Try as they might, home brewers cannot transform barley and hops into bubbly craft brews with the flick of a switch or a hearty whistle. For tools, equipment, and advice, brewers congregate at the Savannah Home Brew Shop, where they can sniff and sample specialty grains, yeast, and malts from Crosby & Baker. Students stock up on shiny new brewing equipment from Foxx while scouring available brewing books and magazines for the up-to-date trends and tips. The staff at Savannah Home Brew Shop can guide novices through their first fermented steps with home-brewing kits, as well as starter kits and supplies for wine makers. Seasoned brewers load up on brand-name liquid or dry yeasts, and hoist bulk bags of dry grain on their shoulders as they try to outrun the sprightly Saint Paulie girl that just stole their stein.
As a child, storyteller and researcher Shannon Scott preferred colonial Williamsburg over Disney World. That preference hasn't changed, but it may have taken a darker turn. Today, he leads private and group tours through some of Savannah's oldest and most haunted sites, his favorite being Bonaventure Cemetery. Here, he relays spine-tingling tales of murder, betrayal, and bootleggers while describing the many gravestone symbols and burial traditions you may come across. These stories and their spooky undercurrents are more than a hobby for Scott. He's racked up production and story credits for his work on Scariest Places on Earth, FEAR, and Ghost Hunters.
During their years spent working as fitness trainers, Drew and Shazi Edmonds have trained clients from all walks of life—from busy moms to brawny athletes to reality-TV star Ruby Gettinger. They bring their passion for fitness and years of experience to Train Me 24/7, where they guide clients toward slimmer and stronger selves through one-on-one and small-group training sessions. Drew and Shazi also conduct boot-camp classes, leading students through high-intensity workouts of strength, cardio, and core-training exercises.
The Fitness Club’s 24-hour access card unlocks the gym floor at any hour, allowing patrons to work out regardless of a tight or nontraditional schedule. The sprawling space houses elliptical trainers, treadmills, and recumbent bikes, as well as Nautilus weight-training machinery and free weights. During staffed hours, exercisers can enlist in personal training or a group fitness session in such disciplines as yoga, Zumba, or silver class, a workout tailored to seniors. Afterward, they can head to the locker rooms, which house showers, or diffuse muscular tension amid the club’s dry sauna.
Savannah's Bonaventure Cemetery sprawls across more than 100 acres?and on 6th Sense World's tour of the legendary burial grounds, guides share tales of its happenings and legendary residents, including novelist Conrad Aiken, Little Gracie, and Johnny Mercer. Other popular walking tours of Savannah cover topics such as poltergeists, exorcisms, and missing cemeteries on treks that are typically one-half mile to one mile long.
A one-stop dugout for tasty eats and sporty pastimes, Coach's Corner dishes up an epic menu of bar favorites in a communal atmosphere bedecked with eye-fetching memorabilia. Diners can recruit ravenous doppelgängers to take on a colossal double-stacked Grand Slam burger donned with their choice of two toppings ($11.99), or snugly fix fangs into the warm kaiser roll ensconcing the Home Run burger, which placates rumbling tummies with a fresh array of ground beef, lettuce, tomato, and onion ($8.99). Both burgers are served with a pickle, a choice of fries, potato salad, or coleslaw, and a choice of swiss, cheddar, feta, or mozzarella cheese.