Read the October newsletter
Let the rejoicing begin
because Tater Ale is back
Some brewers like to make fall harvest beers from pumpkins. Moon River Brewing's brewmaster John Pinkerton, however, uses jumbo sweet potatoes.
We also leave the spices out of the beer and serve each pint with a blend of ground roasted pumpkin seeds and pie spices on the rim of the glass.
This low ABV beer is a not-so-mild English-style mild ale, capitalizing on a snappy malt flavor and a floral English hop character.
As part of the production process, brewer Henry Sims baked hundreds of pounds of sweet potatoes in the pizza ovens at Vinnie Van Go Go's in City Market.
New beer named after vampire-like creatures
The Gullah people of coastal South Carolina and Georgia tell tales of Boo Hags haunting the Lowcountry in search of suitable hosts to ride. Feeding off the exhalations of their prey, they induces a state of dream-filled paralysis and leave their victims alive, but drained of vitality.
But don't let all that spooky talk worry you. The shadowy pallor and hop intensity of Moon River Brewing's new Boo Hag Black Ale may take your breath away, but we are willing to bet you'll be up for another pint.
Join us for storytelling at a candlelight dinner
Moon River Brewing sponsors community events
Co-owners Gene Beeco and John Pinkerton believe that local businesses should take a supportive role in the Savannah community. This month, we are pleased to be sponsors of the following events:
Rivers Rock! "Ogeechee River Revival," Oct. 4
Highlights of this fundraiser, held at Moon River Brewing, include music by Swamp Cabbage, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Purchase online at riversrock.org.
This organization works to protect, preserve and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin.
Note: Due to this event, Moon River Brewing will close to the public at 5 p.m.
Ossabaw Island Pig Roast, Picnic and Art Sale, Oct. 20
This is the only fundraising event hosted by the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Tickets include boat transportation from Skidaway Island to Ossabaw Island. Learn more and order tickets.
Ossabaw Island is a national treasure preserved by Eleanor Torrey-West and her family for the benefit of present and future generations. The island is a 26,000-acre, undeveloped barrier island located in Chatham County.
The island was designated as Georgia’s first Heritage Preserve with the written understanding that it would “only be used for natural, scientific and cultural study, research and education, and environmentally sound preservation, conservation and management of the island’s ecosystem.”
Moon River Brewing beers on tap
Learn more about these beers.
This month's cask ales
We tap cask ales at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays:
Guest beers on tap
Other excellent stuff
Stop by during Oktober Fest
Make Moon River Brewing part of your Oktober Fest (Oct. 5-7) weekend with beer and drink specials. Food specials will feature Jagerwurst, pretzel bread, onions, stewed apples and hot potato salad. More details will be posted on our Facebook page.
Serve craft beer at Halloween parties
Please contact your local liquor store now if you would like a keg of Moon River Brewing beer at your Halloween party.
We're open Thanksgiving, Christmas
Moon River Brewing will be open for business on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) and Christmas (Dec. 25) from 1-9 p.m. We will have a limited menu of Moon River favorites and comfort foods.
Learn about our $5 lunch specials
Check out the Moon River Brewing Lunch Crowd Facebook page to learn about our $5 lunch specials.
Become a Quality Assurance Team Member
When you become a Moon River Brewing Quality Assurance Team member
($35 one-time, life-time fee), you will receive a personalized membership card
and 22-oz. Q.A. mug or a T-shirt. Additional benefits include:
Happy hour specials (4-7 p.m. every day)
Moon River beers, $4.50 (20-oz. pint) • House wines, $3.50
Complimentary hors d'oeuvres served by the bar on Thursdays.
Moon River Brewing Company
21 W. Bay St. Savannah, GA 31401 • 912.447.0943
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-midnight • Sunday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.