Startup Soirée Podcast 052 | Bart Viguers & Brian Rightnour | Sweetwater Brewing

In this episode of the Startup Soirée Podcast we speak with Bart Viguers & Brian Rightnour from Sweetwater Brewing.

     Bart Viguers                                    Brian Rightnour

     Bart Viguers                                    Brian Rightnour

The first brewery for SweetWater was off of Fulton Industrial Boulevard, on Atlanta’s west side and opened their doors on February 17th, 1997.  SweetWater’s second and current location is in Midtown Atlanta, adjacent to Ansley Park, in the Armour Circle Industrial Park just off of Piedmont and Monroe. This new building is 115,000 square feet of brewing goodness and smack in the middle of all the action. 

Since the brewery began they've wanted to be closer to their homes, the bars and stores that sell the beer, and all the good folks that drink it. Fortunately seven years of great growth gave them that opportunity. They learned a lot from that location and left all those mistakes behind as they built their new home. They have been here since 2004 and it feels good for them to be settled in.  Their new home has enough capacity to brew 420,000 barrels of beer a year, but hopefully it'll be a few more years before we start feeling the walls getting tight again.