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SweetWater’s Brew Your Cask Off 2012 Mega List

SweetWater Brew Your Cask Off

SweetWater Brewing’s 3rd Annual Brew Your Cask Off is coming up in March.  Below is a list of writers, restaurants, home brewers, & more will participate.  Check out the big list below.  Grab your tickets soon.  


ATLANTA (Feb. 24, 2012) — SweetWater Brewery once again gears up for its 3rd annual Brew Your Cask Off festival hosted at the brewery Saturday, March 10 from 6-10 p.m. The amped up cask ale festival will play host to the sampling of more than 100 unique, and creatively named cask ales. Featuring roughly 90 special guest brewers from the Southeast, this year’s list includes the likes of beer writers, restaurateurs, retailers, home brewers, charities and more including:

15th Street Pizza & PubAle Yeah!, All About Beer MagazineThe Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionAllgood LoungeAtkins Park TavernAtlanta Humane Society, Aubrey’sBearden Beer Market, Bhojanic,Brewhouse CaféBrewmasters of AlpharettaBrick Store PubCarolina Ale HouseCheekyChops & HopsCovert Hops SocietyCreative LoafingCypress Street Pint & PlateDantanna’sDeckard’s American TavernDraft MagazineFado Irish PubFinal GravityFive Points Bottle ShopFontaine’s Oyster HouseGas South, Georgia Ale & Lager SirensGeorgia OrganicsGibney’s PubGreen’sHand in HandHere to ServeHob NobHop CityHopjacksHudson GrilleINHBC, JDRFJones Is HungryMac McGee’s Irish PubMac’s Beer & WineManuel’s TavernMarietta Pizza CompanyMarlow’s TavernMcCray’s West Village TavernMeehan’s Public HouseMellow Mushroom (2 participating locations), Ormsby’sPark TavernRi Ra Irish PubRocky Mountain Pizza CompanySherlock’s Beer & WineSix Feet UnderSouth City KitchenSouthern Brewing NewsSquare PubSteinbeck’sSummits Wayside TavernTaco Mac (2 participating locations), TapTeam United DistributorsThe Beer Connoisseur MagazineThe Beer Growler,The Charleston Beer ExchangeThe Dunwoody Restaurant GroupThe Family DogThe Five SpotThe FredThe Marlay HouseThe Midway PubThe Porter Beer BarThe Tavern at PhippsThe Vortex Bar and GrillThirsty MonkTotal Wine & MoreTower Beer, Wine & SpiritsTrackside Grill and Patio BarTyler’s Tap RoomUpper Chattahoochee RiverkeeperWGCL’s Better Mornings AtlantaWild Wing Café,Williamson Bros. BBQ



Each guest brewer is paired with one of SweetWater’s brewers and asked to select from a plethora of ingredients to create their own one-of-a-kind cask to be presented and tasted at the festival. Entered casks will be sampled and ranked by a handpicked group of judges from the Atlanta scene, along with a vote for the People’s Choice Award from festival guests. Winners will be announced that evening at the festival. The judges’ top three casks, along with the People’s Choice cask, will have their brews recreated and served at the SweetWater 420 Fest, April 20-22 in Candler Park.

In addition to the specially-created cask ales, festival guests will have the opportunity to enjoy SweetWater’s award-winning lineup of lip smackin’ brews and eats from several renowned Atlanta food vendors. The festival will also include live music from Betsy Franck & The Bareknuckle Band and tours of the brewery. Brew Your Cask Off is a Happy Ending Productions event sponsored by Hop City Craft Beer & Wine, The Midway Pub, United Distributors, Creative Loafing, The Country Malt Group, Hop Union, Draft Magazine, All About Beer Magazine, Owens-Illinois Inc.

Festival event space has nearly doubled this year and will remain tented in front of the new brewery making this event rain or shine. Tickets are $35 per guest for online pre-sale and $40 per guest at the door. All tickets include unlimited cask samples and a souvenir tasting glass. Pets are not allowed and guests must be 21 and up with a valid form of ID. For more information and to purchase tickets,