We may be biased, but we think the masters of all things brewed and delicious can be found here in the heart of SC. From hoppy IPAs to creamy stouts and mouth-watering sours, Columbia brews are obsession worthy (Just ask their loyal following). And while we love the classics, we can’t get enough of the seltzers and seasonal delights that have hit the scene this summer. If you’re ready to switch up your go-to with something fruity or frozen, we’ve got you covered.
Brightly colored sours are being poured year-round at Columbia Craft Brewery and their watermelon version, Alien Hat, has quickly become a local favorite. They describe this tart brew as jolly rancher-esque, and frankly we can't get enough. Pick up one of these cute pink and green cans at local beverage stores like Craft and Draft or find it on tap at their brewery.
River Rat Brewery
River Rat’s inviting outdoor green space was practically made for experiencing the bubbly bliss of a cold seltzer. Refreshing flavors like Pineapple, Cola Hard Cherry, or Cola Hard Mango are best enjoyed with good friends, beer queso, and pups in tow.
Cottontown Brew Lab
For the seltzer connoisseur, Cottontown Brew Lab is heaven on earth. With their one-of-a-kind flavors, we can promise you’ve never had seltzers like these before. Called Refreshers, you can treat your tastebuds to seven different flavors like Raspberry Lemongrass, Mango Ginger, and Cottontown Candy (Yes, you read that right. A seltzer brewed with cotton candy). And because we know you won’t be able to get enough, be sure to grab a 6-pack to go so you can take the canned-goodness home with you.
Steel Hands Brewing
Steel Hands Brewing is known for its infused creations. The Coffee Lager has a fierce cult following, and their perfectly crafted seasonals are always a crowd-pleaser. The Raspberry Lemonade Ale and the Peach Iced Tea Ale should be experienced with BBQ and live music or savored on a warm evening front porch sippin’.
Down in The Vista, Twisted Spur is serving up something blended and chilled to help beat the South Carolina heat. Sweet and tangy, these oh-so-refreshing Sour Beer Slushies are sure to quench your thirst. Grab a seat on their covered outdoor patio and cool off with fruity flavors like White Peach Raspberry and Pina Colada.
Angry Fish Brewing Co.
There’s nothing quite like biting into a ripe peach during the peak of summer or scooping into a pint of fresh peach ice cream. But Angry Fish Brewing Co. comes close with bottling that joy into their Gilbert Peach. Made in Lexington, this American Wheat Ale is infused with locally grown, tree-ripened peaches to create a taste that brings back sweet summer memories with every sip.