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Savannah gearing up for Craft Brew Fest on Labor Day weekend
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The Savannah Area Convention and Visitors Bureau announces the Savannah Craft Brew Fest will be held on Sept. 4-5.

The Savannah Craft Brew Fest is the area’s much-anticipated opportunity to experience a two-day festival devoted to the craft brew lover. Meet brewers from across the U.S. while tasting premium craft beer on beautiful Savannah Harbor.

On Sept. 4 at the Craft Brew Pairings Dinner, enjoy the tastes of great Lowcountry cuisine while sampling craft brews that have been chosen to enhance the flavor. This event will feature the best of Southern cuisine and craft brews from across the U.S. with live entertainment by Junkyard Angel. The dinner will be held at the Morris Center at Trustees Garden starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 in advance and $75 at the door. All proceeds will benefit Senior Citizens, Inc.

The Savannah Craft Brew Fest will take place Sept. 5 from 1-7 p.m. and will feature more than 120 different craft brews, live entertainment by Jason Courtenay and The Chuck Courtenay Band, food and souvenir items for sale. Overlooking the Savannah River and Historic Savannah, this outdoor event will be held on the Esplanade at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Tickets are also $33 for a group of 20 or more in advance, $5 for a designated driver in advance and $10 for a designated driver day of the event. Tickets are $30 with a military discount.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at and at the Savannah Civic Center Box Office Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., by phone at (912) 651-6557 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The Savannah Civic Center Box Office is located at 301 West Oglethorpe Ave. Tickets also will be available for purchase on Sept. 4 at the Trustees' Garden for the Beer and Food Pairing Dinner and on Sept. 5 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center for the Savannah Craft Brew Fest. Appropriate service fees will apply.

Throughout the weekend, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa, the official hotel of the Craft Brew Fest, will have special room rates and a weekend filled with craft brew-centered events. On Friday night, Brews ‘n Booms will feature a fireworks extravaganza and dessert display following the Craft Brew Pairings Dinner. On Saturday, there will be a golf tournament at The Club at Savannah Harbor with an 8 a.m. shotgun and is $75 inclusive.

Also on Saturday, the BrewMaster Speaks! Beer 101 lecture will be held from 11 a.m.-noon before the Craft Brew Fest in the Harbor Ballroom at the Westin. Learn about some tricks of the trade and tasting techniques before embarking upon your tasting journey at the Craft Brew Fest. The lecture is free.

The Jazz Beer Brunch will take place at the Aqua Star on Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and is  $38.95 per person. Enjoy “Savannah’s Best Brunch” with the “Best View of Savannah” (as voted by readers of Savannah Magazine and Connect Savannah). This weekly dining extravaganza features live jazz with Ben Tucker and Friends and this week only also features specially crafted, beer-inspired menu items created by Executive Chef Roger Michel.