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Brews and Bears at the WNC Nature Center is Back Just in Time for Summer

After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, Brews and Bears has come out of hibernation just in time for summer! On Friday, July 9, and Friday, August 13, from 5:30-8:00PM, the WNC Nature Center will host the Brews and Bears 2021 after-hours event, where guests can explore the Nature Center in the evening hours when it’s cooler and the animals are more active.

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Celebrate 10 Years of Catawba’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

PB&J RELEASE PARTY:

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Catawba Valley Brewing Co. acquires Wilmington NC’s Skytown Beer Co.

catawba brewing opens location in wilmington nc.

Family-owned Catawba Valley Brewing Company, one of Southeast’s oldest and largest craft brewers, is expanding to North Carolina’s coast. “We’ve been actively evaluating locations for some time and have come to love the beer scene and lifestyle in Wilmington. We felt we could really integrate and contribute there,” said Billy Pyatt, Catawba’s CEO and co-owner. “We knew Hayley and Stephen from Beer Barrio, their Front Street restaurant, and a few very cooperative conversations with them resulted in us buying their brewery location. The purchase closed February 10th, and we hope to be making new, coastally-inspired beverages and serving all the Catawba/Palmetto/Twisp favorites at 4712 New Centre Drive by late February.”

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Hi-Wire Brewing Releases Beer to Benefit Wilmington, N.C. Children

Hi-Wire Brewing is proud to release “Donate To Wilm Kids By Drinking This Beer.” This Tropical IPA (6% ABV) with a mouthful of a name aims to help put food in the mouths of Wilmington, N.C. kids in need. A portion of the proceeds from every 6-pack and pint sold will be donated to Wilmington’s NourishNC, a non-profit organization that provides hungry children with healthy food, empowering them to succeed in the classroom and in their community. The beer itself blends sweet and tart tropical flavors from pineapple and mango with dank floral and citrus notes from Amarillo and El Dorado hops.

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HIGHLAND BREWING ADDS HIGH PINES IPA TO YEAR-ROUND LINEUP IN MID-FEBRUARY

North Carolina’s largest native brewer is announcing the release of High Pines IPA – an imperial IPA brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe, Centennial, and Comet hops – as the latest addition to its year-round lineup. Named with the forest and fresh scent of mountain pine in mind, the new beer will be distributed across Highland’s Southeastern distribution footprint in 12-ounce cans this February.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces January Beer Releases

Forget the diets and dry January promises because this month is all about dessert at Hi-Wire Brewing. Prepare to indulge in three decadent new releases featuring Wonka-inspired ingredients – S'mores Porter, Blueberry Crumble 10W-40 Imperial Stout, and Chocolate Raspberry Sour Smoothie.

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Cold Mountain Beer Release 2020

Highland Brewing Celebrates Return of Cult-Favorite Spiced Winter Ale with Festivities from November 6-14 For the past 24 years, Highland Brewing has kicked off the holiday season with a release party for Cold Mountain Spiced Winter Ale. As with many things this year, Cold Mountain 2020 will look different, including a ticketed weekend of celebration sessions and online pre-orders for the beer.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Begins Distribution to Indiana

Hi-Wire Brewing has extended its distribution footprint again this year with the addition of Indiana bringing the total count to nine states east of the Mississippi. Beginning Monday, October 12, Craftroads Beverage out of Indianapolis will be distributing Hi-Wire’s full lineup of flagships, seasonals, and specialty releases throughout the Hoosier State. 

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces September Beer Releases

can of tangerine hibiscus sour ale from hi-wire brewing

As the summer sun fades, Hi-Wire Brewing is gearing up for Fall 2020 with three new releases in three very different series including a new take on a beloved imperial stout, a local version of a Munich classic, plus a bold and bright sour smoothie that will keep you hanging on to those sunny day feelings just a bit longer.

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Sierra Nevada to Release Dankful IPA, Donate $1 Million to Community Nonprofits

Sierra Nevada announced plans today to release Dankful IPA, a generously hoppy beer that will help the brewery raise funds for a variety of charitable works. The brewery has committed to at least $1 million in donations through the program over the next year. 

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