Blue Ridge Brewing Company is a born-and-bred Greenville institution. Founded two decades ago, it’s known for crafting award-winning signature and seasonal beers. And all this is done by a single brew master at Blue Ridge. One year-round favorite is the Kurli Blonde Ale, a hybrid wheat ale made with German malt and hops. For something more full-bodied, try the XXX Total Eclipse Stout, a malty brew with notes of vanilla and cherry. Sop up those suds with some thick, ale-battered onion rings or the lobster enchiladas. Other solid picks include the traditional shrimp and grits, the aged ribeye, and the slow-cooked brewhouse ribs. And if you’re a true Blue Ridge fan, consider joining the Ugly Mug club: Yes, you’ll receive an ugly mug, but it’ll be at least 22 ounces (often more) and you’ll only pay the price of a pint whenever you fill it up. Additionally, you’ll get a T-shirt, a growler, and special discounts; apply at the brewpub.