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Step Into Days of Old at Crow and Quill

Crow and Quill

It's elementary my dear Watson... If you serve beer and a bourbon for $7 the locals will caw caw for the Crow and Quill.  

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Highland Brewing Company Introduces New King MacAlpin Double IPA

Warrior Series at Highland

Last night Highland Brewing Co. had their Pre-Release for the first beer of their Warrior Series, a line of bold, high gravity beers. There are going to be several new beers launched under this line four times a year and released in limited quantities. The newest Head Brewer at Highland is Hollie Stephenson, and her beer is kicking off this series with the 10% ABV King MacAlpin Double IPA. Hollie, originally from the East, previously worked for Stone Brewing Co. in Californian. She said the thing she had been missing from California was the West Coast IPAs. No need anymore because she created what she calls a “bitter, balanced, 10% beer with a big, big lemon peel, tropical hop aroma and flavor.” Being an IPA-lover, I was elated to get a taste of this beautifully blended beer, and I was impressed. I picked up on pineapple aromas, and loved that she hadn’t used as much of the more typical grapefruit flavor, which gave this Double IPA a unique and memorable flavor.

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Sierra Nevada Partners With 600 Year Old Brauhaus Riegele On Brand New Oktoberfest Beer

On a trip to Germany this spring, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. finalized its inaugural partner, Augsburg’s Brauhaus Riegele, for a brand new Oktoberfest beer. Released each fall starting in 2015, the collaborative seasonal will feature a different German brewery every year. The partnership blends centuries of brewing tradition with modern spirit, giving craft drinkers the ultimate Oktoberfest, a Bavarian festival beer unlike any they’ve experienced in the US.

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Wicked Weed Brewing to Pre-Sell and Release White Angel

White Angel Beer

Wicked Weed Brewing is set to pre-sell the third offering in the Angel Series; White Angel, Saturday, June
27th at 12pm (EST) via Brown Paper Tickets. Aged for a total of 10 months, this Barrel-Aged American Sour rested on a total of two and a half tons of locally harvested Muscadine and Scuppernog grapes as well as Albariño grape must over the course of its life in the barrel. Tawny with a bright orange hue and wild grape aromas, this bone-dry ale echoes the sec traditions of champagne while still expressing the balanced
tartness of American sour beers.

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Hi-Wire Brewing to Open Biltmore Big Top July 25th

Hi Wire Brewing

After a year of planning, Hi-Wire Brewing will open the doors of their new production facility, located at 2 Huntsman Place, on Saturday, July 25th at 5pm. To celebrate the occasion, the brewery will throw a grand opening party, a large event that will include aerial acts, live music and rare beers created just for the evening.

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Historic Biltmore Village Announces 2nd Annual Beer, Bites & Bands

Restaurants and breweries in Historic Biltmore Village are hosting the 2nd annual Beer Bites and Bands event. 

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Brewing For Greenways

Highland Brewing Company and New Belgium Brewing have created the first collaboration connector beer to support Friends of Connect Buncombe (FOCB), a non-profit supporting the development of a greenway network across Buncombe County. Highland Brewing will host the first Brewing for Greenways event and inaugural tapping of a connector beer, Footpath Belgian Session Ale, on Friday, June 26, 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Highland’s taproom, 12 Old Charlotte Hwy, Asheville, NC 28803. 

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Skillet Donut Stout Available in 16 oz Cans

Skillet Doughnut Beer

To say we are excited is an understatement. After months of working on art and design, we are releasing our Skillet Donut Stout in 16oz cans on Saturday, June 6th 2015 at our taproom at 2PM and distributed to retailers soon after. Our cans will be sold for $4.50 single cans with a 1 case per person limit (there are 24 cans in a case).

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Asheville South Slope Brewery Tours Launch

South Slope Tours

Burial Beer Co. and Wicked Weed Brewing have launched internal tour programs.  Wicked Weed Brewing’s Funkatorium and Burial Beer Co.’s taproom are located within one block of one another which lead us to the idea that we should collaborate to bring loyal beer drinkers a site where they could easily sign up for a tour at one or both of our breweries, www.southslopebrewerytours.com.

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Asheville Beer Week: Beer Blogger Choice Events Finale

asheville beer week

It's been a pleasantly exhausting ABW to this point. After the opening fest-focused weekend, the past few days have centered on many smaller tasting events and beer dinners, culminating in last night's Goose Island specialty beers tapping (2013 Lolita, 2014 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine, The Illinois) at Appalachian Vintner (745 S. Biltmore) and the Not So Big BIG Beer Fest at Thirsty Monk's future brewery location near Biltmore Village (92 Thompson St.), where that line-up even included the prized Westbrook Mexican Cake. But, with a few days left to go, I offer these few additional picks:

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