Westbrook Brewing Co.

Westbrook Brewing Co.Westbrook Brewing Co.
Westbrook Brewing Co.Westbrook Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

510 Ridge Rd
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 29464-7811
United States

(843) 654-9112 | map

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kwakwhore from North Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Unpretentious vibe for such a well known place. Servers were helpful without being obtrusive. The beers were top notch. I had s flight of stouts that were all phenomenal including two Mexican Cake variants. My girlfriend had IPAs. We split an immense pretzel that was very good. A large number of beers on sale including cellared stouts. The only negative for me is the limited hours that they are open. If you’re in the area it’s well worth a visit.

Jan 11, 2020
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Gorgeous facility, probably as many Evil Twin beers on tap than westbrook offerings. Bartender was working his first shift. Overall, decent. Would go back but not in a huge hurry to

Sep 11, 2018
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DoctorZombies from Florida

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great place for an afternoon or Saturday beer. Large bar, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Decent parking including large overflow lot. The bartenders have always been knowledgeable and friendly. Large tap list. Flights are an option. Bottles, cans and 32oz crowlers for takeout. Vintage bottles for purchase/consumption on site. Friendly folks. I have a good time every time I visit.

Mar 13, 2018
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SomethingClever from Ohio

4.31/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nice place fairly large with an almost circular bar in the middle with a smattering of tables around the perimeter. If you sit at the bar as you walk in the door you are facing the actual brewery and can see the vats. Looks chic modern with light wood and lots of concrete. Quality is pretty good, their beers are quite good. Service was ok, bartenders were fairly knowledgeable but you got conflicted statements of things if you asked different people the same thing. Selection was ok mostly IPAs on tap and several different DDH versions of Two claw. Had an extensive list of 22 oz bottles for on site consumption with anywhere from overpriced to wildly overpriced ranging from I think the Low $20s-$350. Capitalism at its finest. I'm not sure why the on site bottles could not be purchased to take home considering the prices you were paying.

Oct 02, 2017
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Probably the most popular spot in the up and coming Charlestown brewery scene. I got there 10 minutes before they opened and they had a line on a regular day. Famous for their wedding cake and Evil Twin collabs. The brewery is nice, and they do some quality stuff. They could push for world class in the future.

Aug 05, 2017
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arizcards from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Came here with Da Boss yesterday after a rainy day at Boone Hall Plantation and a wonderful lunch at R.B's on Shem Creek.

Vibe was decent as the room was full of folks presumably there mostly for the Mexican Samoa. Very polished and clean environment.

Quality of the beers that were available was solid although i was not hugely impressed with the two beers i sampled.

Service was solid after initially getting a tab going as i was able to check out pretty quickly after ordering some Cake to go and pay for the brews and swag.

Selection was a bit disappointing as they had maybe 10 beers on tap.

Overall definitely worth a stop if you are in the greater Charleston area.

Jun 21, 2017
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RockRuler from Mississippi

3.33/5  rDev -24.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3

My visit did not meet my expectations. The tasting room itself was very posh, clean lines and hard surfaces which isn't usually my thing. The quality of the beer was good which I figured it would. The service was OK at best as the servers weren't rude or over friendly and got miffed if you asked too many questions or didn't understand what they were saying. I got the impression they all had high opinions of themselves. "It's my first time in this place dude, chill out". What I was most disappointed about was the lack of selection other than their readily available distributed beers. There was only one 'brewery only' beer and I was expecting more. Maybe I had too high of an expectation but either way I was disappointed.

Feb 04, 2017
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Rockjocknroll from California

3.74/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Clean and fancy tasting room... Almost felt like a winery walking in. Dead quiet. Greeted with a straight-faced 'hey'. Beers were solid with a great gose, good hops and a tasty cognac-aged ale. The server loosened up and after some music started playing things lightened up. Ok service, not particularly friendly, good beers.

May 12, 2016
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PorterLambic from Florida

4.37/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Friendly, open (a few hours a day, seriously) but oddly sterile feeling to it. Staff is nice, helpful.
Eleven brews on tap including an Evil Twin. Plenty of bottles and six packs to take with.

May 04, 2016
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Thirsty_In_Chicago from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Late review from the 2015 BA Cake release. Managed to make it into town despite historic flooding. Couple food trucks outside, along with a tap station pouring multiple versions of Cake. Great selection on tap, and really enjoyed the huge digital tap list on the wall. Was able to pick up Gose and Lemon Coconut Weiss Weiss Baby to go, so along with the BA Cake allocation a pretty phenomenal haul. Unbelievable selection across the board, including a bottle menu which included the likes of DB and AB Cake. Interesting that the bottle menu pricing was inflated, but in the end I'd rather see the money go to the brewer who made it than some guy selling on the secondary market.

