So, is there actual beef happening in the Georgia beer community? Maybe. But it’s not between our two craft brewing champions, and nothing would be sillier than if such a rivalry were ever to come about. They’re both bastions of the Georgia beer scene. They created an enduring substratum based on great beer, consistency, and hard work, upon which others were able to grow their own beer brands. If they did quarrel, it'd crumble everything they've worked to build, and we’d all be drinking hard lemonade, apple-flavored lagers, Clamato Chelada, and white lightning mixed with sweet tea.
The more we all support Georgia craft beer, the more we increase its strength -- not necessarily in terms of ABV (that’s fine too though), but as consumers and brewers. Just as it would be ill-advised for SweetWater and Terrapin to be enemies, so would it be for them to throw shade towards Creature Comforts, Red Hare, Orpheus, or all the other great brewing noobs who are crushing a lot more than beer cans when it comes to earning fans and cash flow.