Big things brewing in Augusta

Riverwatch Brewery

Tastes, like clothes, tend to change in the fall and nowhere is this trend more recognizable than in craft beers. Augusta boasts an emerging craft beer scene with the recent launch of two new breweries. Riverwatch Brewery, which opened last year, is the first brewery in Augusta since Prohibition. It’s also the nation’s only mother-daughter owned brewery. They are featuring a couple of seasonal beers, including Keep Your Powder Dry Ale and Three Under Par Belgian Triple Style, honoring the Masters golf tournament.

The opening this year of Savannah River Brewing Co. added year-round and seasonal craft beers to the mix, including Westobou Amber, named for the annual arts festival going on through Oct. 14. Westobou, as the Savannah River was formerly known, is a five-day celebration of performances, exhibits and screenings, including concerts, dance, spoken word, film and visual arts in downtown Augusta.

Photo provided by Riverwatch Brewery.

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