Upstate Ale Trail 2022

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FIELD

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to In & Around Upstate SC

Comprehensive Brewery Guide Brewery Locator Maps Tasting Notebook + Wineries & distilleries UpstateAleTrail.com

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The Big Idea

What’s the Ale Trail and How Do I Get on It? Welcome to the Upstate Ale Trail, South Carolina’s #1 resource for discovering all things #UpstateBeer. The Field Guide and our social channels are the best ways to help you discover the best of the Upstate. Online or on the street, the Upstate Ale Trail has the tools you need to make the most of your visit. We’ll introduce you to everything from small, hard to find nano-breweries to some of the biggest and best craft beer producers in the world! You’ve already taken the first step on the Ale Trail by picking up our Field Guide to Breweries – check our Facebook page for the freshest info! Editor’s Note: Upstate Ale Trail includes hours of operation for local breweries and businesses. Please check directly with each establishment before visiting to confirm current hours and safety protocols.

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Directory By Location

In & Around Anderson.................. 8 In & Around Greenville.............. 12 In & Around Spartanburg............ 20

Upstate Ale Trail Digital Passport............................ 2 Ale Trail Store................................ 10 WNCW.......................................... 19 Asheville Ale Trail......................... 31 Charleston Ale Trail...................... 31 Ingles............................................ 32

Featured Breweries, Cideries & Tap Rooms Double Stamp Brewery............... 12 Iron Hill Brewery........................ 12 Liability Brewing Company........ 12 Fireforge Crafted Beer........... 12-13 Southernside Brewing Co........... 14 The Southern Growl Beer Co................................. 14-15 Yee-Haw Brewing Company...............................14, 17 Holliday Brewing........................ 20

Upstate Ale Trail is Published By:

Tasting Notes.............. 22 Find Your Beer............ 23 Wineries.................... 27 Distilleries................. 29

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Field Guide to Upstate SC Area Breweries



Head Brewer and owner of FireForge Crafted Beer, Brian Cendrowski, checks on beer in the fermenters.


Discover

What’s Brewing Greenville is the brewing hub of the Upstate region of South Carolina with the burgeoning craft beer scene in Spartanburg and Anderson making up a strong trifecta for the craft beer community. With over thirty breweries, eight distilleries and seven wineries, this beautiful region offers a variety of crafted beverages from classic styles to funky and flavorful. Flavorful porters and stouts, distinctive sours, complex saisons and lagers, a wide range of IPAs – our breweries brew them all. Beyond brewing excellent beer, the brewing community provides jobs and has become an integral part of the local economy. We welcome you to the area and hope the field guide helps you navigate this amazing craft beer scene. Be sure to check out our Facebook page to keep current on events, tastings and more!


in & around anderson

Kite Hill Brewing Co. 4 VISITED

KiteHillBrewing.com 150 Thomas Green Blvd, Clemson

Hours: M-Th 4-9, F-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8pm

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Carolina Bauernhaus...........................................1 864-401-8167 | CarolinaBauernhaus.com

Electric City Brewing...........................................2 864-540-0630 | ElectricCityBrewing.co

Keowee Brewing Company...................................3 864-539-2679 | KeoweeBrewing.com

Magnetic South Brewery.......................................5 MagneticSouthBeer.com

Pendleton Brewing Company................................6 864-633-0827 | FallonBrewSupply.com

Soc’em Dog Brewing and Gastropub.......................7 864-916-9136 | Facebook.com/SocEmDogBG

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in & around greenville

Double Stamp Brewery 53 VISITED

@DoubleStampBrewery 819 Laurens Rd, Greenville Closed Mondays. Follow social media for all happenings.

Iron Hill Brewery 16 VISITED

864-568-7009 | IronHillBrewery.com 741 Haywood Rd, Greenville Hours: Sun-Th 11:30-9, F-Sat 11:30-11pm

Fireforge Crafted Beer 13 VISITED

864-300-4809 | www.Fireforge.beer 311 E. Washington St, Greenville Hours: T-Th 4-9, F-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8

Liability Brewing Company 18 VISITED

864-920-1599 | LiabilityBrewing.co 109 W Stone Ave, Suite D, Greenville Hours: M-Th 12-9, F-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8

The In & Around Greenville map can be found on page 18.

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Fireforge Crafted Beer Located in downtown Greenville, SC, Fireforge is a local family-owned, small-batch craft brewery and kitchen with a cozy warehouse taproom, biergarden and open-aired garage for special events. Driven to create with passion and serve with enthusiasm, the Fireforge team is on a quest to deliver the greatest beer-centered experience to each guest. The brewery’s wide range of ales and lagers are inspired by the people, places and culinary palates they love. Fireforge also offers wine, craft cider and non-alcoholic drinks, shareable snacks, sandwiches, house-smoked BBQ, sides, charcuterie boards and desserts. The menu is seasonally-inspired and locally-sourced. On Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy a talented and eclectic mix of live music. Signature Brew

Seasonal Favorite

John Hopcock Hazy IPA

Pool Honeys Peach Milkshake IPA

Hours: T-Th 4-9, F-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8 Fireforge.beer

864.300.4809 311 E. Washington St Greenville Map ID: 13

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in & around greenville

Southernside Brewing Co. 22 VISITED

864-232-2053 | SouthernsideBrewing.com 25 Delano Dr, Unit D, Greenville Closed Mondays. Specials daily.

