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Oh Hey, Low Tide Brewing!

I know you've heard this story before on this blog: was driving down the road, stumbled across a new brewery, and decided that an impromptu detour was necessary.

To be more specific, my friend Camlin and I saw this sign for Low Tide Brewing on our way into Charleston Saturday morning and nearly got whiplash from whipping our heads around to make sure we had seen this sign correctly. A brewery?! On Johns Island?! Within reasonable driving distance of Kiawah?!
It couldn't be. But it was.

I can't tell you how excited I was about this new discovery. On our way back to the island, we popped in for a quick visit to check them out.

The taproom was fairly empty when we got there which I assume was because they had just opened for the day and they had only been open for three weeks {but it was pretty busy by the time we left!} We didn't mind though because it meant we got some one on one time with the two guys working there who gave us all sorts of information about the beers and a couple of free samples to try before we decided on our drink orders.

I tried three: Sweet Caroline Kolsch, Charleston Beer Works Suicide Blonde, and the CharleSun Peel Lager.

& yes, I got the Sweet Caroline Kolsch twice in my flight. Why? Because it was that good.
I looooove me some River Rat Brewery American Kolsch Story but y'all, I think I've got a new favorite kolsch. This one was so light, so delicious, and such a perfect beach/summertime beer. I seriously debated getting a growler full of it before we left. It's a safe bet that I'll be swinging by here on Fridays before a long beach weekend to pick one up though.

CharleSun Peel Lager was also a winner in my books as well as the Suicide Blonde. The blonde beer took me a couple of sips to grow accustomed to it but it was pretty tasty.

Camlin opted for 12oz of the Sweet Caroline Kolsch in addition to the little samples we received of the British Pub Ale and the Coconut Pete's Chai Ale.

Their taproom was pretty nice! Big bar area, nice high top tables, and some picnic tables outside for the nicer days. I am a big fan of their lighting though: old drift wood + rope + bulbs = perfect lighting for a place called Low Tide Brewing.

Lots of logo love, too.

If you go, I highly suggest you getting the flight to sample their beer. It's only $7 and if you get two flights, you get to sample almost all of their beer {all but 1}.

I know that I'll absolutely be back to this brewery. We loved it! & I really love how close it is to Kiawah. There are many breweries in the Charleston area that we'd love to try out but when we're staying on Kiawah, it's quite the drive to them. Low Tide Brewing? Short drive, amazing beer. Win-win!


  1. That is a great price for a flight - so glad you guys stopped to check it out! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. Love the decor of the place, so fun!

  3. What a fun little discovery! Sounds awesome and the decor is fantastic!

  4. What a cool space, I really love all these local craft breweries popping up everywhere!

  5. So much fun! I am not a huge kolsch fan, but I do love blonde anything (well... beer). Looks fun!

  6. What a neat place to stumble upon! I'm from southern Ca, but my husband and I took a trip to Charelston and Savannah a few years ago...driving around and exploring. There is something so magical about that area! I want to live there!

    xo, Kristina

  7. What a great find! I love a taproom. That kolsch sounds great!

  8. So much fun, love trying out new breweries! Beer flights are my jam, I can never pick just one!
    Green Fashionista

  9. I am TOTALLY adding this to my to-do list!! I was so excited when I saw your photo of it.

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  10. Awesome! Discovering new brews are the best!

  11. recently i've been obsessed with flights. and for only $7? heck of a deal

  12. What a deal and what a cute place! I've actually never done a flight but the ones you tasted sound like types I like - looks like such fun!

  13. this is so awesome! definitely putting this place on my list! Helene In Between

  14. What a fun discovery!! Don't you love just happening upon awesome new places like that?!

  15. What a cool write up about our brewery that I happened to stumble upon today, 2 years late it seems. Hope ya'll have come back or will come back because we still have the Sweet Caroline Kolsch as well as more fun beers and new fun decor.


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