August Newsletter

  • Monday, 01 August 2016 14:47

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SweetWater Brewing Flows into Acadiana

  • Monday, 18 July 2016 15:28

Craft Brewery to Expand Louisiana Footprint with Schilling Distributing Co.

LAFAYETTE, LA; (7.18.16) – SweetWater Brewing Co. continues its expansion in Louisiana with the following parishes: Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion.  Schilling Distributing, a 66 years old, family owned company, will lead distribution of the brew starting July 18. 

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with such a tremendous brewery and being able to bring another great portfolio of beers to the people of Acadiana,” said Buddy Schilling, General Manager of Schilling Distributing. “SweetWater makes outstanding liquid that will fit right in with our Cajun culture.

Craft beer lovers will find SweetWater’s signature 420 Extra Pale Ale, award winning IPA, crowd pleasing Blue, plus seasonals like summer’s popular Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, and limited release styles like Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, and Pit & Pendulum.  SweetWater will be on draft at bars and restaurants, in grocery stores, package stores, and specialty bottle shops. 

Those in Lafayette, Acadia, Iberia, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes should follow SweetWater’s Louisiana Facebook page and Twitter handle for information on launch events, and where they can spot the brewery’s iconic rainbow trout tap handles. They can also use Schilling Distributing’s free LiquidFinder App to find bars, restaurants and stores carrying SweetWater in and around Acadiana.

There are some rollout events planned, including:

  • 7/20 – The Wurst Biergarten
  • 7/20 – Whole Foods
  • 7/21 – Social Southern Table & Bar
  • 7/21 – The Tap Room
  • 7/22 – The Jefferson Street Green Room

To learn more about SweetWater Brewing Co. and its full lineup of brands, visit

ABOUT SWEETWATER BREWING COMPANY: 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, Blue, Take Two Pils, and Georgia Brown. SweetWater also features a catch and release series of beers available on a limited basis throughout the year and an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank 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 Hang out with your social thang out and follow SweetWater Brewing Company on Twitter/ Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, or become a fan on Facebook at

ABOUT SCHILLING DISTRIBUTING COMPANY: Schilling Distributing was founded in 1950 by Herbert Schilling exclusively selling Anheuser-Busch products. Schilling currently operates out of a 151,000 sq. foot warehouse selling 4 million cases annually. They operate as Lafayette’s only locally-owned alcohol beverage distributor under Mr. Herbert E. Schilling II and his son, Mr. Charles “Buddy” H. Schilling, II, and have transitioned from an exclusive beer wholesaler to a diversified beverage distributorship. With time-honored loyalty and experience, Schilling continues to efficiently deliver alcoholic and non-alcoholic products by outstanding personnel resulting in an exceptional experience for our retail customers. Schilling is the Official Beer Distributor of Ragin’ Cajuns Athletics.




American Craft Beer Week Events Set

  • Monday, 16 May 2016 17:33

American Craft Beer Week Events Set

Special Releases and Tap Takeover events highlight craft brewing in Acadiana

LAFAYETTE, LA.; May 16, 2015 – The Brewers Association has declared American Craft Beer Week (ACBW), a celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. ACBW is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to commemorate their art and tradition with enthusiasts across the country. From May 16-May 22, all 50 states will be holding events including exclusive brewery tours, special craft beer releases, food and beer pairings, tap takeovers and more to celebrate the ever advancing beer culture in the United States.

Some of the events that will be happening around Acadiana to celebrate ACBW are:

Monday, May 16th

  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Tuesday, May 17th

  • Social Southern Table, Tin Roof Pint Night
  • Whole Foods Barrel-Aged Event featuring Goose Island Bourbon County ’14 & ’15, Founders KBS ’15 & ’16 and Saint Arnold Bishops Barrel #13
  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Wednesday, May 18th

  • Wurst Biergarten Downtown, Special Parish Brewing Cask
  • Champagne’s (Oil Center) – Craft Beer Samplings
  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Thursday, May 19th

  • Social Southern Table, Flying Heart Pint Night
  • NuNu’s Youngsville, Craft Beer Samplings
  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Friday, May 20th

  • Tap Room, Bayou Teche Tap Takeover
  • Green Room Downtown, Bayou Teche Tap Takeover
  • Marcello Wine Market, Craft Beer Samplings
  • Saint Street Inn IPA Invasion (all week)

Saturday, May 21st

  • Saint Street Inn, New Belgium Cruiser Bicycle Giveaway
  • Tap Room, New Belgium Cruiser Bicycle Giveaway

The Brewers Association is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts. The Brewers Association (BA) represents more than 70 percent of the brewing industry, and its members make more than 99 percent of the beer brewed in the U.S. The BA publishes The New Brewer magazine and its Brewers Publications division is the largest publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers and homebrewers.

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