Have you ever experienced the great local beers and ales brewed right here in Charleston? If not, now that the hot weather is quickly approaching, this is the perfect time to sample the many local beers that Charleston has to offer!
Below is a list of breweries that can be found in the greater Charleston area:
Logo to the left taken from Coast Brewing Company’s website.
Coast Brewing Company: Founded in 1996, this family-owned, small craft brewery utilizes both local and organic ingredients. They produce handcrafted batches on their 7 bbl brewhouse, which include HopArt IPA, 32/50 Kolsch, Rye Knot (chocolate rye), Honey Wheat Pale Ale, Bulls Bay Oyster Stout, and more.
Coast Brewing Company can be found on the Old Navy Base in Charleston (across from the Noisette Creek).
Palmetto Brewing Company: The first brewery to open in Charleston since Prohibition, Palmetto Brewing Company handcrafts and packages four different beers under the Palmetto label. Their beers include Amber, Porter, Charleston Lager, and Pale Ale.
Palmetto Brewing Company can be found at 289 Huger Street in Charleston.
Logo to the right taken from the Holy City Brewing Company website.
Holy City Brewing: Established in July of 2011, this brewing company creates ales and lagers with their 15 bbl system, offering a variety of different beers. Tours are offered for $5.00, which include 4 oz. samples and a pint glass. Some of their beers include Holy City Pilsner, Pluff Mud Porter, Vienna Lager, Graveyard Shiftee, Smoked Marzen, Washout Wheat, Spring Cleaning IPA, and more.
Holy City Brewing Company is located at 4155 C Dorchester Road in North Charleston.
Southend Brewery & Smokehouse: A combination of a brewery, restaurant, and bar, Southend Brewery specializes in a variety of American foods and custom-crafted microbrewed beers. Some of these beers include Love Me Two Times Blonde, Watch It Grow Wheat, Castle Pinckney Pale Ale, Rip Tide Red, and more.
Southend Brewery & Smokehouse can be found at 161 E. Bay Street in Charleston.
The Charleston Beer Exchange: As one of Charleston’s premier brew store, The Charleston Beer Exchange features hundreds of bottled and canned beers from around the world, including names such as Smuttynose, Allagash, Duvel, Evil Twin, Mikkeller, New Belgium, and much, much more. The Charleston Beer Exchange also features a rotating tap station, that features a variety of beers on tap. You can purchase a growler at the Exchange and fill it up each week with a new beer from tap!
Bring your growlers every Tuesday at 5 pm when the Exchange taps an extra special keg for growler refills.
The Charleston Beer Exchange is located at 14 Exchange Street in Charleston.
Now that you have sampled some local beers and ales, why not have some fun at the local beer events that are coming up right here in Charleston? A few are listed below:
Beer Event 1: Total Wines at the West Ashley location is offering beer tasting every Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm and the price is just right. It is free! Join them on Thursdays and sample up to 8 different craft-brewed beers.
Beer Event 2: Join the Holy City Brewing Company for the “Holy City Beer Dinner,” held at Closed For Business, for dinner with Charleston’s newest brewery. This event is held on Tuesday, May 22nd from 6 pm. to 9 pm. Tickets can be purchased in person at Closed For Business or by calling (843) 853-8466. The price is $40.00 a seat and seating is limited. Closed for Business is located at 453 King Street in Charleston.
Beer Event 3: Join your friends for the 1st Annual Charleston Beer Garden on June 23rd from 1pm to 8 pm in Brittlebank Park (located on Lockwood Drive adjacent to Joe Riley baseball field). Inspired by the German Biergartens, sample a pint at Charleston’s largest pop-up beer garden. Have fun with friends or make new ones while you relax and enjoy a refreshing brew in the gardens. The festival will feature a wonderful lineup of craft brews, including the local breweries of Charleston. Food can also be purchased from the Food Truck rodeo within the grounds. There will be live music, interactive beer classes, cornhole, and much more!
Do you know of any other upcoming beer events? We’d love to hear about them in our comments section!