Georgia’s SweetWater Brewing Company Debuts in New York

Georgia’s SweetWater Brewing Company Debuts in New York

Posted on September 27, 2015 by NYCBG

Georgia’s largest craft brewery, SweetWater Brewing Company, is set to debut in New York City this week as it expands into the Northeast.

SweetWater Brewing Company is the country’s 18th largest craft brewery, and is an anchor of the South’s craft beer community. Since opening in 1997, SweetWater Brewing has won 11 medals at the Great American Beer Festival, and was recognized as Small Brewery of the Year at GABF in 2002.

After launching in New Jersey last week, SweetWater Brewing is touring New York City as part of their rollout in the state. Below is a rundown of the SweetWater beers we’ll be seeing on draft in NYC beer bars, as well as a selection of events that are a part of the tour (full details on SweetWater Flows into NYC can be found here).

SweetWater Brewing Company NYC Launch Events

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • Blind Tiger Ale House (West Village), 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Details »
  • Mugs Alehouse (Williamsburg), 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Details »
  • Top Hops (Lower East Side), 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Details »

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

  • Spring Lounge (NoLita), time TBD. Details »
  • The Cannibal (Midtown East), 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Details »
  • Spuyten Duyvil (Williamsburg), 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Details »
  • Oliver’s Astoria (Queens), 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Details »
  • The Double Windsor (South Slope), 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Details »

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  • The Pony Bar (Hell’s Kitchen), 4:20 pm – 7:00 pm. Details »
  • Taproom No. 307 (Kip’s Bay), 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Details »
  • The Stag’s Head (Midtown East), 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Details »
  • Kiabacca Bar (Hell’s Kitchen), 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Details »

Thursday, October 1, 2015

  • Bed-Vyne Brew (Bed-Stuy), 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Details »
  • Dive Bar (Upper West Side), 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Details »
  • The Gate (Park Slope), 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Details »

SweetWater Brewing Company Beer Available in NYC

The descriptions and images below are from SweetWater Brewing Company.

SweetWater Brewing Company 420 Pale Ale in NYC420 Extra Pale Ale

Our most popular brew! A tasty west coast style extra pale ale accentuated with a stimulating hop character. Brewed with 2 row, Munich and 40L malt and a heady dose of cascade and centennial hops.

Specs – 5.7% ABV

Grains – Munich, 40L, 2-Row

Hops – Centennial, Cascade

Awards – 2002 Silver Medal, Great American Beer Festival; 1997 – 2005 Creative Loafing Readers Choice Best Local Beer; 1998 World Beer Cup Silver Medal; Top 10 Local beers, Atlanta Journal Constitution

SweetWater Brewing Company Take Two Pils in NYCTake Two Pils

Take Two Pils is a step into an alternate reality for SweetWater, a head-first dive down the rabbit hole into the Wonderland world of lagers. This adventurous golden blonde German style pilsner is brewed with a mad hatter’s dose of spicy floral hops. It’s beautifully Bohemian in body, earthy in soul, and it’s moving low. Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know.

Specs – 5.5% ABV, 35 IBUs

Grains – Pilsner, Munich, Carapils

Hops – Mt. Hood, Saaz, Styrian Golding

SweetWater Brewing Company Hop Hash Double IPA in NYCHop Hash Double IPA

We scraped all the hash out of the Yakima hop pelletizers we could get our sticky fingers on to concoct the dankest double IPA out there. The pure hop lupulin, aka “hash” (the resiny stuff), meshes seamlessly with the 2-row, pilsner and wheat malts, allowing it to deliver a pungent punch to the palate.

Specs – 7.8% ABV, 100 IBUs

Grains – 2-row, Pilsner, Wheat

Hops – Centennial and hash “blend”

SweetWater Brewing Company IPA in NYCSweetWater IPA

This mammoth India Pale Ale is loaded with intense hop character and subjected to an extensive dry-hopping process. Our IPA is unfiltered, leaving all the natural flavors intact.

Specs – 6.3% ABV

Grains – 2-Row, Munich, Wheat, 70/80

Hops – Chinook, Cascade, Columbus finished with Simcoe, US Golding

Awards – Best IPA in the Country, Judges Choice AJC March 2009

SweetWater Brewing Company Hash Brown Available in NYCHash Brown

Oh me oh my… what did we do? We fired up the skillet to 420°, tossed in a sizzling concoction of 2-row, Wheat, Pale Chocolate, Cara-Brown and Midnight Wheat, then added in a hefty dose of hop hash and other dank-ish-ish-ish fixin’s to scatter, smother and cover this baby all the way.

Resiny, citrusy hops spice up the rich chocolate and caramel notes the malt brought to the mix, making this platter slide down the counter at 60 IBU’s.

Specs – 6.2% ABV, 60 IBUs

Grains – 2-Row, Wheat, Pale Chocolate, Cara-Brown, Midnight Wheat

Hops – Mandarina Bavaria, Bravo, Hop Hash


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