Wheat IPA, 7.2%
The Huger Street IPA is a new addition to Palmetto’s “four core” portfolio (complete with an amber ale, a pale ale, and an espresso porter). It recently replaced the longtime staple Charleston lager and is brewed with wheat for a fuller body, richer flavor, and a slightly softer texture. The generous, billowy head carries with it all the aroma from several included varieties of “C” hops (Chinook and Citra), enhancing the hoppy citrus character of the beer.
Belgian witbier, 5%
This beer was inspired by co-owner Morgan Westbrook lamenting the fact that there were no good beers to drink with Thai food. That led brewer and founder Edward Westbrook to brew a classic witbier, but substituting fresh lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops for the traditional coriander and orange peel. The result is a wonderfully refreshing ale with notes of lemon candy, citrus fruit, and a slight spiciness from the ginger. Now it's a Charleston favorite all year long.