Beer

9.0%
American Double / Imperial IPA
He approached the kettle. "I'm gonna put so much malt in you today." The kettle was very excited.Next thing it knew, a mash made with enough Pale and Munich Malts to choke an elephant was in a... Read more.
Occasional
7.0%
Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale
Belgian Blackish Brown Imperial Strong Dark India Pale Ale WaffleBeer geeks love a lot of things: curvaceous glassware, barrel-aging, and of course, acronyms. Holy City is celebrating that last one... Read more.
Occasional
5.5%
Baltic Porter
If you know us, you know Pluff Mud Porter, our award-winning, all-weather flagship. There's a time for everything in this world, and we decided it was time to try a new spin on our oldest favorite.... Read more.
Occasional
5.0%
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
This name should have Southern palates watering before you’re even in the same room as the beer. The carbonation was intentionally kept tame on this one, helping to smooth the finish on what’s an... Read more.
Occasional
7.5%
American Brown Ale
Our first “real” collaboration other brewers was done with Aaron and Ben Lucas, a duo of brew-happy brothers that work at Closed for Business. It’s a triple threat of sorts - a hoppy, rye, brown ale... Read more.
Occasional
5.8%
Irish Dry Stout
After pairing rich, roasty stout with oysters for years, enterprising European brewers started putting oysters in the beer in the early 20th century. Oysters impart a silky mouthfeel thanks to their... Read more.
Seasonal
Oyster Season
6.4%
American Pale Ale (APA)
This heavily Galena-dry-hopped summer ale is the very first recipe written 100% by our own Joel Carl. While there’s a heavy hand of malt involved, it’s met with a balanced hop profile, making it a... Read more.
Occasional
6.6%
American IPA
For coastal locals like us, the annual hurricane season is equal parts fun and terror. We all follow a series of storms with weird names like other folks follow pro sports teams, tracking paths and... Read more.
Seasonal
Hurricane Season
7.0%
American IPA
For coastal locals like us, the annual hurricane season is equal parts fun and terror. We all follow a series of storms with weird names like other folks follow pro sports teams, tracking paths and... Read more.
Seasonal
Hurricane Season
8.0%
American IPA
For coastal locals like us, the annual hurricane season is equal parts fun and terror. We all follow a series of storms with weird names like other folks follow pro sports teams, tracking paths and... Read more.
Seasonal
Hurricane Season
6.8%
American Brown Ale
If you've ever seen a professional, male brewer, odds are you've seen a beard. There is some magical, unspoken connection between folks that make beer for a living and folks that dig on facial hair.... Read more.
Occasional
8.2%
American Double / Imperial Stout
We’ve got some pretty kickass neighbors, and Palmetto Collision, a family business that’s been operating for over 35 years, is one of them. We made fast friends with Mike, who helps fabricate our tap... Read more.
Seasonal
Winter
4.8%
American Adjunct Lager
When you need a cold-brewed, fresh rock spring filtered, smoothtastic light beer that turns your mountains blue...you don't. What you do need is Dorchester Light, our rice lager brewed with Carolina... Read more.
Occasional
5.9%
Rye Beer
In anticipation of summertime, we went for a refreshing rye ale with Earthworm. But why call it earthworm, you may ask? Well, we used petite wormwood (the younger, non-psychoactive cousin of wormwood... Read more.
Occasional
5.8%
American Stout
Our monthly Carnival Nights often feature a beer/chocolate pairing with our good friend, Johnny Battles, founder of Sweeteeth. It's high time we made a beer with this guy, and Fancy Stout is our... Read more.
Occasional
7.0%
American IPA
After installing and setting up our brewing system, we ran a couple of test batches all the way through the process. Experimental beers, if you will. The “Fish Bowl” moniker was bestowed on them as a... Read more.
Occasional
7.5%
American IPA
After installing and setting up our brewing system, we ran a couple of test batches all the way through the process. Experimental beers, if you will. The “Fish Bowl” moniker was bestowed on them as a... Read more.
Occasional
5.8%
Munich Dunkel Lager
Ask most folks to picture German beer, and they'll likely imagine something yellow. Delicious and full-bodied, but yellow. Dunkel is just as German as those iconic lagers. In fact, it's a lager too,... Read more.
Occasional
10.3%
American Porter
As the weather turns colder, the F&B industry trudges along, and the shift beers get darker and more malty with the season. Continuing with Shiftee concept, we brewed Graveyard Shiftee as a... Read more.
Seasonal
Winter
5.0%
American Pale Ale (APA)
"Hail to thee, our Alma Mater.Hail to thy time-honored name.Proud tradition hover 'round thee;May we never bring thee shame.Loyal sons and daughters love thee;Strive to conquer and prevail.We will... Read more.
Occasional
7.3%
Milk / Sweet Stout
We've collaborated with our upstate buddies at RJ Rockers twice before, producing Stuck on Rye 26 at their brewery and then Holy Citra, RJ! at ours. When we contemplated doing four collaboration... Read more.
