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The Garden of the Coastal Plain at Georgia Southern University to Host Rhythm and Brews Craft Beer Tasting Event on Sept. 28

09-14 The Garden of the Coastal Plain at Georgia Southern University to Host Rhythm and Brews Craft Beer Tasting Event on Sept. 28The Garden of the Coastal Plain at Georgia Southern University, formerly Georgia Southern Botanical Garden, will host its annual Rhythm and Brews beer tasting event on  Sept., 28 2012, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Proceeds from the event will support the Garden.

Atlanta’s popular Mosier Brothers Band will heat up the fall heritage garden with bluegrass-laced rock and alternative music while guests enjoy unlimited tastings of craft beers and food from Big Bad Wolf barbeque of Statesboro.

The event will be held at the Garden in Statesboro, a quick ride from Savannah.  Tickets are available through Sept.  22 for $40 per person. After Sept. 22, tickets are $50 per person.  Guests must be 21 or older to attend, and proper ID is required.  Tickets are available by calling the Garden with a major credit card at 912-871-1149.

The Atlanta-based The Mosier Brothers Band are 30-year veterans of bluegrass-infused rock ‘n’ roll. Jeff Mosier, founder of the band, plays the electric banjo while his brother Johnny plays the electric and acoustic guitar.  Big Bad Wolf will park their smoker on wheels behind the Garden’s restored Weathervane Barn, and the mouthwatering smells of barbeque smoke will greet Rhythm and Brews guests.  Follow the music through the fall gardens to the large field between the Barn and the historic Oak Grove One Room Schoolhouse to the beer tasting tent, where each guest will receive a commemorative beer glass.  Guests will have the opportunity to visit numerous vendors each offering unlimited samples of a varieties of beer.

Centered on an early 20th century farmstead, the Garden at Georgia Southern University offers visitors a unique view of the cultural and natural heritage of the Southeastern Coastal Plain, an area rich in unique and endangered plants. The Garden’s nearly 11-acre site, located in the middle of the growing city of Statesboro, includes walking woodland trails, the Bland Cottage, a Heritage Garden, a Rose Arbor, a Children’s Learning Garden, a Camellia Garden, a Native Plant Landscape Garden, a Native Azalea Collection and the Bog Garden.   The Garden promotes knowledge and appreciation of the native plants and animals of the southeastern coastal plain, connects people to the natural and cultural heritage of the region and inspires environmentally responsible behavior.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University founded in 1906, offers more than 120 degree programs serving more than 20,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.  In 2012, the University was named one of the Top 10 most popular universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars.  Georgia Southern is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu.

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