On my last trip to super duper South Georgia, I got the chance to drive up for work a day early and I didn’t have anyone else with me, so I was able to take the hour or so drive North to Savannah, GA. Why? Well, because there are NO breweries in super duper south Georgia, of course. But Savannah definitely has a few of them. I scoped things out before making the drive, called to make sure they have been around long enough to be serving their own beer, and headed on up to Moon River Brewing Company.
I’m on travel and decided to suck it up, take an hour drive and visit Moon River Brewing in Savannah. I like the moon shaped flights. #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
Like many breweries located in a downtown area, it has a fairly low key profile for the entrance.
However, this one seems to be doing well enough to have a great big, open air, beer garden area right next door.
Of course, the first thing I noticed when I stepped inside was the collection of beer cans lining the entrance.
But, what really caught my eye was a set of beer cans the likes of which I’ve never seen before. They look like the giant cans of pudding that Carl finds in The Walking Dead.
This was definitely my kind of brewery. I knew I was going to be walking around downtown Savannah for a while, so I splurged and got two flights of beer (which happens to cover their entire beer list). I then discovered that I really like the design of their beer flight paddles.
And the discoveries just kept coming. I have to admit that I’ve seen it a few times since this visit, but this was the first time I’ve seen a pumpkin pie beer that is a pumpkin beer with pumpkin pie spices on the rim of the glass. Very unique and actually tastes pretty damn good that way.
OK. Adventure time is over. Let’s start drinking those samples. But wait… there’s more. A big group of people starts funneling in while I’m enjoying my beer and a nice conversation with the group next to me. I ask what’s going on and it turns out that Moon River Brewing Company is a stop on one of the haunted Savannah type tours because they are located in such a historic building. Crazy man, crazy.
But, you ask (I can hear you asking whether you think I can or not), is Moon River Brewing Company located on or near the actual Moon River or in the Moon River District? No. It’s located a block or two from the Savannah River. I guess Savannah River Brewing Company just doesn’t have the same ring to it, or allow for all of the excellent moon-based decor.
I did manage to get a growler, so the bottle collection is up by one. I got the pumpkin pie beer and was pleased to find that they gave me a to go container of the pumpkin pie spice so I can rim my own glass when I drink it. How very thoughtful of them.
And, if you look closely right behind the growler you will see that I was successful at getting them to take some of my world famous UsedHair’s Used Bottles coasters to get the word out to more people about the blog. Go me.
But, all good brewery visits must come to an end. So, let’s cap it all off with a 360 video tour of the haunted Moon River Brewing Company.