ATLANTA – When the folks at SweetWater call their brews an “award-winning lineup” they have the street cred to back it up…especially after their recent victory at the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The South’s second largest craft brewery competed against some of the world’s finest brewers, entering their beers to compete among more than 1,650 beers represented in 65 various categories.
Top breweries were scored by a point system based on the number of beers that placed first, second and third throughout assorted categories for overall championship titles. All brews were assessed by a judge’s panel composed of experts from Canada, England and the United States.
Award breakdown is as follows:
Gold Medal Beers:
- SweetWater 15th Anniversary Ale — Old Ale category
- SweetWater IPA — American IPA category
- SweetWater Fresh Sticky Nugs — American Brown Ale category
Silver Medal Beers:
- SweetWater 420 — Golden or Blonde Ale category
- SweetWater Exodus Porter — Porter category
- SweetWater Happy Ending — Stout category
“This competition is significant because it accepts entries from breweries around the world and allows national winning homebrewers to compete,” said Dow Scoggins, Director of the U.S. Open Beer Championships.
To learn more about SweetWater Brewing Company and its award-winning lineup, visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com.
ABOUT SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY:
SweetWater Brewing Company is an Atlantaâ€based craft brewery specializing in aggressive West Coast style beers. SweetWater’s brews are unpasteurized and designed to be consumed fresh so distribution is limited to the Southeast. The awardâ€winning lineup of yearâ€round brews includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Exodus Porter, Blue, LowRYEder and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a Catch and Release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year, and an experimental, oneâ€timeâ€only Dank Tank series. The SweetWater Brewery, open for tours every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30â€7:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 2:30â€4:30 p.m., is located at 195 Ottley Dr NE, Atlanta GA 30324. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com. For more of a social relationship with SweetWater Brewing Company follow @sweetwaterbrew on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sweetwaterbrew.