Southern Barrel Brewing

Sunday Sampling at Southern Barrel Brewing Company

Sunday Sampling at Southern Barrel Brewing Company

This weekend while the Old Man and the two heathens were in Beaufort SC, I slipped away to find a brewery, of course.  The gem I found is called Southern Barrel Brewing Company.

Very nice and open floor plan, showcasing the tanks and barrels placed behind the bar as a backdrop.  Not tiny, at around 10,000 square feet. 2500 square feet of tavern space, and even an outdoor beer garden area.

It was a rainy day, so basically the place was packed from the opening bell.  Sitting down for a few flights, I posted up behind the tap handles to be closer to the action.  Very Cool set up there as well.

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Beer Flight round one consisted of the following,

Southern Helles: nice Helles Lager, weighing in at a respectable 5.4% ABV and a tasty 22 IBU.  Really nice malty finish as expected.

Turtle Patrol up next, It’s  a German style Maibock.  Malty finish as well and this one is very drinkable, but be careful.  It weighs in at an 8%’er.  Slightly a bit more bite at a 30 IBU.  I liked this one very much.

Saison n’on n’on was third in line, and I absolutely love the name.  Saisons are one of my faves of all time, as I like the peppery, light finish that is characteristic to this style.  This one did not disappoint.  Very drinkable at a 7.2% ABV and a nice 22 IBU.

American Pale Ale finished up this round.  Numbers first this one is a 5%’er and a nice tasting 35 IBU.  Not too hoppy for you non hop-heads out there.

Lunch Break consisted of their Southern Barrel Kabobs – Pecan Smoked Andouille Sausage and Pretzel Bite Skewers, with a Takeaway IPA based Mustard and BBQ sauces.  Only one word needed… AMAZING !!!

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Round two:

Southern Session IPA – coming in at a 4.2% ABV and 40 IBU, this one is definitely all day drinkable.  Very nice dry, peppery finish on this one.  Almost leaves you wanting another drink after the last one.

Full of Hoptions – billed as a Big, Hoppy, Pale Ale… it definitely delivers as expected.  This one comes in at a very nice 5.5% ABV and a 44 IBU.

Takeaway IPA – for this round of the IPA wars, comes a really good IPA, reminds me of New Belgium Citradelic.  Really good, really hoppy, hits all of my checkpoints.

Last but not least is the DIPA, aptly named Slippery Slope – this one is high octane brew.  At 8.0% ABV and a tongue numbing 80 IBU, you know you are drinking this beer from first sip to last.

Of special note are the two Experimental Small Batches –

‘Murica – made with granola, and coming in at 7.7% ABV and 31 IBU.  This beauty is an Amber Ale, brewed with fresh Granola along with a good dose of Mosiac and Idaho 7 Hops.

Sour – name could use some work, but the beer is phenomenal !!! As most of you know, I like different, and this Sour is awesome in my book.  Weighing in at 5.4% ABV and a measly 6 on the IBU scale don’t miss out on this one!

Special Thanks go out to Matt and Hodge for the awesome time and the quick tour.  Definitely put this one on your go to list next time you consider a Hilton Head trip.  I personally guarantee a great time and great beer !!

Cheers All !

Donnie