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Boots & Brews In South Carolina’s Old 96 District

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Local craft breweries and distilleries are surging in popularity, and for good reason. Often run by the owners, they present a unique opportunity to learn about the craft and what makes the local product superior to the mass-produced version you find elsewhere.

Combine your desire for local brews with your hiking boots and experience the best the Old 96 District in South Carolina has to offer. Plan a trip to the Old 96 District and spend the morning hiking some of the region’s best trails, then head for a trail of another kind, exploring some of South Carolina’s craft breweries and distilleries.

Head to Natty’s on Trinity, on the Square in downtown Abbeville, for 25 local brews on tap and a true taste of local hospitality. Once you’ve built up an appetite, head to Good Times Brewery in Greenwood and experience their creative brews with local influence like Not Your Granny’s Peach Cobbler and Smoky the Bear Belgian Pale. The local brews pair perfectly with the Mill House Pizza served in the same location. Finish your day at Tinker’s Alley in the Belmont Inn. You won’t have to walk far to retire your boots for the day in one of the Inn’s welcoming rooms and comfortable beds.

The Old 96 District has a long history of moonshine making, and craft distilleries abound in the region. Visit Red Barn Likker in downtown Abbeville to taste a variety of flavors and even take home moonshine scented cologne for a unique souvenir of your visit. Carolina Moon Distillery in Edgefield prides itself on its high quality, small batch process using only the finest local ingredients. Enjoy a short tour and educational talk before tasting Carolina Moon’s products, including vodka, bourbon and peach rum from the self proclaimed “Peach Capital of the World.”

Experience the sights and flavors of the Old 96 District, www.sctravelold96.com, hiking and learning from the locals as you tour our local breweries and distilleries.

Boots & Brews, does it get any better?

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