Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in South Carolina

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November 9, 2022
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Breweries with the most highly ranked beers in South Carolina

In a world where just a small number of massive companies dominate the beer market, sipping on a brew created close to home can be all the more satisfying.

The last decade has seen an explosion of breweries that operate on a smaller scale and offer a wider, and sometimes more experimental, selection of beer. While craft beer often has a higher price tag than your average domestic beer, consumers are clearly willing to pay more: In 2020, craft beer accounted for almost a quarter of the U.S. retail beer market.

Stacker compiled a list of the breweries with the most beers ranked in the top 100 in South Carolina using data from BeerAdvocate. Any ties were broken by the highest-ranking beer. Continue reading to find out which South Carolina breweries have the tastiest offerings.

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#18. Benford Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #100. Old Nitrolee (Hefeweizen)
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#17. Low Tide Brewing

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #99. Tie One Off (American IPA)
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#16. Thomas Creek Brewery

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #90. Trifecta IPA (American IPA)
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#15. Southern Barrel Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #82. Frozen Barrel Milk Stout (Sweet / Milk Stout)
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#14. Carolina Bauernhaus

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #79. Keowee (Flanders Oud Bruin)

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#13. RJ Rockers Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #60. The Palmetto Trail Ale (American Pale Ale)
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#12. New South Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #45. Dirty Myrtle (Imperial IPA)
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#11. Frothy Beard Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 1
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #42. Sip Sip Pass Pass IPA (American IPA)
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#10. Commonhouse Aleworks

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 2
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #46. Park Circle Pale (American Pale Ale)
--- #66. Wise One (Hefeweizen)
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#9. Seminar Brewing

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 2
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #13. Citrocity (American IPA)
--- #47. Pixels (American IPA)

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#8. Legal Remedy Brewing

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 4
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #56. World Court Mocha Blonde Stout (American Stout)
--- #57. Pro Bono Vanilla Porter (Imperial Porter)
--- #59. Justice Juice IPA (American IPA)
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#7. Holy City Brewing

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 4
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #27. Yeast Wrangler (Imperial IPA)
--- #87. Oyster Stout (Irish Dry Stout)
--- #89. Overly Friendly IPA (American IPA)
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#6. COAST Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 5
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #5. Boy King Double IPA (Imperial IPA)
--- #15. Bulls Bay Oyster Stout (Foreign / Export Stout)
--- #20. Rye Knot Brown (American Brown Ale)
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#5. Revelry Brewing Co

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 6
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #40. Backoff Warchild (Imperial IPA)
--- #62. Funkmaster (Brett Beer)
--- #70. Oh My Darlyn! (Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy)
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#4. Birds Fly South Ale Project

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 9
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #23. 1320 Hampton Avenue DIPA (Imperial IPA)
--- #24. Paper Airplanes (Wild Ale)
--- #34. Bourbon Barrel Aged Wolves In The Piano (American Imperial Stout)

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#3. Charles Towne Fermentory

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 9
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #4. Sungazer (New England IPA)
--- #6. Sungazer - Double Dry-Hopped (New England IPA)
--- #18. Mars Express (American Pale Ale)
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#2. Edmund's Oast Brewing Company

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 15
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #9. Order of Magnitude (Fruited Kettle Sour)
--- #10. Viridi Rex (Imperial IPA)
--- #32. Peanut Butter & Jelly (American Brown Ale)
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#1. Westbrook Brewing Co.

- Number of top beers in South Carolina: 36
- Highest ranked beers in South Carolina:
--- #1. Mexican Cake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged (American Imperial Stout)
--- #2. Mexican Coffee Cake (American Imperial Stout)
--- #3. Mexican Cake (American Imperial Stout)

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