Top 100 Beers in South Carolina as Ranked by BeerAdvocate

Beer Advocate has rated the top beers in the United States for 2017.  Here is the breakdown of the best beers in South Carolina, their average rating and how they rank nationally.

If nothing else, you will see some familiar breweries to the Lowcountry and this is an opportunity to start a beer bucket list.

How awesome does that sound, especially at the start of football season.

South + Beer + Football = Priceless!!!!

Congratulations to Westbrook, Coast, Holy City and all those that made this year’s list.

Top Rated Beers: South Carolina (US)
Avg Ratings
Mexican Coffee Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.49 282
Mexican Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.39 2,782
Mexican Cake (Tequila Barrel Aged)

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.44 280
2016 Bourbon (Willett) BA Mexican Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.57 75
Boy King Double IPA

COAST Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.70% ABV

4.29 525
Key Lime Pie Gose

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.00% ABV

4.26 389
2016 Maple Bourbon BA Mexican Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.63 41
Siberian Black Magic Panther

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV

4.29 185
Two Claw Rye IPA

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.26 189
Gozu

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.00% ABV

4.21 403
Red Wine (Napa Cabernet) Mexican Cake (2016)

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.46 47
Yeast Wrangler

Holy City Brewing
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV

4.36 61
Margarita Gose

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.50% ABV

4.34 67
32°/50°

COAST Brewing Company
Kölsch / 4.80% ABV

4.16 339
Gose

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.00% ABV

4.12 2,598
Shane’s Big DIPA

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV

4.13 389
Carnie Fire

COAST Brewing Company
American Amber / Red Ale / 5.00% ABV

4.25 79
Rye Knot Brown

COAST Brewing Company
American Brown Ale / 6.20% ABV

4.21 91
Westbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler Imperial Stout

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.12 310
Event Horizon Cascadian Dark Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Black Ale / 7.00% ABV

4.21 83
Bulls Bay Oyster Stout

COAST Brewing Company
Foreign / Export Stout / 5.80% ABV

4.25 62
Dead Arm Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

4.14 149
Mr. Chipper

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Flanders Red Ale / 6.80% ABV

4.1 192
ALTerior Motive

COAST Brewing Company
Altbier / 6.30% ABV

4.17 78
One Claw Rye Pale Ale

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

4.04 1,086
India Pale Ale

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.03 1,496
Single Hop Series: All Cascade Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.50% ABV

4.22 44
Peanut Butter & Jelly

Edmund’s Oast
American Brown Ale / 5.50% ABV

4.3 31
Lemon Coconut Weisse Weisse Baby

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Berliner Weissbier / 4.00% ABV

4.08 135
Citrocity

Seminar Brewing
American IPA / 6.00% ABV

4.17 55
Rum Barrel-Aged Siberian Black Magic Panther

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV

4.24 37
Blackbeerd Imperial Stout

COAST Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.30% ABV

4.02 351
Funkmaster Brett IPA

Revelry Brewing Co
American Double / Imperial IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.2 38
2016 Tequila BA Mexican Cake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.4 19
Viridi Rex

Edmund’s Oast
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV

4.52 14
Brutus

Conquest Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.60% ABV

4.23 30
6th Anniversary Hazelnut Chocolate Imperial Stout

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV

4.04 136
Milk Stout

COAST Brewing Company
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.70% ABV

4.19 32
Single Hop Series: All Chinook Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.50% ABV

4.26 24
Paper Airplanes

Birds Fly South Ale Project
American Wild Ale / 6.00% ABV

4.45 14
Belafonte

COAST Brewing Company
Belgian Pale Ale / 5.70% ABV

4.16 34
Sungazer

Charles Towne Fermentory
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.29 20
Blueberry Weisse Weisse Baby

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Berliner Weissbier / 4.00% ABV

4.34 17
Mexican Cupcake

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Stout / 4.20% ABV

4.23 23
Weisse Weisse Baby

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Berliner Weissbier / 4.00% ABV

4 153
Brand New Eyes

Birds Fly South Ale Project
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 5.50% ABV

4.19 26
Maple Bourbon Barrel-Aged Mini Growler

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV

4.31 17
The Finisher

Conquest Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 17.50% ABV

4.25 20
Galaxy Rinse & Repeat

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.3 17
Kaldi Imperial Coffee Stout

Quest Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.00% ABV

4.01 101
HopArt IPA

COAST Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.70% ABV

3.96 677
Red Legs Scotch Ale

COAST Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.80% ABV

4.16 27
Single Hop Series: All Simcoe Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV

