A Fripp Island adventure is always a treat for travelers, especially if you’re one for waterfront fun. It’s also a chance to make the most of delicious moments. The next time you’re heading this way, make sure to make time on the to-do list for a visit to these fantastic local breweries and distilleries. Take a deeper dive into all things Fripp Island with our Vacation Guide! Inside, we have all of the must-dos of the island, so you won’t have to spend any time finding the best of Fripp Island.
Shellring Ale Works in Port Royal
When you’re looking to enhance the flavor of your Fripp Island stay and you can’t wait to add a fantastic brewery to the itinerary, you’ll want to begin with a visit to Shellring Ale Works. Located at 1111 11th Street in nearby Port Royal, Shellring Ales Works is a place where those with a passion for bold beers and cutting-edge brews will find everything they’re looking for and more. This local microbrewery enjoys a place on the docks giving guests access to great views and fantastic draft and flight options too. The selection changes with the season here making every visit one-of-a-kind for locals and visitors alike. There’s an on-site food truck to enjoy operated by RevolveR so you can pair your beverage choice with just the right snack. Looking to enjoy a Bavarian pretzel topped with beer cheese? This food truck is the place to find it. If you don’t have time to linger, there’s a to-go beer menu available at Shellring Ale Works as well. The team here works hard to keep guests inspired and taste buds happy at every turn. Long-term plans for the tasting room include an expansion to a full dining room and outdoor beer garden as well. They’re currently open from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm Monday and Tuesday, from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm Wednesday and Thursday as well as from 3:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Fridays. On Saturday you can swing by for something savory between noon and 10:00 pm while Sunday they’re open from noon until 7:00 pm.
RLB Distillery in Beaufort
Another great stop when you’re excited to check out all of the best nearby breweries is RLB Distillery in Beaufort. Found at 2139 Boundary Street #102, RLB Distillery is located within Beaufort Town Center. Their operating hours are Tuesday from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm as well as Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm. On Friday and Saturday guests can drop in between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm. RLB Distillery is proud to serve up spirits that are South Carolina Certified and 100% crafted right on-site in their distillery using local grains and organic molasses alike. When you come by to enjoy King Tide Vodka, Saint Helena Shine moonshine, Spanish Moss Gin, or Coosa Cut Bourbon you can also take a tour of the distillery to see how the liquor production process is carried out. Be sure to check the distillery calendar when you’re in town as well as the team here enjoys hosting mixology sessions, paint and sip experiences as well as dessert and spirits events you won’t want to miss.
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