I sort of figured that the bottle of Georgia Brown Ale was brewed somewhere in the State of Georgia, but little did I know that it was the Sweet Water Brewing Company, right here in Hotlanta that puts out this amber colored ale. This young brewery was named the “Small Brewery of the Year,” quite an accolade for Bensch and McNerney, two University of Colorado fellows who turned in their books for beer and ended up putting Georgia Brown on the beer map. To learn more, visit their pretty cool website: http://www.sweetwaterbrew.com/
I have to say, I was not an instant fan. I thought the ale to be a little bitter, but after two or three sips and a few little gurgly teeny tiny burps, plus a bite or two of my Pastrami on Rye, it turned out to be a pretty good brew.
Fact is, I could see myself sitting around a camp fire with friends and family, cooking freshly caught fish, and downing one of two Georgia Browns. Now that I think of it, I probably did just that back in the day. I could throw a fishing line and was a pretty good aim. There was many a time that I plopped a plastic squiggler or jiggler into the murky waters of several nearby fishing ponds, including Sweetwater Creek, the name sake for the brewering company of Georgia Brown.
I’m glad I selected that particular brew; a plethora of memories came rushing back. Some good, some not so good, but it was all part of my first 67 years of growing up. Kind of funny how the bubbles in beer can tickle the memory buds.
jusqu’à la fois suivante as they say in French