Until Next Year
On July 1, 2015, some new Georgia laws went live, giving breweries in Georgia the opportunity to offer souvenir beer at our brewery tours (click here for more on that). This opened up some great access to customers for the entire craft beer industry in the state, but also limits us in some ways - including how we do Brew Your Cask Off.
We could bore you with all the nitty gritty, but it comes down to the fact that you, as our guests, wouldn't get the full experience of trying all the fantastic casks due to sampling limitations under the new law.
So instead of putting on what we feel could be a mediocre event while we're figuring out the new lay of the legal land, we figured we'd take our time noodling on the how to tweak it so it's not only fantastic but legal as well – whether it's Brew Your Cask Off 2.0 or something entirely different down the road. We'll keep you posted.
What We're Up To
We invited 90 special guests to roll up their sleeves, channel their inner brewer, and create a one of a kind cask! Enjoy a plethora of Real Ale created by our Retailers, a few celebrities, some Media Folks, Local Breweries & our favorite charities under the watchful eye of SweetWater's brewers. Pre-Sale $35 online or $40 day of for unlimited Cask samples. Of Course SweetWater's award winning lineup will be flowing as well and the brewery will be open for tours throughout the event.
What: "Brew Your Cask Off" Cask Ale Festival
When: November 14, 2015
Where: Under the tents in front of SweetWater Brewery
2014 Judges Panel Awards
1st Place: #61 United Distributors Craft Team - "The Walking Dad"
2nd Place: #38 Your Pie - "Big Hoppy Snow Bird"
3rd Place: #6 Varner's Tavern - "1st Crack Toasted Leann Dubh
#109 Jailhouse Brewing - "Danch Meng Blueberry Bootlegger"
People's Choice Award
#40 Cypress Street Pint & Plate - "Fruity Pebbles"
#17 Duckworth's Grill & Taphouse - "Sour Peach Beer"
2013 Judges Panel Awards
1st Place: #67 The Giving Kitchen - "Second Helping IPA"
2nd Place: #73 Manuel's Tavern - "Basil Slap"
3rd Place: #48 Universal Joint - "Shive-R Me Timbers"
People's Choice Award
#9 Cypress Street Pint & Plate - "The Musketeer Beer"
#44 Brickstore Pub- "Coffee IPA"
2012 Judges Panel Awards
1st Place: #62 The Charleston Beer Exchange - "Nuttin Butter"
2nd Place: #11 The Fred Bar - "Fred Juice"
3rd Place: #12 Taco Mac - "The Chubby Chocolate Bunny"
People's Choice Awards
#22 Cypress Street Pint & Plate - "The Elvis Peanut Butter and Banana Porter"
#31 Bhojanic- "Manali Gold"
A Portion of Proceeds from the Event to Benefit