Savannah Craft Beer Week 2016 Set for Aug 28 – Sep 4

Weeklong event series promotes local craft breweries, bottle shops, bars and restaurants.

savannah craft beer week 2016Savannah Craft Beer Week 2016 will be held August 28 – September 4, 2016 in locations throughout Savannah, GA. and the SAV Craft Beer smartphone app are the exclusive distribution channels for the full event schedule, venue directory and local craft beer news.

Scheduled events range from “Meet the Brewer” social outings, craft beer tastings with food pairings and even a 5K group run to burn off extra beer calories consumed during the week. Many of the events fall into the category of “Tap Takeovers,” where beers from a specific brewery are featured. An exclusive 2016 Savannah Craft Beer Week badge from beer logging app Untappd will be available for participants.

The 2015 edition included over forty individual events at more than twenty locations. Event announcements for the 2016 series are ongoing.

“Savannah sees a lot of visitor and local participation in the annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest, but our goal is to bring awareness to the local businesses that support craft beer in Savannah 365 days a year,” says Lee Heidel, creator of Heidel is a Savannah-based beer columnist and managing editor at, a website that promotes craft beer and healthy lifestyles.

Service Brewing Co. is the 2016 Savannah Craft Beer Week title sponsor. “Service Brewing is proud to return as a title sponsor for this annual tradition,” adds Kevin Ryan, CEO of Service Brewing Co. “Savannah Craft Beer Week is a great opportunity for breweries and retailers to create some fun and unique events in our community that celebrate our passion and dedication for craft beer.”

The 5K Group Run is sponsored by Green Truck Pub. Other major sponsors of includeBowtie Barbecue Co., Crystal Beer Parlor, Hops & Barley,, Savannah Distillery Ale House, Savannah Taphouse and White Whale Craft Ales. A full list of sponsors is available at