Southern Barrel Brewing Co. recently broke ground in Buckwalter Place, where it is building its 12,500-squarefoot flagship headquarters. This is Bluffton’s first microbrewery. The state-of-the-art facility will feature a 10,000-square-foot production facility, a 2,500-square-foot tavern serving food and an outdoor beer garden.
The facility is slated to open in February 2015, with beer production starting before the facility opens to the public. Southern Barrel will begin crafting eight separate types of beer including lager, amber, IPA, stout and wheat beers. Once the facility is up and running, some of those beers will be aged in barrels formerly used to house bourbon, rum, tequila and wine.