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SweetWater Brewery Releases New Dank Tank Beer

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SweetWater Brewery Supports Local, Organic Farmers with Newest Release 

sweetwaterAtlanta, GA – SweetWater Brewery has released Big Ol Belgian Blue Balls, (BOBBB) a 9% alcohol/volume Belgian wheat and rye brew made with local, organic blueberries from Serenbe Farms.  This is the first in a series of brews using local, seasonal organic ingredients, which SweetWater and Serenbe have dubbed a “farm-to-bottle” initiative.

BOBBB uses a Trappist Style yeast for this high gravity ale which SweetWater’s Head brewer Nick Nock chose to best complement the subtle blueberry undertones.  The blueberries are certified organic and biodynamically grown from Serenbe Farms, and 750 lbs were picked by Serenbe farmers and a group of volunteers/beer lovers at their peak.
“This ‘farm-to-bottle’ initiative gets people thinking about what they’re drinking,” Steve Farace, Minister of Propaganda for SweetWater, said.  “And as we have been brewing local beers for local folks for the last 12 years we know how important it is to support local, organic farmers.  We expect this to be the first of several creative brews using farm-fresh ingredients.”

Tucker Berta, director of communications for Serenbe, says Serenbe is known for its ‘farm-to-table’ initiative. Their three restaurants make dishes from local, organic produce grown in their backyards on Serenbe Farms.  “It’s a natural fit that we would extend that to beverages, so we were thrilled when SweetWater approached us about creating a beer using Serenbe Farms ingredients,” Berta said.

BOBBB is part of SweetWater’s Dank Tank, a series of small-batch experimental brews. BOBBB will be available on draft at selected restaurants and in 22oz bottles in selected retailers the first week of September, and will likely sell out before the end of October.
SweetWater Brewery is a 65,000-barrel regional brewery located in midtown Atlanta specializing in producing aggressive West Coast-style beers for the Southeastern U.S