AMBA would like to formally welcome SweetWater Brewing Company, based in Atlanta, Georgia, as their newest associate member. SweetWater was founded in 1997 by two college buddies with “more of a hankering for beers than books.” Their quick success landed them as Small Brewery of the Year at GABF in 2002, becoming the first brewery east of the Mississippi to win. Through expansion in the southeast and into Colorado, they have consistently been a top 15 producer by volume, amongst their craft brewing peers.
When asked their motivation for joining AMBA, Mark Medlin, brewmaster at SweetWater, mentioned their desire to stay informed on barley news and challenges and looks forward to the insightful and timely reports regarding the growing season and barley supply.
AMBA is excited to bring on new members, like SweetWater, which furthers our mission to encourage and support production of an adequate supply of high quality malting barley for our various end-user members. This is accomplished by building a network of engaged barley interests so that the best available research informs the development and production of the U.S. malting barley crop. Learn more about joining AMBA today: https://ambainc.org/membership-information/.