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SweetWater Brewing Company is a brewery located in Atlanta, Georgia.

The company was founded in 1997 by friends from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Kevin McNerney and Freddy Bensch. Originally on the west side of Atlanta near Charlie Brown Airport, as of 2004 it is located in Midtown Atlanta at 195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta GA 30324 in the Armor industrial district close to Ansley Park.

In 2002 it was voted Small Brewery of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival and Kevin McNerney was voted Brewmaster of the Year. SweetWater brews have won numerous nationally recognized awards at both the World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival. Distribution is limited due to the fact that the beer is unpastuerized and meant to be consumed fresh; the primary market for SweetWater is Atlanta and the surrounding area. However, SweetWater is distributed to other areas of the Southeastern United States, including Nashville, TN, Asheville, Charlotte & Greensboro, NC, Greenville, Columbia & Charleston, SC, Birmingham, AL, and the Florida panhandle including Tallahassee extending westward into Pensacola and as far south as Gainesville. In all markets SweetWater is available on tap as well as in a bottle.

Best known for their SweetWater 420 pale ale, they also make the popular SweetWater Blue, a wheat ale with hints of fresh blueberries. Other brews include the Sweetwater IPA, Georgia Brown, Happy Ending Imperial Stout, Hummer (a wheat beer), and the Festive Ale. Discontinued brews include the SweetWater ESB, originally known as the SweetWater Ale, SweetWater Dubble D's, and the SweetWater Exodus Porter. SweetWater also feature it's Catch and Release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year. Early in the Year is Happy Ending, A Dry Hopped Stout - Road Trip, a Pilsner Style Ale is available spring through Summer, Motor Boat, a modified version of the ESB is out in the fall, and Festive Ale is the strong spiced ale.

On August 28th 2007 SweetWater Draft House opened its doors on the B Concourse of Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The SweetWater Draft House features 4 of SweetWater's Beers on Draft and SweetWater's look and culture throughout the space.



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