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SweetWater Brewing
(Aphria)
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195 Ottley Drive
Atlanta GA 30324
Telephone: +1 404-691-2537
Hours: Tours Wednesday-Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm-4:30pm.
Brewer: Mark Medlin
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Notes

Opened: 1997

Annual Production: 144,000 bbl

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Jackie, Siegfried Binge, Steve Faracce, Steve Farace

Updated: August 27, 2022

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    5.70% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: February 24, 2008 (#6901)
      Package: draught
      Place: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Atlanta GA
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright amber. Low dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Big citrusy hops. Biscuity.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body, fizzy. Lots of sweet, biscuity, caramel malt. Nice fruity, mildly citrusy, mildly spicy hop flavor. Medium bitterness.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good clean beer. Six bucks plus tax and mandatory tip = $7.32 per frosted pint.
    • Date: July 11, 2000 (#3481)
      Package: bottled
      Place: World Beer Cup 2000, Milwaukee WI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, slight haze, low carbonation and head. Fruity, sweet aroma. Medium body, quick fresh hop flavor, sweet malty finish.

    • Date: August 18, 2022 (#11112)
      Package: canned
      Place: Northbound Liquor Store, Elk River MN
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright copper color. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Intense orange-citrus. Mildly toasty.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium-big body, smooth. Toasty, caramel malt behind a massive citrus hop flavor. Fairly bitter all the way through, with a grassy note in the finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Balanced kinda weird.

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    Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
    6.00% abv.
    • Date: October 21, 2021 (#10741)
      Package: canned
      Place: Northbound Liquor Store, Elk River MN
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (2½)
      Bright golden, except for a bunch of schmutz at the bottom of the can. Big creamy head.
      Aroma (3)
      Big citrusy hops. Kinda smoky, resiny.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium-big body, pretty fizzy. Big floral, resiny, fruity hops, nicely bitter. Biscuity, grainy, nutty malt background. Finishes fruity and floral.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Pretty good beer. They oughta filter it.

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
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  • Specialty Beer
    9.00% abv.

  • Garden (Fruit) Beer
    4.90% abv.
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  • Rye Beer
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  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
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  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.60% abv.
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  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.50% abv.

  • Brown Porter
    6.50% abv.
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  • Herb and Spice Beer
    8.60% abv.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale
    • Date: August 17, 2022 (#11110)
      Package: canned
      Place: Northbound Liquor Store, Elk River MN
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Scads of bubbles. Moderate foamy head.
      Aroma (4)
      Intense tropical fruit. Very mild bready malt.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light-medium body, maybe even a little thin. Really fizzy. Huge tropical fruit hoppiness all the way through. Almost-medium bitterness. Just a hint of malt. Lingering fruity, mildly grassy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good clean beer, especially if you like fruity hop flavors.

  • Imperial Stout
    9.00% abv.

  • Hazy IPA
    Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale

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    IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.30% abv.

  • LowRyeDer
    Rye Beer
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  • Magnum IP
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.00% abv.

  • Motor Boat Ale
    Strong Ale
    8.50% abv.
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  • Sch'Wheat!
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
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  • Sweet Georgia Brown
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • Sweetwater Elevated H.A.Z.Y. IPA
    Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
    6.20% abv.

  • Triple Tail
    American-Style Pale Ale
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  • Waterkeeper Hefeweizen Ale
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier