Savannah Breweries to Slake Your Thirst
Craving the flavor of Savannah, Georgia? Try one of these fantastic local breweries and microbreweries.
Georgia wasn't previously famous for much but historical importance, but Savannah has recently become the fresh-faced idol of the drinking world. Hosting several beloved craft breweries and microbreweries, Savannah cannot be missed in a tour of America's finest spirits. We've compiled a list of some of the latest and greatest breweries Savannah, Georgia has to offer.
Southbound Brewing Company
Sip a Belgian-style winter beer or a smooth wheat brew at Southbound Brewing Company. Debuting in 2013, Southbound has become one of Georgia's premiere breweries and entertainment venues. You can book a private or public tour of their stills or participate in a tasting session with the Southbound staff during the day before attending one of their many live performances in the evening. Enjoy a frosty mug of Southbound's original Moondance ale or one of their six other labels of fine craft beer.
One of Savannah's first locally brewed beers, The Scattered Sun is one of Southbound Brewing Company's most in-demand beers. Almost unanimously, the local bars in Savannah demanded to have it on their shelves upon its arrival in 2013. You wouldn't want to miss sampling this smooth Georgia favorite.
Beware of their unusual hours: the brewery is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays, but has regular weekday hours of 5:30 AM to 7:30 PM. On Saturdays, they have a two-hour opening window of 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Southbound Brewing Company is located at: 107 E Lathrop Ave, Savannah, GA 31415
Moon River Brewing Company
In the mood for a tasty meal with your glass of craft brewed ale? Stop by Moon River Brewing Company to indulge in the flavor of Georgia within an idyllic beer garden. Enjoy authentic German cuisine such as Obatzda, a Bavarian cheese spread served alongside a hearty plate of pretzel sticks, or a wurst platter served with tangy mustard.
Order one of their several standard golden ales with either a German Pilsner malt — available in the Wild Wacky Wit or the Yoga Pants American Golden — or one of their many other fine European and American malts. They also offer a swathe of annual seasonal favorites such as the Duppy Conquerer — a refreshing ale with nuances of fruit and sugar — or the Taterlicious harvest ale.
The Moon River Brewing company also contains a pub where they serve delectable appetizers and salads alongside heartier meals such as dry-rub ribs and filet mignon. You can reserve a banquet table for a feast fit for a king — or a family gathering.
A bit of interesting trivia about Moon River Brewing Company is that, after the American Institute of Paranormal Psychology declared Savannah, Georgia the most haunted city in America, the Moon River brewery earned the distinguished position of "most haunted brewery". If you're a thrillseeker, visiting the brewery to witness alleged paranormal activity might be your vice. While you're there, split a lager with a ghost or two.
The Moon River Brewing Company is open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM on most nights. On Fridays and Saturdays, they close at the later hour of 12:00 AM.
Service Brewing Co.
Enjoy a unique all-American beer from Service Brewing Co.'s stock of year-round traditional ales! This microbrewery is a patriotic spot for homegrown ales such as the delightful Ground Pounder pale ale. The Ground Pounder is inspired by the thundering trod of American foot soldiers gone by; it's based in a thick caramel malt with notes of citrus and pine.
Their Compass Rose IPA is inspired by the grand accomplishments of the United States Navy. For a sweet, fruit-laced ale, the Compass Rose IPA is a superb choice. Enjoy the twin flavors of grapefruit and pear mixed with notes of the tropics.
Finally, their Rally Point Pilsner is a malty Pilsner ale with a flavorful base of Czech Saaz hops. Rally your friends and families to sample this delicious brew at one of Service Brewing Co.'s $12 tasting sessions. For $18, leave with a souvenir tulip glass and a 6 oz. flight! They also offer expansive tours of the brewery on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. On Saturdays, opening hours are from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Gear up and get to the rendezvous, soldier!
Service Brewing Co. is located at: 574 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401
Coastal Empire Beer Co.
For varied and flavorful craft beers, Coastal Empire Beer Co. is your one-stop-shop. Enjoy their Tybee Island Blonde beer for a Kolsch-style ale with notes of hops and floral additions.
For a tangy, spicy aroma and a highly-hopped flavor, try their Inshore Slam IPA. Clocking in at 75 IBUs, Inshore Slam IPA is an especially bitter American ale with a smooth aftertaste.
If you're interested in an unusual blend of chocolate and caramel with a saccharine flavor, sample Coastal Empire's Savannah Brown Ale. This ale is completely unique to Savannah Georgia; you won't find it anywhere else.
Book a tour with Coastal Empire Beer Co. for a flat fee; you can participate in a tasting session with the devoted staff or simply tour the brewery. You may leave with a souvenir too, if you'd like.
Thursdays and Fridays, the tours are offered from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. On Saturdays, the tour hours are 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Book a tour today!
Coastal Empire Beer Co. is located at: 79 Ross Rd, Savannah, GA 31405
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