Hilton Head Brewing Company
Active Beers: 9
Beer Ratings: 24
Beer Avg: 3.04
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Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by thesyko56:
2.24/5 rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 1.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | $$
I visited HHBC around a month ago and I was very disappointed. Now I will have to admit that I have only been to HHBC one time in my life but they also say you only get one chance to make a first impression. The place was hard to find because it was located in the back of a group of bars called the triangle but that was not really a problem. The atmosphere was good and the bartender was friendly. The beer was awful. They only had 3 on tap at the time a light, porter, and an IPA. All three tasted, nearly, the exact same. In all three there was a strong metallic taste and it tasted like all three were brewed with juniper berries. Maybe I am off the mark about HHBC but I know that my visit was very unsatisfying. If you are in the area and want to visit a brewpub your best bet may be to make the 30 min drive to Moon River in Savannah.
08-15-2009 07:27:12 | More by thesyko56
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2.85/5 rDev +16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.75 | $$
Stopped by on a recent trip to the island. It's a pretty average looking joint, the beer was okay - the food was okay - the service was okay - you get the point. Right beside it is The Lodge - a far superior beer bar, though they don't brew their own.
06-18-2014 15:46:28 | More by Mantooth
2.25/5 rDev -8.2%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1.5 | service: 4 | selection: 1 | food: 4.5 | $
The wife and I stopped here last night because it was a perfect compromise; she knew if like to stop by a brewery and she looked up the menu and saw they had sweet potato French fries. It was win-win.
Well... The best thing about this place was the sweet patato French fries. In fact, the SPFF were world class. Probably the best we have ever had.
Casey the bartender was very friendly and seemed like she really has made a respectable effort to learn about the beers.
The place looked like and crappy dive bar in a college campus except for the copper tanks that were just there. No attempt was made to showcase them or even incoorprate them into the layout and flow of the restaraunt... It's as if the tanks/brewing equipment is seen as a nuisance.
$3 for 2 oz pours of all 5 of their own beers in a flight-- very good price. Very crappy beer.
The beers they had available were:
Summer ale - possibly the best of the bunch. At least there was nothing offensive about it.
German Wheat - not too bad. I'd be proud of this if it were my homebrew.
Chocolate Porter - really? This was an atrocity to all things chocolate, and all things Porter for that matter.
Amber - based on presentation on tap handle I assumed amber ale... Nope. Amber lager. Wasn't bad. Possibly 2nd best.
IPA - this was beyond lousy. No hop aroma or flavor. Watery and thin.
All the beers were watery and thin. None had much flavor. I'm amazed this place can stay open when The Lodge is 15 feet from their door!
If you come to the island, stop here just so you see I'm not exaggerating-- then walk next door to The Lodge.
09-28-2012 15:10:18 | More by AleWatcher
2.35/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5 | $$
Came here merely to enjoy local beer from a Brewing Company I haven't visited yet. Came with two other friends while staying in the Sea Pines Resort.
Walk right in and you have yourself a BrewPub with kettles on your left and a restaurant all around it. We nestled in at the bar where there was a live, acoustic set going on right behind us. Good vibe.
Almost tapping our beers into chilled glassware, I immediately found myself walking down to the other side of the bar to stop our bartender. She didn't even understand why I wanted non-chilled glasses but this was okay.
Our bartender couldn't promote any of their beers, so we all went with the Shipyard IPA. Average IPA but happened to overhear a conversation I wasn't too happy about. A customer was talking about the styles he enjoyed (amber ales, pale ales, lagers, etc.) and when he asked what the tender would drink, she replied, "well, I'm not a big fan of our beers, but we do have Bud Light".
Wow... I think if the owner of the brewery overheard this too, he wouldn't only be disappointed but may have had other plans for this bartender. No longer working here!
Selection was good including 4-6 of their styles (can't remember) but none of the others interested me.
I've heard they have good food here so hope to be back but was a bit disappointed in the service and how the bartender handled her opinion of Hilton Head Brewing Co's brews. She should have simply let him try them all for himself instead of her negativity.
07-22-2012 20:12:26 | More by DCon
2.78/5 rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Went here on vacation on 6/8/12. Small facility, not many options to choose from. Two of their home brews were still brewing and i was unable to try. I did however try their Peach wheat beer which was not to impressive. The atmosphere was probability the most enjoyable due to the fact my wife and I sat out in the patio with some live entertainment. For the food I tried their wings (chipotle bbq) which was excellent, but if your looking for new beers to try, you can probably scratch this one off your list.
06-14-2012 16:12:35 | More by theshoe316
Hilton Head Brewing Company in Hilton Head, SC
67 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.