Catching the Current

Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Co. comes to Delaware this month

Starting early this month, Atlanta-based SweetWater Brewing Co. beers will be available statewide. Brews include 420 Extra Pale Ale, an award-winning IPA, Hash Session, Goin’ Coastal IPA, and seasonals. They’ll be in area liquor stores, restaurants and bars. Seasonals and limited release styles include Dank Tanks, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and Pit & Pendulum.

For the brewery, whose motto is “Don’t Float the Mainstream,” this has been a long time coming.
Says Director of Sales Phil Gramaglia, “We’ve slowly flowed up the East Coast. We’ve wanted to pour our beers in Delaware for a while now. And it gives us a great reason to head up and hang out on the state’s incredible beaches.”

Head Brewer Nick Nock, who spent part of his childhood living in the Delaware-Maryland area, shares his excitement about 420 coming to the state. “It is a perfect fit for Delaware, the beaches, the water activities, the seafood, Nic-o-bolis and especially the Punkin Chunkin,” he says.

The 420 and IPA also will be available in cans. According to Brewmaster Mark Medlin, the can-conditioning process increases shelf life and flavor stability without pasteurizing the beer. “In simplest terms, it maintains the tastiest aspects of the beer and keeps it fresher longer,” says Medlin.

Says John Leyh, craft and specialty brand manager for distributor N.K.S.: “We are thrilled to bring SweetWater and its strong stable of brands to our consumers, and are looking forward to a strong partnership for years to come.”

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