Announcing Our New Brew, The Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

SweetWater Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Throw on your smoking jacket and light a fire, we have officially released our first barrel aged brew, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout — the second brew from our Cork & Cage Series, a high-gravity, small batch line up that explores the edges of classic beer styles including barrel-aged beers, sours and wild ales.

The stout is a supremely rich, full-bodied imperial stout that hits your mouth with notes of chocolate and bourbon. Not only does the flavor pack a punch, but at 11.2%, it’s our highest ABV brew

This dignified gent has a dark side that’s savory, with a velvety mouthfeel, robust dark chocolate and vanilla aroma, and flavors of roasted malt and char. Prime for the cooler weather, this burly beer warms you up with its bourbon characteristics.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout hit shelves Monday, October 5, and will continue to be distributed throughout the year as new batches are ready.

We’re Flowing Into the Northeast

SweetWater NYC

In NYC, NJ, PA or CT?   SweetWater’s now in bars and stores near you!

In June, we announced distribution into Northern New Jersey with Peerless Beverage Company; in the Philly area with Muller Inc; Manhattan Beer Distributors in New York City; Star Distributors and A. Gallo & Co in Connecticut, and Wilsbach Distributors in Central PA.

Our team couldn’t be more stoked to introduce the SweetWater to the Northeast  Find the Facebook page for each individual market (you can start by going to and navigate from there), and you’ll see that we have tap takeovers, concerts and all sorts of events for you to try our heady brews and meet folks from the brewery.   Come out and meet us!

Newest Catch-and-Release Seasonal: Hash Brown

Hash Brown

Our brewers have fired up their skillet to 420° to create this Fall’s  catch-and-release seasonal, Hash Brown. This sizzling malt concoction is made with 2-row, Wheat, Pale Chocolate, Cara-Brown, and Midnight Wheat with an added dose of hop hash and other dank fixin’s. On your first sip, it’s obvious this is not your typical brown ale.

Hash Brown is our second hash brew, joining Hop Hash, a year-round brand released in late 2014. This new brew delivers a huge hop forward you’d expect from the aroma, but with a lighter malt bill and 6.2% AVB – This is one that’s easy to go back to for seconds and thirds! Almost burgundy in color with a creamy head, this attractive ale comes in at 60 IBUs.

For both Hash Brown and Hop Hash, our brewers visit our hop farmer in Oregon and scrape their pelletizers clean to collect the concentrated f hop resin, known as hash. When added to a brew, this underused byproduct provides a serious punch to the palate. Hop hash is danky deliciousness.

Hash Brown is available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, in cans available exclusively with the fall TackleBox variety 12-pack, and on draft through fall.