It Takes Two to Brew

The lowdown on TWO 420 Fest collaboration beers

We teamed up with The Hip Abduction and Slightly Stoopid to cook up two super limited release brews for 420 Fest. Most of it will be pouring at the fest, but we’ll have a lil sneak peek of both at the brewery in the weeks before the fest.

Hipbiscus Tropical Ale

Available April 5-9 (and at the Fest!)

The Hip Abduction hails from St Pete and has roots in West African and early Jamaican reggae/dub music, so Nick Nock tapped into their breezy vibe to brew up a super drinkable pale ale featuring Cascade and Amarillo hops with a zest of hibiscus and passion fruit. The band signed off on the liquid after laying down an acoustic set in our tasting room and we may or may not have done a fair bit of “quality assurance” with them to really make sure it was ready.

Citra Hash Stoopid

Available April 12-16  (and at the Fest!)

Ever willing to suffer for his art, Nick trekked down to Florida to catch a smokin’ set from Slightly Stoopid and meet backstage to plan their liquid. What came out of the mind monsoon was a Mexican lager with a light blonde body. Bravo hops add bitterness and orange flavor, while a boatload of Citra Hash in the whirlpool delivers a citrus punch.

We’ll have EXTREMELY limited glassware and growlers for each collab during their brewery runs – suggest getting here early if you don’t wanna miss out.

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I feel like I drank all 20 years of Heady Beers

Man if you weren’t here Sunday for our 20th Anniversary party you missed out big time. Heady brews, jams from moe. and about 4,000 of our closest friends blowin the roof off the brewery. Luckily all is not lost if you DID miss out…we’re doin it again in a couple months at 420 Fest but this time adding Widespread Panic, Trey and a shitload of other heady names to the list. Enjoy the pics courtesy of Addison Hill Photo.

20 Years of Heady Beers

20 years of heady beers, killer shows, half-baked fishing trips and stories we wish we could remember. What a long strange trip it’s been, and we’re only getting started.

Help us celebrate our first 20 years of makin’ memories by blowing the roof off the brewery February 19. Our friends from moe. will be taking the stage for two sets of mind-melting jams. Bar Czar Cam has taps all over the building and parking lot stocked with 30+ brews from the cellar and beyond. Everyone who comes will go home with a bottle of our 20th Anniversary Ale, a hash-infused brett IPA.

Tickets are $30/adv $40/door, but if you’re lookin for that last minute Valentine’s Day gift we got you… a special wombo combo package with two tix and a screen-printed copy of the poster below:

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Hatchery Series #1: Mosaic IPA

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Back in September we introduced yall to our pilot system: a 10 barrel brewhouse that would give our brewers the opportunity to test new and experimental recipes in relatively small batches. The plan was to serve the results in our tasting room, but then they started cooking up some seriously tasty shit we knew the world needed to taste. So…

Today we’re stoked to announce the first production run of one of those recipes will be hitting shelves in the Spring Variety Pack next week.

Hatchery Series #1 is an India Pale Ale exclusively featuring Mosaic hops. Expect notes of juicy orange, mango, citrus and passionfruit with a tropical and biscuity nose and drinkable 6.4% ABV.

Our brewers Chad & Lucas came up with the recipe, so we’ll let them say it best:

“We chose the mind-blowing Mosaic Hop and a simple grain bill; decided on a hefty late hop addition and a generous dry hop schedule – all to be st showcase the flavor and aroma. The result is a light, crushable, moderately bitter brew for hopheads like us.”

You’ll be able to find it in our tasting room while it lasts and on shelves in the Spring bottles Variety Pack through April. Can’t wait for yall to try this special creation, and stay tuned for what’s coming next.

 

Second Helping Keeps on Giving

Second Helping double IPA with juniper berries is back for a fourth year.  Since 2012, this brew has been poured to help over 600 people across the Atlanta restaurant community.  That’s $1 million in raised pint glasses.  With over $150,000 going 100% towards donations.

If you’ve sipped on this brew, you’ve helped change lives.  Check out this new video with Jen Hidinger of The Giving Kitchen to see just how

Woodlands Tour Making Waves

Grand Opening of The Woodlands +
First Woodlands Project Bottle Release
SOLD OUT

Regular Tours Start Saturday – Limited to 30 People/Tour – Book Now

photo cred: Beer Street Journal

The Woodlands Tours
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Reservations encouraged as tours are limited to 30 people
Tickets here.