Occasional
10.0%
American Double / Imperial IPA
It’s hard for us to believe, but we reached our 100th batch of beer with HC-100, right on the heels of our first anniversary. 100 is a nice round number, so we opted to use 100lbs of hops throughout... Read more.
Occasional
5.5%
American Pale Ale (APA)
It wasn't long ago when an "all-Carolina" beer was nothing more than a pipe dream. But thanks to some savvy farmers in North Carolina, we were able to get pretty damned close with Highcountry Pale... Read more.
Occasional
7.0%
American IPA
We had the distinct honor and privilege to produce Stuck on Rye 26, the first commercial collaboration beer from two South Carolina breweries, with our friends at RJ Rockers Brewing in Spartanburg.... Read more.
Occasional
5.0%
German Pilsner
The first flagship beer in the Holy City arsenal is our version of a traditional Bohemian-style Pilsner, with significantly amped-up hops, imparting a wonderfully sharp bite to what’s already a dry,... Read more.
Year-round
4.8%
Munich Helles Lager
Daniel Island, a quiet, swanky, nearby island town, plays host to the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament each year. We were honored to brew this beer specifically for them (and a handful of accounts... Read more.
Occasional
9.4%
American Double / Imperial IPA
Craft brewing is as much a community as it is an industry. Translation: there are a lot of friendly brewers out there, and our buddies Luke and Walt Dickinson from Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville,... Read more.
Occasional
6.2%
American Pale Ale (APA)
Beth Cosi created Bendy Brewski Yoga to help "bring yoga to beer lovers," and we partnered with her early on to help bring her yoga to our beer lovers. You can still catch a class with Beth almost... Read more.
Occasional
7.7%
American IPA
Wanna hear something kinda funny? Our head brewer, Chris, has a degree in Geology. He went back to his rocky roots to brew this IPA in collaboration with the College of Charleston (his alma mater)... Read more.
Occasional
6.2%
American IPA
2012 marked the birth of the Iron Brew Competition, and Iron Chef-style homebrew-off hosted by Mellow Mushroom and ourselves. In it, teams of homebrewers were each charged with... Read more.
Occasional
10.6%
American Barleywine
Things are getting chilly outside (every now and then), and those...delightful songs are playing everywhere, so it must be time for The Holidays. We're helping you celebrate, rejoice, and otherwise... Read more.
Occasional
7.7%
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
"Chris, are you using the Belgian yeast we used in Acronym to ferment a strong pale ale hopped with Centennial, Amarillo, and Ahtanum, and dry-hopping it with whole-leaf Summits?""I love... Read more.
Occasional
8.3%
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
“Don’t get ‘em mixed up with your lazy pants...”The Avett Brothers are a fun band, with fun songs. Laser Pants, although short and pointless, is one of them. So when the time came to brew a one-off... Read more.
Occasional
4.5%
Schwarzbier
We had all kinds of fun with our Laser Pants. But when it’s just too damned hot for Laser Pants, it’s time to bust out Laser Schwarz. This black lager has the malt, chocolate, and somewhat roasty... Read more.
Occasional
3.9%
American Pale Ale (APA)
We've all heard some version of the IPA origin story. Folk knowledge tells us that the English had to produce beers with more hops and higher alcohol levels to survive the trip to India in colonial... Read more.
Occasional
6.8%
Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale
What’s in a name? In the beer world, a lot, apparently. As highly-hopped, darker ales became all the rage over the last few years, the fight over what to call the style got fierce, and at times,... Read more.
Seasonal
Summer
11.8%
American Barleywine
Oh, the wonders of modern technology. Holy City's Assistant Brewer Extraordinaire, Tim Bettencourt, was tasked with coming up with a beer for Brewvival. He jumped at the chance to make a giant... Read more.
Occasional
10.5%
Doppelbock
When the weather outside gets frightful, beer gets stronger, and while every brewery seems to have a winter seasonal, every brewery and their brother seems to have a Christmas beer. Meanwhile,... Read more.
Occasional
5.5%
American Porter
We settled on Pluff Mud Porter as a year-round beer early in the planning stages of Holy City, stages that also included some wild ideas. One of these ideas was to bring bacon and beer together,... Read more.
Occasional
6.2%
American Porter
The Notorious P.I.G. made a porky splash at Brewvival last year as one of a few beers incorporating meat, but in a highly successful way - no fatty mouthfeel or greasy glassware, just a robust porter... Read more.
Occasional
4.8%
Munich Helles Lager
Our head brewer Chris has a serious background in lager brewing, so we decided the summer of 2012 would be a great time for a series of one-off, small batch lagers. Old Man Helles is the first of the... Read more.
Occasional
7.6%
American IPA
Charleston's got a rep as a friendly city. We're probably on some dumb list for it. All we know is word has spread further south to Florida, because our friends from Boca Raton's Funky Buddha Lounge... Read more.
Occasional
6.0%
American Brown Ale
We don’t blame you if you don’t believe us, but this beer was born in a dream. Sean arrived at the brewery one day, having woken from a dream where we brewed two beers. One was made with boiled... Read more.
