Charles Towne Fermentory

Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

809 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, South Carolina, 29407
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chsfermentory.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.23
Beers:
70
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
349
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.41
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
pDev:
6.8%
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Reviews by Probins13:
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Probins13 from North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Apr 28, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

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

Pretty small place in a strip mall area parking is tough if the place is very busy. Great draft list broad selection of IPAs, pales and stouts. Their beers are really well done did not have one I thought was subpar. No food but we did order out and have it delivered and ate at the bar. Super friendly staff and a spacious place.

Jul 11, 2019
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Visited the brewery on a recent visit to Charleston. Lucky enough to have timed our visit to an imperial stout bottle release weekend!
The brewery is easy to find and is on a main drag connecting West Ashley area to Downtown Charleston. Parking is basically on street and my aunt tells me it can be difficult to find spots on some evenings.
Walking into the brewery from the street there is a large rectangular bar immediately to the front and right of the building. The space is wide open and features lots of raw wood. there are about 18 chairs at the bar and then there are lots of table chair setups spaced around the room. there were 6 or 7 drafts available and 32 oz crowlers for each were also an option. they had two different imperial stout bottles and also 16 oz cans of an IPA are also in a small cooler at the bar. There is also quite a bit of clothing an paraphenalia available for sale. Bartender was very friendly and offered her guidance on which beer to crowler based on some beer qualities.
the beers trend toward the hops end of the spectrum but it also seems like they rotate quite a few styles through the draft lines. Id really like to hang here for a pint or two sometime, but this was a quick hit, maybe next visit. Also didnt try the food, but seems like that also rotates so could be good if the provider is something you like.
A cool brewery and the beers Ive had are pretty solid. A good spot in Charleston area.

Apr 29, 2019
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lebriarjr from North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Dec 29, 2018
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chihawks72 from South Carolina

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

I love this place more than life itself

Dec 10, 2018
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barsonthetrak from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nov 14, 2018
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tillmac62 from South Carolina

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

It's a small but friendly place. The beer is outstanding and is the service. We arrived when they opened and didn't get to experience the place "after dark" but it should be hoppin'. The only draw back is size related. They have taps that aren't loaded due to supply constraints due to demand. These guys need to expand - they are world class brewers.

Nov 05, 2018
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VeganUndead from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Cool vibe, not a huge list to choose from but everything available is solid. This is billed as the best brewery in the city, and while it lives up to that, I'm more spoiled in RVA

Sep 11, 2018
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Vik777 from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Jul 28, 2018
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lewith from South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Jun 21, 2018
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swenny916 from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Stopped here on our way from Florida to spending a night in Charleston. It was an early Friday afternoon, so we were able to get a spot at the bar. Service was quick and did a great job explaining their beers along with letting us know about a newly tapped beer not on the menu.

We weren't in there long, but it had a pleasant vibe while we were in there.

We were able to get a street parking spot right in front of the building, but there is no specific lot that I could find at least. It was pouring rain, so I just wanted to get in and have a beer.

Overall a nice place with some great beer!

Jun 13, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.34/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

this place is majorly rad, they are making what in my experience are hands down the best hoppy beers i the area, all new school and new england types, some good brewing pedigree for those that i cant quite recall, and a mellow little space not really any different from anywhere else in terms of a physical space. smallish though, with a bar along one side, an open feel with natural light, seating for maybe 40 or 50 people, and a ton of attention to what matters most, the beer! they had a good selection on, maybe eight or ten beers, most of which are hazy ipas and pales. the bessie with lactose and spelt blew my mind, but all of them were on a much higher level than almost anything out there and frankly rival the famous ones from VT and MA as far as i am concerned. i also really liked the sungazer, the mars express, and the pineapple one, so refined and drinkable and juicy on the hops. not a ton of diversity on the menu, they seem to do basically just these, but they sure are killing it. i could not believe how good they all were! nice dudes behind the bar too, friendly and welcoming and not pretentious. they have a little mexican kitchen attached to the place and we had a tasty quesadilla, good beer food. overall the beer here was elite level, the place is relaxed and mellow to hang out at, and i will be back for sure! still frothing for more of that bessie!

May 14, 2018
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redfish2942 from South Carolina

4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Beer is spot on delicious, very knowledgeable bar staff and approachable brewers. Rotating kitchen which is always very good. Only set back would be parking but that to be resolved by city parking garage in the near future. Probably one of the top 3 breweries in the state if not the best.

Mar 01, 2018
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jimbailey from South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I think these guys are doing some fun stuff. I like their beers, although a lot of them of very similar. I think the brewery is comfortable and I like going there. Staff is nice.

Feb 22, 2018
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

V: A nice little spot, unpretentious and likable. It's not exactly huge, but they make the most of the space. It has a medium-sized bar, with several tables scattered throughout the floor, and a kitchen in the corner. Pretty nice, in an understated way.

Q: Of course, everything is made on premises, so it's definitely fresh. Nothing stale here.

S: A decent selection - all house beers - on-tap and in growlers and crowlers. They only have eight beers (an IPA, a DIPA, a zwickelbier, a Baltic porter, etc.), but it's a solid array of stuff. One odd thing: They only had one beer (a dry stout) available in crowlers. Could have used more, but this is a minor quibble.

Feb 04, 2018
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Keeling from California

4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Dec 27, 2017
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kbuzz from North Carolina

4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Oct 28, 2017
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tigerbeer90 from South Carolina

4.51/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Oct 09, 2017
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Lucular from Maryland

4.33/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Spent an hour or so here on a Sunday night. Bartenders were friendly and helpful. A couple of groups were playing games, all in all a great vibe, great beer, and if I lived in Charleston I'd drink Sungazer all the time.

Aug 22, 2017
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Auwein from South Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Aug 14, 2017
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jshusc from South Carolina

4.79/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Aug 10, 2017
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dotes_on_dipas from South Carolina

4.76/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Jul 07, 2017
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Cubatobaco from Virginia

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Jun 30, 2017
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outdoor7or24 from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 18, 2017
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

May 01, 2017
Charles Towne Fermentory in Charleston, SC
Brewery rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 349 ratings