Atlanta’s Sweetwater Brewing has announced the release of two new craft beers, both of which will be available beginning this month. TripleTail tropical IPA, and their latest Dank Tank, Torikumi wasabi infused blonde ale will be on draft and hit shelves in mid-June.
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The 5 hop additions give this beer its lush, tropical flavors and aroma. SweetWater’s brewmaster Mark Medlin hand-selected these hops during harvest time; with Denali standing out as the one that would provide the big juicy, tropical, citrus flavors, while the bittering hop (Bravo) would give it the nice orange flavor.
Malts: 2-Row, Pilsner, Carapils
Bittering hops: Bravo, Mosaic, Denali
Dry hops: Mosaic, Denali, Waimea, Citra
Yeast: House English Ale
Available beginning mid-June through October.
Telluride Brewing Co. brewmaster Chris Fish visited Atlanta to see what he and SweetWater head brewer Nick Nock could cook up for a collaboration brew. A trip up Buford Highway inspired the brewers to experiment with wasabi – added to a blonde ale, the wasabi provided some serious heat and a flavor profile that knocked the brewers’ mawashis off. This is a beer to share with friends and experiment with – try pairing it with sushi, ginger, Japanese noodle dishes, or just some grilled chicken.
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Carapils, Rye Malt, Oat Flakes
Hops: Magnum, Saaz, Sorachi Ace
Available in 4 pack 16oz cans and on draft starting week of June 12.
SweetWater Brewing Company is an Atlanta-based craft brewery living by the motto “Don’t Float the Mainstream!” The award-winning lineup of year-round brews includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Hash Session IPA, Blue, and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a Catch and Release series of seasonal beers, an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series, and progressive, barrel-aged styles in the Cork & Cage series. SweetWater Brewery – located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta – is open for tours every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.