4.18 24
Overly Friendly IPA

Holy City Brewing
American IPA / 7.60% ABV

3.98 137
Udderly Milk Stout

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.50% ABV

3.96 275
Leopold

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Wild Ale / 4.30% ABV

4.05 48
September Saison

COAST Brewing Company
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 6.00% ABV

4.13 27
Chocolate Rye Porter

River Dog Brewing Co.
American Porter / 5.50% ABV

4.06 41
Angry Mash Oatmeal Stout

COAST Brewing Company
Oatmeal Stout / 9.00% ABV

4.2 19
Porter, Smoked

COAST Brewing Company
American Porter / 5.80% ABV

4.12 26
Cabernet Barrel Aged 5th Anniversary

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.18 19
Blackbeerd Imperial Stout (2016) – Heaven Hill Barrel Aged

COAST Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV

4.36 11
Lichtenhainer

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Berliner Weissbier / 4.20% ABV

3.97 107
Rustic Sunday Rye Saison

Birds Fly South Ale Project
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 7.00% ABV

4.14 22
Bourbon Barrel Aged 5th Anniversary

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout

4.22 14
Galaxy Quest Pale Ale

River Dog Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.00% ABV

4.18 16
Smoked Rye Pale Ale

COAST Brewing Company
Rye Beer / 4.80% ABV

4.09 24
Wadmalaw Sunset

COAST Brewing Company
Belgian Strong Pale Ale / 7.50% ABV

4.2 14
Holy City Pilsner

Holy City Brewing
Czech Pilsener / 5.00% ABV

3.96 79
Sacred Heartier

Conquest Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.25% ABV

4.16 16
Harlequin

Conquest Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.50% ABV

4.09 22
Craver Peanut Butter Porter

Seminar Brewing
American Porter / 6.00% ABV

4.01 38
World Court Mocha Blonde Stout

Legal Remedy Brewing
American Stout / 7.00% ABV

4.09 20
Oyster Stout

Holy City Brewing
Irish Dry Stout / 5.80% ABV

4 37
Dark Helmet

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Schwarzbier / 6.00% ABV

3.91 272
Lily The Great

New South Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV

4.1 17
Lefty Loosey

Revelry Brewing Co
American IPA / 7.00% ABV

4.18 12
Malice Maple Bacon Russian Imperial Stout

Legal Remedy Brewing
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV

4.17 12
O’SOO Oyster Stout

Benford Brewing Co.
Oatmeal Stout / 5.10% ABV

3.98 36
Ashley Farmhouse Ale

Freehouse Brewery
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 6.10% ABV

3.92 89
Lord Proprietor’s Mild

Edmund’s Oast
English Pale Mild Ale / 3.50% ABV

4.19 10
Pink Squirt

Freehouse Brewery
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 6.50% ABV

4.16 11
Smoked Märzen

Holy City Brewing
Märzen / Oktoberfest / 6.20% ABV

4.01 24
Green Door IPA

Freehouse Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV

3.92 82
Mojito Gose

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Gose / 4.50% ABV

4.07 16
Collision Stout

Holy City Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.80% ABV

3.97 34
Dave Brown

COAST Brewing Company
Chile Beer / 6.90% ABV

3.98 28
Barrel-Aged Collision Stout

Holy City Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV

4.13 11
Thomas Creek Trifecta IPA

Thomas Creek Brewery
American IPA / 6.90% ABV

3.9 115
Life Of Don

Freehouse Brewery
American Wild Ale / 7.10% ABV

4.03 17
Thomas Creek Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Thomas Creek Brewery
Oatmeal Stout / 8.00% ABV

3.9 105
New Rye Pale Ale

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.10% ABV

4.02 18
Graveyard Shiftee

Holy City Brewing
American Porter / 8.50% ABV

4.02 18
Aiken Thoroughbred Red

Aiken Brewing Company
Irish Red Ale / 5.20% ABV

4.01 19
PassionFruit Tart

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American IPA / 6.80% ABV

4.03 15
Palmetto Espresso Porter

Palmetto Brewing Company
American Porter / 5.80% ABV

3.88 206
Three Claw

Westbrook Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV

4.08 11
Belgian IPA

Westbrook Brewing Co.
Belgian IPA / 7.70% ABV

4.06 12
Star Spangled Stout Ale

RJ Rockers Brewing Company
American Stout / 6.00% ABV

3.95 28
Rumblefish Hoppy Saison

Birds Fly South Ale Project
Saison / Farmhouse Ale / 6.00% ABV

Link to Complete List

4.01 16
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