FRIDAY, MAY 26:
Catawba Brewing Co. and Eagles Nest Outfitters collaboration beer ENO Pilsner will be released on Friday, May 26, with ENO-related festivities planned at all Catawba locations. ENO Pilsner (4.9 percent ABV) is brewed with the finest pale malted barley, its subtle sweetness balanced by Noble hops Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrüh, to create a traditional German-styled Pilsner. Then diverging a bit from tradition, a uniquely American hop, Idaho #7, was added late in the boil to provide refreshing citrus undertones. The beer finishes crisp and clean, true to style, making it the perfect easy-drinker for relaxing in a hammock.
ENO Pilsner will be available through August, now for the first time in 5-state distribution. Find it on draft and in 6-pack cans wherever Catawba beers are sold.
THURSDAY, MAY 25:
Catawba Brewing taps a Small Batch Grapefruit IPA (6.5 percent ABV) on Thursday, May 25. The beer is the latest test batch in a forthcoming series of fruited IPAs. Brewed with flaked wheat in the mash, citrus-forward hops Citra, Cascade, and Simcoe were selected for both the whirlpool and dry-hopping, with a massive addition of real ruby red grapefruit puree. The result is a citrus bomb of an IPA, light in body and incredibly drinkable at only 65 IBUs.
Grapefruit IPA is Passport Beer #21 in Catawba’s 2017 Small Batch rewards program. Brewed in their Asheville South Slope brewhouse, the beer is available in Catawba’s four tasting rooms, and in limited distribution.