Lets Create GA Beer Jobs

on Thu., Oct. 23, 2014 Posted in Blog, News, Events, Press

Please take a moment to head over to and sign the petition to help improve Georgia's antiquated beer laws. We would love to be able to sell growlers and hire more employees, and you can help us grow!

IPA Day, This Thursday, August 1st!

on Mon., Jul. 29, 2013 Posted in News, Events

National IPA Day is Thursday, August 1st. Come out and have a pint of India Pale Ale brewed in house or one of many guest IPAs that will be pouring in the Beer Garden. We will have our Rosemary and regular Swamp Fox IPA, as well as Green Flash West Coast IPA, Founders Centennial IPA and Hop Head Red, and Boulevard Double Wide IPA. A few late additions may be pouring as well. Come celebrate the hop!

Book Release Party for "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World" by Kristine K. Stevens

on Fri., Jun. 07, 2013 Posted in News, Events

BookCover350Hosted by author Kristine K. Stevens, this event includes nibbles and a book sale. Kristine would be honored to autograph your copy of her book.

RSVP via Facebook.

In honor of her 40th birthday, Kristine K. Stevens sold her house, quit her job and traveled solo around the world.

Carrying a backpack and the naïve belief that the trip was nothing more than a six-month-long vacation, she hit the road.

As her journey moved on and off the beaten tourist path, she braved a monsoon in Zanzibar, a safari in Kenya, trekking in Nepal, kayaking in Thailand, caves in Laos, red plaid fish and lava in Hawaii, and grizzly bears in Alaska.

Little did Kristine know that she was completing a pilgrimage that would change her life forever.

See photos from the trip.

Kindle and autographed print books are available via


Memorial event promotes bicycling safety and features live music, special-edition beer, recreational bike ride

on Mon., May. 27, 2013 Posted in News

Moon River Brewing Company will host Matt’s Moon River Cruise on Saturday, June 8 from 2-5 p.m. at the Moon River Beer Garden, 21 W. Bay St. The event is named in memory of Matt Kohler, who was hit from behind by a driver on July 26, 2012, while riding his bike on U.S. Highway 80 in Bloomingdale. The event will feature a recreational ride leaving Ellis Square at 1 p.m., plus live music, prize giveaways, a special beer brewed in Matt’s honor and bicycle valet parking.

The goal of the event is to educate the public on how to safely share the road with cyclists and increase awareness of Georgia’s “3-foot passing law,” which sets the minimum distance motorists must allow when following or overtaking a cyclist.

Remember Matt Kohler

“Matt was a huge participant in life and our community. He was that kid everyone wanted to meet, and I was blessed to get to marry,” said Kori Kohler. “You probably saw him sitting at a bar in Savannah, becoming best friends with a stranger. You may have cheered next to him at a Sand Gnats game, admired his green pants on River Street for St. Pat's, or had lumber cut for you when he worked for Home Depot,” she said. “You may have even known him as the guy at the end of the Rock n' Roll marathon wearing nothing but a bathrobe.”

She hopes the event accomplishes two main goals.

“I wanted everyone to know his story. More importantly, I wanted people to realize that when you neglect the road, for even one minute, you could take away someone's everything,” Kohler said.

Special edition beer at the event

Moon River Brewing Brewmaster John Pinkerton is organizing the event and is brewing a special edition beer to honor Matt.

“When Kori contacted me last summer, just days after Matt's passing, I was terribly sad to hear of her loss,” Pinkerton said. “But, as an avid road cyclist myself, the news struck a deep chord for me as I thought of all of the people I know who still share the roads with vehicles in and around Savannah. Kori felt like it would be especially fitting for us to brew a special beer in Matt's honor, since they enjoyed visiting Moon River together while they were dating.”

Pinkerton said the initial idea to brew a special beer blossomed into a larger event that will “shine a spotlight on Matt’s lasting legacy” and make Savannah and Chatham County safer for cyclists. But there will still be a special beer and he is looking forward to serving it at the event.

“The Moon River brewing team has come up with an exciting new recipe for Matt's Moon Cruise Pale Ale. Debuting at the event on June 8, Matt's memorial brew will be a Belgo-American style Pale Ale, featuring the refreshing fruity/ spicy aroma of our Belgian yeast strain and the citrus/pine/tropical fruit character of our American hop selections.”

The suggested donation for entry to Matt’s Moon River Cruise is $20 and proceeds will benefit the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, a local bicycle advocacy and education organization, and Georgia Bikes, which works to improve bicycling conditions and promote bicycling throughout the state of Georgia.

Improving bicycle safety in Georgia

“Georgia Bikes has been successful in recent years in achieving state level policy changes to improve cyclists' safety on Georgia's roads,” said Drew Wade, chairman of the Savannah Bicycle Campaign and a board member of Georgia Bikes. “Still, Chatham County has the highest rate of bike vs. auto injuries and fatalities in the state, and a tragedy like Matt's highlights the need for Georgia Bikes and Savannah Bicycle Campaign to continue to raise awareness about the problem.”

WHAT: Matt’s Moon River Cruise
WHEN: Saturday, June 8, 2-5 p.m. (Bike ride starts at 1 p.m.)
WHERE: Moon River Brewing Company Beer Garden, 21 W. Bay St. (Bike ride leaves from Ellis Square)
WHY: To remember Matt Kohler, encourage everyone to share the road and raise funds for motorist and cyclist education

Derby Day Extravaganza May 4 - Best Hat contest, food and drink specials

on Sun., Apr. 28, 2013 Posted in News

Join us for the Kentucky Derby, the greatest two minutes of sports,at approximately 6:30 p.m.

The customer who wears the best hat will win a $50 gift certificate.

The employee who wears the best hat will win a $50 prize.

Customers who pick the Kentucky Derby winning horse will receive a free Moon River Brewing appetizer.

We will offer the following specials from noon to 7 p.m.:

  • Fresh mint Juleps: $2.50
  • Makers Mark (neat or on the rocks): $5
  • Hot Brown Sandwich (turkey, bacon and Mornay sauce) served with creamed corn and tater tots: $5
  • Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, an ale aged for up to six weeks in freshly decanted bourbon barrels from some of Kentucky’s finest distilleries (12-oz.): $4
  • Roast beef wrap with one side: $5

Help wanted: Servers, cooks and hosts/hostesses

on Sat., Apr. 27, 2013 Posted in News

Part- and full-time positions available.

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.

Burgers get even better

Moon River Brewing burgers now feature grass-fed beef (currently from Hunter Cattle Farm). No hormones or steroids. Better beef. Better flavor. Better for you.