But the beer was gone. About one-fourth of the stolen beer was found at a warehouse in Clayton County just south of Atlanta, later Tuesday. Sweetwater marketing director Steve Farace affirmed that “we can no longer trust that that beer would be up to the quality standards that we as a brewery maintain, so unfortunately we have to destroy it all.” The company is asking retailers to contact them if someone other than the company attempts to sell the beer, which has expiration dates of Sept. 20 or Sept. 21. “For a small company like us to lose that much beer, it really hurts,” Steve Farace, who does marketing for the 140-employee company said to the media. No other info about the authors of the theft was available. An investigation is ongoing.