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Brewery 85


6 Whitlee Court
Greenville, SC 29607
Taproom Hours: Tues thru Thurs 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat Noon to 5 p.m.

Literally a “mom and pop” operation, Brewery 85 is a labor of love among Will and Meredith McCameron, and pal Jeremy Caldwell. All three are Cicerone Certified Beer Servers. What that means is, they know their beer.

Meredith, Will and Jeremy.

Meredith, Will and Jeremy.

The catalyst launching Brewery 85, Will McCameron quit his nine-to-five job to head to Germany where he mastered the craft of brewing at Doemen’s Academy in Bavaria. Returning to Greenville, he honed his craft working for Thomas Creek Brewery.

He, his wife and Caldwell opened Brewery 85 in February 2014, and began pouring beer in its taproom the following month.

Among their more popular brews are Yeoman’s Brown, Quittin’ Time and Southern Style. These can often be found on tap at local restaurants and bars.

DSCF0172Located just south of I-85 in Southeast Greenville, Brewery 85 has a bar that seats a dozen or more. A few picnic tables round out the taproom seating. Several more picnic tables comprise the outdoor deck seating behind the main building. An interesting twist: Sample flights are served in baby-food jars.

They don’t serve food, but, as with many breweries, food trucks are often on hand.

The posted taproom hours aren’t set in stone. Major sports events, such as soccer’s World Cup, are cause for changing the taproom’s hours. Always check for the current day’s hours.

Fueled by its founders’ passion, Brewery 85 is an important piece of Greenville’s craft-beer movement that continues to grow.