Get Hoppy with Savannah’s Craft Beer Week

Posted on August 22, 2014 by

Whether you’re a craft brew aficionado or just like a beer at the end of a long day, Savannah has a whole week dedicated to all things ales, lagers, and IPAs, with all kinds of events leading up to the 7th annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Here’s the whole breakdown of what to do, where to go, and when to do it during Savannah’s Craft Beer Week!

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August 24th:

Georgia Brew Night at the Savannah Distillery Ale House
At the restaurant and bar formerly known as the Distillery, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 p.m., with 21 Georgia-made brews selling for half off from 6 – 7 p.m.

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
416 W Liberty Street

Highland Brewing Spotlight at the Crystal Beer Parlor
The restaurant will be hosting a “Keep the Pint Night” featuring new seasonal releases from Highland Brewing Company, a brewery in Asheville, North Carolina.

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
301 West Jones Street

August 25th:

Red Hare Tasting at Whole Foods
A tasting from the Red Hare Brewery that calls Marietta, Georgia home. There’ll be lagers, IPAs, browns, plus other rarer beers on tap.

4 p.m. pm – 6 p.m.
815 E. Victory Drive

Highland Brewing Company Spotlight at The 5 Spot
The Highland Brewing Company’s rep, Jacob Sanford, will be visiting from Asheville, North Carolina, and bringing a lot of great beer with him. Three taps will be available: Gaelic Ale, Razor Wit Belgian Wheat, and the 20th Anniversary American Saison. The will also be a raffle, where you earn a ticket with each beer you buy, for the chance to win one of three prizes from the brewery. There will also be food specials!

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
4430 Habersham Street

 

Abita Sweet Shop at the Beer Growler
The Beer Growler, a cool to-go beer joint that sells beer in only 32 or 64 oz glass growlers are hosting an Abita event, featuring three delicious beer blends: raspberry lemonade (Triple Haze and Lemon Wheat), chocolate covered strawberry (Turbodog and Strawberry Wheat), and chocolate raspberry (Triple Haze and Turbodog). There will also be giveaways with the purchase of a 64 oz blend or two 32 oz Abita fills!

5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
281 Drayton Street

Dark Brews at the Savannah Distillery Ale House
Are you a Dark Brew aficionado? If so, this is the night for you! Dark Brews like stouts and porters are taking over the taps!

 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
416 W Liberty Street

Southbound Pint Night at Kevin Barry’s
Featuring local Savannah Southbound beers, with a special going on: buy a beer, keep your pint glass as a souvenir!

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
117 W River Street

Sam Adams Pint Night + Stein Hoisting at Crystal Beer Parlor
Keep the Pint glass tonight whenever you buy a beer, and take part (or just watch) the men’s and women’s Stein Hoisting competitions, where participants test their arm strength (and balance, depending on how much they’ve had to drink) to see who can hold up their stein the longest. Prizes will be awarded to the winners, including a chance to win a trip to Munich, Germany!

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
301 West Jones Street

Southbound Meet the Brewer Night at Ampersand
Get a chance to meet your local Savannah neighborhood brewmaster from Southbound Brewing Company! Savannah’s first microbrewery!

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
36 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard

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August 26th:

Red Hare Spotlight at World of Beer Savannah
All beers from Red Hare Brewery in Marietta, Georgia, featuring the Gangway IPA and burgers for loyalty club members!  They will also be screening Old School, with National Common and other Red Hare favorites on tap.

All Day
112 West Broughton Street

High Gravity at Savannah Distillery Ale House
Tonight, all beers on tap will be 8.0% ABV or higher.

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
416 W Liberty Street 

Highland Tap Takeover at Bier Haus
Featuring beer from Asheville’s Highland Brewery, with two unique kegs and a cask beer.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
513 East Oglethorpe Street

 Service Tap Takeover at Green Truck Pub
Local Service Brewing from Savannah presents four different beers that come with suggested food pairings.

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
2430 Habersham Street

Southbound Presents: Trivia Night at Mellow Mushroom
All Southbound brews on tap, free pint glasses for the first 50 people, and prizes for winners of the Trivia Night!

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
11 W Liberty Street

 August 27th:

Mother Earth Brewery Spotlight at World of Beer Savannah
Taps, prizes, and giveaways featuring Mother Earth Brewing of Eastern North Carolina.

