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Moon River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Moon River Brewing CompanyMoon River Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.71/5
Based on:
33 Beers
417 Ratings
Place Score: 84
Ratings: 123
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.94%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

21 West Bay St.
Savannah, Georgia, 31401
United States
phone: (912) 447-0943

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Reviews by azorie:
Photo of azorie
3/5  rDev -18%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

This was our 3rd visit to Savannah, and 3rd visit to the brew pub.

We go in the door and its empty except for 4 folks at the bar. We get seated right away. I have held off reviewing this place before mainly because I never judge a beer or a place by 1 try.

Since there was 3 wait staff or more lurking around, we got service at first right away. Since I hit there web site before we left, I knew what they had on tap. Of course they do have a few guest beers usually, and so there not your typical brewpub in that regard. I want to say this place has very good food, and its a good value. The beer is good to great, but sadly you think a brew pub this small, would not rip you off price wise on the beer, but they do. a pint during the daytime is now 5.50, and I hope this is not a happy hour price! Sadly neither the waiter (which is understandable) had a clue about the beer that the web site claimed they had, which in my book is sad when even after he got the asst brew master down, they had no clue about the web site being out of date by 6 months. Too be honest it was the only reason we drove 2.5 hours up there , so was a tad upset the web site with so much detail did not reflect what was really on tap. WHY Have such a big web site, if your NOT going to update it? anyway they get more that 6 tables full get ready to wait for refills of beer. They also need a list of there current beers, sad when they cannot even do that, I know they had time, the manager had time to pass out coasters you think they have time to keep a simple list of beers up to date. Oh well.

That said there were very friendly and we chated (with the assit brew master) about there beers. I did complain about the prices, and he said they use imperial pints, which they do for the beer under 6% abv, but after that you get 8oz for the same 5.50 which is a rip off IMHO. The porter and wit where outstanding, the porter was the best I ever had outside England! the wit was damn tasty. I also had a cask ale that had fermented peaches added to it, it was a burbon aged wit, I believe. Sadly they only had a list of 4 main beers, the rest you need a tape recorder to take in what is they had, I think they had a RIS and DIPA also, but since they would also come in a 8 oz glass I passed. I hate samplers so I did not do that. I rated service as nearly poor because they are damn slow with nearly empty place. If you want to drink sit at the bar, they service is much better. Even in a true tourist town, I don't understand why there prices for beer are so expensive, but I can only compare their prices to Florida, so maybe its a tax thing, but with no middle man, you think they be at 4 bucks or less a pint. Its in a old building, but so is everything in downtown Savannah. !

Sept 2008: Was up here for the Savannah beer fest, with the bros doing a pub crawl, service was much better this time. Beer was better also. prices still too high for me.

More User Reviews:
Photo of PowhatanBrewer
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Generally uses the supposed novelty of being a brewpub to draw in tourists because the beer and food are average. Had the pale ale, which was fairly flavorless and lacked body. The porter is better. If you are looking for good beer, I'd recommend going elsewhere.

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Photo of pjbear05
4.5/5  rDev +23%

Great location within walking distance of the riverfront. Tried the Captain's Porter and the Slovannah Pale Ale, along with a burger and onion rings, all very good. Noted with amusement some of the "tourists" who came in, bought pints, and left after barely tasting them-BMC drinkers apparently. The seasonal Tater Ale (sweet potato as opposed to the ubiquitous pumpkin ales prevalent this time of year) was a perfect finish to lunch.

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Photo of BrettMRogers
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Good brew pub. Been there several times. Service isn't as genuinely friendly as most pubs. Decent selection of craft brews. Food was good.
I had a burger, my wife had shrimp creole which was good but way too spicey. All in all it is worth the price.

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Moon River Brewing Company in Savannah, GA
84 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.