ATLANTA, GA — Fresh off the line from the new Cork & Cage series, SweetWater is waxing poetic with The Pit & The Pendulum, a peachy take on Belgian-style brew that flows into bottle shops and top beer joints this week. The Pit & The Pendulum is a perfect balance of three distinct divergences: Belgian ale yeast, Brettanomyces (a strain of yeast known to impart complexity, funkiness and dryness) and freshly puréed peaches, making for a tasty trifecta. Drink this brew fresh for a more dominant peach flavor, or put it in the cellar to bring out the funk — the Brettanomyces will continue to condition in the bottle, further developing the flavor profile over time.
“It’s the kind of beer I would drink at home,” said Nick Burgoyne, Lead Brewer. Added fellow Lead Brewer Chris Meadows, “This is the type of stuff we hunt for.” The pair, who have been a part of SweetWater’s brewing team for 10 and 7 years, respectably, were given the opportunity to take their knowledge and experience to formulate new recipes for the Cork & Cage Series. “The new Cork & Cage line gives us a chance to dabble in different facets of craft beer. We are in the Lab, coming up with flavors that are fresh and funky, truly new and different,” explained Meadows. Burgoyne continued, “We’re digging throwing our hat in the ring of making American wild ales. The new line is an offering that further establishes SweetWater as a brewery pushing the envelope for craft beer.”
MORE ON THE CORK & CAGE SERIES:
As one of the nation’s fastest growing craft breweries, SweetWater Brewing Company continues to evolve and innovate their offerings, including the Cork & Cage series of 750-ml top shelf brews. True to style, SweetWater is putting their own spin on this high-gravity series, exploring the edges of classic beer styles including barrel-aged beers, sours and wild ales.
Each of the small-batch brews from the lineup will rotate in limited quantities annually and will be packaged in a 750-ml bottle with cork and cage finish. SweetWater welcomed the new 750-ml packaging line back in January and broke the seal with a test run on its 18th anniversary Belgian-style triple.
About Sweetwater Brewing:
SweetWater Brewing Company is an Atlanta-based craft brewery living by the motto “Don’t Float the Mainstream!” The award-winning lineup of year-round beers includes SweetWater 420, IPA, Take Two Pils, Hop Hash, Blue, and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a catch and release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year including an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series and barrel-aged wild ales in the Cork & Cage series. SweetWater Brewery – located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta – is open for tours every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit www.sweetwaterbrew.com. Follow SweetWater Brewing Company on Twitter/ Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, or become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/sweetwaterbrew.