Breweries & Distilleries
COAST BREWING CO. Family-owned Coast Brewing is making a splash with its alternative ways and organic grains. Its brews and styles change as the brewers see fit, both seasonally and spontaneously. Try one of the original brews such as HopArt IPA or The Blackbeerd Imperial Stout. Tasting hours: Th-F 4-7 pm, Sa 11 am- 4 pm. www.coastbrewing.com. 1250 N 2nd St., North Charleston, 843.343.4727. DEEP WATER VINEYARD 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.deepwatervineyard.com. 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, 843.559.6867.
FIREFLY DISTILLERY 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. www.fireflyvodka.com. 6775 Bears Bluff Road, Wadmalaw Island, 843.557.1405.
HIGH WIRE DISTILLING 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. highwiredistilling.com. 652 King St., 843.755.4664.
PALMETTO BREWING CO. South Carolina’s oldest brewery, Palmetto, is a stop for any craft beer buff. With four main brews that are sold year-round and four special releases, this brewery produces rejuvenating beers for every season. Its recently renovated taproom and personal tours are refreshing ways to try new brews. Open M-Th 3-9 pm, F-Sa 1-10 pm. www.palmettobrewery.com. 289 Huger St., 843.937.0903.
STRIPED PIG DISTILLERY 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.stripedpigdistillery.com. 2225A Old School Drive, North Charleston, 843.276.3201.
WESTBROOK BREWING CO. 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. Open Tu-F 4-7 pm, Sa noon- 6 pm. www.westbrookbrewing.com. 510 Ridge Road, Mount Pleasant, 843.654.9114.