The Southern Growl Beer Company 25 VISITED

864-655-7444 | TheSouthernGrowl.com 155 North Buncombe Rd, Greer

Hours: W-Th 4-10, F-Sat 11:30-11, Sun 11:30-10

Yee-Haw Brewing Company 31 VISITED

864-605-7770 | YeeHawBrewing.com 307 E McBee Ave Suite C, Greenville Hours: Sun-Th 11-10, F-Sat 11-11

Thank You for Supporting Local Breweries and the Upstate Ale Trail! Remember to Drink responsibly.

The In & Around Greenville map can be found on page 18.

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BEST OF THE UPSTATE 2021 Greenville News

Voted Best Local Brewery and Best Beer Selection on Tap!

The Southern Growl Beer Company The Southern Growl Beer Company is located in Greer, SC, with a laid-back atmosphere where the local community gathers to enjoy delicious beer and food. The Southern Growl team is known to be awesome, and super knowledgeable when it comes to beer, food, and pairing the two. The brewery serves from 70 taps featuring a wide-range of in-house brewed craft beers, plus ciders, wine, and house cocktails. The craft kitchen offers a seasonal, rotating food menu designed specifically to pair with beer, with a focus on sandwiches, shareables, and desserts all made from scratch. Even the bread is made in the in-house bakery using spent grain flour from the brewery. Enjoy the indoor dining room, the covered patio and outdoor bar, the large lawn, live music, and yard games. Signature Brew

Seasonal Favorite

Southern IPA

Fruited Sour

Bury Me in Strata

Tropical Sauce

Hours: 864.655.7444 W-Th 4-10, 155 North Buncombe Rd F-Sat 11:30-11, Greer Sun 11:30-10 TheSouthernGrowl.com Map ID: 25

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in & around greenville Map ID

13 Stripes Brewery...............................................8 864-349-1430 | 13StripesBrewery.com

Birds Fly South Ale Project....................................9 864-412-8825 | BFSBeer.com

Blue Ridge Brewing Company............................. 10 864-232-4677 | BlueRidgeBrewing.com

Brewery 85....................................................... 11 864-558-0104 | Brewery85.com

Carolina Bauernhaus......................................... 12 864-263-3389 | CarolinaBauernhaus.com

Golden Grove Farm and Brew.............................. 15 864-356-1097 | FarmAndBrew.com

Jocassee Valley Brewing Company....................... 17 864-873-0048 | JocasseeValleyBrewing.com

Pangaea Brewing Company................................ 19 PangaeaBrewing.com

Shoeless Brewing Co. / Grape and Grains.............. 21 864-236-5676 | GrapeAndGrains.com

Silos Brewing Co................................................ 52 EasleySilos.com

Swamp Rabbit Brewery...................................... 23 864-610-2424 | TheSwampRabbitBrewery.com

The Eighth State Brewing Company...................... 24 864-609-4590 | EighthStateBrewing.com

Tetrad Brewing Company................................... 26 TetradBrewingCo.com

The Velo Fellow................................................. 27 864-242-9296 | TheVeloFellow.com

The In & Around Greenville map can be found on page 18.

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in & around greenville Map ID

Think Tank Brew Lab......................................... 28 864-434-1616 | ThinkTankBrewLab.com

Thomas Creek Brewery...................................... 29 864-605-1166 | ThomasCreekBeer.com

Wandering Bard Meadery................................... 30 864-729-3025 | WanderingBardMeadery.com

Thank You for Supporting Local Breweries and the Upstate Ale Trail! Remember to Drink responsibly.

The In & Around Greenville map can be found on page 18.

Yee-Haw Brewing Company Yee-Haw Brewing Company offers a variety of craft beers, specialty cocktails, and food, including mouthwatering burgers and the famous Prince’s Hot Chicken. Our downtown Greenville property has an amazing beer garden, a large outdoor TV and an on-site brewery. It’s the perfect place to enjoy new flavors and special collaboration beers. Stop by and visit. You are sure to say YEE-HAW! Signature Brew

Dunkel

Seasonal Favorite

Yee-Hazy IPA

864-605-7770 307 E McBee Ave Suite C, Greenville YeeHawBrewing.com

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It’s music to your beers. Whether it’s drinkin’ and honkeytonkin’, hours of jam, or songs to soothe your soul, we have the music to drink by. Hand-crafted, roots-oriented music, eclectically brewed in house. We’re like the craft beer of public radio.

