There is no doubt that one of the best parts of vacation is getting a chance to relax and refresh. Some grab their chairs, sink their toes in the sand and let the waves cool them down. Others may jump in the pool or float down the lazy river. Guests at Ocean Reef Resort love cooling off in Ship Wreck Waterpark or in the refreshing Atlantic Ocean right outside their back door. Another way is to have an ice-cold beer in your hand. On that note, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of craft and specialty brews to quench any thirst. Check out these crafty locations while you are in town.
New South Brewing: These guys know how to brew the best. This local brewery offers draft pours and tours that exhibit their many different beers and their brewing process. Experience the crisp and refreshing lager with full flavor. Try their white ale, which features just a hint of citrus. The IPA is not too bitter and is full of aroma and flavor. If you like slight tastes of chocolate and caramel, then the nut brown ale is for you. They offer all kinds of specialty and seasonal beers throughout the year. Make sure you see what’s on tap at New South Brewing.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant: Motivated by the Reinheitsgebot of 1516, the whole philosophy here is based upon the foundations of purity, simplicity and precision. They brew their beers right on the spot and will be glad to give you a tour led by their awesome brewmaster. Witness every step of their German lager brewing process as you anticipate a well-deserved pour of the refreshing brew. Their beers have won awards all over the world, and with over 35 locations, these folks know their stuff. This place isn’t just for drinking; it is known for its grubbing, too. Check out their menu with meals that complement all their beers. You can make it a fantastic evening for you, family and friends at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant.
The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar: With over 60 beers on tap and another 100 in the cooler, it is almost impossible to not find your most favorite craft or specialty beer here. The bartenders are seasoned enough to explain all your choices and make sure you find the taste and aroma you are looking for. This place is a craft beer kingdom, and they will treat you like royalty when you visit. They have live music on Friday nights and drink specials throughout the week. They pride themselves on having one of the best happy hours in Myrtle Beach. They also have an amazing menu that is sure to please. Make your trip to Market Common complete with a few pints from the Brass Tap.
American Tap House: This place is coming in 2016 to Broadway at the Beach. When it opens, Myrtle Beach will never be the same again. The gastropub will offer an exquisite combination of craft beers and craft food. With 40 varieties of craft beer to sooth your palette, the establishment’s chefs have created some extraordinary cuisine compilations to enhance every sip. Their mission is to be a venue where family and friends can get together and share abundant good times, outstanding beer and great food, making ordinary days special. It will be well worth the wait. Make your vacation complete with a refreshing stop at American Tap House.
It doesn’t matter which one you try, just make sure to stop by at least one of these establishments if you are a beer lover. Explore the distinctive flavors and aromas that only craft and specialty beers can provide. Ocean Reef Resort, Myrtle Beach plus craft and specialty beers … now that is a relaxing and refreshing combination!