Brew­eries & Dis­til­leries

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Deep Wa­ter Vineyard, known un­til 2015 as Irv­inHouse, is the only do­mes­tic vineyard in the Lowcountry fea­tur­ing mus­ca­dine grape wine that’s bot­tled on the prop­erty. You can taste all five of the vine­yards’ va­ri­etals for just $5 and get a com­pli­men­tary glass to re­mem­ber your visit. Open Tu-Sa 10 am-5 pm. www.deep­wa­ter­vine­ 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wad­malaw Is­land, 843.559.6867.


Lo­cated on Wad­malaw Is­land, Fire­fly Dis­tillery is South Carolina’s largest mi­cro-dis­tillery and is home to the orig­i­nal sweet tea vodka. Fire­fly Sweet Tea Vodka hit the mar­ket April 2008 and quickly be­came a fa­vorite lo­cal drink. Open Tu-Sa 11 am-5 pm.­fly­ 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wad­malaw Is­land, 843.557.1405.


Known for its or­ganic brews, Free­house Brew­ery blends to­gether fla­vors in­spired by the Lowcountry. The An­glo-Amer­i­can and Bel­gian ales are all hand-made to cre­ate bold fla­vors that vis­i­tors can sam­ple in the tast­ing room. Open Tu-F 3-8 pm, Sa 1-8 pm.­house­ 2895 Pringle St., North Charleston,.


With around 30 dif­fer­ent brews, Frothy Beard Brewing has some­thing for ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing Cho­co­naut, Tides of Gal­way Ir­ish Red and Hominy Cream Ale to name a few. This mi­cro­brew­ery fo­cuses on pro­vid­ing full-fla­vored ales for the Lowcountry. Open M-Th 3-8 pm, F-Su 11 am-8 pm. www.frothy­ 7358 Pep­per­mill Pkwy., North Charleston, 843.793.2970.


This ar­ti­sanal craft dis­tillery pro­duces a dis­tinc­tive line of small-batch spir­its, in­clud­ing gins, rums, whiskeys and vod­kas us­ing a Ger­man-made cop­per still. The rus­tic, 8,000-square-foot ware­house is avail­able for tour­ing and fea­tures a 25-per­son tast­ing room. Tours are of­fered Th-Sa each hour from 11 am to 6 pm (last tour at 5 pm). www. high­wire­dis­till­ 652 King St., 843.755.4664. Map 1: E-3


Us­ing slow dis­tillery meth­ods and re­gional in­gre­di­ents, Striped Pig makes moon­shine and vodka from South Carolina corn and rum from Sa­van­nah mo­lasses. Plus, this dis­tillery do­nates all its by-prod­ucts back to the farms that pro­vide the

in­gre­di­ents for the high-end spir­its. Open Th-F 3-7 pm, Sa noon-5 pm; tick­ets: $5. www.striped­pigdis­ 2225A Old School Drive, North Charleston, 843.276.3201. Map 2: D-3


Like your beer straight, no frills? Then Trades­man Brewing is just what you are look­ing for. The nanobrew­ery keeps things sim­ple with its six ales, shy­ing away from off-the-wall fla­vors. These brews were cre­ated to ap­peal to ev­ery­one, es­pe­cially the hard-work­ing, blue-col­lar class. Open Tu-F 4:30-8 pm, Sa noon-8 pm. www.trades­man­brew­ 1639 Ta­tum St., 843.410.1315.


West­brook Brewing Co. is rec­og­nized across the Lowcountry for cre­at­ing in­trigu­ing ales. With dis­tri­bu­tion now reach­ing as far as New York and Den­mark, it’s no sur­prise that this com­pany pro­duces such tasty brews. With fla­vors like Ud­derly Stout, Grumpy Old Time and Citrus Ninja Ex­change, this brew­ery never fails to im­press. Open Tu-F 4-7 pm, Sa noon- 6 pm. www.west­brook­brew­ing. com. 510 Ridge Road, Mount Pleas­ant, 843.654.9114.

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