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HIGHLAND BREWING COMPANY ANNOUNCES TART SPRITZ ALE

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Highland Brewing Company announces the release of Slow Crush, Tart Spritz Ale, as the latest addition to the brewery’s year-round offerings this May.  The regional brewery is celebrating their 25th anniversary milestone with innovation, as evidenced by the release of this refreshing tart spritz ale, unlike any other in Highland’s year-round portfolio. Slow Crush is the brewery’s sessionable fresh take on kettle soured beers and their first to launch in a 16-ounce can format.  Inspired by the incredibly popular cocktail Aperol Spritz, Slow Crush features all-natural ingredients that mirror the Italian aperitif – botanicals like gentian root, cinchona bark and hibiscus flowers. These ingredients are then accentuated by the character from flaked rye and citrus-forward American hops like Citra and Amarillo – a very craft spin. At 5-percent ABV and 20 IBUs, this beer is effervescent with a refreshing acidity that makes a perfect libation for any occasion.  Highland’s R&D Brewer, Trace Redmond, said, “This is a dynamic time in the industry and at Highland. We are exploring what Highland beer can be and creating beers that are different from anything we have ever done before. Slow Crush refers to the tradition of gruits and aperitifs and the way that …

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Vegan Chili competition to benefit the nonprofit animal paradise, Sweet Bear Rescue Farm

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Love chili? Get ready to stuff yourself. For the fourth year in a row, an epic chili battle royale is coming to downtown Hendersonville. The fourth annual vegan Chili Cook-Off kicks off on Sunday, March 10th at 2 p.m. at Sanctuary Brewing Company (SBC), with all proceeds benefiting the amazing animals of local nonprofit Sweet Bear Rescue Farm.  The event will feature delicious chili entries from chefs, restaurants, and home cooks across the region. From sweet and spicy to wildly hot, from beans and veggies to beefy Beyond Meat, the chili varieties run the gamut. Attendees will get to taste each and every one, then vote for their favorite. With the help of special guest judge Dr Garth Davis, those who make the three top chilis will score Sanctuary Brewing Company gift cards and other prizes. Anyone is welcome to enter; contestants just need to bring a regular size crockpot of their most amazing vegan chili creation with a creative name and an ingredients list. (No animal products, but any other creative combination goes as far as ingredients!). All proceeds from this mouthwatering competition will benefit Sweet Bear, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal sanctuary founded by Sanctuary Brewing Company owners Lisa …

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Catawba Brewing to Release PB&J Beer with Three Variations, Black Currant Making Debut

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Plus New Mardi Gras Beer Pays Homage to King Cake The legendary “PB&J sandwich in a glass,” Peanut Butter Jelly Time (5.7 percent ABV), makes its annual return to the Catawba menu on March 1 with a weekend release party. The beer starts as a light brown ale with a touch of wheat in its malt bill, providing the bready base for the star ingredients – real raspberry puree and whole roasted North Carolina peanuts. Continuing a new tradition started last year, the release party for Peanut Butter Jelly Time will include three specialty variations of the beer in addition to the original Raspberry: Strawberry-Rhubarb, Blackberry, and the debut of Black Currant. Availability Catawba’s most popular Specialty Series beer since 2012, PB&J will be at all four Catawba tasting rooms and the Palmetto Brewing tasting room in Charleston. The three small batch beers were brewed in Catawba’s Asheville and Charlotte brewhouses and will be sold exclusively in their tasting rooms. A special PB&J flight will be offered while supplies last. PBJ will also be sold in 4-pack 16oz cans at all tasting rooms and in five-state distribution. Plus, this year marks the first appearance of a spin-off flavor in cans, …

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Eurisko Beer Co. Celebrates Twin Peaks Day

Eurisko Beer Co. commemorates the day Agent Dale Cooper first crossed the border into the wonderful and strange town of Twin Peaks, on Sunday, February 24 beginning at 11:30 a.m. The brewery plays host to a full day of special events celebrating David Lynch’s surrealist take on the dark underbelly of small town Americana, featuring small-batch Eurisko beers inspired by the seminal T.V. series, including a one-off coffee variant of Kollabörator, a doppelbock conceived by Eurisko and The Whale.

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Sufferfest Beer Co. joins Sierra Nevada

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Sufferfest Beer Company of San Francisco, CA will join Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. of Chico, CA and Mills River, NC, the breweries announced on Monday. Sierra Nevada will acquire 100 percent of Sufferfest, which is the company’s first-ever acquisition. The breweries stated shared values, commitment to innovation, and common goals as the root of the partnership. 

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Plans for Knoxville, TN Taproom

Continuous and strategic growth has been imperative to the overall success of Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing. Established in 2013, Hi-Wire has expanded its distribution footprint to over 6 states and is proud to announce it will be opening its fourth retail taproom in Knoxville, Tennessee in summer 2019.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces February 2019 Beer Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing is sliding into February with three beer releases, including seasonal Aerialist Spring Lager, Man Eater Double IPA, and a draft-exclusive Bohemian Dark Lager. In depth beer descriptions, release dates, and distribution details can be found below, or you can visit www.hiwirebrewing.com for more information.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces January 2019 Beer Releases

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Hi-Wire Brewing has announced their 2019 Release Calendar, with the coming year seeing many returning fan favorites and a line-up of new beers to keep things fresh and build on what was a huge 2018 from the Asheville brewery. Kicking off January Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing three specialty beers including their fifth version of Hazy&Juicy&Hoppy&Fresh IPA dry-hopped with Mosaic & Wakatu, German Chocolate Cupcake 10W-40 Imperial Stout variant, and Enchanter Baltic Porter. More details below.

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Butte Strong Fund: a Roadmap for Recovery

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Three major philanthropic initiatives supporting the Camp Fire relief effort have joined forces to create the Butte Strong Fund — a master group that will work to provide a roadmap for recovery.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces 2019 Collaboration 12-Pack

Hi-Wire Brewing’s Collaboration 12-pack is returning for a third straight year in 2019. The beloved Asheville brewery is teaming up with Cincinnati, Ohio’s Rhinegeist Brewery, Atlanta, Georgia’s Monday Night Brewing, and Charleston, South Carolina’s Revelry Brewing.

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