I love this place - it’s definitely my favourite place to go late in the week after classes are over before a dinner out with friends. This is one of those places where more is merrier, as crowd size goes. Fridays are always the busiest. For $6 you get a pint glass and 6 tickets for half-pints of beer (high grav choices cost 2 tickets). Recently, the choices were Blue, 420 EPA, IPA, Brown, Hummer, and Festive Ale. They have promised that Happy Ending and Double D’s will return at the top of 2007. There is a tasting room with 2 bars and stools at the bar to sit at, but it gets really loud in there when people cram in. In the warmer weather seasons, they will utilize their fenced-in parking lot area for people to stand and sit, and they will set-up the outdoor taps, one on the patio and usually one in a mobile truck. Advice: bring your own chair to sit in if you want. There’s also a merch table inside to purchase hats, shirts, posters, etc. if you want. Live music typically on the patio. Since it’s close to GA Tech, you get a lot of younger college students as well as an older crowd after work. Definitely a must-go if you enjoy Sweetwater beers, but also if you’re just stopping by in town. Tours aren’t great nor impressive...the tour guides ALWAYS talk too long and I always run out of beer mid-tour even if refilling right before going on one.
Visited the brewery on a Saturday. It was VERY crowded, but the short, 20-minute tour was great and the tour guide was funny. We sampled 6 beers for free. You can also pay $10 for a souvenir glass with your free beers. They had 8 beers on tap; three usual beers you can find anywhere, four beer that are harder to get in stores, and new beer. There was a band outside. Worth a visit.
I stopped in for a Friday tasting session and was thrilled with it. They had a live band, a great crowd of beer lovers, and dogs...everyone was invited to bring their dog; pleasantly unexpected. The beer selection was excellent and their new tap/tasting room had a great ambience. If you live in Atlanta or happen to pass through on a Fri, you have to stop!
Stopped by on a Saturday afternoon. Its a pretty popular place, apparently - there was line to get in pretty much the entire time we were there. There are 2 bars, one near the performance area and one upstairs overlooking the bottling line. Both had friendly and efficient service, and both were pretty generous with the pours (supposedly 6oz, but most were much bigger). Selection was limited to the usual Sweetwater brews, plus one or 2 unique offerings.
I’ve done the "tour" a hundred and one times, and have had a blast each time. Been to receptions and graduations here. The bar area peering into the brewery is pretty neat. The standards are always on tap. This is my home town brewery so I am partial and nostalgic. Good stuff all around, but will probably not blow an out of towner away.
Great time whenever I get a chance to show up. Have all the sweetwater staples and seasonals, and sometimes the dank tank collection. If you are looking for a fun Friday afternoon/evening with good local beer, this is the place
Was here for the sweet 16 celebration. Two large bars, one upstairs and one down, with plenty of outdoor space as well. Staff was very nice and knowledgeable about their beer, if not curt, but understandable considering the volume of people at the bar. Was all their beer on tap, but there were some awesome hidden gems sprinkled about, including casks of treated beers, jockey boxes with other rare stuff, and even more rare stuff sprinkled about mixed with their core beers. Food trucks a plenty, but they don’t serve their own food. Value was superb, ticket to enter got you the free glass and ten drink tickets. Although some of the special beers were two tickets, a lot of the time I did not even have to use the tickets at all. Great brewery, definitely want to visit again next time I’m in Atlanta to experience it with a few less people there.
Big place in an industrial park, large open patio, big tap room, with no seating. All the mainstay beers plus 4 taproom specialties. Beer is mostly good, but not really impressive. Fun place to visit. Very good price for tour and tasting.
After a failed attempt to visit here, we showed up 45 minutes early and were able to get in with much ease. The staff was really friendly and informative. All the beers on tap are available elsewhere, but that’s okay. It’s a good selection anyway. The building is large, clean, efficiently set up, and decorated nicely. The tour of the actual brewing facility was pretty neat. For 8 bucks I got an IPA glass and 6 tickets for beer samples. Not bad. I’m really glad I got to visit one of the brewing meccas of the southeast. I had a fun time. Recommended
This is the first brewery I have been to for around ten years since I went to Busch Gardens. The tour takes about 20 minutes and I took it threems times and every time it was hosted by a hot girl. Speaking of hot girls the bartenders are hot. Just ask them questions about hummers and donkey punches. LOL. Since they can’t sell you beer you can buy a glass for $8 and it comes with 5 or 6 tickets for free beer. I was able to get more because my friend and I recieved around 6 more tickets from these business people who had some corporate event going on there at the time. We also got there name tags so we could go over to their are and take their food (the brewery doesn’t serve food). This annoying queery guy there caught on to us and called us out but we didn’t give a shit because we were drunk so we continued to take their food. Ha ha. They were out of their Road Trip beer so now that gives me an excuse to go back.
Obviously they only sell Sweetwater beer but the selection of beer and ambiance is great. I had a blast going. They actually sell you an $8 glass with tickets to try their beer. I got an awesome drunk!