Today in 1788, South Carolina became the 8th state.
South Carolina Breweries
- Aiken Brewing Company, Grill and Bar
- Blue Ridge Brewing
- Coast Brewing Company
- Hunter Gatherer Brewery
- Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery Myrtle Beach
- Mad Boar Restaurant and Brewery
- New South Brewing
- Palmetto Brewing
- Quigley’s Pint & Plate
- RJ Rockers Brewing
- Skull Coast Ale Company
- Southend Brewery and Smokehouse
- T-Bonz Gill, Grill and Brewery
- Thomas Creek Brewery
- Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina Brewery Guides
State Agency: South Carolina Department of Revenue
- Capital: Columbia
- Largest Cities: Columbia, Charleston, North Charleston, Greenville, Rock Hill
- Population: 4,012,012; 26th
- Area: 32007 sq.mi., 40th
- Nickname: Palmetto State
- Statehood: 8th; May 23, 1788
- Alcohol Legalized: April 14, 1933
- Number of Breweries: 14
- Rank: 37th
- Beer Production: 3,726,460
- Production Rank: 21st
- Beer Per Capita: 25.8 Gallons
- Bottles: 35.5%
- Cans: 59.3%
- Kegs: 5.0%
- Per Gallon: $0.77
- Per Case: $1.73
- Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $23.81
- Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $23.81
Economic Impact (2010):
- From Brewing: $3,804,637
- Direct Impact: $883,919,695
- Supplier Impact: $317,601,830
- Induced Economic Impact: $625,465,783
- Total Impact: $1,826,987,308
- Control State: No
- Sale Hours: On Premises: On-premise closing times are local option and are not set by the state.
Off Premises: 24 hours for beer and low-alcohol wine, 9am-7pm Mon-Sat. at liquor stores
- Grocery Store Sales: Yes
- Notes: 14% ABW (17.5% ABV) cap on beer
Wine > 16% ABV sold in liquor stores
No hard liquor sales after 7 p.m. and none on Sundays.
No off-premise alcohol sales after midnight Saturday until 7 a.m. Monday, except in Aiken, Greenville, Spartanburg, Horry County, Colleton County, Richland County, Charleston County/city and Beaufort County. No sales on election days at liquor stores.
Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.
For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.