It’s 4:20…GMT!

Flowing soon on the Emerald Isle!

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We met a lad named McGargles whose mind was blown by the flavor and freshness of our tasty brews – “We need this deadly beer in Ireland!” he screamed. He told us the 4.2 million people on his island had a craving for great American craft beer, and supply was short.

So we put some 420, IPA, Blue and Hash Session on a boat headed east, and SweetWater’s first international journey began. Thanks to our partners at Rye River Brewing Co. in Dublin, SweetWater will soon be sold at the top 100 craft beer retailers around the city, and on draft in many of Ireland’s pubs.

We’ll officially start flowing just in time for the Georgia Tech/Boston College game on 9/2. Headed over to watch? Stay tuned to facebook for the 411 on where you can grab a hometown coldie abroad.

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We Are Messin’ With Texas

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Next week we start flowing in Austin & DFW! Check out our lineup of events and join guys and gals from the brewery for a coldie. See y’all soon– we’ll be the ones with 420s in our hands (and maybe one for you too).

Austin

Monday 8/22

Waller Creek Boat House @ 4:20 PM
Whip In @ 4:20-8:30 PM
Irene’s @ 4:20-8:30 PM

Tuesday 8/23

Waller Creek Pub House @ 4:20 PM
Flying Saucer @ 6:30 PM

Wednesday 8/24

Mean Eyed Cat @ 4:20 PM
Banger’s @ 6-9 PM

Thursday 8/25

Fado @ 4:20 PM
Carolina Ale House @ 4:20 PM
Brass Tap @ 6:30 PM

Dallas

Monday 8/22

Truck Yard @ 4:20 PM
Holy Grail @ 6 PM
Ida Claire – Addison @ 6:15 PM
Twin Peaks – Addison @ 6-6:45 PM
Flying Saucer – Garland @ 6:30 PM
Flying Saucer – Addison @ 7-8 PM

Tuesday 8/23

Whole Foods – LakewoodWhole Foods – Lakewood @ 4:20-6 PM
Lonestar Taps and Caps @ 6:15-7:30 PM
Meddlesome Moth @ 6:30 PM
Common Table @ 8:30-10 PM

Wednesday 8/24

Twin Peaks – Mockingbird @ 4:20-5:30 PM
Twin Peaks – Irving @4:20-5:30 PM
Brian Dead @ 6-8 PM

Thursday 8/25

Whole Foods – Park Lane @ 4:20-5:30 PM
Twin Peaks – Frisco @ 4:20-5:30 PM
Twin Peaks – Plano @ 5:15-6:15 PM
Whole Foods – Highland Park @ 6-7 PM
Fillmore Pub @ 7:15-8:30 PM

Fort Worth

Monday 8/22

Drunken Donkey – Keller @ 4:20-5:30 PM
Central Market Southlake @ 5:45-7 PM
Tuesday 8/23

Central Market @ 4-6 PM
Twin Peaks @ 4:20-5:30 PM
Flying Saucer @ 6-8 PM

Wednesday 8/24

The Bearded Lady @ 7-8 PM
Thursday 8/25

Craft and Crab @ 7 PM

Denton

Monday 8/22

Whole Foods – Highland Village @ 4:20-5:30 PM
Sweetwater Tavern – Denton @ TBD

Tuesday 8/23

Midway Crafthouse 5-6:45 PM
Lucky Lous 7-9 PM

Wednesday 8/24

Whole Foods Highland Village @ 4:20-5:30 PM
What’s on Tap @ 6-7:45 PM
Drunken Donkey @ 8-10 PM

Thursday 8/25

Bar crawl!

Barley & Board @ 5 PM
Eastside Pub Crawl
Bearded Monk Pub
Oak Street Drafthouse Pub Crawl
Harvest House Pub Crawl

 

 

 

Hit the Hooch for the Big Float

Join Us for The Big Float

Get out on the Hooch this Saturday!
Benefits Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

This Saturday (August 13), we’ll be floating down the ‘Hooch with our friends from NOC and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper to celebrate clean water and a healthy river!   Hop on at Powers Island any time from 9 am – 1 pm, float to Paces Mill, then head to an after party.

**Must sign up in advance (no payments will be accepted on site) — here’s how:

Go here: https://chattahoochee.org/save-the-hooch/

Choose whether to rent gear from NOC, or bring your own.

Price will vary based on what you need — if you bring your own gear, it’ll be a $15 entry fee. Proceeds go to the BacteriAlert program on the Chattahoochee River in the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area.

In addition to the fun float, you’ll receive a Schwag Bag with:
– Big Float water bottle
– “Go Jump in the River!” koozie
– Brewery tour and tasting pass
– Access to the shuttle
– Admission to after parties AND your first coldie! (visit our Facebook page for those details)

Other stuff to know:
Choose from a tube, kayak, raft and inflatable kayak rental. Starting from Powers Island and ending at Paces Mill, this 3.5 mile run offers exciting Class I(+) rapids and gorgeous scenery.


