Southbound Brewing Co. Ribbon Cutting Opens Brewery to Tours

SAVANNAH, GA — Southbound Brewing Co. —An official ribbon cutting is taking place take place today February 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM at the brewery located at 107 East Lathrop Ave. Savannah, GA. This ribbon cutting marks the grand opening for public tours and tastings at the brewery facility. Southbound Brewing Co. is Savannah’s first production microbrewery and hopes to bring “brewery tourism” to Savannah.

In the state of Georgia the brewing industry alone provides an economic contribution over over $1,852,847,600 and almost 2000 jobs year round. The majority of hard-working men and women directly employed by the brewers, importers and beer distributors receive good wages and company-provided benefits, including healthcare. Beer sales also contribute to the profitability of more than 576,000 licensed retail outlets in the U.S.

Southbound’s ribbon cutting will be followed by a public tour and tasting from 5:30-7:30 PM. During the tour, attendees can go on guided educational tours of Southbound’s brewing facility. Southbound will also be having tastings, educating guests on their brands, throughout the two-hour period. Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Smith Mathews will be sharing his passion for the science and art of brewing Savannah’s premier local brews.

Complimentary tasting cups with six tastings tickets are free, as is the tour. However, guests can purchase a souvenir pint glass with six tasting tickets for $10.00. Tours run 3-5 times throughout the two-hour window and tastings are available for the duration.

Southbound’s brewery tour partnership with America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia has also begun! Guests bringing two canned goods can receive $1.00 (max) off their souvenir tour glass. This year round food drive will benefit many families throughout coastal Georgia. Please feel free to visit for suggested canned items.

Brewery tours will continue to be available every Wednesday — Friday from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-4. For more information please feel free to visit