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:
58
Ratings:
17,037
Reviews:
4,252
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
12.74%
 
 
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of jmdrpi
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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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

I've been here several times over the past years. The brewery has grown so much I need to base my review on the most recent couple of visits. Lively, relatively young crowds are characteristic. Live music is frequent. There's plenty of space, especially if the weather is good or the upstairs bar is open. Excellent tours of their impressive facility. Always a good mix of beers on tap (with an excellent selection at one of their special events) served by friendly and knowledgeable personnel.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 86sportster883
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is a must stop for any beer enthusiast visiting Atlanta. While there are a lot of good beer destinations in ATL, this place is the real deal. Authentic southern craft brewer from 97 that continues to pump out good beer and increase its distribution. Maybe ATL was late to the craft brew scene, but SWB was there at the start (at least for GA). Great vibe, great people, and good to excellent beers (try their IPA). I only gave a lower score on the selection because what they were serving was limited to what's commercially viable, vs. having a selection of one offs at the brewery itself. That said, they did have a the Hash Session IPA on cask, which was great, although served a little colder than expected.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of johnyb
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of sd123
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Cool place but very few if any unique beers only found at the brewery

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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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SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA
3.87 out of 5 based on 17,037 ratings.
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