As I mentioned before there was historic flooding, and I had no car. At the end of the day I wasn't able to get an Uber to come pick me up, so one of the brewers actually dropped me off in a part of town that wasn't flooded. Can't remember his name, but very generous!

I look forward to my next visit!

Feb 04, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

3.92/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Went as part of the Brews Cruise tour in SC, so we got the place to ourselves before they opened, which was very cool. A small place and a lot of their offerings were out that day, but got to try some cool stuff like the Gose and Gozu. Very cool barrel room tour, and some bottles for sale of non-normal stuff. Best beer I had in SC, would definitely visit again.

Dec 29, 2015
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xt0n1cx from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Westbrook has been one of my favorite breweries to date. Their selection is awesome and I like the fact they have harder to get beers on their cellar list. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back.

Dec 23, 2015
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.41/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

V: The tasting room has a very simple, clean look. You're given a nice view of the brewery's production area as you sit at the bar, which has about 15 taps and quite a few bottles available. It was surprisingly crowded, but never uncomfortably so.

Q: Westbrook always seems to have a high level quality with its beers. You can also get flights of beer (this definitely helps) or an 8 oz. pour of some the best beers in the area.

S: The bartender was, in general pretty good. Not overly friendly, but he did his job well.

S: There was a good selection to be had here. In addition to having Westbrooks old favorites (Gose, White Thai, IPA), they had several beers from Evil Twin, and one from CIgar City. A nice array of brews.

Dec 23, 2015
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Dave_Treat from Virginia

3.91/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Love the look of the place. Very nice and clean appeal. New building. Went on a quiet night with only a couple otther customers. Staff was a little slow, but took decent care of us.

The one thing I do not like is the price gouge on some of their older bottles saved for onsight consumption.$50 for MC and updwards of $200 for some of the variants. Come on, this is your own beer in your own house...

Nov 15, 2015
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cab4514 from South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Had a fun evening there with friends. Had the Mexican Cake, Marzenbier, and One Claw. Good service, nice atmosphere, and enjoyed a few good beers. I'd love to go for a tour next time.

Oct 12, 2015
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tjcapture from Georgia

5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place to hang out with friends. Staff is very knowledgeable about their beers and able to make suggestions based on personal tastes, plus they are very friendly.

Always had great experiences in the tasting room, usually meet other craft beer enthusiasts and often share a bottle with them.

Oct 11, 2015
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BuckeyeBeers from Ohio

2.6/5  rDev -41%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2

Visiting westbrook was in the short list of itinerary items on a recent trip to Charleston but it turned out to be a disappointment. Despite the website stating tours were available hourly we arrived at 4pm on a sloq thursday and we're told by the bartender he couldn't run a tour until help came in... 20 minutes later when help arrived we were told again we couldn't have a tour. While this was disappointing I understand that there's tips at the bar and no tips on tours.

When we looked at the bottle list I was excited to see that their one notable beer, mexican cake, was on the bottle list but the catch is bottles can't be taken home. Additionaly, they were asking $150 for a barrel aged bottle of Mexican cake. I'm not sure what variants cost but I've never paid anywhere near that for vanilla dark lord at DLD day, which is a superior beer.

All this to say, the brewery is riding a little high in the success of one beer and is getting a little high and mighty. I'd pass on the visit to this place and to be frank, I'd pass on their beers too; the goes is ok but nowhere near the dips Coast brewing down the road is producing.

I'd recommend stopping by Coast or making an extra trip to Charleston beer exchange.

Sep 03, 2015
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Was disappointed they didn't have any stouts on tap during my visit. Mostly had the regular lineup (Gose, IPA, Thai White) but did have Citrus Ninja Exchange that was pretty good. Got there a little before 5 and it was pretty packed inside. We sat outside at the picnic benches and it was chill.

Aug 28, 2015
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Drifter1 from Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The flights were much cheaper than most breweries and all of the beers were high quality. The atmosphere was fun and the bartenders were fast. Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommend.

Aug 18, 2015
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iTunesUpdates from Florida

4.73/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Jul 23, 2015
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KYGunner from Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
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!

Jul 04, 2015
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listenatjoes from Pennsylvania

3.97/5  rDev -10%
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.

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.

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!

Jun 16, 2015
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Zach136 from Georgia

4.66/5  rDev +5.7%
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!

Apr 10, 2015
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indurTheB from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2%
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.

Mar 03, 2015
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Djm04f from Florida

5/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Jan 06, 2015
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