It was just long enough to get back in the brewhouse after a 2-year bender! The Southern craft beer icon teamed up with the bros of Fox Bro’s BBQ (Justin and Jonathan Fox — the gents you see above) to come up with a smoked bacon porter, Pulled Porter. Over the course of three days, the crew from Fox Bros. smoked one ton of malt on their wood-burning Lang smokers, using nothing but hickory. Each batch of malt smoked for 5 hours at 250 degrees to get a nice toast and plenty of good smoke without burning it. To add that extra bit of oink, racks of bacon were tossed in the smoker to infuse the smoking malt.
Pulled Porter is SweetWater’s first Dank Tank brew since April 2014, and they’re having a release party in Atlanta this Sunday (Jan 17, 2:30-4:30) to celebrate the new beer. The party menu will feature pork sammies from Fox Bros, and the first 200 folks through the door will snag #propersglassware. Admission is $10 at the door. Draft pours and 22oz bombers hit shelves all over their distribution footprint starting Monday.
Malts: 64% 2-Row, 11% Smoked 2-Row, 6% Munich, 4% Wheat, 5% 70/80, 2% Roashed Wheat, 3% Midnight Wheat, 5% Chocolate
Hops: Centennial, Golding, Willamette, Cascade
More on SweetWater: 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 beers includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash, Blue, and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a catch and release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year including an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series and barrel-aged wild ales 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. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com. Follow SweetWater Brewing Company on Twitter/ Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, or become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/sweetwaterbrew.