Savannah is full of incredible restaurants and exciting entertainment, so it should come as no surprise that it’s also home to some of the finest craft breweries and distilleries in the southeast. From smooth whiskeys to tart sours and aromatic IPAs, our makers of nectar are always adding flavor to everything that the locals and visitors enjoy. Come and tour these fine facilities and sample a little bit of what keeps our whistles wet. Of course, you’ll have to take some home to share.
Ghost Coast Distillery
You might already know that Savannah is a spirited city. So, distilleries make a lot of sense. Ghost Coast Distillery is Savannah’s first modern distillery in downtown since Prohibition. Here, you can tour the facilities and get a thorough understanding of how craft spirits are made from mash to bottle. You’ll also learn the incredible history of distillation and the revival of this liquid gold. Following your tour, you can sample several different spirits like rum, whiskey or vodka, and you can even sample from a short list of specialty cocktails. By our observation, ghosts can handle their liquor, so there’s plenty to go around. Tours are free and open to all guests 21+.
Founded and operated by U.S. military veterans, Service Brewing offers high-quality craft beer for “the curious and experienced consumer.” Kevin Ryan and Meredith Sutton’s passion, which started as a simple love of beer, quickly became a Savannah classic with the help of dozens of Army, Navy and Marine Corps veterans. Come and sample their Compass Rose IPA or Rally Point Bohemian-Style Pilsner while you learn about Service Brewing’s history and unique brewing process. You’ll learn about their love for local ingredients and incredible beer that not only tastes good but also raises thousands of dollars to assist veterans and first responders. Service Brewing, we salute you!
Home to the Hop’lin IPA and the Scattered Sun Belgian Wit, Southbound Brewing is Savannah’s first production craft brewery. Their tradition is not wholly tied to beer, though. Inside, you’ll find a stage that is often occupied by local artists for nightly performances. They also host dozens of events including yoga classes, festivals, comedians and much more. Southbound is the perfect place to unwind after a night on the town, especially since it’s in downtown. Of course, come and try their beer, learn about the brews and stick around for a great show (and another round).
Two Tides Brewing Company
Craft beer is a well-trodden path, with tons of creative suds; however, in the case of Two Tide Brewing Company, staying off the path is more or less the goal. Starting with their simple love for craft beer in small batches, James and Liz Massey wanted to share their craft with others. In doing so, they developed some truly ingenious brews. These aleblazers remain dedicated to small-batch brews with tons of rotating beers, including many collaborations with other craft breweries. Two Tides has so many different kinds of beers that it’s hard to know what to expect, but you can definitely count on good beer. Check out their website and Instagram for more information on rotating taps and hours of operation.
Are you ready to drink up in Savannah? Book your stay today!