From North Carolina to the banks of the Mississippi, the South is getting a taste of West Coast style beer from the folks at Sweetwater Brewing. The love these guys have for beer is obvious the moment you put that pale ale to your lips. And after their recent expansion, you can soak up those suds with delicious gastropub grub. So pull up a seat and grab a glass because Sweetwater is about to serve up your new favorite brew + bite.
Founders Freddy and Kevin met while attending the University of Colorado and immediately fell in love with the brewing world. After they finished academia, they began their real education, brewing beer, at The American Brewers Guild in California. When they headed to Atlanta in 1996, it was apparent we were desperate need of some West Coast Style brew.
And boy, did they bring it. With the help of friends, family and a few bars willing to give them a chance, Sweetwater began quenching ATL’s thirst with their brews Sweetwater ESB, Sweetwater Blue &, Sweetwater 420. And, we were never the same. Bringing their style of aggressive and hoppy ales to the South is something the beer community will always be thankful for.
Since they’ve opened, Sweetwater has grown in the shadow of the city and is now our largest brewery. They have hosted the World Beer Cup, won Small Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival and received countless accolades from critics and consumers alike. Recently completing a brewery expansion, they now have a 25,000 square foot brewing facility and distribute over 700,000 cases per year. And they have a menu with delicious Southern options like Crispy Smoked Pork Belly, Pimento Cheese, and Smoked Springer Mountain Wings. Sweetwater – our beloved hometown brewery.