SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced the return of Festive Ale and Dank Tank Pulled Porter as the brewery’s latest limited release offerings.
Returning just in time to get SweetWater fans in the holiday spirit, the 2016 vintage of Festive Ale is back as the brewery’s answer to “Winter Coat Season.” This annual release is a spiced Strong Ale brewed with a recipe consisting of seven malts, three hops, cinnamon and mace. At 8.3% ABV, Festive Ale is more than willing and able “to keep you warm and toasted all winter long.” This offering is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of SweetWater’s distribution footprint.
Pulled Porter has emerged once again from SweetWater’s Dank Tank, and it is now the first beer from this series to be offered in 16 oz. cans. For those of you who may have missed this beer’s debut last year, Pulled Porter is a bacon-infused Smoked Porter. The brewery pulled off this porcine delight by using malts smoked by Atlanta BBQ heroes the Fox Bros. These smoke-kissed malts take this chocolaty Porter to another level by adding a rich, savory quality to the brew. Pulled Porter is available now on draft and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at the brewery. This offering will officially enter distribution by mid-December, and you will find it wherever you normally see SweetWater Dank Tank offerings.
Although Festive Ale and Dank Tank Pulled Porter are hitting shelves and taps now, keep in mind that both offerings will only be available for a limited time. Get your fill while you can. Prost!
Vital Information for Festive Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Release – Limited Seasonal, December 2016
Style – Spiced Ale/Winter Warmer
ABV – 8.3%
Malts – 2 Row, Munich, 40L, 70/80, Carapils, Chocolate & Black
Hops – Centennial, US & UK Golding
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Vital Information for Dank Tank Pulled Porter from SweetWater Brewing Company
Release – Limited/Dank Tank Series. Available at brewery starting Friday, December 9. Distribution by mid-December 2016.
Style – Smoked Porter
ABV – 7.7%
IBUs – 27
Malts – 2-Row, Smoked 2-Row, Munich, Wheat, 70/80, Roasted Wheat, Midnight Wheat & Chocolate
Hops – Centennial, Golding, Willamette & Cascade
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and draft