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