All Day
112 West Broughton Street

Southbound Tap Takeover at Green Truck Pub
Tap takeover of local Southbound Brewery, also including an exclusive cask!

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
2430 Habersham St

Red Hare Spotlight at Crystal Beer Parlor
Pint Night featuring Red Hare Brewery including a special “Dreamsicle IPA” cask and Hasenpfeffer Oktoberfest beers!
6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
301 West Jones Street 

August 28th:

Founders Tasting at Whole Foods
The Founder’s Brewery from Grand Rapids. Michigan is sending a rep to pour samples of their core beers and seasonals like All Day IPA and Dirty Bastard.

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
815 E. Victory Drive 

Left Hand Spotlight at the Beer Growler
Left Hand Brewing Company from Longmont, Colorado takes over the Beer Growler, featuring Haystack Wheat, Polestar Pilsner, and Chainsaw Strong Ale. There will also be exclusive giveaways and a Left Hand rep on “hand”. (like that pun?)

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
281 Drayton Street 

Victory Spotlight at The Crystal Beer Parlor
If you buy a Victory beer, brewed from Victory Company in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, you will receive an envelope, and if the stars are on your side, your envelope could hold a Golden Ticket good for a T-shirt, large beer, hat and koozie!

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
301 West Jones Street 

GA Beer Night at the Bohemian
Spend a night at the decadent Bohemian Hotel, with all Georgia beers on tap!

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
102 W Bay Street

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August 29th:

A-Town Tag Team at the Beer Growler Savannah
There will be a takeover with Red Hare, Red Brick, and Monday Night Breweries, who will all be releasing some of their newest beers: Red Hare Ill-Tempered Hare (IPL) and Hasenpfeffer (Oktoberfest), Monday Night Nerd Alert (Blonde/Pilsner), and a barrel-aged A-Town Brown from Red Brick. Plus more goodies and giveaways, and plenty of reps on hand for discussion!

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
281 Drayton Street

Burnt Hickory Tap Takeover at Your Pie Savannah
Takeover by Burnt Hickory Brewery from Kennesaw, Georgia, coming into town with some great new brews!

7360 Skidaway Road
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Night of the Beer Geek 5.0 at the Savannah Distillery Ale House
Marketed toward the true geeks, specialists, and aficionados of craft beer, the breweries will be sending in eccentric, one of a kind beers for close inspection and tasting! Not to be missed for die-hard craft brew fans out there!

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
416 W Liberty Street

August 30th:

7th Annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest at The International Trade and Convention Center
Catch the ferry across the Savannah River and let it take you to a paradise of everything beer! This is the main event of the week, the jewel in crown of Savannah’s craft beer kingdom. With breweries and representatives all over the world, spend your afternoon with unlimited two-ounce sampling of craft beers accompanied with great food, beer seminars, a mixology garden, a cider garden, a mead garden, a silent disco, a VIP experience, live music, and lots of corn hole!

$45 tickets
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
1 International Dr

Craft Brew Fest After-Party at the Savannah Distillery Ale House
There will be a great after party on the first and second floor of the restaurant, just bring your brew fest ticket and receive $1 off a draft of your choice!

6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
416 W Liberty Street

August 31st:

Recovery Run at Your Pie Savannah
Okay so this event doesn’t start with beer, but we promise it ends with beer! Join the BDR (Brew Drink Run) Team for a 5K group run through the historic district if you want to burn the extra brew calories! The Meet Up is at Ellis Square Visitors Center, but post run, join Your Pie for a special craft beer tap list!

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
110 W Bryan Street 

Brothers in Brewing with Bluegrass Brunch at Tybee Island Social Club
Tybee Island doesn’t want to be left out of the fun! Several local Georgia breweries including Southbound, SweetWater, Terrapin, Moon River, and many more will be present, and giving away glassware and other prizes!

12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1311 Butler Ave, Tybee Island

 

Believe it or not, this extensive list doesn’t even cover every event! Check out the full calendar for more! Also, all throughout the week, Habersham Beverage Warehouse is hosting Savannah’s First Annual Virtual Pub Crawl! All you need to do is visit your favorite local craft brew venues and complete their challenge. Post the photo on the Habersham Beverage Warehouse Facebook wall and tag the venue. 1 Challenge = 1 Point, and the more you post, the higher the prize values!