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Isothermal Community College.


in & around spartanburg

Holliday Brewing 864-327-8377 | HollidayBrewing.com

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in & around spartanburg Map ID

Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery................................... 32 864-541-7379 | CiclopsCyderiAndBrewery.com

Fat Ass Heifer Cidery......................................... 33 864-478-8424 | FatAssHeifers.com

New Groove Artisan Brewing............................... 35 864-586-3900 | NewGrooveBrew.com

Plankowner Brewing Co...................................... 36 864-913-1330 | PlankownerBrewing.com

RJ Rockers Brewing Company & Restaurant........... 37 864-804-8047 | RjRockers.com

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Upstate Ale Trail Digital Passport! Visit breweries and collect stamps in the app for a chance to win FREE SWAG from the Upstate Ale Trail.

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@UpstateAleTrail | #UpstateAleTrail Remember to Drink responsibly.

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Find your beer The world of beer is filled with unique flavors. Use this handy guide to find the Upstate’s craft beer styles that fit your taste.

Crisp

Hoppy

FUNKY

BALANCED

LIGHT HOPS

LIGHT FLAVOR

SOUR

TRENDING

Wild Ale

Pilsner

Pale Ale

Schwarzbier

Berliner Weisse

Hazy IPA

Yeast or bacteria are added to any style to create unique flavors

Mediumbodied lager typically brewed with German hops

Balanced ale, light color, medium ABV

Malty

Dark, malty and refreshing

Sour

Wild Card

Complex

A tart beer with low ABV and often made with fruit

A fruity, sometime hoppy with a pillowy mouth feel

INTENSE

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MEDIUM HOPS

CARAMEL

REFRESHING

BREAKFAST

Barley Wine

Mexican Lager

India Pale Ale (IPA)

Brown Ale

Gose

Milk Stout

DECADENT

LEMONY

HOP BOMB

Imperial Stout

Wheat Beers

West Coast IPA

Lively and fruity, sweet or bittersweet, always strong

These ʻPastry Stouts’ taste like a boozy dessert

A lightbodied ale with some malt

Brewed with wheat barley, golden with a silky rich head

Flavorful, hop-forward with a malt balance

A very hoppy take on a classic hoppy style

ʻGoes-uh’ A light, tart and slightly salty beer

Stouts are brewed to have residual sugar & lactose for a creamy mouth feel

FILLING

MUSTY

OLD WORLD

Porter

Saison

TRIPEL

Smooth ale with nutty flavor accents

More fullbodied than stouts with rich roasty notes

Ales with fruity, barnyard-like notes

A Belgianstyle with multi-layer flavor and heft

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Fruit of the Vine...

wineries

A tasting tour of Upstate South Carolina goes beyond beer. The foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains create fertile ground for the growing list of local wineries in the region. From high-quality batches of local, innovative wines to French-American hybrids, the area has a distinctive collection of wineries that tastefully express both the history and nature of the Upstate region’s climate and soil. Located in both urban settings and countryside experiences, wine lovers have a variety of options to taste and take home.


wineries Map ID

City Scape Winery............................................. 45 864-329-0615 | CityScapeWinery.com

Eagle Mountain Vineyards & Winery..................... 46 864-747-0336 | EagleMountainWinery.com

Elevation 966 Winery......................................... 47 864-349-9538 | Elevation966.com

Lazy Bear Winery.............................................. 48 864-608-3114 | LazyBearWinery.com

Old Rock Quarry Winery.................................... 49 864-969-9566 | OldRockQuarryWinery.com

Victoria Valley Vineyards.................................... 50 864-878-5307 | VictoriaValleyVineyards.com

Wellborn Winery............................................... 51 407-808-4711 | WellbornWinery.com

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Against the Grain...

distilleries In 2009 South Carolina passed the state’s microdistillery law, which heralded a new age for distillers in the region. Combining local flavors and traditional methods rooted in the history of the area, the foothills have fostered a culture of distilled spirits enthusiasts. Whether you’re looking to sip on a small batch whiskey or enjoy a hand-crafted moonshine cocktail, our local distilleries offer an option for every craft spirit aficionado.


distilleries Map ID

Copperhead Mountain Distillery.......................... 52 864-610-2228 | CopperheadMtn.com

Palmetto Distillery............................................ 53 864-226-9917 | PalmettoMoonshine.com

Rock Bottom Distillers........................................ 54 864-310-6819 | RockBottomDistillers.com

Six & Twenty Distillery....................................... 55 864-236-7886 | SixAndTwentyDistillery.com

Sugar Tit Moonshine Distillery............................. 56 864-249-6483 | SugarTitMoonshine.com

Swamp Fox Distilling.......................................... 57 864-502-3080 | SwampFoxDistilling.com

Vicario Micro-Distillery & Farm........................... 58 864-420-0225 | SaluteLLC.com

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The Fun Doesn’t End Here...

Will Travel For Beer.


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