In the past few months, I have extolled the delicious virtues of the Atlanta beer scene. I have lovingly reviewed many breweries and their wares. In fact, Sweetwater’s own 420 was voted my table beer in the city. It is crisp and fresh. However, while a few new beers like the Rye Pale have stuck and were quite good, I think that Sweetwater is in danger of growing stagnant. Even that Rye Pale Dank Tank is clearly meant to address the Terrapin Beer by the same name. No where is the stagnancy more obvious than the new Sweetwater Ghoulash. When I poured and sniffed this beer, I was at first confused then sad. I gave it to my wife and her polite question first was whether this was a homebrew before she tore into it. Even the guy at the beer store told me at best, it didn’t know what it was. Well, what it is is confused. The hop flavor is murky, if not muddy. The malt flavor is washed out. There is nothing to this beer. Innovative flavors come from wanting to try something new or practice; trial and error. This error should have never been allowed to leave the plant. It is at best an unfinished beer and at worst a huge mistake.