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Something significant in South Carolina’s beer history is the unique liquor laws they enforced. Way back in the 1890’s Governor Benjamin Tillman created the South Carolina Dispensary system, which put state-run facilities in charge of packaging and distributing all liquor sold within the South Carolina borders. This law remained in place until 1907.

Fun fact: Today, these rare glass South Carolina Dispensary flasks that the alcohol used to come in, can be worth more than $20,000 at auctions!

Over the years, new South Carolina beer laws have been put into place. One law brings about the question: Can you buy beer in South Carolina on Sunday? The answer, no (most times). The sale of all liquor and beer is allowed Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., and sales are prohibited on Sundays, however, some cities and counties permit the sales of only beer and wines on Sundays.

Current South Carolina brewery laws require breweries that do not serve food to provide a brewery tour before they can serve their customers. The customers are also limited to three pints per individual.

The first and oldest still existing South Carolina craft brewery is Palmetto Brewery, which opened in 1993. For 14 years Palmetto was the only brewery in Charleston.

With so many incredible South Carolina beers, we have found the most popular and visited craft breweries in South Carolina are:

• COAST Brewing
• Frothy Beard Brewing
• Holy City Brewing
• Revelry Brewing
• Westbrook Brewing.

Plus, since the late 1990’s, some of the best South Carolina breweries have collected 16 GABF (Great American Beer Festival) awards!

We have had the pleasure of featuring the best beer from some of the best breweries in South Carolina, including: Southern Barrel Brewing Company and RJ Rockers Brewing Company. We are always looking for new South Carolina craft breweries to add to our monthly craft beer club shipments, and hope to have more in the near future. Cheers!



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