SweetWater Brewing Company

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Generally my posts are related to technology, whether new physical products or the internet but I figure every now and then, I would extend my “Champtasitc Stamp of Approval” to other things.  Therefore, if you live or are visiting the Atlanta area, one of your stops should be the SweetWater Brewery Tour.

It’s definitely a great spot to hang out at

after a hard day at work. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, they offer their brewery tour from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. I haven’t been on the actual tour yet myself (one day I will though). I prefer to just hang outdoors with friends instead as you want to get the most out of the short time there. For $8, you get a nice logo pint glass and 6 beer tickets. They don’t pour the full pint but you still do get a good amount and sometimes you’ll get a good pourer who will fill it 2/3 of the way instead of just half. (Tips help) There are quite a variety of colored glasses depending on the type of beer that is being promoted on it (ex. 420, Blue, Georgia Brown, and the infamous Donkey Punch that I only know one person to be lucky enough to get one) and it just depends on when you are line that determines what glass you get. There are generally 2 or 3 tap locations (2 inside and one outside ). Inside gets a little crowded and loud but the outside is perfect especially when it’s not a blistering 95 degree summer day in Atlanta. (They don’t call it Hotlanta for sh*ts and giggles.) The only cons I would say is there really isn’t anywhere to sit, they don’t serve food and lately it’s been getting more and more crowded I guess as word gets around about the place (this probably isn’t helping either). The crowd is majority in their 20’s but you do see some older individuals every now and then. With Emory, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State though nearby, you can see why the crowd tends to be younger. SweetWater isn’t distributed far or much outside the South due to stricter distribution laws so it’s definitely a good local spot to take visitors. We heard recently you can rent out the space for special events so it’s something we might be looking into doing. Overall though, it’s a great place to come and hang out for a few hours.

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