The ultimate app for Charleston Beer Week
Attention beer connoisseurs + cicerones– today kicks off the 6th annual Charleston Beer Week. In addition to the 60+ events hop-ening around the city, for the first time ever, Charleston Beer Week has partnered up with Charleston Restaurant Week– so not only can you try a new beer (or two), but you can also pair it up with some tasty eats.
The Lowcountry is currently home to 24 production breweries, three brewpubs, + multiple craft-beer focused pubs. And while we all have our go-to brewery, and usually our go-to beer, Charleston Beer Week events are the perfect time to try something new– or at least see what other people have said about it on Untappd.
The deets: Untappd is a geosocial networking app that allows you to check in to breweries, list + rate beers, earn badges, keep up with what your friends are drinking, and more.
Now, we understand that with the multitude of breweries in the tri-county area, choosing the correct chalice may be a challenge. To assist, we tapped into Untappd to find the most popular ranked beers. We then honed in on the brewery and the particulars on that pint.
Disclaimer: Please keep in mind, that the ratings we posted today, can easily change tomorrow– based on those who imbibe + agree, or disagree, with a beer’s current popularity standing. Not to mention adding in the new brews being kegged every day.
Time to grab your growlers…
🍺 Charles Towne Fermentory
Micro Brewery |📍809 Savannah Hwy., West Ashley
Most popular rated beer: Sungazer | IPA- American | 6.8% ABV | ⭐ 4.26
🗣 What you said: “Hands down the best beer I have had in Charleston. Nothing else compares.”
🍺 Fam’s Brewing Co.
Micro Brewery |📍1291 Folly Rd., James Island
Most popular rated beer: Skinny Vanilla Latte | Stout – Milk / Sweet | 5% ABV | ⭐ 4.13
🗣 What you said: “My my, could use a touch more body. Nice coffee. Nice vanilla.”
🍺 Westbrook Brewing Co.
Regional Brewery |📍510 Ridge Rd., Mt. Pleasant
Top rated beer: Gose | Sour- Gose | 4% ABV | ⭐ 3.94
🗣 What you said: “This beer has an open invitation to my home any time. Can move right in if it wants to. My measuring stick for all other goses.”
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🍺 Fat Pig Brewing Co.
Micro Brewery |📍3690 State Rd., S-10-1024 | Johns Island
Most popular rated beer: Choco-Potamus | Stout – American Imperial / Double | 10.5% ABV | ⭐ 3.85
🗣 What you said: “Awesome, especially for the South.”
🍺 Commonhouse Aleworks
Micro Brewery |📍4831 O’Hear Ave., North Charleston
Most popular rated beer: Park Circle Pale | Pale Ale- American | 5.5% ABV | ⭐ 3.81
🗣 What you said: “Tasty start to hanging with the fellas.”
🍺 Holy City Brewing
Micro Brewery |📍4155 Dorchester Rd., North Charleston
Most popular rated beer: Pluff Mud Porter | Porter- American | 5.5% ABV | ⭐ 3.77
🗣 What you said: “Nice roasty porter with a light chocolate flavor.”
🍺 Palmetto Brewing Co.
Regional Brewery |📍289 Huger St.
Most popular rated beer: Huger Street IPA | IPA – American| 7.2% ABV | ⭐ 3.7
🗣 What you said: “No clue how to pronounce this! Lol.” ProTip: It’s pronounced HU – gee.
Micro Brewery |📍880 Island Park Dr., Daniel Island
Most popular rated beer: Controversy IPA | IPA – American | 6% ABV | ⭐ 3.7
🗣 What you said: “Darn good beer. Bitter but not mouth puckering. Good stuff.”
🍺 Pawley’s Island Brewing Company
Micro Brewery |📍2668 Industrial Ave., North Charleston
Most popular rated beer: Little House IPA | IPA – American | 6.5 ABV | ⭐ 3.76
🗣 What you said: “Not super hoppy for an IPA, but good flavor. Smooth.”
🍺 Rusty Bull Brewing Co.
Micro Brewery |📍3005 W. Montague Ave., North Charleston
Top rated beer: Tumbling Monk | Porter- American | 5.5% ABV | ⭐ 3.70
🗣 What you said: “Awesome beer here..loving the coffee flavors on this one.”
🍺 Snafu Brewing Company
Micro Brewery |📍3280 Industry Dr., North Charleston
Most popular rated beer: Snafu-Tang | Sour – Ale | 5.3% ABV | ⭐ 3.69
🗣 What you said: “Super carbonated. But very good. Orange flavor coming through. Pretty sour. Excited to find it at my local Lowe’s Foods.”
🍺 Freehouse Brewery
Micro Brewery |📍2895 Pringle St. B., North Charleston
Most popular rated beer: Green Door Organic IPA | IPA – American | 6.2% ABV | ⭐ 3.68
🗣 What you said: “Can is pretty good, fluffy mouthfeel, cohesive hop profile. Classic IPA bitterness on the finish.”
🍺 Frothy Beard
Micro Brewery |📍1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley
Most popular rated beer: ¡Ándale! Pale Ale | Pale Ale – American | ⭐ 3.63
🗣 What you said: “I am a little surprised how the heat comes through when drinking. Good beer with some jalapeno spice to it.”
🍺 Twisted Cypress Brewing
Micro Brewery |📍1897 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., West Ashley
Most popular rated beer: Dark Harbor Black IPA | Black?Cascadian Dark Ale | 6.9% ABV | ⭐ 3.62
🗣What you said: “My first black IPA in a while. It was what you’d want from one.”
🍺 Oak Road Brewery
Micro Brewery |📍108 E. 3rd N. St., Summerville
Most popular rated beer: Jogglin’ Board | Bock – Maibock / Heller (Helles) / Lentebock | 4.5% ABV | ⭐ 3.56
🗣 What you said: “Bright, bitter and somewhat buttery.”
🍺 Fatty’s Beer Works
Micro Brewery |📍1436 Meeting St.
Most popular rated beer: First Shot | IPA – American | 5% ABV | ⭐ 3.55
🗣 What you said: “Hoppy and crisp. Refreshing beer. Tastes great on a hot day.”
You can consider this your #MustTry beer list to pair with #MustDo Charleston Beer Week events. If you’re already an Untappd medalist– share this with a pal or two who would love to try out some of these beers for themselves.
Looking for an even bigger bounty of brew? You can always take a bath in craft beer in Japan.