Moon River Brewing Company
*As seen on page 118 of South's October/November DineSouth Issue
This brewing company constantly surprises and delights locals and tourists.
Moon River Brewing Company has been a trailblazer from the very start. When they first opened in 1999, Georgia was one of the top three states for Anheuser-Busch drinkers. With so many locals stuck in their ways, serving craft brew to the public was no easy feat. Co-owner Gene Beeco said his best customers were tourists and those who moved to Savannah from somewhere else. Now, Moon River Brewing is leading the pack in a local industry that continues to see phenomenal growth. Craft beer lovers rejoice–this one is for you.
In October, Moon River Brewing will debut its highly anticipated seasonal black IPA, Boo Hag. This Halloween beer is perfect for the transitioning weather from summer into fall. Hoppy and bold like an IPA but with a dark color and a bit toasty, this highly hopped, not too malty beer is hop-centric and great as we transition from light, crisp beers into the darker brews of fall.
Another seasonal beer, which will be released in November, is the Dixie Kristal, a Belgian-style Tripel. The beer is slightly spiced with notes of fruit and a nice round yeast flavor. Even though the ABV is 9.2 percent, this beer does not come off as too boozy due to the locally sourced sugar that is used.
Brewer’s Favorite? Slow-vannah. Co-owner and Master Brewer, John Pinkerton, said the Slow-vannah is his personal favorite due to its easy drinkability. This session IPA is big on hops. The American hops used add a resinous, grapefruity flavor and aroma.
21 W Bay St, Savannah, GA
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