craft beer

Our take on the legislative situation

I was recently asked a set of questions by a local reporter and felt I needed to share in total my responses. I doubt she was expecting the long answer I gave to her, but it was needed to clarify the situation. I hope this will help all of your craft beer lovers understand a little more about our situation in Georgia. The questions she asked where

Georgia Breweries Need Your Help!

Georgia Beer Map showing the inability to sell beer at breweries
The issue: Currently, breweries are not allowed to sell beer to people directly...ever...it all has to go through a distributor.  When you come to the brewery, you pay $10 or $12 for a pint glass, and we are permitted to serve you up to 2 pints (32 ounces) of beer per day as part of an educational tour.  Georgia is one of only 5 states in the country that doesn't allow breweries to sell beer to consumers in some way, and we rank 47 out of 50 states in breweries per capita.

Georgia Legislators hear our cry!

Help us fill our growlers in Georgia

You may have heard rumblings of a new law trying to be passed in Georgia regarding craft breweries. You may have even been asked to sign a petition or two. Do you know what you were supporting?

Prohibition blues are over, so celebrate craft beer!

This past December 5th we celebrated the 80th anniversary of the repeal of prohibition.  If you know anything at all about Prohibition, you know that is was a massive failure. The 13-year period of prohibition marked a very dark time in the United States.  Organized crime rose drastically due to the outlaw of alcohol. Law enforcement systems were corrupted and a general disrespect for the law began.

Craft Beer Explosion

Savannah Georgia's Craft Beer and Brewery Explosion. New Breweries!

Craft beer is truly on the rise! The Brewer’s Association recently released new figures showing the first 6 months of 2013 American craft beers sales in volume and dollars are up 13% and 15%, respectively.  By March of this year the brewery count hit an all time high since the 1880’s. There are now over 2300 craft breweries in the nation! The demand for craft beer has never been higher and more and more breweries are popping up everywhere. Georgia is no exception to this.  The Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild is an organization hosting 22 brewpubs, contract breweries, and production breweries.

Growlin' for Growlers

Our first "Beer Buzz" column for Savannah Morning News!

When Do approached us about writing this new monthly column, we were more than thrilled for the opportunity to share our knowledge and love of craft beer with all of you. We’ve been in the beer industry for more than six years, each working in breweries in Georgia, South Carolina and now finally completing the dream of opening Southbound Brewing Co. here in Savannah. It’s been a long trip, but we’re almost ready to give y’all your newest hometown microbrewery.