South Carolina was having a certified brewery boom before last year, so I still have plenty on my list to catch up on. Tidal Creek Brewhouse in Myrtle Beach jumped up the list when I picked up some of their cans at Craft and Draft this weekend.
The Grand Strand West Coast IPA is one of those simple solid beers that hints that there’s likely other great things going on in the brewery’s tanks. It’s got a bright bite of pine throughout and some nice oaky notes to balance it out. The fruity finish is exactly what you want from a West Coast IPA.
By Tug Baker