Burger Review: SweetWater 420 Brewery's Meat Locker Burger and Off-Road Vehicles

Skottles & Bottles in the Atlanta area = a pretty good burger on a beautiful day with awesome vehicles!

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I was very lucky to have beautiful weather and the opportunity to get out of the house this past Sunday for an Atlanta area event called Skottles & Bottles. Skottles & Bottles is a monthly gathering of people into the hobby of Overlanding, and it's an opportunity to get your off-road machine out with like minded people to enjoy a cold beer and good food.

SweetWater 420 Brewery has become the gathering's semi-permanent home, because of the large parking lot, expansive facility, great beer, and very good Sunday Brunch menu. It has a great location, just outside "The Perimeter" of Atlanta. Being this place has good food on top of the good beer, I sat down and decided to order the burger; on the menu as "The Meat Locker Burger".

My lunch. It looked great!

My lunch. It looked great!

The burger was pretty good, but fell just short of perfect. It features two patties, American cheese, bacon, grilled onion, baby greens, and tomato. The last two ingredients are where it just fell short. First, my burger didn't have baby greens. Rather, it had shredded lettuce. Wet, shredded lettuce. The tomato slice was just too large, and wet. Too much by way of wet vegetables and that aspect of the burger kind of disappointed. The rest of the burger was great, absent the soggy veggies. The burger patties were real, and beefy. The bacon was flavorful and crispy. The American cheese was melty and gooey. While the burger had the soggy veggie situation, subtracting from the experience, the setting made up for it! The 420 Pale Ale I also ordered paired well with my burger and made me happy.

The Meat Locker Burger, with too much veggie!

The Meat Locker Burger, with too much veggie!

Good fries!

Good fries!

It was beautiful outside! It was warm! The brewery has an outdoor area with lots of seating that is fenced in for dog owners, and a lot of people and their pooches were taking advantage of this. They even had a cooler of water out and numerous dog bowls to keep man's best friend happy.

And then there were the cars and trucks! It was nice seeing everyone's take on what an overlanding vehicle is. There was the evidence of a lot of people's hard work on display in the parking lot. In fact, there were people hard at work - changing out a CV axle on a Toyota FJ Cruiser in the brewery parking lot!

Not a bad scene!

Not a bad scene!

A little hard work before lunch!

A little hard work before lunch!

There were plenty of cool rigs in the parking lot to check out.

There were plenty of cool rigs in the parking lot to check out.

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Comments (3)

  • I so want to go to one of these events. Of course I also really want a FJ.

    Wet vegetables can absolutely ruin a burger. Them fries look good though.

      1 month ago
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    • Most of my off-roading has been done in a range of tacomas and they are just goats and they can do it with no mobs. Yeah Lexus is a lot of money.

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