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The Weekly Buzz | August 10 – 16

August 18, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

My darling Buzzophiles, nary five days ago, I was forced to cast my gaze upon an unsightly pallet of gourd-flavored adult beverage. The fact that it was 95 degrees outside made me wonder if pumpkins were even in season yet. They are not. Last night, however, my faith in the beer-swilling gods was rekindled into a blazing fire as I stepped into a beautifully curated boutique bottle shop. There wasn’t a single “seasonal creep” beer in sight. That shop was my own personal nirvana, and almost completely negates the fact that I had to search Twitter for this edition of The Weekly Buzz.

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SweetWater Brewing Co. | Ground Score IPA

March 7, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Sweetwater Brewing Company’s latest Dank Tank release Ground Score is an unfiltered dank IPA just in time for SweetWater’s 420 Festival in Atlanta, which is shaping up to be an unfiltered rip of music, beer and the culture that has made this brewery a national standout.

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SweetWater Brewing Co. | Second Helping IPA

January 24, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

SweetWater Brewing Company’s latest limited release, Second Helping, is on the surface an interesting IPA, but it also shows a community focus. “Buy this brew, we’ll donate for you” is printed around the top of the can, but dig deeper and you’ll see they mean it! SweetWater Brewing Company takes their community focus seriously by donating 100% of their profits from Second Helping to The Giving Kitchen charity.

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SweetWater & Telluride Collaboration | Torikumi Wasabi Infused Blonde Ale

July 26, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Arigato! SweetWater Brewing Company’s latest dank tank offering, Torikumi, is a collaboration with Telluride Brewing Company. These two rad breweries combined to offer a heady blonde ale that features wasabi.

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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PorchDrinking’s Weekly Atlanta Beer Beat | March 8, 2017

March 8, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

The Atlanta Beer Beat sheds light on news of brewery openings, special tappings, firkins and one-off batches, bottle releases, dinners, pairings and more!

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SweetWater Brewing Co. | Through the Brambles

February 28, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

SweetWater Brewing Company and Southeast beer drinking basically go hand in hand. Since 1997, SweetWater has been pumping out their signature 420 Extra Pale Ales and really helped start and shape beer culture in the Atlanta metro area. As craft brew consumption and taste has continued to grow, SweetWater’s beer profile has grown right along with it. Whether lining up for Anniversary Series beers or longing for Dank Tank beers of the past, SweetWater grew a beer following by pushing flavors and higher alcohol content long before this was the “mainstream.”

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SweetWater Brewing Co. | Grass Monkey

February 13, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

ABV: 5.4%

It’s February and it may be cold, it may be wintery, but If you are like me you are already thinking about summer. You are yearning for the renewal of sunny days, baseball games and the general atmosphere that comes with a new fresh spring. SweetWater Brewing Company is in the same mindset and their new seasonal beer, Grass Monkey, is here to usher you right into the spring. If you think this is just a simple light delicate spring beer, you don’t know SweetWater. Grass Monkey is light, but its complexity comes from citrusy hops and, in true SweetWater flair, an addition of lemongrass.

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Ultimate 6er | Six Atlanta Beers For the Big Game

February 2, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

If you haven’t heard, there’s a big football game on Sunday. (Dear Roger Goodell, I will adhere to licensing rights and avoid using the name of said game, but I think the game will be super!) Let’s face it, for most of us whose teams failed to make it this far, the game featuring New England and Atlanta is secondary to the food, our squares, the commercials, and of course the beer.

So, for those of you rooting for the Falcons, here are six ATL brews that pay homage to the Peach State’s Dirty Birds.
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SweetWater and Sam Adams Bet on the Big Game

January 31, 2017 | 2 Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

As Atlanta heats up in advance of this Sunday’s big match-up in Houston, everyone in the city is catching Falcons Fever. The affectionately nicknamed Dirty Birds head to the game for only the second time in the storied 51-year history of the Big Game and the city is convinced this is the year the Falcons will bring the iconic Lombardi Trophy home. Read More

SweetWater Brewing Company | Dank Tank Pulled Porter

December 26, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

ABV: 7.7%

BBQ is a deeply rooted tradition in the south. SweetWater Brewing Company asks the question we all truly want answered. Does BBQ make everything better? Settle down there is no meat or thick BBQ sauce in Pulled Porter. Rather, Nick Nock and the rest of the brewing staff at SweetWater Brewing Co. decided to smoke some of the malt for this beer. I’ll repeat that because it really is heavenly to read. Nick Nock and the SweetWater Brewing Co.’s brewing staff decided to take some of their base malt down to Fox Brothers BBQ, one of Atlanta’s top BBQ spots, and smoke that malt and then make Pulled Porter. Genius!

