Craft Beer in the Holy City

It’s no surprise to find Charleston at the forefront of the East Coast’s craft brew craze. Lovers of Lowcountry cuisine don’t shy away from bold flavor and spice, and why should their beer be any different? As you walk down the Palmetto streets, don’t settle for the watery beverage of everyman. Take pride in the quality of your drink and find that glass filled with a labor of love, waiting for you just around the corner.

Charleston brewers brewing beers for Charleston: the concept is hardly a new one. For decades Southend Brewery has been serving up stouts and seasonal draughts with their burgers and bbq in the heart of Downtown. The past few years, however, has seen a spike in local brewers establishing themselves in the craft elite.

Take a ride to North Charleston and stop by The Frothy Beard Brewing Company for a bodacious and audacious glass of Peppermint Porter. If you’re hop-crazy, you won’t have to go far. Holy City Brewing serves up numerous pale ales and double imperial pale ales jam-packed with IBU’s (International Bittering Units).

Find a meal as exquisite as your pint at the newly unveiled beer garden Edmund’s Oast. Their “authentic without being pretentious” menu features thoughtfully sourced BBQ, charcuterie, and produce during daily dinner.  Their weekend brunch menu is also well worth a look. Take an Edmund’s Beer class to brush up your knowledge of beer styles and history.

Can’t get enough? Find even more breweries listed at beeradvocate.com or head out Yeast: Everything Homebrew to get alembic, buy some hops and start a signature beverage of your own.

 

Happy Hunting!

 

-The Zero George Concierge Team

 

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