Summertime Sips: Craft Beers That’ll Cool You Off in Columbia SC
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 9:00 AM by Dayna Cantelmi
It’s summertime and the sippin’ is easy with these seasonal offerings from a few of our local breweries. (Anyone else suddenly parched?)
Pull up a seat at one of the outdoor picnic tables at Columbia Craft and stave off the summer heat with a sweet and tart Alien Hat Watermelon Gose, a tropical Pina Colada Sour Ale, award-winning Carolinian Blonde Ale made with a kiss of honey malt or the Tradicional, a Mexican Style Lager that pairs great with a lime wedge.
Fruit-forward fermentations like the Raspberry Lemon Witbier, Lime Golden Ale and upcoming Juicy IPA keep things light and crisp at Steel Hands in Cayce. Bonus, stop by on a Friday night for the Summer Grillin’ Series, serving up different cookout favorites while supplies last. Because nothing says summer quite like a cold beer and a fired-up grill.
Kick back at Cottontown Brew Lab for some easy drinking. Pucker up with two tart new additions to the tap list - a Cherry, Pineapple, Coconut Kettle Sour and a Boysenberry Peach Kettle Sour. And options like a Margarita Gose, Rosé Lager and Pineapple Milkshake IPA are just plain fun and isn’t that what summer’s all about?
The fans and misters on the rooftop bar aren’t the only relief from the heat River Rat is offering this summer. Order up a Twisted Lemon Wheat, Luminescent Lager or Pineapple Pale Ale for golden refreshment.
Oh, and be sure to swing by on June 21st for the *official* start to the season with their annual Summer Kickoff Party, featuring special appearances by the Pinacoladaburg Kolsch, RedRum Red Ale, Mai Tai Red Ale and a Raspberry Lemon Wheat.
With their proximity to the lake and bait shop-inspired taproom, Angry Fish exudes summer vibes all year long.
But catch the Sunny Daze IPA, Shoo Shoo Baybee Dreamsicle Wheat, Sadie’s Super Sassy Lemon Grassy Kolsch, Abby’s Ale Cherry Lime Wheat Ale, Gilbert Peach Wheat or Maui Cove Pale Ale on tap and there won’t be any doubts in mind as to what time of year it is.
Boasting a seriously cool pergola and patio space, as well as a front porch feel inside the taproom, Swamp Cabbage is a low-key hangout with high-key brews. Try the Passionate Blonde for something fruity and sweet, turn up the heat with the Limapeño or take it to the West Coast with the Red-Tro IPA that ends on a slightly floral note.
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