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SweetWater Brewing Company | Squeeze Box IPA

November 1, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

Grapefruit Season!

As we prepare for turkey day, serious football, and the dreaded holiday shopping season winter warmer and Christmas beers are starting to appear on shelves. Not everyone is ready to slap on the sweaters and hunker down for the bitter cold. Some of us are looking for something different something counter to the spice and malt offerings of the season. Read More

Ultimate 6er | Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

Memorial Day weekend is synonymous for cookouts, pool parties, beach trips and it kicks off the beginning of summer. Plus, we get one extra day of fun in the sun (#MondayFunday anyone?) On the way to your Memorial Day parties, be sure to pick up one of these tasty brews that we think will go perfectly with all of this weekend’s shenanigans! Read More

Goin’ Coastal | SweetWater Brewing Company

May 11, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 6.1% | IBU: 50

Ahhh springtime… the snow has finally melted way, the sun makes its first appearance of the year, and the season’s best brews make their way into rotation. Among those in this year’s crop is SweetWater’s Goin’ Coastal, the latest addition to their Catch N’ Release seasonal rotation that is bound to make spring and summer more enjoyable for craft beer fans all over. Read More

SweetWater 420 Fest | Mouthwatering Beer and Cheese Pairings

April 25, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 4 min

The 3-day long SweetWater 420 Festival in Atlanta has become a celebration of music, Mother Earth and Georgia’s largest brewery.

Tucked in between the two larger music stages, you’ll find the SweetWater Experience tent, where beer education — and special one-offs that you often won’t taste anywhere else – live. Home brew sessions, visits from hop farmers, and Q&As with SweetWater Co-Founder and Chairman Freddy Bensch are featured, but the most popular event each year is the beer and cheese pairing.

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19th Anniversary Ale | SweetWater Brewing Co.

April 1, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

ABV: 7.0%

There’s a lot love about craft beer: the people, the stories, the creativity, and those senses of freedom and abandon from the monotony of big domestics… Oh yeah, and the beer of course. The incredible vastness of the array of flavors and choices mixed with the never-ending search for newer and better makes this craft beer bubble so unique and so fun. Yet in the midst of all this, there seems to be one aspect of it that tends to get overlooked:

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SweetWater Brewing Company | Hash Brown India Brown Ale

November 20, 2015 |

ABV: 6.2% | IBUs: 60

Fall. It’s a season of transition. Leaves begin to change color, the warmth of summer makes way for the brisk bite of autumn and, more importantly, a new batch of seasonal beers makes its … Read More

Georgia’s SweetWater Brewing Plans West Coast Expansion

November 5, 2015 |

Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company is staking its claim on the West Coast, putting a twist on the whole craft breweries moving east trend.

SweetWater announced Thursday it had taken its first “tangible step” toward opening a second location in … Read More

SweetWater 420 Fest | 7 Reasons Rain Couldn’t Stop This Party

April 21, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

The SweetWater 420 Fest rolled into downtown Atlanta April 17-19 — and so did big time thunderstorms.

It had rained in Atlanta every single day of the week leading up to the festival’s kick-off Friday. The weather left Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Summer Olympics, a virtual mud pit. Even the walkways were a slip ’n slide of muck.

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12 Beers of Christmas Day 5 | SweetWater Festive Ale

December 18, 2014 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Christmas songs play on the radio way too early and holiday sales seem to go up before the kids have even picked out their Halloween costumes. But as annoying as starting Christmas too early can be, SweetWater Festive Ale could be released on the 4th of July and I’d be okay with that.

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