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Dec 8, 2018

Craft Beer in the Coastal Empire with Chris Haborak

If you're not familiar with the lay of the land, Savannah, Georgia is the Coastal Empire.  Once you cross the bridge into South Carolina, you enter the Low Country.  Got it?  Good.

Chris Haborak is the co-founder and brewer at Coastal Empire Beer Co.  Founded in 2011, the brewery is a middle child of the Georgia beer scene and the second to open in Savannah.  After some spooky experiences with glitter and ghosts, we sat down to talk with Chris about his beer and brewery while enjoying a few pours, of course.

After chatting with Chris we continued our tour of coastal Georgia with stops at Service Brewing and Southbound Brewing then headed south to visit Hop Soul Brewing, under construction in Brunswick, GA) and down to St. Mary's to visit Brackish Beer Co.

Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Episode 154
Chris Haborak of Coastal Empire Beer Co.

Episode Guide

  • Guest Introduction | 00:47
  • Keller's Milk Stout | 01:11
  • David Loves Jam Bands | 01:55
  • Smalls gets Handicapped | 03:00
  • Week in Review - Savannah | 03:15
  • Visiting a haunted brewery | 03:50
  • Coastal Empire / Moon River collaboration | 05:30
    • Brut IPA with spruce tips
  • Beers of the Week | 05:55
  • Craft Beer News | 06:55
    • Omnipollo Yellow Belly trademark troubles
    • PBR is saved
    • Stella Artois's robot bartender
  • Smoked TIPA for Atlanta's Strong Beer Fest | 11:50
  • Opening Coastal Empire | 13:48
  • Starting as a contract brewer - Would you do it again? | 17:00
  • What sets Coastal Empire apart | 18:28
  • Keeping up with small batch brewing | 19:45
  • Bramble on Blonde / Rum Barrel Coco Piña Gose | 22:45
  • Award-winning beers | 23:23
  • GABF beer categories | 24:36
  • Dawn Patrol gets a cease and desist | 26:43
  • Upsetting people with