SweetWater Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.87/5
SweetWater Brewing CompanySweetWater Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

195 Ottley Drive NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30324
United States

(404) 691-ALES | map
sweetwaterbrew.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
53
Ratings:
16,871
Reviews:
4,215
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
145
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
3.23%
 
 
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Ratings: 145 |  Reviews: 20
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1.25/5  rDev -68.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -44%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Ordered an IPA at a sports bar that doesn't have IPA on tap. They brought me this APA which is surprisingly hoppy. Its pretty good.

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 4

Great, but it's gotten too big, and these days you generally have to wait in line to get in, then wait to get beer. The service isn't actually bad by any means, it's just usually packed out.
Wait for one of their events, like Brew Your Cask Off, or go on a Wednesday or Thursday so you have room to breathe.
Beers are always great, and they change up the Dank Tanks and have a great rotation of seasonals.

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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 5 | selection: 3

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3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 2.75

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3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.25

I was actually extremely surprised by the selection on-hand at Sweetwater. I expected the usuals but when I visited they actually offered 4 brewery only exclusives which were very good. The service was fast, but the bartenders were not friendly at all and some just looked annoyed to be working. And the place was SOOOOOO crowded. Granted it was a Saturday afternoon, and I expected a crowd, but it was much worse than I expected.

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3.64/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.66/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

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3.74/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Sweetwater Brewery has really expanded lately. It is a super cool place to visit, however, it is a solely a brewery so there should be no expectations for food. Costs $10 bucks to enter and that price gets you 6 tickets and a free pint glass. These tickets are used to sample the beers and they are plenty. They will have 5-8 beers on tap and sometimes the "Dank Tank" will be on tap. This is a special beer brewed every month by the master brewer. He gets to create his own wild concoction and it is there for the crowd.

With TV's to watch and large bar to taste from, this place gets packed. It's only open on Saturday for tours and sometimes there will be live bands performing outside, depending on the weather. Brewery tours start every 20 minutes. Overall, I would say that if you are in the South and heading up I-85 on Sat, definitely stop by.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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3.82/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA
3.87 out of 5 based on 16,871 ratings.
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