Visited early on a Monday evening. Located just outside of downtown Charleston, easy to find on a main road. Big modern design with a large outdoor patio, and a large great hall feel to the interior. Long bar, high tops in the middle, and booths around the perimeter of the building. High end feel. The food menu looked great, though I didnít have time to eat. The draw here is the beer, and it is a truly breath taking selection. 48 draft lines have craft soda, cocktail, cider, 10 house beers many of which were collaborations and the the rest of the list is incredible - unique and rare local, national and international craft beers. Beers are by the pint, no tasting flights. However, I asked about half pours and they allowed me to order two half pours of the house beer. The bottle list is somehow even more more impressive. Bunch of gueze and sours, pricey, but beers I have never seen on a menu anywhere - HORAL for example. Service is prompt and efficient.
94 = ★★★★Ĺ (World class)
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Visited on a Sunday afternoon. The dining area is one large open room with a bar lining one wall. In addition, there is covered outdoor seating and what looked to be another bar outdoors (but it wasnít open when I was there). My immediate impression of the place was that it was a pretentious, hipster type place based on the setup and decor. So I was slightly turned me off right away, being that this place seemed to take itself so seriously. Then I sat down and had a couple beers and my impression changed quickly. Around 10 house beers on tap, and an additional 30 other beers. No beer samplers available, which sucks. The two house beers I had were very good sour/wild beers. I was really impressed with the quality of the beer, and my initial reaction of not liking the place changed to really enjoying the place. I didnít have the food, but I heard good things about it from other customers. Definitely a high quality place worth checking out. The big problem I have with this place is that they only serve their beers in full size servings (no flight/samplers or small pours). Add into it that at least half their beers when I visited were 7% or higher, it makes trying more than 1 or 2 of their beers difficult unless youíre sharing with a couple of friends. I would have loved to have tried all their beers, but I had to settle for trying 2 of them due to the serving size and price. Guess Iíll just have to return again in the future.
Didnít eat the food, so no comment there. The ambiance was awesome. Great indoor open are and a nice long bar. Then some great outdoor seating as well with half of it covered. Really well set up and super cool. People were friendly and very helpful. Can get 4 oz pours of any of their beers for reasonable prices which made it easy to try several. Beers were solid. Different and not all were what I was expecting. Sours were more funky sour/wet wool vs. lactic sour which is more what I was after, but they were really well made and they make many different styles that are very different from the normal styles. Even the beers I didnít fully like I appreciated. The standard styles are not standard, they have a different take on them. I wish I could have had more there. And then they have like 30 guest taps of some really solid beers (in addition to about 12 of their own). Really great place. Definitely go there, but expect the beers to be different. Well made solid beers for sure, but different. Loved our visit.
Stopped here on our way into town. Certainly not an overly famous/well known name in the beer world, but I saw a few trusted raters really enjoyed this place, so I drug the crew here as we made our way into Charleston proper.
The place is in a little bit of a business park sort of location with some other restaurant spaces and such. Pretty substantial location. Very open feel to it. Enormous bar and plenty of regular dining room seating. You can also see into the brewhouse near the entrance. Jars of pickled items line the perimeter walls. They also seem to make their own charcuterie and do some fancied barrel aged cocktails and such (and have some cocktails on draft). Certainly fits into the New American category here.
The draft list is extensive and impressive. They had a couple handfuls of their own beers on tap as well as lots of regional/local offerings and a ton of interesting imports. They do tasters of the house beers, but not of the guest offerings. Some of the pricing on those beers is...high to say the least. House beers were all pretty reasonable. And their beers were quite good.
This place really blew me away. Highly recommend it.
We visited this place with my niece, who lives in Charleston and recommended we go there for dinner. All I can say is "Wow!" They have 48 taps including about a dozen of their own beers, all of which were exquisite. Lively atmosphere in a large open setting and an open kitchen. Their charcuterie plate was excellent and Iím told they cure their own meats. The food was excellent and service to match. If you are in Charleston this is the place to go for great beer and food.
An excellent high-end gastropub in Charleston. Apparently it is new, located on the outskirts of downtown. The name is based on a colonial brewer named Edmund Egan (from Charleston I would imagine but Iím not 100% sure) and the lettering on the menus is colonial style. Although it is a very nice, upper-end place, it doesnít come off as being too fancy. No certain attire is required. There is an outdoor area with picnic benches that is more laid back. The indoor space is very wide and open with lots of natural lighting. There is a large bar and plenty of tables. There is an open kitchen in the back. There are 48 taps and the crazy thing is that each beer is printed on (what looked like) an 8 1/2 x 11" paper and mounted on the wall. The bartenders used a ladder to change the signs. 5 of the 48 beers were house taps and there were some interesting choices: a sour red ale, sour brown ale, mild ale, a barrel aged ASA, and peanut butter and jelly beer (an odd one, but it was tasty). I think they have good potential to be one of the top Charleston breweries, and they certainly are interested in experimenting with atypical styles. The guest tap and bottle list is one of the best in Charleston. They certainly have the most extensive collection of international beers - stuff from Evil Twin, Birrificio, HofTen, etc. And some special bottles that went for a pretty penny ($50-80) - De Cam Oude Gueze, Drie Fonteinen, Horalís Mega Blend, De Dolle Still Nacht Reserva...you get the idea. As far as food - very high quality, small portioned, locally made options. I had the charcuterie plate, which was awesome, with very tasty beer sausage. Yes, your bill can certainly rack up, although I think the prices are reasonable. Overall, what a great new place in Charleston, I would love to go back.
Modern rustic vibe with a clean feel and a bit of pomp. Friendly and suggestive service that knows what theyíre talking about. Great selection of some cool stuff on tap and what looked like a good bottle selection. Food was great, but portions are small, like $11 a plate tapas. Definitely easy to rack up a sizable tab quickly, but very nice and worth a stop, if not a bit pretentious. Good house made beers too.
clt85 (4) Charleston, South Carolina | March 4, 2014
Beer selection is incredible, lots of good locals. 48 taps. Large courtyard out front with seating which will be nice when it warms up. Food is good but small portions and expensive. Will definitely frequent this place for the beer, not if Iím looking for a filling meal. Overall nice addition to the Charleston beer scene.