Summers Street has been revitalized as the place to go for craft brews in Charleston. Brewers Row consists of three unique breweries that brew delicious beer: Bad Shepherd Beer Company, Fife Street Brewing and Short Story Brewing.
Bad Shepherd Beer Company is officially the longest-running brewery in Charleston’s history. Its motto “Stay Wild” is not just a slogan.
Head Brewer Paul “Ross” Williams “stays wild” by pinballing between flagship beers like The Loud IPA and a well-respected line of German-style beers and walking on the wild side with the Sour Holler series and barrel-aged program. Bad Shepherds, as the brewers call themselves, may brew the same beers twice, but they also like to explore parts unknown. Bad Shepherds don’t like long walks on the beach, but they do like long, strange trips wandering into seasonal trail magic as well as burying their brewed treasures in flavor-filled wine, gin, and bourbon barrels.
Bad Shepherd is located inside Black Sheep Burrito at 702 Quarrier St.
Fife Street Brewing is a celebration of craft and community. Fife’s owners love West Virginia and have made this place for CWV — a place for authentic and inclusive experiences over great beer, food, and conversations.
The beer is classic and fresh while bold and familiar. Fife Street Brewing offers beer to please everyone from hard-working joes and family gatherings to weekend adventurers. Come grab a brew and discover the taste of Charleston for yourself.
In addition to great beer, you can also snack on gourmet grilled cheese!
Fife Street is located at 180 Summers Street.
Short Story Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery in Rivesville, WV that opened a taproom in Charleston in November 2022. These brewers believe all good things are the result of hard work and a little creativity. You can taste it in the beer. You can see it in the taproom. You can feel it in the community.
Short Story is located at 186 Summers Street.
Want to try beers from all three locations? Be sure to pick up a Brewers Row Passport at any of the breweries or the Visitor Information Station at Capitol Market. Have three beers of your choosing at all three locations and earn a Brewers Row glass. Be sure to share your experience by using #BrewersRowCWV on social media. We want to hear which beer is your favorite!