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Holy City Brewing

If you've been reading here for awhile, you know that there's one thing that Patrick and I really love to do on the weekend {or in a new city or after work or on a road trip or basically whenever}:
Explore a new brewery.
We were headed down to Charleston this weekend for our friends' Stock the Bar wedding shower and ended up getting on the road a little earlier than we expected to. Our arrival time was nearly 45 minutes earlier than the party was due to start. So what did we do?
Immediately tried to determine if we had enough time to get to our favorite downtown Charleston bar, The Vendue, for a drink before the party. We didn't really have enough time for that so we opted for option two.
We made a quick detour over to Holy City Brewing.
This brewery produces some of our very favorite Charleston beers and we have had it on our list of places to visit for awhile. It's located off of a super sketch road and behind an auto repair shop... but don't let that fool you. The beer is delicious and it's totally worth stopping by to visit.
My favorite Holy City Brewing beer is the Washout Wheat. It's named after a location on Folly Beach and it's such a good, light, summery beer. Patrick stuck with his favorite, the Overly Friendly IPA.
Our only complaint of the day had nothing to do with the brewery. We went to go sit outside and we had half a sip of beer before deciding to go right back inside. The bugs were out of control! Luckily, they had a lot of fans going inside to help keep the bugs at bay.
It was when we went inside though that we saw the food. Y'all. For a brewery, their food looked and smelled SO GOOD. I knew there was no way we were getting out of there without sampling something. Patrick checked the time and we decided that we still had enough time before the party to grab another beer and a basket of French fries.

Best French Fries EVER. And if their French Fries tasted that good, I can only imagine what the rest of the things on their menu tasted like. We'll be back to this brewery for sure and potentially just for the food! But the beers are worth going back for, too.
Although, next time, we'll probably go with a flight of beer so that we can break out and try something different. We both stuck with a beer choice that we already knew we liked.
Overall, we loved this brewery. It's got great beer, excellent food, and there were two Adirondack chairs under a big fan calling our names. Next time y'all, next time.

Plus... I need a shirt. Because I always need another t-shirt in my life.



  1. Those french fries so look so, so good. What a neat place!

  2. Fun! My first marathon was in Charleston and after I finished I went straight to a restaurant near the finish to get a decent beer (since all the race had was Budweiser, blech) and I'm pretty sure the one I got was Holy City. Haven't been to the brewery, but we love checking out cool breweries as well! We'll be in Charleston in a few weeks for a short trip and now I want to try to squeeze this in!

  3. Haha I love that you stopped by a brewery because you were early to a party! That's my kind of thinking! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  4. We are planning to go to Charleston this summer sometime so I will have to tell the husband about this place - he loves breweries!

  5. I love a good local brewery like this! Where I live the craft breweries have really taken off and it's so fun to explore all of them!

  6. I love that outdoor area! And amazing thinking to stop since you were early haha!

  7. Any place that has great french fries wins in my book! So annoying that the bugs were already out in full force!! If you come to Boston there are so many breweries I could take you to! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. It's super great! We did 2 flights when we went and it was awesome! We also took a tour! Next time you gotta go to Westbrook! My favorite is their washout wheat as well and I love westbrooks white Thai!

  9. just found your blog, you had me at "brewing" :) excited to follow along!


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