Exciting news hitting the web this week! We made on Thrillist’s “The Best Small Breweries You Don’t Know About But Should” list.
Michael Biondi, Steve McCauley, and Joey Siconolfi started Charleston’s Frothy Beard in 2013, garnering enough local success to tack on a fourth, Wesley Donehue, two years down the line. The original three founders — yes, they’re all bearded — began on a 1bbl system, graduated to a 3bbl brewhouse, and recently announced plans for further expansion. While it seems they’re on track to outgrow their nano status, the guys’ deep connection to their hometown and dedication to sourcing locally grown ingredients help to ensure that Frothy Beard won’t lose its nano spirit. These talented folks brew a ton of different beers, from cucumber-spiked wheats to big bad IPAs, and they’re all pretty damn great. If you find yourself in the area, don’t sleep on the Choconaut oatmeal stout, a creamy 4.8% ABV stout stocked with all the dark chocolate and strong coffee notes needed to justify a morning tipple.