No More Dogwood

I am a moron!

I had previously posted that The Dogwood Brewery is closing up. Then I said that there would be no more Sweetwater 420. This is what happens when I start a post before I’ve had my coffee and then hit “save” without re-reading it. Sweetwater is not made by Dogwood, it’s actually made by … The Sweetwater brewing company.

The fact is that Dogwood is closing, Sweetwater was quoted in the article and the rest of my post makes a little more sense now. Man, I’m rough on Fridays.

Out of the things mentioned, two points were somewhat interesting to me: Cheap wine has gotten better and low-carb beers are taking over the market.

I’m all about cheap wine getting better. But as anyone who knows me will tell you, I despise any and all things low-carb. My thought has always been: If you’re on a diet, don’t eat ice cream. Don’t eat “Fat free sugar free carb counter plus lite whipped ice treat.” You know better. I try to stay in shape and I know I shouldn’t drink a ton of beer and I know I shouldn’t eat a ton of ice cream but you know what? When I want a beer I drink a beer. Moderation people! And now this nation of carb-counting zombies has deprived me of my sweet, sweet, Sweetwater. Damn you all.

And to the point that wine and spirits are “hipper” than beer: I’m somewhat of a beer snob. If I’m meeting people for a drink after work, or I’m meeting up at a bar and I meet people for the first time and the situation calls for a beer and you order an apple-tini, I’m very likely not to talk to you ever again. Friday after work on a hot Atlanta evening calls for a beer or ice-water. Those are your two options. I don’t care how hip you are.

6 Comments so far

  1. Ian (unregistered) on September 10th, 2004 @ 12:01 pm

    I to am an avid carbavoire, and beer is good!!!

  2. Rusty (unregistered) on September 10th, 2004 @ 12:24 pm

    NO!!!!!!!! NO!!!!!!!!!!

    I read that story yesterday and somehow didn’t make the mental association that Dogwood made Sweetwater 420, which has been my favorite beer the last year or so. This is a travesty.

  3. Rebekah (unregistered) on September 10th, 2004 @ 1:51 pm

    NO! Dogwood [ doesn’t make Sweetwater 420… Sweetwater [ makes Sweetwater 420!

    I am really going to miss their free beer Thursdays. =(

  4. Rebekah (unregistered) on September 10th, 2004 @ 1:54 pm

    “Even as Dogwood closes its doors, another local micro-brewery, Sweetwater Brewing Co., is growing.” -AJC

  5. Rusty (unregistered) on September 10th, 2004 @ 3:50 pm

    Whew, thank God. Apparently, I didn’t read that article as closely as I thought I did.

  6. doghouse reilly (unregistered) on September 17th, 2004 @ 9:22 am

    I only eat foods that are labelled “100% Atkins Free”

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