The Savannah Craft Brew Fest on Aug. 31, presented by Abita Beer, will feature as many as 150 different craft brews, as well as educational sessions, a corn hole tournament and live music.
The brew festival will be indoors and outdoors at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on Saturday, August 31 from 1-5 p.m.
“Visitors from around the country make the trek to Savannah every year for the Savannah Craft Brew Fest,” says Joe Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah. “The Labor Day weekend event, coupled with all of the affiliated craft brew events happening around town that weekend, make for a terrific last-blast long weekend of the summer.”
Tickets include a commemorative sampling glass and access to unlimited, two-ounce samples of over 150 beers such as Abita Andygator, Moon River Slo-Vannah Pale Ale, Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, Sam Adams Dark Depths, Back Forty Truck Stop Honey, and the brand new Southbound Brewery Iron Lion plus many more.
The VIP Ticket will give patrons access to the festival one hour early at noon to take advantage of a more exclusive beer tasting experience. The VIP ticket allows entry to the private VIP Area from 1 — 4 p.m. and an exclusive beer selection not available to the general public. The Savannah Brew League will be conducting special Brew Tours as part of the VIP experience.
The Southbound Brewing Cornhole Tournament will debut at the Brew Fest. Patrons can enter teams at www.SavannahCraftBrewFest.com. The winner will go home with a custom made Southbound brewery cornhole set.
Also premiering at the 2013 event, Savannah Distributing will host the Beer Mixology Garden, where you can sample creations developed by local craft beer mixologists.
The World of Sam Adams will feature beer seminars such as Cooking with Beer, Brewing 101 and other beer education sessions.
In celebration of the start of college football season, the SCBF will feature a “Georgia vs. South Carolina” sports bar with televised football games and beers from Georgia and South Carolina.
Advance tickets to Savannah Craft Brew Festival are $40 for general admission or $75 for VIP. For those patrons not sampling beer, General Admission Designated Driver tickets are available for $15 or VIP Designated Driver tickets are available for $25.
Tickets to the festival are on sale this Friday through Ticketmaster.com, both Habersham Beverage locations or by phone at 800.745.3000.
Other sponsors include Dogfish Head, Savannah Distributing, Habersham Beverage, Sam Adams, Southbound Brewing, The Westin, The Distillery, Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros Cigars, World of Beer, StayinSavannah, Airbnb, Visit Savannah, 103.1 The Drive, BOB 106.9, ROCK 106.1, and Draft Magazine.
For more information, visit www.SavannahCraftBrewFest.com.