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Friday, March 11, 2011

Drink of the Week: Sweetwater Mean Joe Bean

Since launching more than a decade ago, Georgia’s Sweetwater Brewing has developed a loyal following for their sometimes experimental—but always delicious—beers. Today’s Drink of the Week, Mean Joe Bean, is the latest release in the brewery’s Dank Tank series and combines some nice hoppy bitterness with flavors of dried fruits and rich, dark chocolate malts, all with robust coffee notes from Nicaraguan beans that were roasted by Atlanta’s JavaVino. At a surprising 8.5 percent alcohol, this imperial porter goes down smooth on its own, though sipped alongside some dark, bittersweet chocolate, it’ll sing even more. Look for it on tap and in your favorite bottle shops throughout the southeast. And for more southern breweries we love, check out our March/April issue.
$6/22 oz., sweetwaterbrew.com for distribution