A lot is happening in the world of Savannah craft beer. As we gear up for the 2015 Savannah Craft Beer Week, local breweries have been busy creating exciting new recipes and taking advantage of Georgia’s new beer laws.
Beginning today, visitors to Georgia breweries can take home up to 72 ounces of beer and consume up to 36 ounces of beer on-site. Breweries can also directly charge for tours as opposed to having free tours and tastings with an up-charge for souvenir glassware.
Here’s a rundown of new beer happenings by brewery.
Coastal Empire’s new collaboration with Burnt Hickory, March to the Sea, has hit distribution. Look for wax-dipped bottles of the barleywine at your local bottle shop or at the brewery.
Coastal Empire has also made this year’s version of its barrel-aged brown ale available for preview tasting at the brewery.
Southbound’s imperial berliner-weiss Transilience is the first beer to see the brewery’s new large-format label designs. Debuting this week at the brewery, it should arrive in bottle shops within the next week.
Southbound has collaborated with The Stone Stairs of Death, a popular local Facebook page/personality to brew a brown ale featuring Jameson whiskey-soaked oak chips. Follow SSOD on Facebook for release details.
June saw Service expand distribution into the Carolinas with launch events in Charleston and Raleigh.
In addition to making its retail canned beers for sale, Service will also offer Crowler fills at the brewery following the Georgia law change. Crowlers are 32 ounce cans filled and sealed on-demand. This will give brewery visitors a chance to take home more exclusive R&D batch beers.