In South Carolina, it’s patio season all year long. Make the most of the moderate weather when you stop by one of these breweries, distilleries and beer gardens to sip locally made drinks while taking in some scenery.
River Rat Brewery, Columbia
Soak up some sunshine on the rooftop patio and sip craft brews such as the 803 IPA and Broad River Red Ale. Pro tip: Don’t miss the pimento mac ‘n’ cheese topped with house-smoked brisket.
Salt Marsh Brewing, Bluffton
Surrounded by towering trees and tropical foliage, this is the spot to play lawn games with a pint of Nana’s Puddin’ hefeweizen or Marsh Grass pilsner in hand.
Benford Brewing, Lancaster
Escape to the countryside at this small-batch farm brewery, where you’ll be surrounded by pastures and friendly farm animals as you sample a flight of four craft beers.
Southern Hops Brewing Company, Florence
On Friday nights, sit in the backyard of this brewpub to watch live music while enjoying handcrafted beer and gourmet pizza made with locally sourced ingredients.
At this open-air beer garden, order a house brat “Carolina-style” (that is, topped with brisket chili) and a pint of craft beer before watching performances during open-mic night.
Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
Kick back beneath sprawling oak trees draped with Spanish moss as you sip your way through the likes of sweet tea whiskey, apple pie moonshine and chocolate pecan pie liqueur.
Chattooga Belle Farm Distillery, Long Creek
Take in views of rolling vineyards and surrounding mountains as you savor aged apple brandy, spiced whiskey and muscadine brandy “moonshine”—all distilled onsite.
Embark on a tasting journey—from South Carolina’s breweries and distilleries to dairy farms and even a tea garden—at SatisfyYourThirstSC.com
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