Nothing goes better with a warming spring day than a nice cold beer. In the Lake Murray area, we have many quality local craft breweries, and if you aren't drinking local, you certainly should be.
We've highlighted just six of the awesome, thoughtfully-created editor picks beers for you to try this spring.
1. Bomb Island Imperial Stout , Angry Fish Brewing Co. - Located at 106 Fabrister Ln C in Lexington, Angry Fish Brewing Co. is a local favorite, and if you're in the mood for something dark and strong, we suggest the Bomb Island Imperial Stout. This dark and thick beer pays homage to Bomb Island, located on Lake Murray, and has cloying tastes of both coffee and chocolate. angryfishbrewingco.com
2. Nanobots Farmhouse Ale, Hazelwood Brewing Company - Located at 11 E Main St, Lexington, Hazelwood Brewing Company has a wide selection of craft ales. This Nanobots Farmhouse Saison is a fresh and crisp local Saison-style Belgian ale featuring Palmetto Pilsner Malt, Hazelwood Farm-grown hops, and Hazelwood Farm honey. hazelwoodbeerco.com,
3. Twisted Lemon Wheat Ale, River Rat Brewery - Traditionally brewed for those hot summer months, this ColaTown style wheat beer was released this past March. The beer is crafted with a touch of lemon peel, providing a crisp finish. River Rat Brewing is located at 1231 Shop Rd, Columbia. riverratbrewery.com,
4. Telstar X IPA, Lazy Creek Taphouse- This taphouse, located at 306 St Peters Church Rd. in Chapin, loves to experiment with hop combinations. The Telstar X IPA is the 10th creation and uses El Dorado, Wai'iti, and US Cashmere hops for flavors of tangerine, pineapple with a touch of grassiness that gives it an intriguing flavor. lazycreektaphouse.com.
5. Raspberry Lemonade Ale, Steel Hands Brewing - Located at 2350 Foreman St. in Cayce, Steel Hands Brewing has a wide selection of beers, and this seasonal selection is available during the spring and summer. This spring flavor comes from Celis Wit yeast and the beer was fermented on raspberries that finish dry and tart with lemon juice. Steelhandsbrewing.com
6. Barrel-Aged Pils, Columbia Craft Brewing Company - Light and crisp, this German-style Pils is aged in medium charged virgin oak barrels. It's an easy drinking, refreshing taste of Germany and perfect for a warm day. The brewery is located at 520 Greene St. in Columbia. Columbiacraft.com.