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Booze Cruise In Myrtle Beach: Local Beers To Enjoy

When you think of the BrewBoat, what comes to mind? Pedal pub? Booze cruise? Are you sensing a trend here? Enjoying an ice cold drink out on the water is tough to beat, especially here in Murrells Inlet. Luckily for you, there are several breweries in the area churning out fantastic beer. Below are a few of our favorites that you should definitely try, whether you are out with us on the BrewBoat, lounging on your couch or at a local bar or restaurant:

New South Brewing

Since 1988, New South has brewed thousands of batches of delicious beer. ‘The beer from here’ is touted as Myrtle Beach’s only true brewery. That benefits the consumer because they have one focus and one focus only…you guessed it, beer. They distribute cans to Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Charleston and Florence.

Beers To Try:

New South White Ale: An American interpretation of a classic Belgian wheat ale. A hazy light golden color gives this beer its name. This light and refreshing ale is brewed with just a hint of coriander and orange zest giving way to a citrus finish.

Nut Brown Ale: A traditionally mellow hop character comes together with a beautiful mahogany color in this especially drinkable brown ale. Pleasant hints of chocolate and caramel linger in the finish.

Holy City Brewing

In 2011, a few friends and business partners in Charleston had some extra time on their hands, so they decided to take up home brewing. They created a custom, 15-gallon all-grain pilot system in their garage made of welded bicycle parts. The rest as they say is history! Today, you can find beers from Holy City all over North Carolina and South Carolina.

Beers To Try:

Chucktown Follicle Brown: This hairy beast is a 6.8% ABV brown ale with a heavy dose of Nugget & Amarillo hops. A smooth mouthfeel is followed by a bitter bite, both riding under a citrus aroma that is sure to smell great through your lip hair.

Pluff Mud Porter: Pluff mud [plŭff-mŭd], noun, A mixture of dirt and water indigenous to the marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, with a distinct odor that’s endearing to locals, but off-putting to tourists and redcoats.

Overly Friendly IPA: A double dose of Citra and Sorachi Ace in the boil and the dry hop impart a massive, citrusy nose to the beer, which is backed up by pale and wheat malts.

Pawleys Island Brewing Company

Founded in 2014, Pawleys Island Brewing Company has been pumping out unique flavor combinations for 5 years now. Contrary to what you may think, this brewery is actually located in North Charleston, South Carolina and NOT in Pawleys Island. Why? Well, ask them and let them tell you!

Beers To Try:

Coquina Wheat Ale: This refreshing ale is perfect for a hot Charleston afternoon. Finishes crisp with a hint of wheat malt.

Pawleys Pale Ale: This full bodied American style pale ale is a true salute to the ales that started the craft beer revolution. This well balanced pale ale will have you feeling like it’s the 1980s all over again.

Gray Man Stout: As the Gray Man looks out for incoming storms, he likes to drink a beer as bold as he is. This full bodied American stout has a faint hop aroma that is overpowered by bold roasted malt and bitter chocolate.