Wade, I understand you find it coincidental that the US Open Beer Championship votes Sweetwater one of the top ten breweries year in and year out and the mailing address of the competition is in Atlanta. However, one more click of the mouse would have shown you why: http://www.usopenbeer.com/index.php/pages/…
The competition was started by folks from Georgia. Also, "Sponsors of this year’s U.S. Open are The Beer Connoisseur magazine, a leading consumer educator of the beer industry, and BeerInfo.com, the leading craft brewery news website."
Lastly, the address for the competition is a residence. Which I find to be hilarious, b/c essentially some guys with years of experience in the beer industry are capitalizing by having hundreds of craft beers mailed directly to their house. They probably haven't stepped foot in a store to buy beer since starting the competition. Brilliant!
Creative Loafing Atlanta
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