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    SweetWater Brewing Company

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    195 Ottley Drive Northeast
    Atlanta, GA 30324
    (404) 691-2537
    www.sweetwaterbrew.com
    Hours: Mon-Tue 9am-5pm; Wed-Fri 9am-7:30pm; Sat 2:30pm-4:30pm

    Unlike some of the smaller beer getups in town, SweetWater is a massive presence. Their new location will push brewing from 100,000 barrels a day to 400,000, and shows the real growth in the Atlanta beer market. That’s because it’s one of the oldest breweries in town at a ripe 15 years old. SweetWater doesn’t have its roots in Atlanta—it began in Colorado when Owners Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerney were roommates in college—but the brewery was founded here in 1996 as one of the city’s first craft breweries. James “Nick” Nock was there at the start, working his way from brewer’s apprentice to head brewer. And with their variety of easy-to-drink, playful beers (420 anyone?), it’s no wonder they’ve been so successful.

    Recommended Dishes:
  • Schweet
  • 420

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