Big September weekend on the books for SweetWater

Two huge events in South Carolina, and a little Music Midtown in Atlanta

For the weekend of September 22-25, join us as we take off for South Carolina to sponsor two highly-anticipated events, and test out how long it takes to fill our hollow legs : The Charleston Pub Crawl and Euphoria 2011. As sponsor, SweetWater is partnering with each event to bring the two cities a unique food and beverage experience all while helping to raise money for their specific charitable organizations, The Charleston Waterkeeper and Greenville’s Local Boys Do Good.

Charleston Pub Crawl: We are looking to set the Guinness book World Record for this sucker!

When: September 24, 2011

Where: Charleston, SC

What: Together with more than 30 bars and restaurants, The Charleston Pub Crawl and SweetWater plan to break the Guinness book world record for largest pub crawl ever, all while protecting Charleston’s water by raising awareness and money for The Charleston Waterkeeper. The crawl will take you through the Charleston Peninsula, with three connected crawl routes: East Bay Street, Market Street and King Street, each with its own styles, themes and signature bars. Participants will receive drink and food discounts as well as exclusive samples. Restaurants will also be offering clean Charleston tap water for a one dollar donation, with 100% of the proceeds going to The Charleston Waterkeeper. Tickets start at $25 and are available at

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Euphoria 2011: Eat, Sip Listen

When: September 22-25, 2011

Where: Greenville, SC

What: Join SweetWater as they experience South Carolina’s thriving culinary scene with great Southern food, wine and music all in downtown Greenville. The weekend consists of a full series of events including tastings, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars as well as multi-course dinners and live musical performances. Special events include:

  • Taste of the South: Friday, Sept. 23 – Sample from a full array of fine Southern dishes as well as your favorite wines and beers all while listening to live music by Edwin McCain, Will Hoge & friends.
  • Beer Garden: Saturday, Sept. 24 – This new addition to the weekend’s festivities will be featured as part of the Tasting Showcase and Sunday’s Jazz Brunch.
  • Sunday Supper: Sunday, Sept. 25 – This farm to table experience lead by James Beard nominee Sean Brock will be a highlight of the weekend with local purveyors, guest chefs and the light sounds of southern blue grass music.

Proceeds from Euphoria 2011 will go to Local Boys Do Good, a group created to benefit local, non-profit organizations.

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We’ve dialed in the details for the Great American Beer Festival

If you have never been before you need to add the Great American Beer Festival to you bucket list!  The boys from SweetWater

Steve, Badger, Freddy, and Nick with the Small Brewery of the Year hardware from '02

attend every year, and this sucker is the one chance a year for all the American Breweries to get together and pull out their stash, and show it off to the world.  the judging competition is fierce  the numbers below represent what category we are entering each beer into.
We are entering 11 ales –
420 – American Style Pale Ale #40
IPA – American Style Strong Pale Ale #50
Blue – Fruit Wheat Beer – with blueberry – #4
SchWheat – American Style Wheat Beer – Light with/without Yeast #1a
MotorBoat – Extra Special Bitter – American Style ESB # 57b

Georgia Brown – American Style Brown Ale #61
Crank Tank – Rye Beer – Rye Ale or Lager with/without Yeast #10a
Festive – Herb and Spice Beer – with cinnamon and mace – #6
BSP – Belgian Style Abbey Ale – Belgian Style Quad – #71c
Mean Joe Bean – Coffee Beer – Fresh Nicaraguan Coffee and Porter #8
Happy Ending – American Style Stout #77

come by, take some photos with our boys, and help us spread the word to all of those unfortunate souls that don’t live in the Southeast about the tasty nectar that is SweetWater’s brews

SweetWater tour update, and a donation to Camp Twin Lakes

Stopped by the brewery lately?  What a whirlwind, as many of  you have seen we have lots going on with the expansion, new tour pricing and more – figured it was time for a bit of updating.

If you have been out, maybe to last week’s Crank Tank Launch party – we thank you!  As we are sure you can see, we are moving fast and furiously to keep the build-out of our new expanded home on track and are excited to bring you guys the capacity to brew five times the amount of beer we are currently producing.  We are targeting the end of the year to have things really moving and hopefully will be all dialed in by January.

Beginning this Thursday, Sept. 1. the cost for the souvenir pint glass at the brewery will be $10. It has been 5 years since we last thought about it, and since then we have all sorts of new bells, brews, toys and whistles.  SweetWater is now providing unique, only available at the brewery, casks on Wed, a new covered stage with live music on the weekends, signature pint glasses that at times are special in design and limited in run, we have added more tours during each session and most days you are able to not only sip our lip smackin’ year round line-up but often our Catch & Release seasonal goodies, our demented Dank Tanks series, treats from the cellar, and even those limited run specialty beers we have recently been brewing like Waterkeeper to support Waterkeeper organizations throughout the south, or the Crank Tank to benefit Camp Twin Lakes and promote the Spin for Kids ride in October.  Lots of brews to be enjoyed!

SweetWater will continue to host guests every Wednesday thru Saturday and over the coming months you will see our expansion continue to take shape with a new/additional tasting room, ultimately a few more bells and whistles for your sampling pleasure! We know nobody likes to shell out more dough.  We are gonna kick-in for a cause as well, now thru mid October as we donate $2 from every tour admission to Team SweetWater’s Spin for Kids campaign to help support Camp Twin Lakes.

Where can you get this kind of tasting experience and big night out for that?  We think it’s a smokin’ deal and hope to see you sippin on a SweetWater at a tour really soon!