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Discover: Craft Beer in Columbia SC

January 4, 2019

Beer.

What can we say that hasn’t already been said? We like it. It tastes good. IPAs, Stouts, Wheat, Sour, Red…the list seemingly goes on forever.

We’re rather fortunate to have such a fantastic craft brewing scene in Columbia. While they all operate under the same state flag, each of the breweries brings something unique to the table. We encourage you to explore them all.

You won’t be disappointed.

Angry Fish Brewing

106 Fabrister Lane | Lexington | 803-520-7470

Slogan: “We drink all we can, and sell the rest!”

Columbia Craft Brewing Co.

520 Greene Street | Columbia | 803-799-6027

Claim to Fame: Brewed 50 different beers, including 13 sour ales in their first year (November 2017).

Conquest Brewing Co.

947 South Stadium Road (Bay 1) | Columbia | 803-814-1992

Slogan: “Conquest. History is written by the victor.” Taproom open Monday – Sunday.

CottonTown Brew Lab

1223 Franklin Street | Columbia | 844-427-3952

Factoid: Located in historic neighborhood built in 1890s. “Craft beer for the tropical South.”Beer Garden open Friday – Sunday (closed in foul weather)

Hunter Gatherer Brewery & Ale House

Two Locations: 900 Main Street | Columbia | 803-748-0540 and          1402 Jim Hamilton Blvd. | Columbia | 803-764-1237

Claim to Fame: The owner of Hunter Gatherer, Kevin Varner, has brewed every batch himself for the past 20 years. Hours vary per location.

Old Mill Brewpub

Historic Old Mill | 711 East Main St. | Lexington SC | 803-785-2337

Factoid: Lexington’s only brewpub with a full lunch and dinner menus. Cozy bar area as well as dining room. Open everyday at 11am.

River Rat Brewing Co.

1231 Shop Road | Columbia | 803-724-5712

Factoid: Named for Irishmen who built the Columbia Canal in the early 1800s. Taproom open Tuesday – Sunday. Serving food (apps, tacos, burgers and sandwiches)

Steel Hands Brewing

2350 Foreman Street | Cayce

Factoid: Columbia’s newest Brewery, opened in December 2018. Taproom open Thursday – Sunday.

Swamp Cabbage Brewery

921 Brookwood Drive | Columbia | 803-939-2589

Claim to Fame: Winners in the 2019 Beer Army Beer Wars for Dunkelwizen & Ruby Red IPA. Taproom open Wednesday – Sunday. Food trucks visit often. Family friendly, dog friendly.

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