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savannah, georgia on my mind

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This weekend the beau and I are taking a much needed vacation to Savannah, Georgia. We went last Labor Day (but I don’t have any pictures online, what?) and fell in love. I think I liked it better than NOLA.

The driving factor for this trip is the Savannah Craft Brew Fest, which is probably one of the biggest in the Southeast.

Last year we went on a ghost tour and did a few other touristy things. Mostly, we just walked around and visited all the tiny shops and historic houses. The city is filled with history, romance, and great food.

We plan to visit The Distillery frequently. We ate there twice last year. No, we’re not eating at Paula Deen’s. It’s too expensive.

We don’t usually have much of a plan when we travel, so where do you suggest we go? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences, if you’ve been.

Savannah Craft Brew Fest

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This weekend my boyfriend and I headed to Savannah for a weekend of historical sightseeing and craft brew drinking. Who knew Savannah was so big into beer? Saturday was the Craft Brew Fest where I sampled 32 beers (appx. 4 oz each) in about two hours. You do the math. Obviously, I had a good time. Here’s what I sampled:

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Here are my votes.

The most unique:
21st Amendment’s Back in Black IPA – a black IPA
21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
The wit beers. I’ve never had them before and they’re great.

The Tastiest:
Original Sin Cider
Woodchuck’s Fall Limited Release Cider – This is the best ever. Red Apple and Cinnamon flavored = tasty apple pie cider.

My favorites:
Thomas Creek Deep Water Dopplebock
New Belgium Mothership Wit Organic Wheat

1st Place:
Left Hand Milk Stout

I hear this one is sort of a legend in the beer world. Appropriately so. It was dark and creamy with hints of coffee and chocolate. I really wanted to dip a doughnut in this one on a cool Sunday morning. This was also my”Last Hurrah!” drink before leaving Savannah.

The next day we traveled to The Distillery, which had a very large craft beer selection. If you’re ever in Savannah, look this place up.

I had a beer cocktail. Here it is next to some delicious IPA beer battered onion rings.

The Berry White
A Framboise Lambic & Allagash White

Here’s the Left Hand Milk Stout in a glass. It’s so dark and delicious. It’s next to a beer my boyfriend ordered, but I’m unsure which one it was.

Have a great Labor Day!