Truly our flagship beer, we have been brewing this Amber since we opened and it remains a top choice of craft drinkers. Back when we opened the brewery, the only "Microbrews" you could get around here were Sam Adam's Boston Lager and Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale. This beer was Ed and Louis's design to create a flavor that was somewhere in the middle, yet very unique.
This beer pairs great with a wide range of dishes. It's dry finish will help clean your palate after savory southern dishes, smoky BBQ, and cheese/fatty courses. It also pairs well with chocolate chip cookies, and desert pastries.
A distinct hop nose makes our creative version of this American style the essential Pale Ale. It is aromatically complex, mysterious, and unquestionably a "go-to" beer. The toasted malt notes balance out the bold hop profile.
This beer will pair well with a wide range of foods, but is really fun when enjoyed along side spicy dishes or a citrusy desert. Think about wings during the next big game or wash down a slice of key lime pie and have your mind blown.
Our downtown Charleston version fo a what India pale ale has a generous and inviting head that releases a sneak peek to the complexity beneath. Now, close your eyes and inhale the flora of Chinook hops which introduce you to the unique aroma of confederate jasmine, followed by subtle wafts of citrus and flowers provided by the Citra hops. Exhale, taste the hint of grapefruit along with a burst of tropical fruit. Take a deep, soulful drink and experience this mysterious and thought-provoking wheat India pale ale.
This beer is a collaborative project between Palmetto Brewing and our neighbors, the Charleston Coffee roasters. After many years together under the same roof, Ed and Lowell decided to wrap their collective brainpower around the concept of using expertly and locally roasted coffee in this beer. After several roasts and different coffee beans, the final recipe is truly a work of art combining bold flavors in a delicate balance. This beer is tasty and highly refreshing... suitable for every Lowcountry season.
This beer pairs well with a wide range of hard cheeses, smoky meats, and especially, rich chocolate or coffee based desserts. Try it with pork ribs, or a tiramisu and see for yourself. Enjoy with food and friends.
This Amber Ale is identical in its Malt Profile to our traditional Amber Ale. The exception starts where we achieved a crisp finish and strong aroma profile by finishing the beer with fresh ground Brazilian Ginger and cardamom seeds. The end result is a malty beer, balanced with a sweet ginger nose and lightly spicy, dry finish. It is a great beer for warm weather and very unique to the craft market. This beer is not at all like spicy options offered in the fall by many breweries' Oktoberfest or harvest beers.
I would bet my paycheck on this beer with a wide range of international dishes, including but not limited to sushi, Thai, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Pacific Rim/fusion. These foods traditionally have a spicy/savory backbone and the ginger and cardamom will compliment them very well. Spicy or savory American/bar foods will match up as well. Who likes wings?
Cardamom, aka Cardamon, Cardamum, grains of paradise... is an Indian spice, purported to be good for digestion and metabolism. Arab uses include aphrodisiacs and health tonics. Ginger shares a similar character but is more widespread and treated as a medical herb in most of Asia. Can our beer qualified as heath food? Drink one and let us know!
Starting in England, ginger was used as a fermentable in the 1700's and reached a peak of popularity in the 19th century. Similar to IPA's, it traveled far and wide with British soldiers during the colonial era. Ginger was used as a natural preservative, much like hops, enabling sea passage without spoiling. Ginger beer was usually much stronger than English ales, but this version wont hurt you at 5.4%
On August 31, 1886 the city of Charleston shook to its core... an earthquake rattled the foundations of the city in the early evening, and took many of the buildings to the ground. After wars, hurricanes, and now earthquakes, the citizens of Charleston proved their resilience and work to rebuild and expand the peninsula and the city. After the dust had settled, the original Palmetto Brewing Company was commissioned to make a special beer to celebrate Charlestonians' resilience. We brewed this beer two years ago for the 125 anniversary of the quake, and have brought it back by popular demand.
This beer would sit well against a savory mussel or shellfish dish. Pair with mild cheeses or a watermelon salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
This is a limited release Pale Ale with a bold citrusy front end and a nice malt back-bone with a touch of fruit sweetness. Then it changes - and the sweet ends with a slow and low warmth that builds steadily throughout the swallow. We condition this beer on smoked ghost peppers and cherries. Enjoy this beer with food and friends while you can.
This beer is warm... so we wouldn't recommend pairing it with the hottest dishes in your recipe book, although for the brave that can be a fun game. It plays well with smoky meats or for the more delicate, a glass of milk.
Our version of this handcrafted farmhouse ale starts with premuim grains and honors the practice of using locally grown ingredients. Brickyard Point Farm Hachiya persimmons, also known as Dios Pyros (Fruit of the Gods), provide a crisp complexity to this rustic and refreshing ale. Billowy white head and elegant lacing with a sweet aroma of pear, savory coriander and pink peppercorn, and a rich malt backbone.
As part of the 843 series, a portion of the proceeds of Colonel Rathbun's Farmhouse Ale will go to our friends at Grow Food Carolina.
A perfect match for any roasted meat, and balanced enough to pair with Mediterranean dishes.
This beer has a great balance of roasted malts and strong citrus aromas. We brewed this beer to celebrate US active, retired service members and their famlies and to show our support, we are donating 100% of proceeds of this beer to Operation Homefront. We were lucky to be selected with 11 other brewers around the country to use the same recipe and support the same great cause.
This beer tastes great with everything, because we're all lucky to have the freedon to drink a fine ale, eat what we want with it, and apreciate the freedoms gifted to us by our troops and their sacrifices.
Our first true barrel-aged beer. Our first 22-ounce, bottle-sealed bomber. And, the first to be wax-sealed. Althea began life as a rich imperial stout with dark-roasted malts. After more than a year in Buffalo Trace barrels, she bears a distinct bourbon character and richness, yet is still shockingly smooth and effortlessly drinkable.
Rather than force-carbonating, this bourbon barrel-aged beauty, we chose to bottle condition it. Released from its barrels, Althea was blended with molasses.
Additional yeast was then added prior to bottling. A secondary fermentation within each individual bottle produced the soft, delicate carbonation that complements the beer’s more subtle notes. As for the Grateful Dead reference, we stand guilty as charged. There’s quite a few Deadheads around the brewery, and it seemed like a perfect way to once again bring beer and music together. We’d also note that while the skeleton leaning against the base of the tree is smoking, it’s just a cigarette, and there’s no way you can prove otherwise.