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Surfrider Foundation’s Clean Water Initiative

Since brewing our first batch of 420 nearly 20 years ago, we’ve grown and evolved, but a few core things have remained exactly the same:  We make great beer, have a fantastic time doing it, and we take care of the folks who take care of us and our planet.
That’s why our Save Our Water campaign is raising $100,000 to support five organizations who protect our natural resources and the places we like to play. One of those partner organizations is Surfrider Foundation, and more specifically their Clean Water Initiative.

Check out the 411 on Surfrider Foundation below, then keep scrollin’ to peep our co-branded schwag. Find out more about Save Our Water and how you can participate here.

Clean Water Initiative

Improving coastal water quality has been one of the Surfrider Foundation’s top priorities over the last 30 years. The Clean Water Initiative strives to protect our water resources and prevent pollution from reaching the ocean.

Ocean pollution is a serious problem. What is in our ocean water affects both the health of beachgoers and the sea creatures we love. For example, over 20,000 swim advisories and beach closures are issued every year to protect the health of beachgoers across the U.S. It’s unacceptable that a day at the beach could result in stomach flu, skin rashes, pinkeye, respiratory infections or worse.

Surfrider fights for clean water.

They protect our water resources and prevent pollution along our coasts and waterways through community engagement, water testing, planting ocean-friendly landscapes, and by advocating for holistic clean water solutions.

When you support the Surfrider Foundation, you support dedicated volunteers who are testing our ocean water for bacteria and toxins, raising public awareness and finding real solutions to ocean pollution through the Blue Water Task Force program.

You’ll also support the Ocean Friendly Gardens program, which prevents polluted runoff from reaching our ocean and local waterways, by simply planting landscapes that conserve water and filter pollution before they reach our beloved ocean.


Show Your Support with
Save Our Water Schwag

A portion of proceeds from co-branded merch benefit our partner organizations.

Avex Insulated Pint                  64oz Stanley Growler                   SWB/Surfrider Pint


The Big Float on August 13

When: Aug 13 from 9 am to 2pm
Where: Powers Island to Paces Mill
What: Float the Hooch with the NOC and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper…oh and us. Registration includes a shuttle, schwag bag with Big Float water bottle, “Go Jump in the River” koozie, brewery tour pass and stickers, and your first coldie at our afterparty

For tix & info hit up https://chattahoochee.org/save-the-hooch/

Waterkeeper Alliance: 500 Waterways!

Here at SweetWater, we’re a bunch of guys and gals who love making and drinking great beer, and that goes hand in hand with our love for fishing and having a good time out on the water.

That’s why our Save Our Water campaign is raising $100,000 to support five organizations who protect our natural resources and the places we like to play. One of those partner organizations is Waterkeeper Alliance, the largest and fastest growing nonprofit solely focused on clean water.

Check out the 411 on their 500 Waterways program below, then keep scrollin’ to peep our co-branded schwag. Find out more about Save Our Water and how you can participate here.

500 Waterways

Humans have 1% of water on the planet to work with and we’re not taking care of it. One in two hospital beds are occupied by men, women and children with waterborne diseases.

The climate problem is a water problem. Without clean water, there can be no healthy life. How do we make this right?

The Waterkeeper movement was started by a band of blue-collar fisherman on New York’s Hudson River in 1966. Their tough, hands-on, community-oriented brand of environmental activism sparked the River’s miraculous recovery and inspired other individuals and organizations to launch Waterkeepers from the Mississippi to the Amazon, the Tigris to the Ganges. 500 Waterways aims to continue growth of Waterkeepers worldwide to protect 500 waterways across the globe.

Your support will help:

  • PATROL: Waterkeepers are the boots on the ground and the eyes on the water.
  • EDUCATE: By shining a light on the importance rivers play to our communities, Waterkeepers encourage recreation and celebrate our waters.
  • ENFORCE: Waterkeepers ensure laws are enforced and hold offenders accountable.
  • SET STANDARDS: Swimmable, drinkable, fishable water worldwide.
  • STRENGTHEN: Waterkeepers strengthen regulation where it exists, and create it when it does not.

Show Your Support with
Save Our Water Schwag

Proceeds from co-branded merch benefit our partner organizations.

       


The Big Float

When: Aug 13 from 9 am to 2pm
Where: Powers Island to Paces Mill
What: Float the Hooch with the NOC and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper…oh and us. Registration includes a shuttle to and your first coldie at our afterpartyFor tix & info hit up https://chattahoochee.org/save-the-hooch/

 

IPA Day 2016

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The headiest of the hoppy holiday of them all is back August 4 with a lip-smackin’ line up of IPAs – all for the usual $10 at the door (no advance tickets).

