Slide into Summer with Goin’ Coastal IPA

Goin’ Coastal IPA with  Pineapple

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Slide into summer and step off the grid with Goin’ Coastal IPA laced with pineapple. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple – and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick. Cash in a sick day and grab another!

We’re slingin’ this beauty in 6 packs of 12 oz bottles and suitcases of 16oz cans. Flowing onto shelves May 2 through right about August.

Nitty Gritty

Malts: 2 Row, Munich, Wheat, Premium English, Crystal
Hops: Columbus, Cascade. Simcoe, Goldings, Centennial
ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 50

Don’t read gud? We got you – let head brewer Nick Nock break it down:

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Dip Out in Style

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If you’re planning to tip your desk over and chuck your laptop through a window, best be lookin’ the part while you do it. Our newest Columbia PFGs are the perfect combination of performance apparel and party schwag. Check em out at the brewery or online.

One Last Thing…

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That video from Nick is pretty great, right? Well we opened up auditions to everyone at the brewery and his was the best. The others were pretty great too, but for all the wrong reasons…

Get Heady(er) at 420 Fest

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Less than 72 hours until the 12th Annual SweetWater 420 Fest blasts off into the funkosphere with headliners like Ludacris, Cypress Hill, Disco Biscuits and the legendary Roots crew.

Havin’ a helluva time at the fest is as easy as showing up, but with so much headiness packed into every hour of the fest we owe it to y’all to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the really good stuff.

Plan it out

Print out the schedule, save it as your phone’s background, tattoo it on your thigh, whatever you need – just make sure you’re real familiar with it so you don’t miss anyone you’re dying to see.

Don’t Stay Glued to the Main Stage

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Lotta folks don’t realize the caliber of talent we got slaying the Planet 420 Stage this year – which just means it’s easier to get up front. Make sure you swing by for AWOLNATION, Robert Delong, Pepper and a shitload of other artists.

We’ve also got some A+ talent in the new Lyrics and Laughter Tent, plus music for the first time ever. Don’t miss two smokin’ sets from Judah Friedlander Sat/Sun!

Oh, the weather outside is…weather

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Forecast looks mostly solid but be a boy scout and prepare for the worst. Put your wallet, cash, ID and valuables in a Ziploc bag in case you end up getting wet – whether its rain or a stray beer. Betting man says Friday gets some a.m. rain, Sat/Sun are sunny.  Don’t forget the sunscreen, too.

There’s more than music

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Obviously if you’re at 420 Fest you’re tryin to get down to some heady tunes, but don’t pass up the full fest experience. Speaking of, the SweetWater Experience Tent where we’ve got over 40 unique brews you won’t try anywhere else, plus sessions on beer & cheese pairings, meet & greets and more.

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Hit up the artist market for a boatload of jewelry, t-shirts and hand made art or get crunchy in Planet 420 learning about great nonprofits from all over.

Drink Water

Beers, dancing and hiking around Centennial Olympic Park all take water outta you. Make sure you’re putting it back in, or you’re gonna have a bad time. Free water stations are located throughout the fest – bring an empty to fill up.

Look like you belong

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420 Fest merch is available at the Schwag Shop brewery (and online). Swing by for our giant 4/20 tour bash and pick up a piece or two, then roll into the park Friday lookin’ like you own the place.

Prep for 420 Fest with Smokin’ Schwag Steals

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SweetWater 420 Fest is always a heady time, but you can maximize your fun April 22-24 by making sure you’re schwagged out properly.

Starter Pack

Includes Men or Women’s Mandala Tee, Trucker, Koozie

$38.99 – 15% OFF

Heady Starter Pack

Tie Dye Tee, Trucker, Koozie

$38.99 – 15% off

Protect Yo Self w/ a Bigger Hat

Columbia Booney Hat, Sunscreen, Koozie

$31.99 – 20% off

Protect Yo Self w/ a Hoo Rag

Hoo Rag, Sunscreen, Koozie

$18.99 – 25% off

Still need tickets?

Today’s your last chance to buy tickets online and get em delivered right to your door. Put it off any longer and you’ll have to pick em up at the fest!

Quality Hooch Kick Off

c0cac1f2-e570-4e5b-baed-e6e6fbdead1eDid you know all the water used to brew our beer comes from the Chattahoochee River? It’s a big part of why we’re so serious about protecting it. Well that and it’s a badass place to go fishing, paddle, float or just visit.

We’re teaming up with Orvis Atlanta and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to raise funds for the deployment of new water monitoring sensors, which will let CRK remotely monitor the river’s water quality at key watershed locations.

