This month, SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, GA) turned 16 years old. (The Sweet 16 party was rockin!) Attendees got the first taste of SweetWater’s 16th Anniversary Ale. The beer is a red wheatwine, that approaches 11% ABV. A wheatwine is like a barleywine, just brewed with lots of wheat. In this case, red wheat. This smooth, boozy beer smells has a banana/bubblegum nose, with a nice floral taste. Drink now, or cellar a few for special occasions.
The beer was bottled today and ships out tomorrow. Look for it on shelves early next week.… Read the rest
On Saturday February 9th, 2013 Atlanta saw it’s 4th Winter Beer Carnival. For those who haven’t been, imagine a craft beer fest stocked with carnival games, food, even an ice slide. (Hey, in Atlanta it’s like spotting the Lochness Monster.) I’ve noticed something change over time at beer festivals, especially those in the SouthEast. What was once an opportunity for people to get just completely plowed, has since evolved into people clamoring to try new things with an open-mind and incredible enthusiasm.
For those beer geeks that find yourself too good for festivals,… Read the rest
The donger need food. And beer. SweetWater Brewing (Atlanta, GA) will through down with a hella radical Sweet 16 Party this Sunday. 16 years to the date this heady folks opened. Above is your official reveal of the 16th Anniversary Ale. Ask your parents if you can stay out past curfew. The style this year is a red wheat wine. Draft debuts on Sunday, bottles after your hangover subsides.
All growns up for now, or at least in our minds we are. Hair in new spots, lawn jobs at school, proficient in poaching 2nd story windows, and most importantly, we got a license to ride. … Read the rest
While the details have yet to officially be confirmed, it sure does look like SweetWater’s 16th anniversary beer will be a Red Wheat Wine – something completely new for SweetWater Brewing. We’ll be sure to get more information out about So Fine Red Wheat Wine as soon as they are available. This is the second anniversary beer that SweetWater has brewed.
Want to enjoy a glass or two? Head to SweetWater’s Sweet 16 80′s themed party on February 17th – the exact date of their 16th anniversary.… Read the rest
Atlanta, Georgia (January 18, 2012)– Beginning with the highly anticipated Season 3 mid-season premiere on February 10, 2013, Diesel Filling Station’s lively weekly AMC The Walking Dead viewing parties will kick back in. As always, fans are encouraged to bring in canned food items to help stockpile the compound for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. In exchange, Diesel will provide one raffle ticket per 5 cans of food donated. Raffle items include zombie survival tools, as well as rare The Walking Dead memorabilia. As an added bonus, Diesel has partnered with The Atlanta Ballet for a special giveaway that includes two sets of tickets to a performance of “Dracula” and a meet and greet with the dancers at the Cobb … Read the rest
This should put a smile on your face. Drinking Happy Ending or… you know.… Read the rest
Terrapin Beer Co (Athens, GA) is unveiling their 2013 changes and new lineup today. A special media event (complete with Wine Barrel Monk’s Revenge and Bourbon Barley Ryne) is going one right now. Beer Street Journal is live updating as the brewery unveils the lineup.
- As of 1/22/13 – new brewhouse is completed. Moving from 25 Barrel to 10o Barrel Brewhouse
- 8 new 200 Barrel Fermenters have been installed
- Rolec Brewhouse… Read the rest
Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, GA) opened their doors to some members of the media to take a look at the finished brewery. The brewery opens for tours on 1/28! Below, take a look around the tap room and brewhouse. Check out the Beer Street Journal buildout pics.
This weeks preview tours include:
Saturday – 1/26… Read the rest