Here at Savannah Brews Cruise, we visit Savannah’s most popular, and most well-respected breweries. Not only does each brewery have a unique process (and flavor), they’re all great people who enjoy sharing their love of all things beer.
Here are our ‘regular’ breweries:
Coastal Empire Beer Co.
Coastal Empire Beer Co is a craft brewery started by two brothers, out of their love of making beer. Chris the older brother, bought Kevin (head brewer) a home brewing kit for Christmas many years ago. They realized they enjoyed making beer & were good at it. They started Coastal Empire Beer Co, as a contract brewery, having it made in Alabama & Virginia before opening their own facility in an old Pepsi Cola bottling plant. Beers that you may be trying include: Inshore Slam IPA (a well balanced IPA), Coco Pina Gose (Coconut Pineapple Sour), Tybee Island Blond (Kolsch style, refreshing easy to drink & their best seller), Savannah Brown (their first beer), Southern Delight Pecan Amber (amber with Vanilla & Pecan flavors), & various seasonal selections.
Southbound Brewing Company
SouthBound Brewing Co is the oldest production brewery in Savannah, founded by two life long friends, Smith Matthews (Master Brewer) & Carly Wiggins, who grew up in Statesboro Ga, approximately 60 miles from Savannah. After graduating from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where they both worked at Sweet Water Brewing Co, Smith went to Brewing School, in Chicago & Germany. He & Carly helped set up a brewery in Charleston SC, before deciding to start their own in Savannah, in 2013. Beers for sampling here include: flagship beers Hopl’in IPA (a solid IPA & my personal favorite), Scattered Sun Belgium Wit (light wheat beer with orange peel), Shakedown Street Saison (dry hopped Saison), Seasonally: Moon Light Drive (Imperial Coffee stout), Pictures of Nectar (Double IPA with nectarines & elderflower), Desert Dawn (Saison with Elderberries).
Moon River Brewing Company
MoonRiver Brewing Co is a brewpub the was opened in 1999. Head Brewer, John Pinkerton, a founding member of the Georgia Craft Beer Guild, is & has been making great & inventive beers since opening. Good food, great beer & friendly staff has kept this place busy and its outdoor beer garden is a great place to spend rest of your day or night. Beers to sample include: Yoga Pants (light pale ale), Slovannah (session style IPA), Wacky Wild Wit (Belgium Style Wheat Beer), Swamp Fox IPA (aggressively hopped IPA), Captain’s Porter (malty dark beer), Bomb Dry Stout (GABF Gold medal winner), and various Seasonal selections & casks.