Savannah is taking off as a beer town. And that's prompting officials to take a new look at the city's drinking laws. Savannah is one of the few cities where people can drink downtown in public year-round.
Georgia wine growers say this year might not be their best vintage. The heavy rain Georgia has seen this summer isn't ruining this year's harvest. But it will delay grape processing and possibly dilute sugars and flavors that make the best wines.
A new brewery is capitalizing on Savannah's burgeoning interest in beer. Southbound Brewing is the latest business in a growing beer-centered culture in the coastal city. Carly Wiggins is opening the brewery with business partner Smith Mathews.
The Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a rezoning application Monday afternoon from Macon Beer Co. The request would allow the company to develop a microbrewery in a 7,600-square-foot building in downtown.
Savannah is re-writing its alcoholic beverage ordinances. The city already has some of the most liberal liquor laws in the nation. But the rules don't address some more novel uses alcohol. Beekeeper Ted Dennard wants to stock his stores with mead, the ancient honey-made drink, and offer people samples.
Customers will soon be able to buy beer and wine at three Starbucks stores in the Atlanta area. The city of Roswell Thursday granted Starbucks an alcohol license for a store there. Beer and wine will also be available at two locations in Atlanta.