Last Cast Bar & Grill Opening At Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

ATLANTA (December 4, 2017)

SweetWater Brewing Co. and Concessions International (CI) are pleased to announce the opening of SweetWater Last Cast Bar and Grill on December 9, 2017 on Concourse B in Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The new concept replaces Dos Equis Explorers Lounge, and is a joint venture between CI and H&H Hospitality.

SweetWater Last Cast will pour the brand’s core lineup, including 420 Extra Pale Ale, IPA, Blue, and Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, plus seasonal offerings like TripleTail tropical IPA. The restaurant will also offer casual dining with a full bar, along with a selection of grab and go items for rushed airport travelers. The menu was designed to pair perfectly with SweetWater beers.

Menu items will include soft warm Pretzel Bites with Signature 420 Extra Pale Ale Mustard Sauce, Creole Shrimp Hoagies, Roasted Portabella on Ciabatta, and the Signature SweetWater Grilled Chicken Sandwich – all perfect for that pre- or post-flight wind down with a tasty brew.

“Concessions International is delighted to highlight internationally known and loved local Atlanta brewery SweetWater Brewing Company to airport travelers,” said Donata Russell Ross, CEO of Concessions International. “SweetWater is a wonderful example of our region’s celebrated beverage and culinary community and furthers the sense of place that Atlanta guests enjoy.”

“Hartsfield-Jackson International has done an excellent job of populating the world’s busiest airport with brands that showcase the best of Atlanta,” says Freddy Bensch, SweetWater founder. “SweetWater is Atlanta’s hometown brew, and we’re thrilled to give flyers a taste of what makes our city heady and delicious.”

SweetWater Last Cast will also offer a selection of branded merchandise, which will include brewery t-shirts, hats and pint glasses.

“The concessions program at Hartsfield-Jackson plays a major role in providing an enjoyable, efficient travel experience for our passengers,” says Roosevelt Council, Jr., general manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “We’re proud of the fact that the program topped $1 billion in revenue last year, and we look forward to increased concessions growth as we offer more choices for our customers. Additionally, we’re thrilled whenever our concessionaires provide locally-themed products.”

About SweetWater Brewing Co.

SweetWater Brewing Co. was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1997 and has grown to become a top 20 craft brewery in the nation. The award-winning lineup of year-round beers includes SweetWater 420 Extra Pale Ale, IPA, Blue, and Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, while seasonal releases like 2017’s TripleTail tropical IPA offer palate pleasing variety. SweetWater also features an experimental, one-time-only Dank Tank series, limited releases from The Hatchery pilot system, and more progressive styles in the Woodlands Project series of wild ales, sours and other barrel aged beers. In addition to heady brews, SweetWater is known for its support of non-profit organizations who protect our nation’s water sources and natural habitats. Drink SweetWater brews directly from the source: The brewery, located at 195 Ottley Drive in Atlanta, offering tours of the brewhouse and The Woodlands barrel aging facility, and tastings of SweetWater’s full lineup plus beers only available on site. For more information about SweetWater Brewing Company, please visit Follow SweetWater Brewing Company on Twitter/ Instagram @sweetwaterbrew, or become a fan on Facebook at

About Concessions International, LLC

Atlanta-based Concessions International, LLC, founded in 1979, is a dynamic food and beverage concessionaire with operations in eight airports. The company's portfolio includes franchised, licensed and proprietary concepts, including casual dining, quick service, snack, deli and bar and grill. The company is a franchisee of major national brands including Chick fil-A, Fresh 2 Order and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook at, Twitter @ConcessionsIntl and Instagram @airportconcessionsintl.