Take a tour of Upstate breweries on International Beer Day
Today is International Beer Day and we’re celebrating by recognizing a few of the many craft breweries that have opened across the Upstate.
According to the Brewers Association, craft brewers in the United States number 7,450 and our region has plenty of them to keep our taste buds entertained.
In addition to offering great local ales, brew pubs and trendy taprooms have served as a catalyst for downtown revitalization in many markets around the country, including downtowns, and midtowns, throughout the Upstate.
“We were a little ahead of our time,” said Mark Johnsen, founder and brewer at RJ Rockers in downtown Spartanburg. “It took a few years to get some traction, but I’m glad we’re here.”
Join us as we take a tour of New Groove Artisan Brewery, Plankowner Brewing, Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery, RJ Rockers and Holliday Brewing.
New breweries are opening all the time across the Upstate. While this list may not be exhaustive, it’s ample.
BREWS On Main, 130 N. Main Street, Anderson SC 29621 featuring 16 craft beers on tap
Carolina Bauernhaus, 115 Federal Street, Anderson SC 29625 featuring 17 craft beers on tap
Electric City Brewing Company, 109 E. Calhoun Street, Anderson SC 29621
Growler Haus, 313 N. Main Street, Anderson SC 29621 featuring 17 craft beers on tap
New Groove Artisan Brewery, 4078 SC-9, Boiling Springs SC 29316 featuring 16 craft beer taps and a special tap for crafted sodas for kids and non-beer drinkers
Plankowner Brewing Co., 109 Sloane Garden Rd, Boiling Springs SC 29316 featuring a 20 tap wall with a rotating selection of brews and guest taps
Birds Fly South Ale Project, 1320 Hampton Ave, Greenville, SC 29601 featuring 14 craft beers on tap
Brewery 85, 6 Whitlee Court, Greenville SC 29607 featuring 11 craft beers on tap
Fireforge Crafted Beer, 311 E. Washington Street, Greenville SC 29601 featuring 19 craft beers on tap and 3 non-beer options
Grape & Grains/Shoeless Brewing Co., 104 Mauldin Road, Suite A,, Greenville SC 29605 featuring 24 craft brews on tap
Grateful Brew, 501 S Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, SC 29607 featuring beers from local breweries
Greenville Beer Exchange, 7 South Laurens Street, Greenville SC 29601 offering everything from classic German and Belgian ales, to the best local brews
Liability Brewing Company, 109 W Stone Avenue, Suite D, Greenville SC 29609 featuring 12 craft beers on tap
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 741 Haywood Road, Greenville SC 29607 featuring the Iron Hill signature series and new recipes
Loose Reed Brewing Company, 109 Augusta Street, Greenville SC 29601 featuring a diverse range of small-batch base, experimental and seasonal recipes
Pour Taproom, 7 Falls Park Drive, Greenville SC 29601 featuring a self-serve system of rotating selections
Quest Brewing Co., 55 Airview Drive, Greenville SC 29607 featuring a expansive variety of craft beers
Tetrad Brewing Company, 603 E Stone Avenue, Greenville SC 29601 featuring a small batch craft brewery with classic beer styles
The Community Tap, 217 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville SC 29609 featuring more than 20 beer taps
Thomas Creek Brewery, 2054 Piedmont Highway, Greenville SC 29605 featuring 13 craft beers on tap
Yee-Haw Brewing Company, 307 E. McBee Avenue, Suite C, Greenville SC 29601
Blue Ridge Brewing Company, 308 Trade Street, Greer SC 29651 featuring the classic “Big 4” and seasonal favorites
The Southern Growl, 155 N. Buncombe Road, Greer SC 29651 featuring 60 craft beers on tap
Magnetic South Brewery, 6642 Clemson Boulevard, Pendleton SC 29670 offering four different styles of Magnetic South beer at all times
Appalachian Ale House, 205 E Main St, Pickens SC 29671
Golden Grove Farm & Brew, 115 Krim Rd, Piedmont SC 29673. All beer brewed on site.
Jocassee Valley Brewing Company, 13412 SC-11, Salem SC 29676
Keowee Brewing Company, 401 E Main Street, Seneca SC 29678 featuring 12 craft beers and hard cider on tap
Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery, 197 E St John St, Spartanburg SC 29306 featuring 30 craft beers on tap
RJ Rockers Brewing Company, 226-A W Main St, Spartanburg SC 29306 featuring 17 craft beers on tap
Holliday Brewing, 1802 Drayton Rd, Spartanburg SC 29307 featuring more than 30 craft beers in a variety of styles
Growler Haus Spartanburg, 113 N Church St, Spartanburg SC 29306 featuring 23 craft beers on tap
13 Stripes Brewery, 250 Mill Street, Ste PW3101 Dock Print Works No. 3, Taylors SC 29687 featuring 12 craft beers on tap and growlers to go