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The Blue Ridge Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
The Blue Ridge Brewing Co.The Blue Ridge Brewing Co.

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 11
Beer Ratings: 101
Beer Avg: 3.61

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
84
good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.15%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

217 N Main St
Greenville, South Carolina, 29601-2115
United States
phone: (864) 232-4677

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @blueridgebrewco

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John

New York

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$

Greenville is a comfortable town and the Blue Ridge Brewing Co. is a comfortable place to hang out and enjoy some good beer and very good food. On a recent visit I found seven house brews on tap of which my favorite being the Colonel Paris pale. A fresh batch was tapped and I was informed that I got the second pint. Since I was traveling alone I sat at the bar and received excellent service and some light conversation with the barkeep. Also had some of the best blackened catfish ever. The beers are good, but not stellar. This is a favorite stop when in town. Overall, I would recommend BRBC.

12-17-2002 10:50:54 | More by John
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

2.35/5  rDev -35.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$$

After frequenting Blue Ridge since it opened, primarily due to the fact that its the only brewery downtown, I have seen the quality of everything go steadily downhill. The beers have never been phenomenal, but generally drinkable even though they sometimes don't represent their style very well. The food has dove to the bottom of the barrel and hasn't seen any improvement in well over 5 years. On top of being overpriced, the service is always slow. I cringe when friends say they want to go here but always reluctantly agree.

07-17-2014 02:42:13 | More by DrMindbender
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Duwey

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-06-2014 20:23:55 | More by Duwey
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buckyp

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.1%

01-07-2014 03:34:12 | More by buckyp
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phred6185

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75 | $$

Stopped in for a quick bite on a Saturday afternoon. They were out of the IPA so I went with ESB. It was good, not great but very drinkable. Had a pulled pork sandwich and it was quite good. I stopped back later and tried the stout. Nice coffee taste and much more flavorful than the ESB. Overall a nice place to stop fora bite and a brew. Service was very good

07-21-2013 17:25:42 | More by phred6185
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jophish17

Georgia

3.01/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3 | $$

Visited in August 2012, reviewed from notes.

Situated in the heart of Greenville, I stopped for a couple of drinks at Blue Ridge while waiting for the rest of my party to go out to dinner. The bar wasn't lit up very much, yet it still felt like a "hick" bar as opposed to an urban brewpub one might expect in Atlanta or Charlotte. It was a Saturday afternoon, so the place was fairly dead. The hostess was brain dead, but the bartender was nice enough. I started out with the Big Willie barleywine, and it was ho-hum. In fact, everything about my visit could be described as ho-hum, as the best part of my time there was watching Olympic power walking.

A very average and forgettable brewpub experience - I did not stay for dinner as the menu looked mediocre. Visit only if you like to tick brewpubs too

01-29-2013 21:31:18 | More by jophish17
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$

Easy to find on the main drag through downtown Greenville, right across from the Hyatt on Main St.

8-10 outdoor tables on the sidewalk. Brew kettles are right up front. Long bar with a combination of tables and booth seating options also available. Private room in the back.

Usually 4-5 beers on tap. The stand-bys are a blonde, ESB, American Pale Ale, and a stout. The stout goes by the same name as the Foothills version in NC, but the Foothills version seems to taste better to me. All of the beers are decent, but none are outstanding.

Food is really, really good though. Nice sandwiches, pizzas, and some fairly wild (literally) entrees. Try the wild game platter. The bacon pizza with whole garlic cloves is very good, too.

Service is attentive, but for some reason always seems to be a little slow. The servers are all very nice, though, and most are knowledgeable about their product.

One of my favorites when I visit town.

02-20-2012 11:37:50 | More by beer2day
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dbhall

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

this is a good restaurant with average beer. the restraunt's atmosphere is its best selling point. it's right in downtown greenville, and when you walk inside you feel like youre in a really cool brewery restraunt combo. we came for dinner and the waitress was very good, and took care of us and suggested good stuff according to our taste. the selection slightly lacks because their beer isnt the most amazing ive ever had, but it is drinkable. the food is good, and usually marinated in their beer which is cool. this is a good place to go for food, and if you want to try the beer go right ahead. good place.

06-03-2011 15:27:22 | More by dbhall
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Chincino

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $

I went to the Blue Ridge Brewing company twice during a weekend visit to Greenville, South Carolina in August 2010-once just for beers for a Bachelorette party and once for beers, lunch, and to get growlers to go to bring to a party.

I really enjoyed the laid-back atmosphere of this establishment full with southern hospitality. There was indoor and outdoor seating available and there were plenty of high top tables and booths so a lot of people could be accommodated easily. The staff were very friendly during both of my visits and helped me pick the best beers to bring in growlers to go.

The beer selection was good although not exceptional. They had seven beers on tap during my visit, the imperial stout was incredible. The food was surprisingly good for pub food and it had a southern flare.

If visiting Greenville, SC, the Blue Ridge Brewing Company is a must-see.

11-16-2010 13:08:33 | More by Chincino
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$

Cozy enough inside, although kinda dark with low lighting and plentiful dark wood. The reflection off the copper kettles and pleasant staff helps brighten things up, though. The big mirror behind the bar somehow makes it seem more barlike and less publike (and in fact they do have a full bar and do a brisk business with the non-beer drinking crowd). The Table service is friendly and efficient, but the real beer knowledge seems to lie behind the bar. There are a few sidewalk tables as well.

The beer selection is somewhat hit and miss, both with the regular and seasonal offerings. Beers range from limp and uninspired (pales and IPAs) to shockingly excellent (the regular ESB and seasonal barleywine). They usually have the four regulars- blonde, pale, ESB, stout- plus one seasonal on tap. Pass on the blonde and pale, give the stout a try, don't miss the ESB.

The food is damned good, some of the best you'll find in a brewpub setting. Wild game, housemade condiments, great sandwiches, tasty pizzas, awesome pimento cheese made with smoked cheddar and minimal mayo.

10-02-2010 01:41:29 | More by PDXHops
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The Blue Ridge Brewing Co. in Greenville, SC
84 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.