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SweetWater Brewing Company

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SweetWater Brewing CompanySweetWater Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.8/5
Based on:
31 Beers
11,222 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 95
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 16.11%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

195 Ottley Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30324
United States
phone: (404) 691-ALES

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @sweetwaterbrew

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Attended one of the "happy hour" tastings that they have at night from 5:50 to 7:30. Ten bucks gets you a pint glass you can keep plus 6 tasting tickets. Pretty good deal.

Weather was great so most people were hanging outside, they had a very good band playing covers of classic rock and blues tunes. They had a couple of corn hole games set up too. Dog friendly outside, as there were a lot of pooches.

Great lineup of diverse styles of beer, so something for everyone. And good quality, no bad beers among the bunch.

Definitely recommend.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Cool venue, but I think the GA beer laws hurt this tour compared to other breweries of the same size. Cost is about $10, which gives you 5 or 6 pours. They had all the core beers on draft as well as a cask. Tour was optional, we basically just went to drink and did not check out the facility. Not many days/times offered, but we went on a Wednesday.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of khargro2
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Sweetwater Brewery is the largest of the Atlanta area options for brewery tours/tastings . That being said, this place is very spacious with indoor and outdoor space. It draws a large crowd, but also has the widest variety of beer and has plenty of high quality brews. $10 gets you a souvenir pint glass and 6 tickets. Most beers are worth one ticket with high gravity and special releases worth two. I have never seen their Dank Tank series on tap, but apparently they occasionally have it. I would definitely recommend checking out Sweetwater or going after work while traffic settles down.

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4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Really cool place. Went to the brewery when I was in town and took the tour. If I remember correctly the tour cost around $7 and you got a pint glass and 3-4 samples of beers. Sweet Water is really cool place with a really cool vibe. It was a nice day in June and they had a blue grass band playing outside. I tried their 420, Road Trip, Blue, and Exodus. Really enjoyed them but wasn't to crazy about the Blue. The tour was nice and the tour guide was a lot of fun and informative.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of JLSIV
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Went there during the 4th of July weekend, so it may have been a little more crowded than usual.

The tour starts at 2:30, which means that is when they let everyone in and the tour/tasting begins. The tours are actually fairly short, and they begin in the tap room and move about 25 min through the facility. Not as technical a tour as at other places, the focus is more on telling the Sweetwater story, and having fun, which is fine with me. If you are looking for an under the hood type tour, this may disappoint.

The lines outside are split, cash or credit only. The cash line gets an older souvenir glass, and you hand the nice people a $10 spot and proceed immediately to the taps! The credit line moves you to another hidden line inside (al LA Disney) where there are 4 credit card terminals. A little longer, but bearable, and on my day, we got a different glass offering.

The taps will sample you ALL of the current available Sweetwater offerings, about 6 oz of each. They also have two taps outside as well as live music on the patio. Seating is limited to nonexistent, so be prepared. They have a gift store with all the usual swag.

I recommend bringing a friend, there is a lot of standing and it can be crowded. Be in line early, and bring a DD.

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA
93 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.