Sweetwater Brewing Announces New 2018 Summer Seasonal

ATLANTA — SweetWater Brewing Co.’s brand new summer seasonal for 2018, “Tropical Lover” Berliner Weisse, has approachably tart characteristics and tropical fruit flavors with the crushable, effervescent qualities of a sessionable ale. A natural souring process provides a refreshing, medium tartness, with additions of mango, guava and passion fruit working together to provide a clean, crisp finish. The tropical fruit flavors and low alcohol content (4.5%) make this an easy-to-love summer fling.

“I developed this liquid because selfishly I wanted a beer that is refreshing and low ABV, but also had interesting characteristics and delicious flavors,” says Nick Burgoyne, lead brewer for SweetWater’s Woodlands Project barrel aging facility. “Nick B,” who has brewed with SweetWater for 12 years, began developing his ideal Berliner Weisse while he was a shift brewer, and perfected it when he took over the barrel aging facility, which opened in January 2017. “When we put test batches on tap at the Woodlands and in our main taproom, people kept commenting on how drinkable and refreshing it was; they loved the tropical flavors. I imagine Tropical Lover will be a hit with folks hanging out on the water all summer, kicking back with a few daytime drinks.”

Available early April – late August

  • Draft (available early April)
  • Bottles: “Protect Natural Habitats” Variety 12 Pack (portion of sales benefit Save Our Water campaign, available early May)
  • Cans: 12 oz 6 packs (available early April), “Protect Natural Habitats” Variety 12 pack (portion of sales benefit Save Our Water campaign, available early May)


  • Malts: 2 Row, Wheat
  • Hops: Centennial
  • Yeast: House English Ale
  • Fruit: Mango, Guava, Passion Fruit
  • ABV: 4.5%


SweetWater (named for the founder’s favorite creek to paddle in Atlanta) celebrated 21 years in February ‘18 and is the 15th largest craft brewery in the nation, according to Brewers Association. The award-winning lineup of year-round beers includes SweetWater 420, IPA, TripleTail tropical IPA, Blue, Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, and Hop Hash Easy IPA. Seasonal releases offer palate pleasing variety, along with an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series, limited batches from The Hatchery pilot system, and progressive barrel aged styles in The Woodlands Project series. @sweetwaterbrew