, SC and experience our growing market firsthand.

This does not include all taphouses. We will cover alot of those places in a separate article.

All listings contain links to their websites.

  1. South Carolina Brewers Guild. The best people making sure Charleston, and the rest of the state’s beer industry, prospers and thrives!
  2. Bowens Island Restaurant. Home to some of the best seafood around, and is proud to have local beer on tap.
  3. Coast Brewing. One of the older breweries in Charleston (1997). Makers of such fine brews as Hopart (IPA), and Blackbeerd (Imperial Stout).
  4. Charles Towne Fermentory.  Home of tasty new brews and easy going classic styles. Try the Ralf (Zwicklebier), and Pallet Rider (Double IPA).
  5. Closed For Business. A great place downtown for a bite to eat and sample a lot of local beer!
  6. Commonhouse Aleworks. Coming Soon to the Park Circle Area.
  7. Cooper River Brewing. Opened in 2015, this downtown brewery has a backyard feel, and brews like ESB and Watermelon Wheat.
  8. Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap house. A fine restaurant open late (2 am) and always has a huge selection of local brews on tap.
  9. Edmund’s Oast. Excellent restaurant and brewery offering fine beers such as Extra Fine Pub Ale and Even More Schneebus (sour).
  10. Famulari’s Pizzeria and Brewpub. On the way to Folly Beach, great pizza and nice beer brewed on site!
  11. Fat Pig Brewing Company. Coming Soon to Johns Island. Brewing such awesomeness as Chocopotamus (Stout), and Bearded Ronin (Belgian Triple).
  12. Fatty’s Beerworks.  Always a party here. Great beers like First Shot (American IPA), and Photon (Blonde Ale).
  13. Freehouse Brewery. Beautiful river view and great organic beer such as Battery Brown Ale and Green Door IPA.
  14. Frothy Beard Brewing. Always a beer adventure,  offering brews like Tides of Galway (Irish Red) and Holy Water (Saison).
  15. Ghost Monkey Brewery. One of Mount Pleasant’s breweries, and home of such greats as #FunkOff (Pale Ale) and Summer Daze (Dry Hopped Saison).
  16. Holy City Brewing. Just off Dorchester road, this place offers fine brews like Pluff Mud Porter and Washout Wheat, plus a full kitchen!
  17. Lo – Fi Brewing. Eclectic brewery offering such slick brews as Mexican Lager and Blueberry Wheat.
  18. Low Tide Brewing. A staple of John’s Island, loaded with fine brews like Reese’Ding Tide (Brown Ale) and Yachtsman Golden Ale.
  19. Munkle Brewery. Coming Soon to Meeting Street area.
  20. Oak Road Brewery. Summerville’s very own brewery with beers like Jogglin Board (Munich Helles) and Coastal Carolina Evening (Robust Coffee Porter).
  21. Palmetto Brewery. Charleston’s oldest brewery and home of such fine brews as Huger Street IPA and Lowcountry Pilsner.
  22. Pawley’s Island Brewing Company. Coming Soon to the North Charleston area.
  23. Pour Taproom Charleston. Coming Soon a Pour and Pay taproom with a ton of local brews!
  24. Revelry Brewing. Downtown brewery with an excellent rooftop bar. Beers such as Gullah Cream Ale and Lefty Loosey (West Coast Style IPA).
  25. Rusty Bull BrewingMontague Avenue’s place to be, this brewery offers beers like Dance Naked (IPA) and Tumbling Monk (Porter).
  26. SNAFU Brewing Brewing bad-ass brews in North Charleston, like SNAFU-Tang (sour ale with orange) and Shadow of Death(Imperial Stout).
  27. Tradesman Brewing. A working man’s brewery with must-haves such as Welder’s Wheat Ale and Circuit Breaker (IPA).
  28. Twisted Cypress Brewing. West Ashley’s newest brewery, offering such beers as Dark Harbor (Black IPA), and Angel Oak (IPA).
  29. Two Blokes BrewingBrewing solid approachable beers like Wicked Throat Chamah (New England Style IPA) and Spilt Milk (Milk Stout).
  30. Westbrook BrewingOne of Charleston’s biggest breweries, offering classics like One Claw (Rye Pale Ale) and Mexican Cake (Imperial Stout).

Given the once over by Mrs List.

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