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Brewing + Pouring at Columbia Craft Brewing

Don't look now, but Columbia is slowly starting to develop a craft brewery scene.

You've got the ones that have been around for awhile: Hunter Gatherer, River Rat, Conquest, and Swamp Cabbage Brewing. There's the still-fairly-new brewpub, Twisted Spur, on Gervais. Cotton Town Brew Lab just started becoming available around town on local taps {but their actual taproom hasn't opened yet}, Hunter Gatherer's new biergarten out in the Curtiss-Wright Hangar is opening any day now {next Friday!}, and Columbia Craft Brewing is going on week 6 of being open to the public.

It's not Charleston, Asheville, or Charlotte, but I'll take the baby steps that Columbia has been accomplishing over the last year!

Columbia Craft Brewing, located on Pulaski Street between Gervais and Blossom, is the newest brewery to come to Columbia. In the six weeks that they've been open, I've been a few times {possibly more than I'll admit here} and have sampled most of their beers.

More often than not, you'll find me drinking one of these two beers there:

007ession {session ale} + Columbia Craft Lager

They have a good number of what they call their Carolina Weisse beers. These beers are Berliner Weisse style beers that are low alcohol, tart, wheat inspired kettle sour beers that have different varieties of fruit thrown in. Ones that they've had so far include passion fruit, guava, mango / peach / apricot, and raspberry. I'm not a huge fan of these yet but they might be growing on me.

Personal favorite thing about Columbia Craft? It's the closest brewery to our house. I have nothing against driving out by the stadium {other than the fact that it's the Gamecock football stadium...} to visit River Rat but y'all, I love being able to pop across the Gervais Street Bridge and be right at Columbia Craft.

Columbia Craft Brewing is an awesome addition to Columbia! I'm ready to see what the second location of Hunter Gatherer and Cotton Town Brew Lab add to the brewery scene here when they open up.


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