About

Where the Saluda and Broad Rivers merge, they form the mighty Congaree in ColaTown, SC! Named for the three rivers that run through our city and the working-class men who labored on the canal here more than a century ago, River Rat Brewery was founded in 2013. The rivers tell us old stories and history of our state and our capital Columbia, SC as they were the supplying highways of times long ago. The Congaree, Broad, and Saluda rivers contribute miles of riverfront for South Carolina’s capitol and had a role in Columbia’s landscape history. In their honor, we set out to create craft beers that would satisfy anyone’s thirst after a long day's work.

We use only the best ingredients, and we tested and refined in order to develop complex flavors. What we wound up with was the best damn beer we've ever tasted —perfectly balanced, refreshingly bold, and deliciously drinkable. If you really want to get to know us, you need to stop in! Come out and relax in our taproom or outside on the deck as beautiful weather brings a great green space for you, your friends and a leashed dog. Partake in a taste of our newest offerings, get a growler filled, or purchase some River Rat swag.

Our Beers

803 IPA

American IPA

Bohemian Pilsner

Czech Pilsner

Broad River Red Ale

American Amber / Red Ale

Hazelnut Brown Ale

English Brown Ale

My Morning Stout

American Stout

Double IPA

Seasonal American Double / Imperial IPA

Lost Port Porter

Seasonal American Porter

Metal Man Pale Ale

Seasonal American Pale Ale (APA)

Oktoberfest

Seasonal Märzen / Oktoberfest

Twisted Lemon Wheat Ale

Seasonal American Pale Wheat Ale

Winter Warmer

Seasonal Winter Warmer