Review – Sweetwater Brewing – Atlanta, GA
In my quest to bring the best beer news on the Internet to everyone, I have reached out to breweries I have never heard of on opposite sides of the country. A brewery from Atlanta Georgia named Sweetwater wanted to get their name out. Surprisingly, I was greeted with a sampler pack on my doorstep, for review.
Rather than doing a traditional review, I would like to recap the events surrounding each brew sampled, and of-course, whether I liked it or not.
Jon of TFP and I were jazzed that they have a Pale Ale paying homage to 420. He got first crack at that. He enjoyed it, I tried one a bit later. A very easy going beer. I like the bottle, name, and label better than the beer, but I would definitely buy a 12 pack for gatherings if I was able to buy it in California.
In the same session, Pooter, of The Full Pint Dot Com Board, had Hummer. Hummer is has super pleasant orange flavor in a Belgium style wit ale. I thought this was more drinkable than some of the most popular wits in the world. It had perfect aroma, carbonation, flavor, and could be enjoyed at a few at a time.
I tried the IPA, and it was a classic, easy going recipe. Reminded me of some of the IPAs made up in New England. I also had Road Trip in the same session as the IPA, and was not impressed enough to remember what stood out on it.
Sweet Georgia is one of the best brown ales I have ever had. I drank the first one, and sacrificed the second one to simmer bratwurst in. It was hoppy, sweet, and easy to drink. If Sweetwater were to distribute in several markets, I would pick this as the flagship brew.
Jon and myself tried the Blue. A blueberry beer done surprisingly well. I would serve this with biscuits, waffles, or some dank cheese. I am not a fruit beer fan usually, but this was enjoyable.
My dear friend Mike and myself had the Festival Ale in separate sessions. I am not big on winter warmers, and neither is he. With that said, I enjoyed it. It was a bit thick, but told a story. Mike was really jazzed on it, and put it up there with some of the winter warmer greats such as Anchor.
Not only were we stoked to try a new group of brews, we overall were very impressed with all of the offerings of Sweetwater. I think anyone in town for business or pleasure in Atlanta, should stop by, or pick up a six pack of any of the brews mentioned.