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Tradition & Authenticity

Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Alehouse is a family-owned business that has been brewing and serving classic ales in Columbia, South Carolina since 1995.


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HG Sour # 1
This is Hunter-Gatherer’s first ever sour – crisp and refreshing! 4% ABV

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This is Hunter-Gatherer’s iconic beer, a malty amber ale, perfect for any occasion. 5.25% ABV

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Hazy IPA
Our juiciest IPA yet! Made with Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado hops. 7% ABV

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Hunter-Gatherer Alehouse was established in 1995 by Kevin Varner as the first micro-brewery in Columbia. His love for English and American-style ales as well as his experience overseas has made Hunter-Gatherer brewery a well-known staple in the Midlands.

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The Hunter-Gatherer Brewery opened their second location at the historic Curtiss-Wright Hangar in January 2018. After the restoration was complete, Hunter-Gatherer Brewery began serving a variety of craft beers and specialty foods…

  1. Handcrafted

    All of our beers are carefully handcrafted by the owner and master brewer, Kevin Varner. His passion for craft beer drives the flavor and color. He chooses to brew every batch himself to ensure the quality for his patrons.

  2. Locally Owned

    Hunter-Gatherer Alehouse is the oldest locally owned brewery in Columbia, South Carolina. This establishment is family owned and operated since 1995. Their second location, the Hangar opened in January 2018.

  3. Expertise

    Kevin has brewed every batch of beer at Hunter-Gatherer since opening almost twenty-five years ago. He learned the craft of brewing in Seattle, Washington at Hales Ales, one of the oldest microbreweries in the country.

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    Hunter-Gatherer Alehouse Downtown 900 Main Street Columbia, SC
    (803) 748-0540

    Hunter-Gatherer Brewery Hangar 1402 Jim Hamilton Blvd. Columbia, SC

    (803) 764-1237

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