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Raise Your Glass to the Savannah Craft Brew Fest!
Want a fun and—dare I say—frosty way to beat the Savannah summer heat? Why not check out the fourth annual Savannah Craft Brew Fest this Labor Day Weekend? This three-day event features contests, live music, food, and—of course—beer!
Over thirty-five craft breweries will be there with their wares, for taste-test contests and just plain tasting.
Check out our guide to the schedule of festivities below:
September 2nd: Craft Brew Dinner
The evening begins at the Esplanade at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center with a Lowcountry dinner, featuring good old Southern cooking, complemented by the perfect craft beer for each dish. Live entertainment adds atmosphere.
September 2nd: Brews n' Booms - Dessert & Fireworks Reception
Enjoy the best seat in the City as the sky alights with this fireworks extravaganza and delightful dessert display! Enjoy the end of the night with fireworks, desserts, and an oyster roast riverside at the Westin Savannah Harbor Hotel.
September 3rd: Craft Brew Grand Tasting
Learn something about craft brews at Brews 101—an Educational Seminar. Held at the Harbor Ballroom at the Westin Hotel, this free, one-hour event teaches you tricks of the trade and will enhance your appreciation of the offerings of the Craft Brew Fest.
Get there early for the Savannah Craft Brew Grand Tasting! Held outside at the Esplanade at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, the tasting features more than 130 different beers, good food, and live entertainment.
September 4th: International Craft Brew Tasting
Sample craft beers from around the world at the International Craft Brew Tasting! Craft brews from the following countries will be in attendance: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Scotland.
End your night with the Beer versus Wine Dinner Challenge, a full, five-course meal at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, each course paired with a wine and beer by experts in the field. Which is better? YOU decide!
By Lynn Schneider