Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook Brewing Co.Westbrook Brewing Co.
BEER AVG
4.14/5
Based on:
57 Beers
1,309 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 16
Visits: 129
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

510 Ridge Rd
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464-7811
United States
phone: (843) 654-9112

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @westbrookbeer

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 129
Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great brewery. Glad I could visit. Very Modern looking tasting room/brewery. Went on the tour and was able to spend about 20min walking in the back and about 30min looking over the barrel room. Smell of that room was amazing! Seeing Mexican Cake in barrels and all the other brews made my mouth water. Great place to sip on a flight of beer for only $6. however, there was a small tap-list to choose from. Whish it would have been a bit longer and wish I could have walked out with more than 3 locals. Spent about $200 on the trip and can't wait to sit back and sip on some Gose in the heat of FL.

Would have filled up on some Evil twin, but $30 for a growler was a bit pricey. But, $12 for the locals was a nice compromise. (725 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Beautiful cascade with gorgeous brick work in a really great town. The prices were reasonable and selection was incredible. A little more modern and hipster for a 45 year old beer geek but I'll be back again....a lot! (217 characters)

Photo of listenatjoes
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I have been a fan of Westbrook’s beers ever since a 6 pack of White Thai appeared under the Christmas tree from my sister who resides in the Palmetto State. Fast forward 3+ years and many cans and bottles smuggled up to Philly later and a pilgrimage was made.

Pros:
Place is clean, cool and efficiently staffed.
Limited release or brewery-only beers available for onsite consumption. Cool swag for sale. Cans to go and possibly other bottles depending on when you visit.
Tour! We were lucky to be there when they started an informal tour. No questions too geeky, yet they were evasive when asked for release dates on BA MC. However, they let us look around the barrel rooms, explained a lot about the BA technique and let us take pictures of those precious MC barrels.

Cons:
Limited hours, Tuesday - Friday 4-7, Saturday 12-6 so plan accordingly.
Limited or no food, unless there is an event or food truck, but given the limited hours, perhaps you’ll hit them between lunch and dinner anyway.
Aside from the clean and cool setting of the taproom, there are no diversions or attractions to make one want to linger beyond a couple rounds. Not that a place needs TV’s everywhere or a carnival outside, but some tailgate type dude-sports outside may offer a visitor or family some reason to stick around and enjoy the place. That being said, kids will be very bored here, this is a sanctuary to beer, nothing more, nothing less.
A warehouse of equally huge size to the brewery building was being framed when I visited. They said this will be almost exclusively for their barrel program. Hooray to that! (1,614 characters)

Photo of Zach136
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Had a great time a few weeks ago. Place was still popping on a weekday.

They offer flights and full pours of the majority of their beers and some Evil Twin guest taps. We grabbed some of each. Double barrel smoking guns, fresh Shane's and some cool sours. What more can you ask for.

I'm used to Georgia breweries where everyone gets a tour, so I guess it was kind of odd for me to ask for one, but they happily obliged my wants and my wife and I ended up getting a private tour. It was very, very cool of the bar staff.

My only regret was forgetting to grab a growler -- all well -- I'll be back ASP! (611 characters)

Photo of indurTheB
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of the most beautiful tasting rooms I've ever been to. The trip is a little ways from Charleston and in a strange industrial area, but it is completely worth it. (166 characters)

Photo of Djm04f
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Westbrook Brewing - 12/20/2014. Got lucky on a trip to Charleston, and happened to catch them during their fourth anniversary party. The weather was pretty bad, so the turnout wasn't huge. Anyways, I love this place. The beers are absolutely fantastic, the gose, One Claw, and IPA are some of my favorites. Got lucky and got to try Mexican Cake (outstanding, coming from a Hunahpu fan) and Gozu (awesome). Had a flight of beers after the Mexican Cake and was very impressed. They contract brew Evil Twin beers, so got to try a few of those, including Barrel aged Biscotti Break, so good!

You're able to pick up to go beers in cans and bottles from the brewery for a reasonable price. 6 packs were $10, the 4th anniversary beer was $10, and their Dark Helmet and Udderly Stout were $6. Very reasonable considering some breweries charge $12-$20 for some of their limited run beers coughcigarcitycoughcough.

Service was amazing. I picked up a shirt on Saturday, and realized that night the shirt was too small (breweries need a standardized shirt maker, dammit). I emailed the address on the company website to see about a replacement, since I was leaving town before they opened again that Tuesday. I had an email Monday morning telling me to come by the brewery for an exchange. No fuss, just great customer service.