What you’ll experience: A 35 minute in-depth tour of The Woodlands, education on barrel aging process and traditions, barrel anatomy, yeasts and bacteria knowledge, foeder details, and scoop about what the future holds (special, limited release beers, including barrel aged and mixed fermentation brews). Followed by sampling of  brews (some in-progress from The Woodlands, plus some from The Hatchery, our pilot system in the brewery).

About Through the Brambles, our first Woodlands Project release:   A blend of naturally refermented blackberries, representative of a Rosé in color. Mouthfeel is light bodied, dry, tart and acidic with a balanced aroma consisting of oak, fruit, acidity and natural funk from the wild yeast and bacteria that were present on the skins of the fruit. This vibrant beer will mature and evolve with time and is 100% bottle conditioned

Holiday Hours, Deals, Party Opps, Other Shizz

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Lots going on here at the brewery over the holidays – best way to keep up with us?   Follow us on social (Facebook, IG, Twitter) and sign up for our newsletter (see box in the bottom left of this screen).  But here’s the quick and dirty:

Get off the damn couch and come to a Chartered Tour (Nov 27, Dec 11, Dec 18, Jan 8):

Go deep inside the brewery with a small group and experienced guide – learn more about the brewing process, taste brews, go through beer sensory training, and take home glassware and a bottle of Pit & Pendulum.  $30 all in.   Learn more and book here:  https://www.xorbia.com/events/sweetwater/

Want to host a holiday gathering for a few of your besties or co-workers or visiting family?

Book a semi-private experience for 15-50 guests during our public tour and tasting hours. The VIP program includes a private area and bartender, speedy check in and catering from a local BBQ joint.  events@sweetwaterbrew.com to book

Crowd pleaser stocking stuffer:  SweetWater Gift Cards

Just email events@sweetwaterbrew.com and say you wanna place an order – we’ll take care of the rest!

Want more schwag options?  Go here for holiday bundle deals and all the good stuff: http://shop.sweetwaterbrew.com/

When we’re open:

Hours of Operation

Wednesday-Friday: 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday: 1:30-4:30pm
Sunday: 2:30-4:30pm

Holiday Hours

Wednesday 11/23 – 5:30 – 7:30pm
Thanksgiving – CLOSED
Black Friday (11/25) – 3 – 7:30pm (*first 50 folks in line get a free 32 oz growler!)
12/23 – 5 – 8pm
Christmas Eve/Day – CLOSED
12/28 – 5:30 – 7:30pm
New Year’s Eve/Day – 1:30 – 4:30pm

Get Heady Higher! 420 Now on All Delta Domestic + Many International Flights

As of November 1, more Delta passengers can fly refreshed with a SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale, now the national craft beer offering to most domestic U.S. markets as well as all flights to Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.   This partnership began in 2014 as a limited offering on seven select flights originating from their shared hometown of Atlanta.

“As Atlanta’s hometown airline, we are excited to expand our partnership with SweetWater – one of the city’s most renowned breweries,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President of In-Flight Service. “Delta is passionate about supporting local breweries from coast-to-coast and bringing regional food, wine and beer to the in-flight experience.”

In 2014, Delta became one of the first carriers to work with craft breweries across the country to serve a selection of beers from locally-known brands as part of its overall investment in the customer experience. Fast forward to present day, the airline serves more than 30 local and regional beers on board.

For more information on our Delta partnership, click here.

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SweetWater flows into (more of) Louisiana!

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We’re stoked to announce our expansion into two new fishin’ holes in Louisiana this Fall:

  • Southwest Beverage Company to enter three Louisiana counties of Lake Charles, Alexandria, and Leesville (sales begin October 31)
  • Marsala Beverage for Northern Louisiana counties of Monroe, Ruston, Ferriday, and Vidalia (sales begin October 24)

Craft beer lovers will find our signature 420 Extra Pale Ale, award winning IPA, crowd pleasing Blue, highly demanded Hash Session IPA plus the forthcoming winter seasonal Squeeze Box IPA with grapefruit.

Our cold brews will be on draft at bars and restaurants, in grocery stores, package stores, and specialty bottle shops.  For details on launch events and more, patrons should follow both distributors’ websites and/or Facebook pages: Southwest Beverage Co. and Marsala Beverage.