Local Flavor Opposite, top row, left to right: specialty bottles of brew at Frothy Beard Brewing; owners of Rusty Bull Brewery, Ben Mayer and Brian Bogstad, have followed their dreams all the way to the taphouse; kegs await distribution all over the state at Coast Brewing. Middle Row: the tasting room at The Hold is cozy and inviting; a dart board at Rusty Bull tells the tales of gatherings past; Owner Chris Winn at Tradesman Brewing is invested in the entire process. Bottom row: A variety of samples at Tradesman Brewing ensure there is something for everyone; Jaime Tenny of Coast Brewing is one of the biggest influencers in the Charleston Brew scene; a sour beer at The Hold. This page: Inside the brewroom at Palmetto Brewing Commpany, where the magic is made; some of the best brews in the Lowcountry can be found at The Hold; the festive brewroom at Frothy Beard Brewing Co.
Stop in for one of the four Palmetto originals or a seasonal variety. 289 Huger Street, Charleston
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Westbrook Brewing Company
A 65-foot bar featuring 26 taps of house-brewed beers serves as the anchor for this unique, 20,000 square foot brewery in the Pacific Box and Crate area of King Street. Less than a mile from the ever-popular Edmund’s Oast Restaurant and Edmund’s Oast Exchange, the unique combination of brewery, seasonally-focused kitchen, and encyclopedic bar program offers the best of all worlds, with a constantly changing menu of fantastical brews and beverageinspired dishes. Ample parking makes for easy access, and with spacious communal tables inside and patio seating overlooking the courtyard, there
Literally one of the biggest beer players in town, the sleek, sophisticated look of this craft beer emporium with a huge oval bar at its center foretells the trend-setting brews you’ll find on the menu. The taproom is only open 4-8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 12-6 p.m. on Saturday, but that only serves to make the anticipation greater for excellent selection of beer on tap and to-go. There is plenty of outdoor seating to accommodate the pilgrims who will enjoy everything from sours to stouts and their signature Mexican Cake releases. The taproom has limited food, but food trucks provide great, everchanging options.
510 Ridge Road, Mt Pleasant
Freehouse Brewery Don’t argue with the GPS— you’re not lost; you’re on the right track to the brewery with the best waterfront view in Charleston. The custombuilt porch overlooking the Ashley River is just one of the ways Freehouse integrates regional, organic elements like local-roasted coffee into its products. From the 120-year-old bar made from the salvaged wood of an Abbeville seed mill, the rustic, fresh flavors of signature farmhouse-style brews shine through, offering a taste of the Lowcountry in every glass. Get the party started with live Bluegrass music every Friday. 2895 Pringle Street B North Charleston
Oak Road Brewery Ben Bankey and Brian Cox infused fresh flavor into Summerville’s beer scene. Brewing beautiful, small-batch German beers in Flowertown’s first brewery, the two friends have helped to create beer connoisseurs with their fresh and interesting take on the pause that refreshes. Locals flock to the whitewashed brick building just off Main Street, where conversations come easy over lagers, ales, and porters, accompanied by live music and merriment. With rotating Beer of the Week and Beer of the Month options, there is always something new to try at the casual, family-friendly hang-out. Seasonal Brews: Look for the Twelve Beers of Christmas, coming December 1st. 108 East 3rd North Street Suite C, Summerville AM Winter 2018 AZALEAMAG.COM