After some months, countless tastes and thousands of miles, I think I can confidently proclaim that it is near impossible to drink a bad beer at a South Carolina microbrewery. The number of microbreweries doing incredible things with hops, malt, yeast and water is startling.
You might not know it, but producing and selling beer at the same location is a relatively new occurrence in South Carolina. A little over a decade ago, it was prohibited in South Carolina to sell a beer with a higher alcohol content than a Budweiser (which is 5%). But in the ensuing years, legislation favoring local craft breweries has created an ever expanding business in the state.