Brewlab of Charleston now open in downtown’s brewery district

Charleston, South Carolina – The Brewlab of Charleston celebrated its grand opening last weekend, debuting at 2200 Heriot St. in downtown Charleston’s brewery district.

The brewery, located in a warehouse formerly occupied by City Electric Supply, has undergone an extensive renovation since partners Joe Evans, Eric Loesch and Brad Amerson signed a long term lease earlier this year.

“We obviously have a lot of time and investment in the renovation,” Evans said. “We just have a hyper focus on making the place comfortable.”

That focus shows at the dog-friendly brewery, with ample indoor and outdoor seating where patrons can choose from 10 beers currently on tap. The Brewlab boasts several big screen televisions and an on-site kitchen where Tobo Sushi is churning out rolls, nigiri and more.

Evans is an experienced homebrewer, but he hired Kyle Rakosky to lead brewing operations.

“I’ve homebrewed for a decade and a half, but that just pales in comparison to the skill level that Kyle brings to the table,” Evans said. “We want to have a real variety of beers. [Kyle] loves the broad spectrum stuff.”

Right now, Brewlab offers options like sours, stouts and four IPAs, and Evans said there will be at least eight more beers in the near future — look for more lagers, which take longer to brew. With a varied offering and a convenient location, Brewlab is primed for beer enthusiasts and those looking for a comfortable spot to watch the game.

“The brewery district here has been written up in The New York Times,” Evans said. “We’re very happy with our location and thrilled to be part of the brewery district.”

The Brewlab of Charleston is open seven days a week. For more information, visit

Cindy Carey


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