In this beer blog, we are going to sample the flagship beer, which is 420 Extra Pale Ale from Sweetwater Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this southern craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know Sweetwater Brewery. Let us get into this Extra Pale Ale.
It has a clear copper color with a constant white head on this extra pale ale. The aroma has a malty to earthy notes. The taste has malty to earthy hop notes with a dry hop finish for aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
A tasty west coast style pale accentuated by a stimulating hop character. First conceived in our bar cave on 4-20, this kind beer keeps the wheels on the bus going round and round.
Drink ’em if you got ’em!
Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):
SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale, our most popular brew, is a tasty West Coast Style Pale Ale with a stimulating hop character and a crisp finish. 1st brewed on April 20th 1997.
Specs – 5.4% alcohol, 16 oz can singles, 6-packs, 12-packs (12 oz bottles and cans), 15.5 Gallon kegs 1/2Bbl (US Sankey), 5 gallon 1/6th bbl torpedo kegs
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
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I know this is one of the beers that I had in my beer of the month. I really enjoyed this beer. This brew has a nice backbone with some nice hop selection. This beer might be West Coast Style Pale Ale but it drinks nicely. This is a nice refreshing with a nice crisp aftertaste. I love the malty backbone with some nice hop character. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser