According to the organizers of Charleston Beer Week, the local craft beer count stands at “12 production breweries and as many in planning, plus three brewpubs.” The latest of the bunch to open is Ghost Monkey Brewery in Mount Pleasant.
“The market was in need of more breweries,” partner John Kosky says of the location. “With ourselves and Two Blokes Brewing moving in down the block from Westbrook, we hope our little corner of Mount Pleasant will become a destination for locals and tourists alike.”
Kosky joined with Josh Parker, Jim Leonard and Patrick Davis, friends from the IT industry, to launch Ghost Monkey.
In keeping with their start-up mentality, the men built “the majority of the tap room,” as well as a grain mill glycol chiller and fermenter thermostat system.
Ghost Monkey’s first beers include a lemon basil IPA, “The 3rd Dank of CHS,” a type of IPA intentionally left hazy and murky. “Our intention is to provide consistent quality beers while taking some chances with flavors along the way,” Kosky says.
Currently, Ghost Monkey beers are available only at the taproom, 522 Wando Lane. The taproom is open 4-8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit ghostmonkeybrewery.com or call 843-352-3462.