SweetWater Brewing Company - SweetWater Georgia Brown

SweetWater Brewing Company - SweetWater Georgia Brown

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SweetWater Brewing Company - SweetWater Georgia Brown

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  • Serving Temperature:

    45-50° F
  • Suggested Glassware:

    Pint Glass
  • Malts:

    2-Row Pale, Black, Victory, Crystal, Chocolate
  • Hops:

    Columbus, Willamette
A GABF 2001 Gold Medal winner, this brew yields a prominent aroma of fresh grains with some breaddy, caramelish notes, hints of light-bodied coffee, a nutty-note similar to almonds, and just a kiss of citrusy hops. On the palate, expect a blend of lightly bitter hops, burnt toast, and above all, a rich, sweet, nutty character (think hazlenuts and almonds). There's a ghost note of coffee at the intro to the finish, which gives way to a back-of-the-tongue bitterness that balances the sweet malty notes through the fade. Lighter bodied but full of flavor, this is actually one of relatively few brown ales that is suitable for summer weather. Enjoy with a cheese plate featuring aged gruyere, camembert, and morbier melted over pumpernickel bread wedges. If you're looking to improve your beer tasting experience, or if you're among our many members who hold regular beer (and food) tasting sessions with guests (yes, you are the life of the party!)—consider joining our Gourmet Cheese of the Month Club—cheese and microbrewed, flavorful beer complement one another extraordinarily well, many would say even better than wine and cheese. Check out www.monthlyclubs.com for more details.
When Frederick Bensch and Kevin McNerney started dreaming up their brewery plans, they quickly realized that their home base in Colorado already had plenty of microbrewed beer on tap. Their workaround? Sell nearly everything they owned, pack up their few remaining worldly possessions and drive to a place with a little less competition; a state that placed 48th in the nation in terms of beer production; a market as soft as a fresh Georgia peach: Georgia, of course. It was in Atlanta, Georgia, that Frederick and Kevin founded the SweetWater Brewing Company. Their ambition wasn't simply driven by pie-in-the-sky dreaming. These fellas worked at no fewer than 7 microbreweries in Northern California and Colorado—heartlands of microbrewed nectars—before making the journey. The SweetWater Brewing Company opened its doors on February 17, 1997. In 2002 they were recognized as Small Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival. Need more convincing? (You haven't tried the beer yet, have you?) They were the second most decorated brewery in the world at the 1998 World Beer Cup. For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (404) 691-ALES or check out their web site at www.sweetwaterbrew.com
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