Friday, July 24, 9 p.m., $45
FUTUREBIRDS and craft beer: it’s becoming a Savannah thing. Last time we were sippin’ something hoppy and hoppin’ on the dance floor to Athens’ favorite psych-country-flavored rockers, it was Savannah Stopover’s big lineup announcement party this past November.
The boys are back in town to raise a glass and commemorate another great local effort: one year of Service Brewing Company. Since their last trek to the Lowcountry, the quintet dropped a 7” Record Store Day split with fellow Georgian T. Hardy Morris (guitarist/vocalist of Southern rock band Dead Confederate). A melodic heartbreaker of a country song, “Painted Tears” boasts wistful pedal steel, Wurlitzer organ care of Alabama R&B guru Steve Bassett, pleasingly loose harmonies and a catchy, slow-toe-tapper of a melody.
Service, a veteran-owned-and-brewed brewery, has been a welcome addition to local taps; a celebration of one turn around the sun with these great folks is sure to be a memorable one. For a $45 ticket, attendees get a 36 oz. tasting (including several brews that are only available at the brewery), a 750mL vessel of SBC1 (Service’s limited edition anniversary brew), a take-home souvenir glass, a tour of the facility, delectable meats grilled up by Executive Chef Kyle Jacovino of The Florence, and a Futurebirds show. Dang!
A portion of ticket sales will benefit the Honor Our Heroes Foundation.