Come hang out in
our new Beer Garden
Moon River Brewing's new 5,400-square-foot Beer Garden opened March 9. It features a single-story Garden House, home to a kitchen, restrooms and bar with three garage doors that can be opened on beautiful days. The remaining Beer Garden space has seating for more than 200 patrons.
Herbs, flowers, shrubs and trees have been planted along the north and west sides of the Beer Garden to enhance the garden feeling. Carolina jessamine (with Moon River Brewing yellow flowers) has been planted so their vines will eventually grow over the trellis that is above most of the seating area, providing cooling shade on hot summer days.
The Beer Garden may offer either a limited menu from its own kitchen or the full menu from the main Moon River Brewing kitchen (usually Sunday through Wednesday). It primarily depends on the main kitchen’s ability to provide meals in a timely manner.
Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome in the Beer Gardenand doggie water bowls are available.
We are in the process of making the Beer Garden available for private events like weddings, receptions, after parties, etc. For more information, contact operations and special events manager
A note from general manager Gene Beeco and brewmaster John Pinkerton, local owners and operators: Thank you all so much for your patience, understanding and support as we learn the best way to manage the Beer Garden. Please know that everyone is working as fast and hard as possible to find and hire additional qualified staff, to establish and learn the new procedures, and to give you the quality experience you deserve.
Riverkeeper event = live music, a free beer
On April 6, 2-6 p.m., come support the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization in the Beer Garden, Your $10 donation includes some fantastic swamp boogie from the Swamp Cabbage band and one free craft beer.
All ages welcome, and this venue is dog- and child-friendly, so bring the whole family. RSVP via Facebook.
$1.40 beers on 14th anniversary celebration
In honor of Moon River Brewing's 14th anniversary, our beers will be $1.40 each on April 10, 5-7 p.m. in the new Beer Garden (only). Rumor suggests cake may be served. RSVP via Facebook.
Moon River Brewing beers on tap:
Belly-Washer Golden Ale
English-style Golden Pale Ale. This easy drinking Golden Ale is brewed with malts from Canada, hops from the U.S. and English yeast. At the end of the day Belly-washer is like any good mutt: difficult to describe, but loveable and fun to hang out with.
Wild Wacky Wit
Old-style Belgian Wheat Ale. Spiced with curacao bitter orange peel and coriander. Light and exotic, it is a party in your mouth!
English Pale Ale. With all of its ingredients imported from the U.K., this beer is driven by the malt flavors of caramel and a fruity English-ale yeast character.
American-style Pale Ale. This mildly hopped beer is smooth and laid back, just like Savannah. Thanks to the addition of malted oats to the mash, Slow-vannah has a deceptively full body even though it is a fairly light beer.
Indian Pale Ale. Like its namesake, this ale is known for the sneak attack. Hopheads will enjoy its assertive bitterness and huge floral, citrus, dry hop aroma.
US Sweet Stout. Close your eyes, take a sip and think dark chocolate. Case in point, all dark beers don’t have to be bitter! Don’t be afraid of the dark!
Dry Irish Stout. Wonderfully roasty and quite crisp and dry, The Bomb delivers an aggressive whallop of dark malt with a tangy finish.
Hey Diddle Diddle
Belgian-Style Farmhouse Ale.
‘There is a pub, a merry old pub
by the beck in the ville,
And there they brew a beer so dry
That the Man in the Moon himself came by
one night to drink his fill.’
Join the tipsy Cat, hornéd Cow, little Dog, and silver Dish and Spoon for a pint of Moon River’s finest Farmhouse Ale.
Sombra de Marmota
Tequlia Barrel Aged Belgian-Style Pale Ale. Marmotas, Woodchucks, Whistle-Pigs, Land-beavers? Whatever you like to call them, we have decided to exploit Groundhog Day for selfish purposes. Subtle caramel flavors blend in and balance a fruity Belgian yeast character that is topped with large amounts of American west-coast hops. Barrel aging adds vanilla, bourbon, oak and tequila. Sombra de Marmota! The Groundhog’s Shadow!
Cask ales are unfiltered, unpasteurized beers that served from a cask without additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Each are served at 6 p.m.:
April 3: Slow-vannah with Citra hops
April 10: Apparition Ale with Sorachi Ace hops
April 17: Swamp Fox IPA with calamondin orange rinds and Citra hops
April 24: Saison with fresh cilantro
Want to work at Moon River Brewing?
We are hiring servers, cooks and hosts/hostesses. Applicants for consideration will have reliable transportation, friendly personalities, a positive work history, and must be available to work on weekends. Please apply in person at 21 W. Bay St., 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Vote for Beer Garden to be the best
Please take a moment to complete Connect Savannah's Best in Savannah 2013 survey by May 1, and vote for Moon River Brewing's Beer Garden as the Best Outdoor Bar.
Share your love for craft beer
Check out Untappd, a mobile app that allows you to socially share the brew you are enjoying and where you are drinking it.
- April 3, 7:30 p.m.: Savannah Brewers League meeting (first Wednesday of each month)
- April 5, 12, 19 and 26, 6 p.m.: Moon River Brewing's traditional toast to sum up the week's events. Volunteer to make your first toast and receive a free T-shirt. (every Friday).
- April 7: Classic City Beer Fest, Athens Ga.
- May 13-19, 2013: American Craft Beer Week.
- Sept. 15, 2013: Brewgrass Festival, Asheville, N.C.
- Oct. 10-12, 2013: Great American Beer Festival, Denver, Co.
- Oct. 19, 2013: Ossabaw Island 12th Annual Pig Roast and Auction, Ossabaw Island, Ga.
- Nov. 3, 2013: Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival, Bluffton, S.C.
Food delivery and other good bits
- Watch the latest edition of Beer America TV (craft beer in motion).
- Order Moon River Brewing food to be delivered to your home, office or hotel room.
- Receive a 10 percent discount when you show a full-time military ID.
- Watch the "I Am A Craft Brewer YouTube video. It represents the camaraderie, character and integrity of the American Craft Brewing movement.
Share your love
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