News And Events

2015 US Open Beer Championship

August 1, 2015

Coastal Empire Beer Co. won silver and gold medals in blind tastings in July at the 2015 United States Open Beer Championship in Oxford, Ohio. More than 4,000 beers and ciders from more than 20 countries competed to win in a number of different beer, cider and specialty categories.

Coastal Empire Beer Co. won a gold medal for their collaboration -March to the Sea- with the Kennesaw, Ga. based Burnt Hickory Brewery in the American Barley Wine category.

Additionally the brewer’s Barrel Aged Savannah Brown was awarded a silver medal in the Barrel Aged Dark Beer Category. Since Coastal Empire Beer Co. first released Barrel Aged Savannah Brown in 2013 it has won numerous awards including bronze in 2013 and gold in 2014 at the U.S. Open. The brewery’s classic Savannah Brown Ale also captured silver in the 2012 U.S. Open American Brown ale category.

“It’s always very exciting to receive recognition for the quality of our beer especially when there is so much competition from around the world. This is the fourth year since we founded our brewery in August 2011 that we have been successful in bringing home awards to Savannah,” Kevin Haborak, Richmond Hill Resident and co-founder of Coastal Empire Beer Co. said. “We were also very pleased to see the success of our first collaboration with another Georgia brewery. The guys at Burnt Hickory are great people, and to have our beer — March to the Sea — bring home a god medal was very exciting for both of us.”

Coastal Empire Beer Co. is located at 79 Ross Road in Savannah and features a tasting room that is open Thursday through Saturday. Patrons can tour the facility; sample the beers, and take home up to 72 oz. of souvenir beer from the tasting room.

2014 GABF Bronze Medal

January 7, 2015

Coastal Empire Beer Co. won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival in the Herb/Spiced Beeer category for Dawn Patrol Imperial Breakfast Stout. Dawn Patrol was up against 149 beers in that category, and the judges do not award medals if they believe that that none of the submission were worthy of that medal.

Dawn Patrol Imperial Breakfast Stout is our seasonal stout that is aged for 4 weeks on cofee, raisins, ancho peppers, serano peppers, cumin, nutmeg, allspice, and cincamon to achive a background flavor profile similar to a Mexican mole sauce.

Moving to 79 Ross Rd

October 25, 2013

On October 1st we took over our new warehouse at 79 Ross Rd!  We are in the process of building out the new brewery and will be posting construction updates and photos on our Facebook page.  Follow our progress on Facebook as we get moved in.  Construction should be complete in late winter or early spring of 2014.

 

We look forward to hosting you at our new location with tours and tastings starting in early 2014!

2013 Savannah Craft Brew Fest – Best Beer

September 6, 2013

Coastal Empire Beer Co. took home the top honors in the People’s Choice award at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest. The Tybee Island Blonde was voted Best Beer at the 2013 Savannah Craft Brew Fest.  This is the second year that the Blonde has won top honors in the peoples choice, and the third year running that Coastal Empire Beer Co. has taken the top spot.

In 2012 the Blonde was awarded People’s Choice – Best in Show and the Savannah Brown was awarded People’s Choice – First Place.  In 2011 the Savannah Brown won People’s Choice – First Place.

2013 US Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal

September 6, 2013

Coastal Empire Beer Co. won a Bronze Medal for our Barrel Aged Savannah Brown Ale at the 2013 US Open Beer Championship! The bronze medal was earned in the Barrel Aged Beer Category.  The 2012 United States Open Beer Championship announced the winners on July 4th, 2013. More than 2,500 beers were entered representing 68 different categories from international breweries and award winning homebrewers.

2012 Savannah Craft Brew Fest People’s Choice

September 1, 2012

For the second year running, Coastal Empire Beer Co. took home the top honors in the People’s Choice award at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest. This year the Tybee Island Blonde and Savannah Brown Ale finished first and second in the People’s Choice awards at the 2012 Savannah Craft Brew Fest. The Blonde was awarded People’s Choice – Best in Show and the Savannah Brown was awarded People’s Choice – First Place.

Coastal Empire Beer Co. won People’s Choice – First Place in the 2011 Savannah Craft Brew Fest with the Savannah Brown Ale. We were excited to see the Savannah Brown get awarded first place again this year and we were even more excited when we learned that the Tybee Island Blonde (launched this spring) was awarded Best in Show.

 

2012 US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal

August 7, 2012

Coastal Empire Beer Co. won a Silver Medal for our Savannah Brown Ale at the 2012 US Open Beer Championship! The silver medal was earned in the American Brown Ale Category. The 2012 United States Open Beer Championship announced the winners on July 31st, 2012. More than 1,650 beers were entered representing 65 different categories from international breweries and award winning homebrewers.

2011 Savannah Craft Brew Fest First Place – People’s Choice Award

September 3, 2011

Savannah Brown Ale took home first place in the People’s Choice Award at the Savannah Craft Brew Fest.

Official Launch

August 28, 2011

We officially launched at the Distillery on, Sunday, August 28, 2011, the first night of the first Annual Savannah Craft Beer Week.