Set along the Swamp Rabbit Trail with a delectable menu, 10+ beers on tap, a large indoor space, and an expansive outdoor area great for yard games, live music, and gathering with friends, Southernside has quickly become a favorite for locals and tourists alike. In addition to its delicious food and tasty craft brews, Southernside also has a full bar with wine, handcrafted cocktails, and an extensive bourbon list.
Kenny Driggers, Brewmaster
Born and raised in upstate, SC, Kenny Driggers developed a love for homebrewing during his time at Clemson in the packaging science program. Senior year, he began volunteering at Thomas Creek Brewery, applying his newfound knowledge in the sciences to brewing. He quickly took his love of craft beer from hobby to career and joined Thomas Creek full-time upon graduation in 2014.
An opportunity to expand his brewing experience with Stonehome Brewing Co. arose in 2016 and he went for it, moving to Watford City, North Dakota, to accept the head brewer position. Kenny spent the next two years creating all the recipes and brewing all the beers at Stonehome, visiting breweries and meeting amazing people across the midwest. By October of 2018 Kenny was ready to get away from the cold, so he left North Dakota and traveled Europe, Morocco, and the UK for two months before returning to Greenville, where he developed the brewing operations for Southernside Brewing Co. and sister company Double Stamp Brewery.
When he's not brewing, thinking about brewing, or trying to set up a collaborative brew, Kenny can be found somewhere outside - running, biking, playing disc golf, traveling - wherever the next adventure is.
Nate Tomforde, Owner-Operator
Nate Tomforde has been part of the South Carolina craft beer scene since 2014 when he founded the self-serve beer concept Pour Taproom. He has opened more than a dozen craft beer taproom, brewery, and restaurant concepts over the past decade including Southernside Brewing and Double Stamp Brewery in Greenville, and Chucktown Brewery / Chucktown Grub in Charleston.
Nate and his wife Susan have been married for 18 years and have 3 daughters. His top priority when taking on new business ventures is opening up family-friendly venues that create a sense of community.