Before you read about the trials and tribulations of our state's brewing industry, we are happy to report that "The Pint Bill" passed the South Carolina General Assembly in late May! As of today, it awaits only the governor's signature, which it's expected to receive without any further drama. Cheers!
Remember “the good old days?” While they were good in a lot of ways, they were bad in others. Case in point: the local beer scene.
Rewind to 2006 and things are unrecognizable. Alcoholic liquids labeled “beer” could not be sold in South Carolina unless they clocked in under 6.25% ABV (alcohol by volume). This led to a choked selection, and therefore not much interest from a drinking populace that largely didn’t know better. Thankfully, an organization called Pop the Cap SC helped demolish that oppressive limit, allowing beer up to 17.5% ABV inside our borders.