Here’s what we got flowin:

  • Sunday 12:30 IPA – IPA with orange & clementine peels, and moscato grapes, cask conditioned with champagne yeast. A “mimosa IPA”
  • Goin’ Tropical – Goin’ Coastal Pineapple IPA dry hopped with Nelson Sauvignon and Huel Melon hops
  • Goin’ Postal – Goin’ Coastal with habanero, serrano and ghost peppers
  • IPA keg conditioned with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis
  • Hash Julep – Hash Brown with mint and vanilla beans
  • Sweet Southern Hash – Hash Brown with black tea and Tupelo honey

We’ll also have grown up games from our friends at Atlanta Social Club, food trucks, tunes from Endless Fridays and 15% off all IPA schwag (online too!)

Plan to get here early – the first 200 folks will snag a limited edition IPA Day 2016 pint glass PLUS special brews are in limited amounts and will go quick!

Now Flowing: Bayou & Acadiana

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Starting today, Louisiana’s Bayou and Acadiana regions just got a little more heady – SweetWater is now flowing with Buquet Distributing Co. (St. Mary, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes) and Schilling Distributing Co. (Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion).

Cajuns craving our craft brews can now find 420, IPA, Blue and seasonals at bars and restaurants, in grocery store, package stores, and specialty bottle shops.   Check out our Louisiana social platforms for all the details (including some launch events!)

SweetWater’s Louisiana Facebook page

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Trout Unlimited: Embrace a Stream!

Here at SweetWater, we’re a bunch of guys and gals who love making and drinking great beer, and that goes hand in hand with our love for fishing and having a good time out on the water.

That’s why our Save Our Water campaign is raising $100,000 to support five organizations who protect our natural resources and the places we like to play. One of those partner organizations is Trout Unlimited, America’s leading trout and salmon conservation organization.

Check out the 411 on their Embrace a Stream program below, then keep scrollin’ to peep our co-branded schwag. Find out more about Save Our Water and how you can participate here.

Embrace a Stream

Embrace A Stream (EAS) is the flagship grant program for funding Trout Unlimited’s grassroots conservation efforts through small grants on projects that advance TU’s mission of conserving, protecting, and restoring coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.

Often, grants sometimes have a minimum fundraising requirement which may be too high for local chapters to reach. With the help of funding from the Embrace a Stream program, local charters can get the boost they need to secure much larger grants and make a bigger impact in their communities.

  • Trout Unlimited annually raises money from TU members, corporate and agency partners, and foundations to distribute as small grants to local TU chapters.
  • Since its inception in 1975, EAS has funded more than 1,000 individual projects for a total of $4.4 million in direct cash grants. Local TU chapters and councils contributed an additional $13 million in cash and in-kind services to EAS funded projects, for a total investment of more than $17 million.

Show Your Support with
Save Our Water Schwag

Proceeds from co-branded merch benefit our partner organizations.

        Columbia Dri-Release                        Wingo Belt                                    SWB/TU Pint

Ducks Unlimited: Help Rescue Our Wetlands!

SweetWater is donating $100,000 to five organizations who protect and preserve the places we love to spend time outdoors.  Find out more (including how you can help raise an additional $100K) here.  This week we’re highlighting Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats.  Keep scrollin’ to peep the SweetWater + DU co-branded merch…


Rescue Our Wetlands
Wetland loss continues at an alarming rate and the intricate link between waterfowl, wetlands and people is increasingly fragile. Fewer wetlands means fewer sunrises with wings on the horizon, fewer chances to share a first retrieve with a first pup, fewer memories afield with kindred spirits.
Rescue Our Wetlands is a seven-year continental campaign that aims to change the face of conservation in North America by securing $2.0 billion to invest in conservation.
Your support will help :
  • Protect and restore crucial but threatened production habitats across the continent
  • Protect and restore wintering and staging habitats to ensure healthy waterfowl return to the breeding grounds
  • Educate the public about the importance of wetlands and foster the next generation of conservationists
  • Contribute to a strong, stable future for DU’s mission and supporters.

Show Your Support with
Save Our Water Schwag
Proceeds from co-branded merch benefit our partner organizations. 

We found our brews!

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Well, they found our brews!

Today, the majority of the 78,528 bottles from the 3,272 cases stolen from our brewery on Tuesday, June 21, were returned thanks to efforts by the GBI’s Major Theft Unit and Southeastern Transportation Security Council (SETSC) (the aforementioned they).

Of the 40 pallets stolen, 10 were recovered the day of the theft; the remaining 30 pallets (minus a few cases) were returned today.

This is a big step forward in the resolving the case, according to GBI special agents and Cargo Theft Investigator Bob Hastings of SETSC, who tracked down the remaining stolen beer.  GBI and SETSC will continue to assist the Atlanta Police Department in solving the crime.

Unfortunately, the return of the stolen brews does not mean the product is able to be sold or consumed–every bottle will be destroyed.  The product is being sent to Synergy Solutions Crisp County, a zero landfill, biofuel and waste recycling company.

Many thanks for all the hard work from the APD, GBI and SETSC for helping us get our brews back!