Seasonal
Fall/Winter
6.5%
American Wheat Ale
This is America, therefore you like pie. It's just part of the deal. We brewed Pie Face, a 6.5% wheat-leaning ale with noble hops, with lemon meringue specifically in mind. Once you taste the graham... Read more.
Occasional
5.5%
American Porter
Pluff mud [plŭff-mŭd], noun, A mixture of dirt and water indigenous to the marshes of the South Carolina Lowcountry, with a distinct odor that’s endearing to locals, but off-putting to tourists and... Read more.
Year-round
7.5%
Belgian Pale Ale
2012 marked the birth of the Iron Brew Competition, and Iron Chef-style homebrew-off hosted by Mellow Mushroom and ourselves. In it, teams of homebrewers were each charged with brewing a beer using... Read more.
Occasional
0.0%
Scratch is Holy City's housemade root beer, a zero-alcohol alternative to our other beers to help quench the thirst of young'uns and old'uns alike. We brew it with a cane sugar and molasses base,... Read more.
Year-round
9.0%
American Double / Imperial IPA
"...stings the nostrils..."We didn't want to make your mother's Double IPA. Sex Panther was made with an off-kilter, Belgian-leaning malt bill, imparting some dark fruit characteristics to this... Read more.
Occasional
10.0%
American Porter
The 2012 Great American Beer Festival was a milestone for us. Our flagship Pluff Mud Porter brought home the Gold in the Brown Porter category, leaving us shocked, thrilled, and humbled. Throngs of... Read more.
Occasional
8.5%
American Strong Ale
The life of a Charleston Food & Beverage professional (F&B pro, to the cool kids) is a daunting one, something we know all too well. However, it does come with perks, one being the “shift... Read more.
Seasonal
July
6.3%
Belgian Dubbel
This fancifully-named, second member of our accidental “Pants Series” is a Belgian Dubbel with a mahogany color. The flavor leads with a sweetness and hints of chocolate, finishing dry, with a... Read more.
Occasional
8.5%
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Our collaboration series for Brewvival 2014 features two breweries from North Carolina, one from South Carolina, and our buddies from the recently-opened Southbound Brewing in Savannah, GA. We opted... Read more.
Occasional
5.2%
American Pale Ale (APA)
Charleston is a pretty kickass place to live if you ask us, and that's thanks to a lot of little kickass details. We've honored some of those details in other beers - pluff mud, for example. When it... Read more.
Year-round
5.0%
German Pilsner
"Timmons writes our beer descriptions.Timmons' wife is Summer. Summer's Dad is Rick. Rick likes bourbon. Our Bourbon Barrel Pilsner smells like Rick." -Chris Brown Read more.
Occasional
8.5%
Smoked Beer
It’s Shiftee time again, and since the weather’s nice, we figured this was a good time for a smoke break since those have to be taken outside here in Charleston. That trusty 8.5% Shiftee ABV is still... Read more.
Seasonal
Spring
5.7%
Smoked Beer
When the weather is right, there’s nothing like an Oktoberfest/Märzenbier and all its malty glory. But why make yet another Märzen that gets lost in the shuffle? We decided to include some smoked... Read more.
Seasonal
Winter
6.5%
American IPA
Cleaning can be fun...at least when your cleaning involves hops. When it came time to either use or discard our first year’s hop collection from the cold room, we decided to use every last leaf to... Read more.
Occasional
7.2%
Belgian Tripel
Our head brewer, Chris, is about to tie the knot. Married life will teach you a lot, but he's already learned that when a brewer gets married, he's expected to brew a wedding beer. He acted... Read more.
Occasional
6.9%
American Amber / Red Ale
When making a hop-forward one-off beer, sometimes we need look no further than one of our heroes, Brian Fantana, for inspiration. Our Double IPA, Sex Panther, was our first beer inspired by the... Read more.
Occasional
8.5%
American Double / Imperial Pilsner
With our year-round pilsner fully dialed in, we decided it was time to dial things up to 11 - or at least 8.5 - with this imperial version, brewed as a one-off specifically for Brewvival 2012. The... Read more.
Occasional
6.3%
Dortmunder / Export Lager
"...Yeah, yeah. She's seeing this guy, Art Vandelay..."If there's one thing we learned from Seinfeld, it's that there's no point in just being an importer. The real money is in importing/exporting.... Read more.
Occasional
6.0%
Vienna Lager
While “lager” generally conjures images of clear, yellow beer with a crisp character, this is a darker take on the style. The color tends toward a dark burgundy, with the Vienna malt in particular... Read more.
Seasonal
Winter
5.3%
Hefeweizen
Named for a locally-loved section of Folly Beach, Washout Wheat is an excellent hot weather beer, and our first wheat beer. We checked the overdone spice additions of coriander and orange peel at the... Read more.
Seasonal
Spring
4.0%
American Stout
A springtime session stout? Why not. The “weak” moniker refers ONLY to the ABV, as there are tons of body, notes of chocolate and smoke, and Northern Brewer-driven bitterness. Enjoy a few pints in... Read more.
Occasional