Take A Brewery Tour

Turns out the “Georgia Beer Bill” as interpreted by the DOR is not what we were told it was supposed to be when this bill became law over the summer.  After SB 63 went into effect, we introduced a few options for you guys – just do our regular tour and tasting, or do the tour, tasting and take home your choice of brews.  On Tuesday, September 29, a bulletin was sent to all Georgia breweries explaining that this wasn’t exactly legal.    We, along with good folks like the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, are working through the nitty gritty legalities to determine what we can do with souvenir beer moving forward.  While we’re figuring it out, in order to give you guys the tour and tasting experience you’ve come to expect over the years, we’re gonna go back to pre-July 1st days – no souvenir beer (for now), and there’s one price for entry:  $10.  In the meantime, pick up some SweetWater post-tour at any of our awesome retail partners.

For more info on what’s up, visit http://www.georgiacraftbrewersguild.org/

Nitty Gritty

Our tours and tastings are pretty loose and social, so grab a few friends and join us at the brewery. $10 you get a shiny souvenir pint glass to take home, or see above for our Souvenir beer options.

Things get busy pretty quickly, so try to get out to the brewery early rather than later. We can only have so many friends rubbin’ elbows at once and we hate turning people away.

Carpooling, cabbing, Ubering and Lyfting are all encouraged as parking is small and our brews are not.

You can sample our brews anytime during the two hour tour period, but we’ll only run 3-5 tours so keep an eye out for staff holding a “Brewery Tour is Starting” sign if you wanna see the sights. Make sure you’re topped off before hoppin’ on the tour train too – each tour is 20 minutes and there’s no goin’ back for a refill midway.

We have a brand new VIP program for you and 15-35 of your closest buds that’ll get you hooked up with a private area, speedy checkin and catering from a local BBQ joint. Click here for info on the VIP program or shoot events@sweetwaterbrew.com an email for details on that.

Lastly, make sure you bring your ID whether you’re 21 or 91. Doesn’t matter if you’re the DD, not drinking or former Braves first baseman Andres Galarraga – if you don’t have a parent or an ID, you aren’t gettin’ in.

 

Questions you’re probably gonna ask:

Do you accept credit cards?

We take Visa, MasterCard and AmEx but make sure to bring your dolla bills to tip our friendly and attractive tour staff.

What’s the food situation?

Food options are available through our VIP program (contact events@sweetwaterbrew.com for the full 411). We also have food trucks out occasionally, but don’t count on it if you’re hungry.

Can I bring my pooch?

Furry friends are allowed on the patio only, which means if it’s raining you better leave Fido at home.

Is there free parking?

We have free lots at the brewery and just down the road but they fill up quick. If you aren’t a fan of exercise, best bet is to show up near or before the start of tour hours. Carpooling or cabbing are your best bet.

Do I need to get there early?

Friday and Saturday tours fill up quickly, so it doesn’t hurt to show up about 20 minutes early to avoid a long line. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays you can usually walk right in.

I still have questions even though I carefully read everything on the website.

Email us at info@sweetwaterbrew.com or give us a shout at (404) 691-2537 and we’ll help ya out.

Turns out we (and most Georgia breweries) may have misinterpreted the SB 63 laws passed on July 1, which allowed us to include “souvenir” beer as part of brewery visit packages.  After SB 63 went into effect, we introduced a few options for you guys – just do our regular tour and tasting, or do the tour, tasting and take home your choice of brews.  On Tuesday, September 29, a bulletin was sent to all Georgia breweries explaining that this wasn’t exactly legal.    We, along with good folks like the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, are working through the nitty gritty legalities to determine what we can do with souvenir beer moving forward.  While we’re figuring it out, in order to give you guys the tour and tasting experience you’ve come to expect over the years, we’re gonna go back to pre-July 1st days – no souvenir beer (for now), and there’s one price for entry:  $10.  In the meantime, pick up some SweetWater post-tour at any of our awesome retail partners.

 

For more info on what’s up, visit http://www.georgiacraftbrewersguild.org/

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