Sparkling Waters Rise From the South

This article originally appeared on BevNET.com on Feb. 14, 2018. Savannah Distributing Co. represents Montane Sparkling Spring Water and features that portion of the story. To read the entire article, click here. By Martin Caballero, Assistant Editor, BevNET Sparkling water’s next wave has a Southern feel to it. While recent news in the category has been dominated by major moves by PepsiCo …


To rotate taps — or not? Balance may be the key

  Deciding which beers to put on tap — or rotate into the mix — is a regular challenge for beer retailers. Beyond navigating the vast selection of beers is also trying to be a mind reader: What beers are your customers wanting to drink?   A poll of more than 5,000 on-premise consumers by Nielsen/CGA turned up some interesting results. The …


Old World Beers for Holiday Gift-Giving — or Enjoying!

There’s no question that if you’re reading this, you’re already a raving fan of American craft beers. Bold IPAs, rich and decadent stouts and thirst-quenching sours are staples in out beer coolers. But don’t’ forget about the original craft beers – finely crafted, historically prominent Old World beers. The holidays are a great time to visit – or revisit – …


Video of our new solar panel array

One of Georgia’s oldest distributors becomes the first in the state to “go green” with solar. Savannah Distributing partnered with Hannah Solar on a 113 kilowatt (kW) roof-mount system atop their facility this past November, making them the first beverage distributor in the state to “go green” with solar panels. The installation generates an average of 169,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) …


Savannah warehouse going solar

The beverage industry has been out front on adoption of solar power. Many of our brewers and winemakers have successfully converted part, if not all, of their electric consumption to solar. We’ve joined the move to clean energy and installed these panels on the rooftop of the Savannah offices and warehouse just over a month ago. For now, the array …


Creature Comforts moving beer to cans

Creature Comforts Brewing Co. of Athens, GA, is about to roll its new canning line. The craft brewery is among many nationwide that are adopting cans vs. bottles. The rationale, from Creature Comforts’ viewpoint, is outlined in their blog: “We truly believe cans are a superior packaging option for our beer. The two main concerns we have for our beer …


Moon River Brewing Earns Gold at WBC

Savannah-based Moon River Brewing Co. is bringing home the gold from the World Beer Cup competition held last week in Colorado. Moon River scored the honor for its Da Bomb Dry Stout. Founder and brewmaster John Pinkerton was on hand to accept, as was assistant brewer Adam Matthews. In all, 23 of Savannah Distributing Co. breweries took home hardware from …


SDC Brands Land 1/3 of ‘Top 25 Beers’

Wine Enthusiast Magazine is out with its annual Top 25 Beers of the Year list. The list is compiled from the monthly beer reviews conducted by the magazine. SDC brands represent better than one-third of the 25 breweries. Our brands that made the list include beers from Smuttynose, The Bruery, Ayinger, Dogfish Head, Allagash, 21st Amendment, Samuel Smith, Founders, and …


Get Winter Beers While They Last!

Winter beers are warming, sometimes spiced and always a welcome addition as the mercury begins to dip. The following beers fit the bill perfectly and are in stock right now. Retailers, place orders with your rep ASAP as supplies are always limited. Beer fans – ask your favorite retailer to order these winter classics for you! Anderson Valley Brewing 12 …