In the fall of 2002, the five-year-old Oskar Blues Brewery out of tiny Lyons, CO, decided to can rather than bottle its beers for retail sale. It became, then, America’s first independently owned, smaller-scale brewery to can its beers in-house. (Others had done it under contract at other breweries, starting as far back as the... View Article
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Acitelli on History - Blogs - Web Only August 5, 2014 - Tom Acitelli
New on the Shelves - News March 4, 2014 - Staff
(Press Release) ATLANTA—SweetWater Brewery has one question for craft beer lovers…CAN you dig it? On the heels of its 17th anniversary, the Georgia-based craft brewery unwrapped a shiny new gift that will keep on giving – a brand-spankin’ new can filler. The new aluminum cans will debut this March in two styles including SweetWater’s flagship... View Article
News February 13, 2014 - Staff
ATLANTA—SweetWater Brewery is gearing up to celebrate its Golden Birthday – turning 17 on Feb. 17. Flash back to 1997 and SweetWater co-founders Freddy Bensch and Kevin McNerney were just packing up their West Coast lives to bring their fresh, flavorful and complex beers to the South—not something Atlanta knew much about at the time.... View Article
News January 15, 2014 - Staff
(Press Release) ATLANTA—Roughly a year after completing its massive $19 million expansion, Georgia’s largest craft brewery is enjoying smooth sailing, serving up sweet plans to grow its regional distribution, debut some new brews and flaunt a fresh set of cans. SweetWater rounded out 2013 with more than 144,000-barrels sold – a 32-percent annual increase. Organic... View Article
Brewing Features November 24, 2013 - Nate Schweber
From Larry Bell’s college days in Kalamazoo, MI, when he homebrewed by mixing clean water with good yeast inside 15-gallon soup kettles, his beer business has only grown. A South Chicago native, Bell loved Kalamazoo so much that he decided to build his life there. In the mid-1980s he opened what would become his namesake... View Article
News November 21, 2013 - Staff
(Press Release) ATLANTA—SweetWater Brewing Company has named Kimberly Jones Chief Financial Officer of Georgia’s largest craft brewery. Jones brings more than 15 years of executive financial and management experience to the SweetWater team. In her role as CFO at SweetWater, Jones will be responsible for overall financial policies, performance management and strategic fiscal development. Jones’... View Article
New on the Shelves - What's Brewing August 16, 2013 - Staff
(Press Release) ATLANTA—Motor Boat is cruising on back into SweetWater’s Catch and Release lineup in mid-August and will keep making waves through this fall. The two-time Great American Beer Festival medal winner is SweetWater’s titillating version of an Extra Special Bitter (ESB), naturally built for speed and comfort…for the old sailor in everyone.
New on the Shelves - What's Brewing August 8, 2013 - Staff
(Press Release) ATLANTA—The folks at SweetWater Brewing Co. are unveiling a big prize behind door number 420 – a new release from their infamous Dank Tank series, The Price is Wrong. The latest item up for bid out of El Danko’s lineup is a funky Belgian Strong Pale Ale promising nothing but big wins for... View Article
What's Brewing July 23, 2013 - Staff
(Press Release) ATLANTA-Kicking off July 31 in Northern Kentucky and August 1 in Lexington, locals will officially be able to get their hands on SweetWater Brewery’s lip-smackin’ lineup of hoppy, unpasteurized ales. This launch, on the heels of the brewery’s recent $19 million expansion, serves as the first new state SweetWater has opened since 2008.