The Best Craft Breweries in South Carolina

South Carolina is home to some of the best craft breweries on the East Coast, drawing inspiration from traditional art of creating moonshine in the mountains. If you are interested in trying out some of the best custom brews around, be sure to check out these fine establishments in the Palmetto State .

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Thomas Creek Brewery and Home Brew Shop

Thomas Creek is a family owned and operated craft brewery that has been serving up custom brews since 1998. Located in the downtown Greenville area, this location is home to year-round and seasonal brews including American-style cream ales, and a German-style amber lager available just in time for Oktoberfest.

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Freehouse Brewery

Freehouse Brewery located in North Charleston has a broad range of custom brews on tap for you to experience. They create their brews using organic ingredients to make refreshing, drinkable beer that is inspired by the natural surroundings of the Ashley River. Enjoy favorites like the Foxtrot Farmhouse Ale, or the Southern Blaze Saison.

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Upstate Craft Beer Co.

Upstate Craft Beer. Co. offers up a unique visitor experience. Stop by the Brewpub for a quick meal or head over to the homebrew shop where a variety of custom brews are always on tap. Visitors even have the option to create their very own custom brew that’s ready to take home and enjoy in two to four weeks.

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COAST Brewing Company

COAST Brewing company is a family owned craft brewery located in Charleston on an old Navy base. The beer created at this location is simple and well-made, using only the finest ingredients. And while they are not certified organic, they follow the same guidelines as any brewery that is because they want to do what’s best for the environment.

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Quest Brewing Co.

What’s your quest? Find out when you visit this Greenville craft brewery. Quest Brewing opened their doors in 2013 and is now a local favorite brewery. Top brews at this location include the Southern Rock Hopera Wet Hop IPA, YuYum Pecan Porter, the Noire Belgian Black Ale and the Freya Lavender Rye Saison.

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Brewery 85

The mission at Brewery 85 is to provide Southerners with a better tasting beer than they’re used to drinking. This location hosts events throughout the year and has a friendly staff on hand to help you choose the just the right flavor. Local favorites include the Running Back Stout, Quittin’ Time, and The Fishing Beer.