SweetWater Announces Four New Craft Beer Releases For February

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Including your introduction to the Hatchery Series.

SweetWater Brewing announced today that February will bring with it four new brews from the Atlanta, GA craft brewery. Along with a new Spring seasonal, a new beer from their Dank Tank series and new Cork & Cage release, craft beer fans will get a taste of the first bottle from SweetWater’s new 5-barrel pilot system, dubbed The Hatchery.

The first of these brews will be available as soon as next week, with the others will be rolling out in early-to-mid February this year.

Grass Monkey

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ABV 5.4%, IBUs 35

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.

Stats

Malts:  2 Row, Wheat

Hops:  Lemondrop

 

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.

Stats

Yeast:  London Ale

Malt Bill:  2-Row, Munich, Roasted Barley, Black Malt, Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Caramel

Hops:  Columbus, Willamette, US Golding

Fruit Addition:  Meeker Red Raspberries

ABV:  9.6%

IBUs:  60

 

Single Hop Mosaic IPA — 1st From The Hatchery

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

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ABV 9%, IBUs 81

This imperial IPA featuring Hash on Brett is 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.

Stats

Malts:  Pilsner, Maris Ottler, Wheat, Flaked Oats, Midnight Wheat

Hops:  Bravo, Mosaic, Citra

Dry Hops:   Mosaic, Citra

Hash:  Fresh Citra Lupulin Blend

Yeast:  Belgian Ardennes

 

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