As the first microbrewery to open in Charleston since the Prohibition, Palmetto Brewing Co. has been making great beer since 1993. When Palmetto was able to acquire the entire warehouse in which they had built their brand, they hired the Middleton Group to complete an interior renovation and expansion of their current space, restore the exterior to their building, and coordinate the construction of their new courtyard space.
Originally, Palmetto shared the warehouse space with a coffee roaster; they had a small tasting room, accessed from the side of the building, and limited brewing space. The goal of their renovation was to bring back the production of their brews to downtown Charleston and create a large taproom / gathering space for the public. In the front of the building, the iconic and original brick parapit wall, as well as the original openings and canopy will remain as an nod to the historic warehouse building. A raised walkway provides safe access to the building and a continuous connection to the side courtyard, which features a living wall and western red cedar fencing. The original taproom will be used for private events and will have a “speakeasy” feel to it. The new taproom, which features an industrial style of block walls and steel beams, is a large expansion to the original taproom and has the ability to host more patrons and hold bigger events.