You don't have to wait until the Savannah Craft Brew Fest on Aug. 31 to sample some of the best and rarest craft beers in the area. Several local bars, breweries, distributors and restaurants are hosting special tastings and parties to celebrate what they call "Savannah Craft Brew Week." Some of the events scheduled include:

Saturday, Aug. 24

What: Homebrew Champion beer release event at The Beer Growler: Try The Beer Growler's homebrew battle winning beer, Airborne Devil. Receive free Airborne Devil pint glass when you buy a growler.

When: Aug. 24, all day

Where: The Beer Growler, 102 E. Liberty St.

Info: Click here

What: The 5 Spot tap takeover with Southbound Brewing featuring band Velvet Caravan and door prizes.

When: Aug. 24, 9 p.m. to midnight

Where: The 5 Spot, 4430 Habersham St.

Cost: $10 gets you a souvenir South Bound pint glass and your first draft. $3 for each additional draft.

Info: Click here

 Sunday, Aug. 25

What: Georgia Beer Day featuring hard to find and classic Georgia beers with half-price pints from 6-7 p.m.

When: Aug. 25, begins at 6 p.m.

Where: The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Info: 912-236-1772, https://www.facebook.com/events/163447937178353/

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 Monday, Aug. 26

What: Southern Eagle/National Distributing Event with featured brews from Red Hare, New Belgium and Lazy Magnolia

When: Aug. 26, 5 p.m.

Where: The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Info: 912-236-1772, http://www.distillerysavannah.com/

What: SweetWater Waterkeeper Benefit Night

When: Aug. 26, 7 p.m.

Where: World of Beer, 112 W. Broughton St.

Info: 443-1515, http://wobusa.com/Locations/Savannah/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=9807

 Tuesday, Aug. 27

What: Allagash Spotlight

When: Aug. 27, 7 p.m.

Where: World of Beer, 112 W. Broughton St.

Info: 443-1515, http://wobusa.com/Locations/Savannah/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=9807

What: Georgia Crown/General Distributing Event with featured brews from Unibrew and Brunehaut

When: Aug. 27, 5 p.m.

Where: The Distillery, 416 West Liberty St.

Info: 912-236-1772, http://www.distillerysavannah.com/

What: Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club's benefit for Greenbriar Children's Center

When: Aug. 27, 6 - 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Beer Growler, 102 East Liberty St.

Cost: $30 advance ticket, $40 ticket at the door for all you can drink with 45 beers on tap and food from Green Truck.

Info: http://www.metropolitansavannahrotary.org/pages/growlforgreenbriar

What: Southbound Beer Dinner/Tap Takeover

When: Aug. 27, 6:30-10 p.m.

Where: The Crystal Beer Parlor, 301 W. Jones St.

Cost: $45 for four courses paired with Scattered Sun Belgian Wit, Iron Lion Pale Ale, Hop'In IPA and a special cask. Meal comes with beer and a Southbound pint glass. Reservations required, limited to 25 people. The tap takeover will take place on other side of bar and first 50 people get a Southbound pint glass to keep.

Info: For reservations, call 349-1000 or visit http://southboundbrewingco.com/southbound/crystal-beer-parlor-beer-dinne...

 Wednesday, Aug. 28

What: Southbound Cask Night benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia

When: Aug. 28, 5 p.m.

Where: Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St.

Info: Southbound Brewing will debut cask-conditioned Hop'In IPA with local jalapenos and El Do Dorado hops. Other Southbound brews will be served as well as free logo pint glasses while supplies last, https://www.facebook.com/events/495663860521704/

What: Empire/Quality/Prime Distributing Event featuring brews from Sam Adams, Cisco and Clown Shoes.

When: Aug. 28, 5 p.m.

Where: The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Info: 912-236-1772, http://www.distillerysavannah.com/

CORRECTION, 8/26: The date of the following event was incorrectly listed in an earlier version of this article. The event actually takes place Thursday.

What: Southbound Day Trip'Eler exclusive release

When: Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

Where: World of Beer, 112 W. Broughton St.

Info: 443-1515, http://wobusa.com/Locations/Savannah/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=9807

What: Red Hare Cask and Forbidden Fruit release

When: Aug. 28, 7 p.m.

Where: Where: World of Beer, 112 W. Broughton St.

Info: 443-1515, http://wobusa.com/Locations/Savannah/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=9807

What: Boulevard Brewing meet and greet featuring brews from Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, 80-Acre Hoppy Wheat and Reverb Imperial Pilsner

When: Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m.

Where: The Bier Haus, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408158379404396/

 Friday, Aug. 29

What: United Distributing Event featuring brews from SweetWater, Terrapin, Southbound, Abita, New Holland and Mother Earth

When: Aug. 29, 5 p.m.

Where: The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Info: 912-236-1772, http://www.distillerysavannah.com/

What: Southbound Day Trip'Eler exclusive release

When: Aug. 29, 7 p.m.

Where: World of Beer, 112 W. Broughton St.

Info: 443-1515, http://wobusa.com/Locations/Savannah/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=9807

What: Terrapin tap takeover

When: Aug. 29, 5 p.m.

Where: Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/221138284710613/

 Saturday, Aug. 30

What: Terrapin Pumpkinfest Cask

When: Aug. 30, 7 p.m.

Where: World of Beer, 112 W. Broughton St.

Info: 443-1515, http://wobusa.com/Locations/Savannah/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=9807

What: Night of the Beer Geek 4.0 featuring rare beers from 21st Amendment, Dogfish Head, Green Flash, Moon River and Coastal Empire

When: Aug. 30, 6 p.m.

Where: The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Info: 912-236-1772, http://www.distillerysavannah.com/

What: Burnt Hickory tap takeover

When: Aug. 30, 5 p.m.

Where: Green Truck Pub, 2430 Habersham St.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/349855538480592/

What: Southeast Food and Beer Pairing featuring craft beers from Miss., Ga., N.C., S.C., Fla., La. and Ala. paired with local cuisine from each state.

When: Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa

Cost: Limited amount of tickets available at www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com

Info: http://www.savannahcraftbrewfest.com/the-southeast-beer--food-pairing.php

What: D&V Importer party featuring Belgian brews like St. Bernardus, Des Rocs, Duchesse de Bourgongne and Val-Dieu paired with cheeses and meats. Ron Speck from D&V Importers will also be hand to answer questions.

When: Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m.

Where: The Bier Haus, 513 E. Oglethorpe Ave.

Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/303267433151610/

 Sunday, Aug. 31

What: Abita Savannah pub crawl with Strawator, food and live music all day

When: Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

Where: World of Beer, 112 W. Broughton St.

Info: 443-1515, http://wobusa.com/Locations/Savannah/Events/SpecialEvents.aspx?id=9807

What: The Craft Brew Fest after party with $1 off your first draft with Craft Brew Fest ticket and the chance to sample all the leftovers from The Distillery Craft Brew Fest Week.

When: Aug. 31, 6 p.m.

Where: The Distillery, 416 W. Liberty St.

Info: 912-236-1772, http://www.distillerysavannah.com/

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