SweetWater Brewing – Seasonal Brews, Limited Releases and One-Hit Wonders
Much like the tasty brews we make, the creative juices are flowing freely at SweetWater Brewing Company. We have been busy stirring up a new edition of the Dank Tank and bringing back some of our personal favorites to get you through the holidays and those cold winter nights. This month, look out for the rich, chocolatey Exodus Porter, the generously spiced catch and release seasonal Festive Ale, as well as our most recent dark side Dank Tank creation, the fresh-from-the-field Double IPA “Border Hopper“.
The Exodus Porter and Festive Ale are flowing, and the Border Hop-per will arrive next week
If you’re ready to join the movement of the people, let Exodus Porter – first brewed on Bob Marley’s birthday – take you on a transcendental taste experience. Give your taste buds something to rise up about with distinct irie hop notes that transition into rich waves of chocolate. Bask in the 2-row, Munich and caramel malts as well as Centennial and Golding hops in this 6.2 percent ABV Legend-ary porter.
Exodus is SweetWater’s most decorated beer, taking home multiple Gold and Silver medals at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup and is only available on draft at the brewery tours beginning mid October and in the Winter Edition of the SweetWater Tackle Box Variety 12 Pack(along with 420, IPA and Georgia Brown) from mid-October through early March, so drink up, Mon.
Just in time for the holidays is the Festive Ale. A strong cheerfully spiced seasonal ale with big complex flavors to keep you warm and toasted all season long. Brewed only one day per year this high octane 8.6% ABV ale has a sleigh load of Centennial and Golding hops and is capped with a dose of cinnamon and mac. This brew is one that will definitely ring your (jingle) bell! But don’t wait to enjoy this one! Like the holidays, it comes around once a year and will be only be available until late December.
Up next, we are crossing borders and boundaries with the latest Dank Tank creation – Border Hopper, with a little help from their friend, Señor Dank, who left his full bodied wife, Lupa, and their eight screaming babies in search of the freshest hop harvest in the land and the promise fields of Buford Highway.
His censored journey began in the hop fields of Yakima where he scored some of the stickiest, freshest green hops, found a farmer’s daughter, and ended up in Atlanta where he deals his stash to the boys at SweetWater to create this highly aggressive, censored, and muy fresh double India pale ale.
This brew is pushing the envelope as our newest addition to the series of rarely released, experimental beers. The double IPA, brewed with fresh Citra hops, is 8.6 percent ABV, comes in 22 ounce bottles and on draft and is best served fresh. But act fast because this stash won’t last forever. Just like that rash you got in Tijuana, the Border Hopper will be gone just as soon as the next brewing itch needs to be scratched.
SweetWater also has many amazing local events in the pipeline, so follow this link for all those details.