One small business is smaller than most. In fact, it is tiny by comparison to similar concepts throughout the Carolina’s. The York Chester Brewing Company, founded by Jarvis Roberts and his wife Julia, is a nano brewery that opened it’s tiny taproom in one small corner of the Riverside Complex at 1500 Riverside Drive #250 in late 2016.
Since South Carolina loosened up the rules for Breweries in the Palmetto State, Greenville, in the Upstate area has witnessed a renaissance in craft beer. We took a road trip along I-85 to checkout the areas craft beer scene and get a little taste of what’s to come.
Founded in 2014, Brewery 85 is a craft Microbrewery in Greenville that specializes in what they call “Marrying Southern culture with Craft Beer Spirit.”
We made our trek to the Brewery 85 taproom / brewery at 6 Whitlee just one week after the Clemson Tigers upset the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship. We should have known that the folks in Greenville, located just 45-minutes from Clemson University, would still be celebrating. The whole town was in party mode and parking was a challenge.
We’ve been on a series of road trips in search of breweries and #BeerWeLove in cities and towns across the Carolina’s that aren’t your traditional centers of craft beer goodness. Recently we headed out to the the City of Greenville in upstate South Carolina: just next door to the home of 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Clemson Tigers!
The next time you’re planning a road trip to the white sandy beaches and clear waters of the Alabama Gulf Coast, make sure to visit one of the Yellowmammer state’s newest breweries. The directions are easy. Take the highway all the way to the end and when you can’t go any further, you’ve reach the Big Beach Brewing Company in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
We stopped in to visit with Evan Komyati, General Manager of Big Beach Brewing, to chat about Gulf Shores’ newest must-see destination and how this small craft brewery has big plans to bring locals and visitors together to enjoy a pint of Alabama’s finest.