A Complete Guide to the Best Charleston Breweries

Over the past few years, the craft beer scene in America has exploded, and it is booming in the Lowcountry. Whether you are craving extra hoppy IPAs, robust chocolate stouts, or cream ales, these 15 Charleston breweries won’t disappoint.

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The Ultimate Charleston Brewery List

  • Frothy Beard Brewing Co., Charleston

Frothy Beard Brewing Co. is known by locals and tourists alike as one of Charleston’s premier craft beer destinations. This microbrewery was grown out of a passion for culinary arts, creativity, and fun (but mostly beer). You will find more than great craft beer at Frothy Beard, you will also find the best pizza in Charleston. Proudly made from Frothy Beard’s Back From the Dead Porter, Zombie Bob’s Pizza boasts a super secret sourdough recipe that makes their pizza a definite crowd pleaser.

Local’s Pick: The rum barrel-aged Mermaids Milk is a variation of Frothy Beard’s famous Mermaid’s Milk stout. Aged in rum barrels for over five months, you can taste the time and effort that is put into crafting this rich milk stout with toasted coconut and hints of dark chocolate.

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  • Revelry Brewing Co., Charleston

If you love craft beer and want to learn more about Charleston’s rich culture, heritage, and history, then you must visit Revelry Brewing Co. Revelry is the only brewery in Charleston that comes equipped with a rooftop bar! From the dog-friendly atmosphere to great live music each Friday, Revelry Brewing encompasses all things that make us love Charleston.

Local’s Pick: Gullah Cream is a cream ale brewed with grits grown on Edisto Island by Geechie Boy Mill. Revelry has won countless awards for this one-of-a-kind beer and has garnered national praise for many more of their tasty artisan ales.

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  • Cooper River Brewing Co., Charleston

Cooper River Brewing Co. began out of friendship and a mutual love of craft beer. We love this brewery because of its back porch vibe that makes you feel like you are visiting an old friend. It’s Southern hospitality at its finest! If you are searching for unique ales in traditional styles while enjoying the vibrant life of downtown Charleston, look no further than Cooper River Brewing Co.

Local’s Pick: Craft beer is enjoyable to drink, but even more so when the profits go toward a cause. Produced with the local chapter of “Brewsters”, $1 per pint of Cooper River’s Watermelon Wheat is donated to the Center for Women. This light and fruity beer is refreshing and perfect for lounging outdoors in the warm Charleston sunshine.

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Other Charleston Area Breweries

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