Your ultimate guide to Charleston’s breweries

Photo by Revelry Brewing

At the CHStoday office on the upper peninsula, we can’t throw a koozie without hitting a local brewery. Not that we’re complaining. 🍻

The Lowcountry is currently home to approximately 30 production breweries, multiple brewpubs + craft-beer focused establishments – with more on the way. Many of these local beer experts will be showcasing their gift for growlers, while helping those living with HIV/AIDS here in our community, at Charleston Beer Fest this Saturday.

While the event will host 40 breweries from all over the Carolinas, we figured this was a good time to share our knowledge of our favorite upper peninsula breweries as well as give you the ultimate guide to breweries in the Charleston area.

*This list was last updated on May 16, 2019*

🍺 Daniel Island

Dockery’s | Micro Brewery |📍880 Island Park Dr.
Cheers this: Easy Listening
This Witbier is cloudy + unfiltered, featuring nods of chamomile + sweet orange peel.

Indigo Reef Brewing Co. | Micro Brewery |📍2079 Wambaw Creek Rd. Unit 1
Cheers this: Shelly Beach Blonde Ale
Named after the owner’s first place they went scuba diving in the open water as certified divers. 

🍺 Downtown

Baker & Brewer | Micro Brewery |📍94 Stuart St.
Cheers this: Yeasty Boys
A 5.2% ABV mixed ferm short pour.

Cooper River Brewing Co. | Micro Brewery |📍2201B Mechanic St.
Cheers this: Inaugural IPA
Boasting a citrus + peach aroma, this IPA has a tropical flavor + a piney finish.

Edmund’s Oast | Micro Brewery |📍1081 Morrison Dr.
Cheers this: Peanut Butter & Jelly
The classic kid sandwich in a glass.

Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. | Micro Brewery |📍1505 King St., #115
Cheers this: Order of Magnitude
An Imperial Gose brewed with passionfruit, mango, + guava.

Fatty’s Beer Works | Micro Brewery |📍1436 Meeting St.
Cheers this: Musket Mule
A French Saison that adds fresh ginger + rosemary prior to boiling to create an intriguing finish.

LO-Fi Brewing | Micro Brewery |📍2038 Meeting Street Rd.
Cheers this: LO-Fi Lager
A simple Mexican lager.

Munkle Brewing | Micro Brewery |📍1513 Meeting Street Rd.
Cheers this: Evening Post Porter
Their version of a British-style Porter has a low ABV (5.2%) + a medium body allowing it to be drinkable year-round.

Palmetto Brewing Co. | Regional Brewery |📍289 Huger St.
Cheers this: Idle Speed
A salted lime lager brewed at the oldest licensed brewery in S.C.

Revelry Brewing Co. | Micro Brewery |📍10 Conroy St.
Cheers this: Gullah Cream Ale
Brewed with grits grown on Edisto Island by Geechie Boy Mill.

The Hold by Revelry Brewing | Tasting Room |📍 36 Romney St.
A sour beer tasting room by Revelry Brewing Co.

Tradesman Brewing Company | Micro Brewery |📍1647 King St. Ext.
Cheers this: Bricklayer’s Red Ale
A double red that is roasty + malty with a clean finish.

🍺 James Island

Famulari’s Brewing & Pizza Co. | Micro Brewery |📍1291 Folly Rd.
Cheers this: Buds Bunny
A pale ale with CBD from CBD Carolinas.

🍺 Johns Island

Fat Pig Brewing Co. | Micro Brewery |📍3690 State Rd., S-10-1024
Cheers this: Reaper Blonde
Infused with Carolina Reaper peppers.

Low Tide Brewing Co. | Micro Brewery |📍2863 Maybank Hwy.
Cheers this: Hooked on a Fielding
A blend of beer + cider. Has a dry, light + highly carbonated finish – similar to prosecco.

🍺 Mount Pleasant

Ghost Monkey Brewery | Nano Brewery |📍522 Wando Ln.
Cheers this: Florida Kiss
A hard seltzer with notes of tangerine + orange.

Two Blokes Brewing | Micro Brewery |📍547 Long Point Rd. #101
Cheers this: Drone – Honey Rye IPA
This crisp craft beer uses wildflower honey from Bee Well Honey in Pickens, S.C.

Westbrook Brewing Co. | Regional Brewery |📍510 Ridge Rd.
Cheers this: White Thai
A refreshing Witbier with notes of lemon candy + citrus fruit. The crisp lemongrass pairs well with a spiciness from the ginger root.

🍺 North Charleston

COAST Brewing Company | Micro Brewery |📍1250 2nd St. N.
Cheers this: Hop Art
A fine line between a sweet malt + assertive hops.

Commonhouse Aleworks | Micro Brewery |📍4831 O’Hear Ave.
Cheers this: Cucumber Sour
Tart – with flavors of cucumber, brine, + melon rind.

Freehouse Brewery | Micro Brewery |📍2895 Pringle St. B.
Cheers this: Folly’s Pride
A crisp, golden session ale with a mildly bitter finish.

Holy City Brewing | Micro Brewery |📍4155 Dorchester Rd.
Cheers this: Washout Wheat
Notes of banana + clove.

Pawley’s Island Brewing Company | Micro Brewery |📍2668 Industrial Ave.
Cheers this: Grandpa Bob’s Old Wood Shop
A sour ale that is barrel-aged, giving it hints of wood.

Rusty Bull Brewing Co. | Micro Brewery |📍3005 W. Montague Ave.
Cheers this: Piece of Wit
A witbier style with citrus, kiwi, + a light coriander finish.

Ship’s Wheel | Cidery |📍1033 E. Montague St.
Coming soon.
Cheers this: Dry Hopped
Made with 5 varieties of hops for a bittersweet semi-dry flavor.

Snafu Brewing Company | Micro Brewery |📍3280 Industry Dr.
Cheers this: Snafu-Tang
A sour beer made with raw, fresh oranges.

🍺 Summerville

Oak Road Brewery | Micro Brewery |📍108 E. 3rd N. St.
Cheers this: HHH
A German Hefeweizen.

Wide Awake Brewing Co | Micro Brewery |📍1907 Verner St.
Cheers this: Wide Awake Gose
A Gose sour beer style with a touch of kosher salt to offer the tartness.

🍺 West Ashley

Charles Towne Fermentory | Micro Brewery |📍809 Savannah Hwy.
Cheers this: Sungazer
A tropical fruit IPA with subtle bitterness.

Frothy Beard | Micro Brewery |📍1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Cheers this: ¡Ándale! Pale Ale
A jalapeno Cilantro Pale Ale that will give you a nice little burn in the back of your throat.

For more information on local breweries, check out the Charleston Ale Trail + be sure to download the Untappd app.