This is a pretty heady new technology but it comes at a cost, so we need yalls help in raising funds to get 50 units placed along the Hooch. Luckily it’s pretty easy to get involved – sign up to come out to the kickoff event w/ free food, brews and goodies from Orvis and buy a hat or shirt to support the cause.

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Guest Speakers – Check out the full lineup here!

Wanna ball out with the Hawks?

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If you haven’t been to Philips Arena in a minute, check out some of the headiness we’re bringin to Hawks games these days.

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Mini draft house under construction!

We teamed up with the Hawks to make going to Friday’s (3/25) game against the Bucks an even sweeter deal.

Click the banner below and use promo code SWEETWATER to score a brewery tour voucher and pint glass included in the cost of your ticket to the game. Tickets start at just $25!

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Que & Brew for a Cause!

que-brewThis Sunday, March 20, we’re teaming up with Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q for an afternoon of brews and BBQ to benefit Cynthia Montoya, a  long-time Fox Bros. employee and current general manager who was diagnosed with Stage II pancreatic cancer in 2015.

The Fox Bros. called upon some of their friends – who just so happen to be among the best pitmasters, chefs and *cough* brewers in the country – to put on this fundraiser to help with Cyndi’s medical expenses.

Tickets are $30 and include food tastings, a tour of SweetWater, and six 6 oz. tastings of our heady brews.

Live music will be provided by opening act Main Street Exiles and headliners The Sundogs.

We’ll also have a silent auction featuring great items including a signed Falcons jersey, VIP tickets to the Shaky Knees Festival, and passes to the 2016 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

Get your tickets here before they sell out.

Pitmaster and Guest Chef Line Up

  • Fox Bros Bar-B-Q – Atlanta, GA
  • Mike Mills and Amy Mills of 17th Street Barbecue – Murphysboro, IL
  • Southern Soul Barbeque – St. Simons, GA
  • Sam Jones Barbecue – Winterville, NC
  • Home Team BBQ – Charleston, SC
  • Billy Durney of Hometown Bar-B-Que – Brooklyn, NY
  • Peg Leg Porker – Nashville, TN
  • Pat Martin of Martin’s BBQ Joint – Nashville, TN
  • Kevin Rathbun – Atlanta, GA
  • Ford Fry – Atlanta, GA
  • Eddie Hernandez and Mike Klank of Taqueria del Sol – Atlanta, GA
  • Chris Hall and Todd Mussman of Local Three – Atlanta, GA

 

Get your mouth watering for some ‘que with pics from all the participating chefs and restaurants:

17th Street     Home Team BBQ

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Peg Leg Porker     Southern Soul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please note: SweetWater is a 21+ venue. All guests must have a valid ID. No ID = No Entry. (Children under 10, free enter, 11+ need a ticket. All children need to be in attendance with a parent or guardian). Also, due to the scope of this event, please leave the fur babies at home.

Happy Birthday to Us

A few scores and 19 years ago to the day, two heady dudes set out to brew the best beer they could while having the best time they could. Thing or two has changed since then but the goal is the same. Happy Birthday to us, what a long strange trip it’s been…

Come to the brewery Sunday to help us celebrate – 2 sets from The Bright Light Social Hour, barrel-aged and cellar brews flowin and a free sixer of Hash Session IPA to go! Get your tickets here: https://sweetwater.xorbia.com/19th-anniversary-party/

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Hash Session IPA Hoppin’ Your Way

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They say Spring is a time for new beginnings. No idea who “they” are, but they’re right about the new part. Get ready to get low with HASH SESSION IPA, a groovy 4.2% ABV session IPA loaded with a gigantic Amarillo hop hash dry hop.  (The hell is hop hash, you ask?  Click here.)  

None of that watery, tasteless lite beer bullshit here. Just a taste bud exploding hop rocket you can enjoy all night, day, afternoon, morning or whenever the mood strikes ya.

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Hash Session will be cruising onto shelves February 8th and stick around for a few months

Nitty Gritty:

-Malts: Maris Otter, Pilsner, Wheat, Midnight Wheat
-Hops: Bravo, Amarillo Hash
-ABV: 4.2%
-IBUs: 55

 

Hoppy Valentine’s

Skip the massage oil and chocolates and gift your significant other with something they’ll really use. Don’t have a squeeze this year? Pick up a deal and elevate your friend game.

0d8b9f00-9441-403a-b806-1b34f36dd8391. Dank Duo: For those beer lovers who can never get enough. get it now >>

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Click here to find out more about these packages that are guaranteed to make sure you don’t sleep on the couch Valentine’s night – or be the new crowd fav among your friends.