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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Tennessee Launch

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In the last 6 months, Asheville based Hi-Wire Brewing, which was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer, underwent an extensive expansion and brought on line their 27,000 square foot Big Top production facility (2 Huntmans Place, Asheville, NC). The increased brewing capacity allowed the two year old brewery to not only make a larger amount of their well known flagship beers but also introduce new ones to the lineup, including a series of lager seasonals. The expansion also gave the brewery the opportunity to launch new markets, including South Carolina in September and, in the month of October, Tennessee.

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Craft Beer and Halloween Candy Pairings

Halloween candy and craft beer

Everyone loves Halloween - kids and adults alike can dress up and party for no particular reason, candy is readily available for those who ask, and parents can dig into their child's plentiful stash as soon as they slip into a sugar induced coma. Beer, like wine, can be paired with certain food items to enhance the overall flavor experience, and Halloween is no exception to the rule. Grab your favorite local craft beer, break open that candy stash, turn on your favorite horror flick, and settle back to indulge your senses and prepare for the rush that only comes with pairing alcohol and sugar. 

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Highland Brewing Company to Release Second Warrior Series Beer

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Highland Brewing Company will release Black Watch, the second brew of its high-gravity, limited release Warrior Series on Black Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. The Warrior Series and this double chocolate milk stout demonstrate the brewery’s move to experiment with bolder styles and higher gravity beers.

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New Belgium Brewing Enters Second Phase of Hiring for Opening Team

New Belgium Distribution Center

 New Belgium Brewing is getting closer to opening their Asheville facilities with an 80-person team that is just over half way built. The 100% employee owned company made their first two Asheville hires co-owners at their annual retreat this summer, will hire approximately 40 additional positions before opening next spring. Additional positions will be hired through full build out over the next handful of years.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces South Carolina Launch

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Starting the second week of September, Hi-Wire Brewing will begin pouring its ales and lagers outside of North Carolina for the first time. The launch of their products into South Carolina comes on the heels of the opening of their 27,000 square foot Big Top facility (2 Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC 28803) in July, which greatly increased the production of their flagship and quarterly released seasonal ales and lagers.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Introduces New Specialty Series of Beers: The Farmhouse Series

Hi-Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing has gone through incredible growth in a very short amount of time. The barely two year old brewery started with a small taproom in the South Slope area of downtown Asheville. Last month they opened a second location, a 27,000 square foot building that will take their 2015 production from 6,000 barrels to 10,000 barrels. With the opening of this new location, the South Slope Taproom was converted into Hi-Wire’s experimental brewery. A new brewer, Johnathan Parks, was brought on to run this specialty arm of the brewery and has developed a new series of beers, The Farmhouse Series.

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Sanctuary Brewing Company Opens Their Doors

Sanctuary Brewing Company officially opened their doors Saturday, August 22nd at 1 pm. Owners Joe Dinan and Lisa McDonald were ecstatic to share their hard work with friends and family this past weekend. Only the second brewery to open in Hendersonville, Sanctuary has 15 beers and one cider currently on tap. In addition to beer, the brewery offers craft soda from Virgil's and Boylan, as well as small range of vegan friendly foods from Roots Hummus, No Evil Foods, and Edible Musings. 

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Asheville Bar Fly Buzzes Into Public School and The Yacht Club

A steamy summer Saturday night in July.  A local waves farewell to his friends at the River Cleanup, jumps on his bike and heads to the Wedge for a sunset beer on the patio with the gang. Visitors from far and wide are finishing up at the Biltmore House ascending on Wicked Weed. The line out the door does not mean it is the only brewery in town.  The mugginess of this July day is swept up by a mountain breeze whipping across Lexington Ave up along Woodfin Ave and over Broadway. I lift my head back to take in the cooling relief while gazing up at the whisping straw of the tiki umbrella.

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Catawba Brewing Taps Two New Beers

Barrels at Catawba Brewing Co

On tap now at Catawba Brewing are two new barrel aged beers, the Imperial Stout and Brett Red Ale. You can grab a pint or flight at either of Catawba's two Asheville locations, in Biltmore Village or the South Slope.

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Wicked Weed Starts Brewing in Candler

Wicked Weed

Wicked Weed has shot up like, well, a weed. This almost three year old business has opened as many facilities in just as many years. Starting out with the flagship location on Biltmore Avenue, expanding to the Funkatorium located on Asheville's South Slope, the team now is brewing at their new production facility in Candler. Wicked Weed first introduced their new 40,000 square facility earlier this year with a groundbreaking ceremonywhere they outline their plans to brew, bottle, and sell their beloved beer to the Asheville masses. The new facility will not only bottle and brew, but in late 2016 the tasting room should be available for the general public to come and imbibe in one of the many Wicked brews.

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