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Savannah Craft Brew Fest to Rock Labor Day Weekend

This year, Savannah will devote a week to the craft brew enthusiast from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, September 2, 2012.  Enjoy a week of Savannah specials as our local restaurants and pubs break out their finest craft brews and beer-based recipes. Friday, August 31, enjoy a beautiful view of the Savannah River while tasting craft beers from around the world and taking part in an oyster roast. This popular event recognizes the impact that Old World and other international brewers have on American beers. The Grand Tasting Festival will be on the Esplanade at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Saturday, September 1. This event will feature offerings from more than 45 breweries, live music, good food and more!  And on tap for Sunday, September 2, join us for the first Rhythm & Brews — a Savannah Craft Brew Fest live outdoor concert with local and regional acts, as well as headliners to be announced soon. Bring blankets and fold-out chairs for an afternoon turned evening at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest’s Rhythm & Brews!

International Grand Tasting | August 31
Enjoy a beautiful view of the Savannah River while tasting craft beers and hors d’oeuvres from around the world and taking part in a traditional Lowcountry Oyster Roast. This popular event recognizes the impact that Old World and other international brewers have on American beers. Stay until the end to enjoy the Wet Willie’s First Friday Fireworks. This event is hosted by Westin Savannah Harbor Spa and Resort.

When: Friday, Aug. 31
Time: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
Cost: $55 in advance, $75 at the door

Grand Tasting | September 1
Thousands will descend upon the Savannah International Trade Center Esplanade to enjoy tasting as many as 150 different craft beers. Before the Grand Tasting begins at noon, folks can enjoy lectures and seminar from master brewers. For those with VIP tickets, the Grand Tasting would open early and they will have a personal beer assistant from the Homer Brewer’s Association to show them the finer points of craft beer. There will also be a special VIP tasting room with brewers’ special stashes of rare craft beers.

When: Saturday, Sept. 1
Time: Seminars — 10:30 a.m.
VIP Grand Tasting — 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Grand Tasting — 12 – 5 p.m.
Where: Savannah International Trade Center Esplanade
Cost: VIP — $75 in advance, $100 at the door, limited of 200–300 tickets
General admission — $40 advance, $45 at door
Designated Driver — $10

 

NEW THIS YEAR

Rhythm & Brews Outdoor Concert | September 2
Savannah Craft Brew will host an outdoor concert on the Westin’s Grand Prize of America Road Race Track. Bands include:  Stokeswood, Heavy Pets, Jason D. Williams, Sister Hazel and North Mississippi Allstars. People can purchase craft beers and food at the concert and bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy the music. No coolers allowed. Only 3,000 tickets available.

When: Sunday, Sept. 2
Gates open at 2 p.m., concert 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Grand Prize of American Road Race Track at the
Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa

Cost:      $40 in advance, $50 at the door, Kids (11-17) $10 in advance $15 at the door. Children 10 and under are free.

Ticket Packages | SavannahCraftBrewFest.com
Festival goers will save on events with ticket packages! Only available on-line.

Package A:
International Tasting Ticket
Grand Tasting Admission Ticket
Rhythm & Brews Concert Ticket
Total: $115

Package B:
International Tasting Ticket
Grand Tasting VIP Ticket
Rhythm & Brews Concert Ticket
Total: $150

Package C:  
Grand Tasting Admission Ticket
Rhythm & Brews Concert
Total: $65

Package D: 
Grand Tasting VIP Ticket
Rhythm & Brews Concert Ticket
Total: $100

Tickets for all events are available on-line at www.SavannahCraftBrewFest.com

The Savannah Craft Brew Fest is sponsored by:
The Savannah Morning News
WTOC
The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
Draft Magazine
RobMark Interactive


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