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New Beer Blog Sweetwater Brewing Whiplash White IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another beer from Sweetwater Brewing.  It is their white IPA, which is called Whiplash White IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this southern craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this white IPA.

It has a slight cloudy golden color without a head. There was a white color head at first. The aroma has a slight wheaty with a citrus notes. The taste has a wheaty to citrus notes with a wheaty to bready yeast aftertaste.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):

What happens when a 500year old Belgian style ale gets rear-ended bya truckload of pompous American hops? It equals one heck of an ambulance chaser of a beer.

This is an American style Belgian IPA, with a subtle phenolic flavor in combination with citrusy/piney hops, well balanced at 6.2% and 55 IBUs, with a tart, dry finish.

2014 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal winner for American-Belgo-Style Ale category.

Grains: 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats

Hops: Bravo, Ahtanum, Centennial, Cascade
Dry Hop: Ahtanum, Centennial, Simcoe
Yeast: Strong Belgian Ale
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 55

Available: December through February

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website: www.sweetwaterbrew.com

Twitter:  @sweetwaterbrew

Closing, as many of you know, I am not a huge fan of this beer style. I was a little nervous picking up the sampler pack with this beer.  Since I am not a fan, I have to say that this is a pretty good beer.  It is well balance but has some nice hop bitter notes to keep that hophead happy.  This white IPA is a little different than the rest of the white IPA’s on the market.  It is not too wheaty.  This fact is the only reason why I might pick it up again.  I recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Sweetwater Brewery Georgia Brown Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample another beer from Sweet Water Brewery.  It is their Georgia Brown Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this southern craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this craft brewery.  Let us get into this brown ale.

It has a dark brown color with a tan constant head on this brown ale. The aroma has a nutty to malty notes. The taste has a nutty to sweet malty notes with a nutty aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):

A river of deep caramel and chocolate malts meandering through undercut currents of hop additions. Georgia Brown is part of our year round lineup and is line priced with SweetWater’s other lip smackin’ core styles.

Available in 6 Packs, 15.5 Gallon kegs, 5.2 Gallon Torpedo kegs. As with all of our brews this one is best within 90 days.

Grains: 2 Row, Munich, 40L, 70/80, Carapils, Chocolate, Black
Hops: Columbus, Willamette
ABV: 5.8%, IBUs: 30

Here is their website and Twitter addresses:

Website:  www.sweetwaterbrew.com

Twitter:  @sweetwaterbrew

In the end, this beer has a nice aroma and has a nice balance in the tasting notes. This is a pretty solid brown ale and they did a great job on it.  It is pretty good. This is not the best brown ale that I have ever had.  It is still pretty solid and it is in my top three best brown ales.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Sweetwater Brewery Hop Hash Double IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into a special release beer from Sweetwater Brewery.  It is their Hop Hash Double IPA.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Southern craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Georgia base craft brewery.  Let us get into this Double IPA.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. There is a lot of carbonation in this beer. The aroma has a heavy juicy citrus notes. The taste of this double IPA has a front forward citrus notes. It has a bitter hop aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):

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: Available year round in 6-packs of 12 oz bottles, 1/2 bbl kegs and 1/6 torpedo kegs.
Malt bill: 2-row, Pilsner, Wheat
Hops: Centennial and hash “blend”
Yeast: House
ABV: 7.8% IBUs:100

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.sweetwaterbrew.com

Twitter:  @sweetwaterbrew

In the end, all my readers and friends know that I am a huge fan of this craft brewery.  I have been wanting to try this beer.  I was happy to see it in the sampler pack.  I enjoyed drinking all their beers so it was a no brainer.  It is pretty balance for a Double IPA with a ton of juicy hop notes.  I like it and I want more. This is a great Double IPA.  I will head to Ohio looking for six pack bottles.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Sweetwater Brewery Road Trip Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample one of their seasonal from Sweetwater Brewery.  It is their Road Trip Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not read my posts on their India Pale Ale, please, do to get to know Sweetwater Brewery.  Let us get into Road Trip Ale.

It has a clear golden color with a constant white head on this golden ale.  The smell has a sweet malty notes.  The taste profile of this light to medium body has sweet malty to hoppy notes with a nice dry hoppy finish for the aftertaste.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Road Trips are carefree adventures that usually take unexpected twists, like when we crafted this beer.  It started out as a Pilsner recipe, but halfway through it blew a tire and ale yeast was put on as the spare.  The result was so good, it never could have been planned!

Enjoy the Ride!

Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):

Bikini Season – a fiery Pilsner fermented at ale temperatures for a fuller flavor, capped by and intense spicy-hop finish. Nobody Rides for Free

Specs – 5.2% alcohol available in six packs, Liter bottles, 15.5 Gallon ½ bbl kegs (US Sankey) and 5 gallon torpedo kegs.

Grain – Pilsner and Vienna Malt

Hops – Sterling and US Golding

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.sweetwaterbrew.com

Twitter:  @sweetwaterbrew

In closing, I love the story of this brew.  I can see that happening all the time in the brewery kitchen.  There is nothing wrong with that.  I just wish more breweries take it and keep on going with it.  I remember a few years back when I lived in Chicago.  Goose Island Matilda came out as a bad patch but it was not bad.  It was not Matilda.  It came out as a sour ale.  They redid and called it something else. I am not saying it is the case with this beer from Sweetwater.  The point is sometimes mistakes can be a good thing in the brewing process.  This is a great and drinkable brew.  I enjoyed this beer and I could enjoy it by the beach to a nice summer day.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Sweetwater Brewery 420 Extra Pale Ale


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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:

Website:  www.sweetwaterbrew.com

Twitter:  @sweetwaterbrew

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Sweetwater Brewery LowRyeder IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into LowRYEder IPA from Sweetwater Brewery.  This is the second beer to be featured on this blog.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their IPA, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read it to get to know Sweetwater Brewery.  Let us get into this Rye IPA.

It has a clear copper color with a semi constant white head.  The aroma has rye and other spicy notes.  The taste has a light carbonated rye notes and hop notes.  The aftertaste is a dry hop finish.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

A flame throwin’ IPA ignited by a 25% shot of rye malt and capped by a booty hoppin’ blast of Mt Hood and Centennial hops  that makes this IPA bounce!

Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):

A flame throwin’ Rye IPA ignited by a 25% shot of rye malt and capped by a booty hoppin’ blast of Mt Hood and Centennial hops that makes this IPA bounce!

Gold medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.

Grains: 2 Row, Rye Malt, CaraRye, Rye Flakes, Munich
Hops: Columbus, Mt Hood, Centennial
Dry Hop: Centennial, Mt Hood
ABV: 6.2%
IBUs: 45

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.sweetwaterbrew.com

Twitter:  @sweetwaterbrew

Closing, this is a great Rye IPA and medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival.  It is pretty balance from the rye and the hops.  I love that the rye is not overpowering the rest of the beer.  They only used 25% in the brew total.  It is enough to give you some nice notes and the hops take over from there.  There is a nice well designed malty backbone that helps cut through the hops.  It is pretty well balance and well designed.  I wish this brewery was up in Michigan but I will enjoy  the bottles I have.  I love this brewery and I will keep searching for a trade partner.  I highly recommend this beer and rest of their beers.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Sweetwater Brewery IPA


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample IPA from Sweetwater Brewery.  I am a huge fan of this southern craft brewery.  I am happy and honor to review four of their beers on my blog finally.  It took me a long time to get a few bottles in my hands.  Sweetwater was founded in 1997 by Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerny in Atlanta, Georgia.  They brew several different beer styles and I am pretty impressed thar they have only two retired beers.  Let us get into this IPA.

It has a cloudy copper color with a nice constant white head on this India Pale Ale.  The aroma has floral to piney notes.  The taste has a light carbonation with hints of piney and earthy notes.  The aftertaste has a piney to earthy notes that do not last long.  It is a drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

This Mammoth IPA is dry hopped to the gills, delivering a kick-you-in-the-teeth hop chop.  This beer is unfiltered and, as always with Sweetwater’s brews, unpasteurized to leave all the natural flavors intact.

Here is a description from their website (www.sweetwaterbrew.com):

This mammouth 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.

The Beer You’ve Been Training For.

Specs – 6.3% ABV, 16oz can singles, 6-packs, 12-packs (12oz cans and bottles), 15.5 Gallon 1/2Bbl kegs (US Sankey), 5 gallon torpedo kegs

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 09

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.sweetwaterbrew.com

Twitter:  @sweetwaterbrew

Closing, I had this beer in my beer months that was years back when I first moved to Chicago.  I have been searching and trying to trade to get some Sweetwater Brewery.  This brewery makes some great beers and I wish they would make it more north.  I do not know how well they will do but I know I will be buying them.  I love the aroma and taste profile.  This beer has a strong and well build malty backbone that cuts through the hops.  I highly recommend this beer if you can find it.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13