Who woulda thunk it – as a fresh(ish) out of college kid starting a brewery in the hood back in 1997 to one of Georgia’s most influential people?
Freddy Bensch co-founder, and the Big Kahuna here at SweetWater is now rubbing elbows on Georgia Trend’s “100 Most Influential Georgians” list with Nathan Deal – our Governor, The owner of the Falcons – Arthur Blank, US Senator Saxby Chambliss, Chief Justice of Georgia’s Supreme Court – Carol Hunstein, Chuck Leavell of the Rolling Stones and Allman Brothers and a plethora of other movers and shakers in the great state of Georgia! We can’t wait to share the news with his mom, she’ll be thrilled at what a fine young man her son has turned into. 15 year’s of heady beers for sure, and (allegedly) influencing folks all along the way!! Wait till they get a load of us at the official party next week!