Westbrook is a must if you are in the Charleston area. Hell, even if you're in South Carolina or Georgia. (1,425 characters)

Photo of JJFlowgoer
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Visited Westbrook on Sat Sept 27, 2014 - and loved it! Great place, great beers, friendly folk behind the counter! Nice upscale feel. If you're in the Charleston area it's worth a trip over to Mount Pleasant to find it! Very happy to be able to buy their brews here in Birmingham. I'm sipping (and enjoying!) a One Claw right now! (335 characters)

Photo of Fred_M_29412
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Ohhh man i miss the good ol' days. I went to the brewery for the first time about 3.5 years ago. It is the nicest brewery in charleston. That being said i mostly avoid it now. It's gathered quite a following, which is well deserved. The staff/owners seem not to be so concerned with the tasting room anymore as they are with brewing funky stuff and expanding distribution. So i oblige them and add a few less folks to the tasting room and just grab their beer at the store. Beers get a better rating than 3.75 from me, but for visiting it's just a cluster and can make you regret the trip over there. (607 characters)

Photo of joe1510
3.25/5  rDev -23%

Westbrook was a somewhat strange place. Pulling into the reserve parking lot, back in the trees and walking up to the brewery/taproom is like walking into a great Northern Lodge. A huge stone facade greets you as you walk up, everything new, no expense spared. The taproom, at the front of the brewery, was high-ceilinged and oval in space. Off to the left was a wall mounted shelf witht-shirts and glassware. To the right were bathrooms and coolers for to-go sales. The oval bar plopped directly in the middle of the sterile space. The taplist written on the window by the front door.

It was a fairly busy day when I stopped in. There was an after work crowd and some out of towners. Five beers on tap, four of which were canned, the last being a tap only pineapple IPA. The Gose was as great as always. The IPA was good, like usual. White Thai I ddn't have and I foret the other canned offering. The tap only brew was Pina Col-IPA... My mother always told me if I can't say anything nice don't say anything at all.

When we first arrived two people were tending bar, which already seemed to be stretching it. Shortly after one of the bartenders gathered some people up for a tour, leaving a new guy, very overwhelmed with service. The credit card reader on the iPad was acting up and compounding the problem. Service was slow as molasses. As we got up to leave an apology was offered, appreciated.

In a nutshell I'm not near as fond of Westbrook as most people seem to be. The only beer available I couldn't find at every liquor store in town was mediocre to say the least. The service was....slow. The crowd was uppity. The atmosphere sterile and uncomfortable. Take that as you will because like I said, everyone else seems to love the place. (1,748 characters)

Photo of meanmutt
3.09/5  rDev -26.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.5

The Westbrook beers are great, but the taproom...not so much. All of the beers they have on tap, except one, are things you can get in cans or bottles at the store. Would be nice to have more taproom only options. Not really that great of an atmosphere either...kind of feels like you're sitting in a lobby somewhere having a beer. The bartender that helped us wasn't too friendly and he didn't seem to have any knowledge of the beers. (435 characters)

Photo of craft_shannie
3.67/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

new, modern space, almost a 'pop art' feel. seemed small. high ceilings, no intimacy. one of the most interesting brewery spaces i've ever visited & not necessarily in a good way.

very diverse crowd. tables of families w babies, right next to tatted-up hipsters at the bar, young/old, relaxed/proper, this place seemed to have it all. . . . except much of a selection. was able to try their firkin- raisin cinnamon claw, but other than that they only had gose, white thai, and one claw on tap. they did have evil twin guest taps, too. maybe my timing was off, but would have enjoyed something not available in cans.

i love westbrook gose, dont get me wrong. loved picking up a case to enjoy, esp at tybee island. but picking up a case of beer shouldn't be the best part abt visiting a brewery, in my opinion. (812 characters)

Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Fantastic brewery with a neat taproom. We drove in from NC and stayed in Charleston for the night, dropped by in hopes of getting some Mexican Cake... they had several cases and a six bottle per person limit. Well, I was with my girl so we snagged a case. The people were beer-smart and helpful. We had a blast. Check em out. (325 characters)

Photo of coriswrasse
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Really enjoyed this place. Excellent staff. It was not busy when we were there but I asked and they said it can be very busy. We went on a hot Saturday at 1pm. There was a vet in there selling pretzels and pizza but we did not eat any. It did not look appealing. There were six beer offerings: IPA, RIPA, GOSE, Smoke Wheat, Wit, one Evil Twin/Stillwater collab. I got a very intimate tour and the guide was quite knowledgeable. They tapped a old bay spiced version of the RIPA while we were there that was very good. No porter, stout or other dark options. Bought some cases of Gose for 43 bucks each. Pricing was easy on the wallet. Good music and a TV rotating through pictures of Westbrook events and brewing. Will definitely go back. All beers fit to style and delicious. (775 characters)

Photo of djhowell
4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The brewery is kind of in the middle of nowhere but worth the detour from Charleston. We stopped in on a Saturday afternoon, unknowingly just before they closed, and only had enough time for a flight apiece (though they offer full pours as well). The bar/tasting area is a modern, clean space with an circular bar and large windows overlooking the brewery. I wish we'd had more time but it was a nice stop. (409 characters)

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Nice clean place nestled in a rustly cul de sac in what appears to be a relatively new commercial/ residential district. Beers were ok to extremely good, the stars being the rye pale ale and the 3rd Anniversary beer on this day. Place was very clean and service was as good as could be considering the strict SC beer laws. If I get back to the Charleston area I will definitely go back. Hopefully I can enjoy a little more that time. (433 characters)

Photo of jfstilling
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I was very impressed with Westbrook. I went for the BA Mexican Cake release. I was expecting a long tedious wait, but it was nowhere near as painful as I thought it was going to be. Nice, clean neighborhood brewery with great brews at a great price. I will definitely be back again. (282 characters)

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