Jan 20, 2017

Sweetwater Brewing Announces Four New Beers for February

Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing has four new beers in store for fans this coming February. Grass Monkey, a hoppy pale wheat brewed with lemongrass, is the company’s new Spring seasonal. An imperial stout brewed with raspberries called Old Man Johnson’s Farm is the newest addition to the Dank Tank Series. To celebrate their 20th anniversary in business, Sweetwater is planning to release an imperial IPA featuring hop hash and Brettanomyces.

There’s also a new series the company is starting up that encompasses products brewed on their five barrel pilot system called The Hatchery Series. The first release in the new line will be Single Hop Mosaic IPA. See below for more details.

Grass Monkey

Get sprung this spring with this funky monkey of a wheat ale. A big stash of Lemondrop hops were added to the kettle and the dry hop, delivering a big citrus blast. Lemongrass herbs were added for a refreshing twist and exotic aroma. The light malt bill lets the piney, grassy, lemony notes shine. Light in body with bright citrus notes, this is an extremely complex but very easy drinking brew. Available February – April on draft, in 12 oz bottles, 12 oz cans and 16 oz cans.

Old Man Johnson’s Farm

Intense aromas of roasted coffee and chocolate from the malt bill are balanced by a subtle hop accompaniment. A purple rain of fresh raspberries added during fermentation complement the dark chocolate with a tasty sweetness. Dust off your beret, put her on the back of your bike, and take a ride down by Old Man’s Johnson’s Farm. Available starting early February, on draft only.

Single Hop Mosaic IPA

The mind-blowing Mosaic hop and a simple grain bill were chosen, along with a hefty late hop addition and a generous dry hop schedule – all to best showcase the juicy orange, mango, citrus and passionfruit flavors, and big, tropical, biscuity aroma. The result is a light, crushable, moderately bitter brew for hopheads. 6% ABV. Available February – April only in spring variety packs (bottles).

20th Anniversary Ale

Extremely hop forward with a residual sweetness; golden in color with a haze. The Brettanomyces used is a SweetWater house blend. As fermentation finishes, the Brett will start to produce its associated acids and phenols, lending a slightly tart finish. The aroma is fruity, herbal, tropical and citrusy, and the Brett gives a nice touch of funk and earthy phenolics. Will be released at SweetWater’s 20th Anniversary Celebration: Sunday, February 19 at the brewery, featuring live music with moe.; tickets available here: https://sweetwater.xorbia.com/20th-anniversary-party/) Available in 750 mL bottles.