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Catawba Brewing

Founded by the western North Carolina Pyatt family in 1999, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Avenue; and a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, and now AL. Find us at www.catawbabrewing.com

Catawba Releases Mardi Gras Wild IPA

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 Catawba will release a special Barrel Aged Wild IPA (5.5 percent ABV) as part of their Mardi Gras celebration. This beer began its parade twelve months ago as a much tamer session IPA, before spending a year with Brettanomycees in oak barrels. After aging, the beer was dry-hopped, lending ripe tropical fruit and citrus peel flavors to the earthy farmhouse funk of a traditional wild ale, with an ever-so-subtle hint of bourbon.

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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Raspberry Sour

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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Belgian Tripel

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Catawba’s Belgian Tripel was inspired by the strong golden ales brewed by the Trappist monks of Flanders and Wallonia. The style is the newest addition to the abbey ale trinity (Dubbel, Tripel, Quadruple), having first appeared at Westmalle Abbey in the 1930s. It was said to be Belgium’s response to the growing popularity of pale colored beers in Europe. However, unlike the prevailing light lagers of the time, the Belgian Tripel utilizes a unique yeast strain, and roughly three times the malt of a standard “Single” – hence the name. The result is a style that helped elevate Belgian beer to a pinnacle once reserved only for the best wines of France or Italy.

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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Blood Orange IPA

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Blood Orange IPA (6.5% ABV) is the latest in Catawba’s new series of fruited hoppy beers, which began with last month’s popular Pineapple IPA. Ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavors marry perfectly with the aroma and flavor notes of fresh West Coast hops. Brewed with flaked wheat in the mash, this India Pale Ale features the soft mouthfeel and juicy character associated with New England IPAs. Citrus-forward hops were selected for both the whirlpool and dry-hopping, with a final addition of over 150 lbs of real blood orange puree. The result is a citrus bomb of an IPA light in body and incredibly drinkable at only 55 IBUs.

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Catawba Brewing Releases Passport Beer #3

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In recent weeks, Catawba’s Small Batch Program has explored dark malty styles and higher-gravity offerings designed to sustain you through the cold of winter. With their latest release, they’re taking the contrarian approach, swinging back to the lighter end of the beer spectrum. This American Blonde Ale is an interesting dichotomy. A traditional summer beer brewed in January. A new release that’s actually an old recipe. Think of it as a Throwback Thursday Beer.

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Catawba’s PB&J Returns March 3rd 2017

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Catawba’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time certainly didn’t take the easy road to its near legendary status among craft beer enthusiasts. This hard-earned liquid lunch is the result of blue-collar brewing – hardhats and bootstraps. Aging beer on whole roasted local WNC peanuts presented a unique challenge in 2012, when Catawba brewed their first 3-barrel batch of PB&J. Five years later and now slated for 4-state distribution, this one-of-a-kind beer has inspired some innovative engineering and a proprietary brewing process.

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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Milk Stout

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Small Batch releases have become a weekly event at Catawba Brewing, but their new Small Batch Milk Stout is no ordinary beer. This traditional English-style sweet stout marks the return to the brewhouse of Co-Owner and former brewer, Billy Pyatt, who had taken off his brewing hat for the past five years to focus on Catawba’s rapidly expanding business. Assisting him in their Asheville South Slope brewery was brother-in-law Bobby Flowers, who chose the beer style and helped execute Billy’s recipe.

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Hooligan Scotch Ale Celebrates 5th Anniversary

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Hooligan Scotch Ale returns a wee bit early this holiday season – just in time to leave its indelible mark on 2016. This robust, mahogany hued ale is brewed in the classic Scottish Wee Heavy style, featuring a profound maltiness with layers of rich caramel and toffee, and a restrained hop bitterness. To commemorate five years of Hooliganism, this limited release will graduate to 22oz bottles – Catawba’s first ever bottle release from its rotating series of seasonal beers. Look for Hooligan Scotch Ale in Catawba’s three tasting rooms, and in distribution in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (beginning January 2017), and in select areas of Alabama.

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CATAWBA RELEASES BLACK FRIDAY DUNKEL LAGER

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Something tells us your Thanksgiving dinner conversations may get a bit spirited this year – and that you’ll have worked up a thirst by Black Friday. Catawba Brewing is addressing this need with a new Small Batch traditional Bavarian-style Dunkel Lager (5.3% ABV), available at their three tasting rooms and in limited distribution. Brewed in their Asheville South Slope brewery, this crowd-pleaser is smooth, complex, and remarkably refreshing for a dark beer.
True to style, Catawba’s Dunkel Lager is deep sepia in color with a well-rounded flavor profile, its rich nutty sweetness balanced by a clean dry finish – without the dominant roasted and burnt malt characteristics of porters and
stouts. So, why not treat yourself to a stress-free Black Friday, enjoy a Dunkel Lager, and pick up some Catawba gear as gifts for those friends and family members who inspired you to go out for a post-holiday beer.   

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Catawba Brewing Announces Statewide Distribution in Tennessee

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This November, middle and western Tennessee craft beer enthusiasts will no longer have to travel to Chattanooga and Knoxville to find a Catawba beer.  Catawba Brewing of Asheville, Morganton, and Charlotte, NC is partnering with DET Distributing of Nashville and Jackson, TN to launch Catawba beers in middle Tennessee.

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