The 7 Best Breweries in South Carolina!

Fancy a cold beer? If you find yourself in the Palmetto State, you’re in luck. South Carolina hosts an epic statewide beer-brewing community that suits every palate. Take a tour—and a taste—at these 7 best breweries in South Carolina. 

Thomas Creek Brewery, Greenville, SC

You’ll need to book your tour ahead of time, but you can stop by the tasting room whenever your taste buds need a frothy cold treat. Thomas Creek Brewery offers the gamut of flavors, from IPAs to Chocolate Stout to high gravity concoctions and their flagship Red Ale. While you’re there, you can pick up supplies or complete kits for your own home brewing experience.

The Frothy Beard Brewing Company, Charleston, SC

Don’t let the name fool you—there’s no beard required to join the adventure at The Frothy Beard Brewing Company. Founded by three friends with a passion for beer, they’ve created some tasty blends that pay homage to Charleston and other parts of South Carolina. Try the Holy Water, named for Charleston’s Holy City moniker, or the Tiger’s Blood, a citrusy IPA dedicated to none other than the Clemson Tigers.

River Dog Brewing Company, Ridgeland, SC

It’s craft brew at its finest at River Dog Brewing Company. Here you’ll find unique flavors like pumpkin spice, coffee and chocolate, along with more classic flavors like their pilsner and IPA. Naturally, with a name like River Dog, you can expect a dog friendly experience. They can even serve up an ice-cold water bowl as you enjoy an ice cold beer with your canine friend on the patio.

Swamp Rabbit Brewery & Taproom, Traveler’s Rest, SC

There’s a reason why this brewery was voted Best in the Upstate—with a background in classic German brewing, their owner and brewmaster knows how to do beer right. With award-winning ales and IPAs on tap, you’re sure to find a flavor that suits your tastes.

New South Brewing, Myrtle Beach, SC

Some folks never leave Myrtle Beach without a little souvenir, but you can skip the beachwear stores and pick up your take-home goodies with some truly local flavors from New South Brewing. If you don’t want to schedule a tour, you can find many of their brews in restaurants and stores along the Grand Strand.

Coast Brewing Company, Charleston, SC

Family owned? Organic? Locally sourced ingredients? Yes, to all. The folks at Coast Brewing Company take their craft very seriously, and it shows in their seriously good selection of fine brews. They have made it their mission to produce high quality, organic beer that can suit even the simplest of tastes. 

Palmetto Brewing Company, Charleston, SC

There’s a lot that goes into making the perfect beer, but the folks at Palmetto Brewing Company believe some of the most important ingredients are thought, passion, and care. And those ingredients, along with other fine elements, have created one of the best beer selections in the Carolinas. Their brews span the color spectrum to satisfy every taste, and you can sample them all in the tap room.

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