Charleston’s beer scene is creating quite a name for itself. With 25 breweries around the Charleston region, you’ll find a wide variety of unique beer flavors and brewing processes. Almost every brewery in Charleston offers flights and beer tastings so you can find your favorites while enjoying a beautiful summer day in the Holy City.
Several breweries have moved into one select area of Charleston, creating the city’s own Charleston Brewery District. Make a day of hopping from one brewery to another:
Revelry Brewing Co.
10 Conroy St., Charleston
We love this brewery for its rooftop and dog-friendly atmosphere. Be sure to try the signature Gullah Cream Ale, brewed with fresh grits from Geechie Boy Mill on Edisto Island.
BONUS: Revelry Brewing Co. is part of the Charleston Tour Pass. Purchase a Tour Pass and get two free pints! Details at charlestontourpass.com
Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.
1505 King St., Charleston
Featuring a 65-foot bar and more than 26 homemade beverages, Edmund’s Oast Brewing is a must try while touring Charleston’s Brewery District. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the 10% ABV Bishop’s Robe brew – a Belgian strong dark ale aged for three months in brandy barrels.
Munkle Brewing Co.
1513 Meeting St., Charleston
Munkle’s laid-back outdoor patio pairs nicely with a game of pool. Be sure to give some rubs to Munkle’s shop dog, Brugge, while sipping the unique brew named after the beloved pooch — Brugge City Brune, a Belgian brown ale that’s malty and complex with a dry finish and lots of fruity Belgian yeast notes.
Fatty’s Beer Works
1436 Meeting St., Charleston
Use your imagination and submerge yourself in the Fatty’s experience, following the journey of this time-traveling brewmaster. Each beer is inspired by Fatty’s travels through time and around the world. Try a brew with a Woodstock vibe or an “elixir” from the Protohistory era in Ireland — whatever beer you choose, Fatty will fill you in on the history.
Cooper River Brewing
2201-B Mechanic St., Charleston
This brewery is hoppin’! Visit Cooper River Brewing for music, trivia and food trucks. Their Summer IPA is the perfect beer to keep you cool on a hot Charleston day. An Indian Pale Ale, the Summer IPA capitalizes on the Citrus notes of the Cascade and Simcoe hops.
2038 Meeting Street Road, Charleston
No frills, no fuss – this brewery sets its customers up right in the middle of the action. With just a few wooden picnic tables, you can sample some of the most unique beers in Charleston while watching the magic happen from afar. A crowd favorite is the Glitter Pony with an 8.4% ABV and a name that represents the entire vibe of LO-Fi.
289 Huger St., Charleston
The outdoor patio is perfect for gathering with friends and you just might catch some live music on the Palmetto Brewery stage. The beer flavors will keep you guessing with options like Peanut Butter Jelly Time, a brown ale aged on raspberries and real peanuts, or Mango IPA with a fruity sweetness.
Tradesman Brewing Co.
1647 King Street Extension, Charleston
Freshly opened in a brand-new location is Tradesman Brewing Co. The spacious outdoor patio is the perfect place to enjoy a cold craft beer after a day of sightseeing around Charleston. Be sure to order the Tradesman Bricklayer’s Ale, one of the brewery’s best sellers and a super tasty red ale.