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Catawba Brewing Announces Limited Bottle Release of Red Rhum Barrel-Aged IPA

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Catawba will release Red Rhum, a rum barrel-aged red IPA, as their first ever specialty 22oz bottle from their long-running Barrel Program. To date, Catawba barrel-aged beers have been offered only on draft. Red Rhum bottles will be available for purchase at their Asheville South Slope brewery at 12pm on March 18. This beer is a rare find, so the brewery encourages customers to arrive early. Red Rhum will also see limited distribution in North Carolina.

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Catawba Partners with Appalachian Trail Conservancy for Small Batch IPL Release

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Catawba Brewing will release a Small Batch India Pale Lager (5.8% ABV) on Thursday, March 9, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. Hiker Happy Hour (HHH) will be held at Catawba’s South Slope location from 5:30-7:30pm. Celebrate Spring with staff, volunteers, and members of ATC’s Southern Region (NC, TN, GA) at the last Asheville HHH of the season. ATC members who attend any Asheville HHH will be entered in the grand prize raffle for A.T. swag, including an ENO Hammock. New members joining on Thursday will be entered, too.

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Peanut Butter Jelly Time Headlines Three New Catawba Releases

peanut butter jelly time

Peanut Butter Jelly Time (5.7 percent ABV) makes its eagerly anticipated return on Friday, March 3. A light brown ale with a touch of wheat in its malt bill provides the bready base for the star ingredients. This one-of-a-kind beer was then aged on real whole roasted local WNC peanuts and Oregon raspberries, resulting in the wildly popular “sandwich in a glass.” PB&J will be available on draft and in new 4-pack tallboy cans in all Catawba tasting rooms and in distribution.

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3rd Annual Vegan Chili Cook-off at Sanctuary Brewing Company

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On Sunday, March 19th, from 2-5 pm, Full Circle Farm Sanctuary and Sanctuary Brewing Company team up again for their third annual vegan chili cook-off. This fun event occurs annually on or around the First Day of Spring and helps commemorate the Great American Meatout, an annual event started in 1985, which seeks to educate thepublic about the myriad health, environmental, and ethical benefits of living a cruelty-free, plant-based lifestyle.

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Catawba Releases Mardi Gras Wild IPA

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 Catawba will release a special Barrel Aged Wild IPA (5.5 percent ABV) as part of their Mardi Gras celebration. This beer began its parade twelve months ago as a much tamer session IPA, before spending a year with Brettanomycees in oak barrels. After aging, the beer was dry-hopped, lending ripe tropical fruit and citrus peel flavors to the earthy farmhouse funk of a traditional wild ale, with an ever-so-subtle hint of bourbon.

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6th Annual Asheville Wing War Returns to Crowne Plaza Expo Center March 5

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Though VIP tickets are sold out, General Admission tickets area still available for the 6th Annual Asheville Wing War. Event producer, All American Food Fights expects it to be its biggest year yet with 13 competitors and over 700 people in attendance (up from 600 last year). General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.

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Jayce McConnell at Nightbell for One Night Pop-Up

Photo provided by Maisie Kiser

Stop Part of Five City “Bitter and Then Some Southern Road Tour”

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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Raspberry Sour

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Hi-Wire Brewing to Release Two Sours at Inaugural NC Small Batch Festival

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Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing two wild ales from their speciality Sour & Wild Ale program Saturday, March 4th in conjunction with their first ever NC Small Batch Festival, featuring over 20 North Carolina craft breweries.

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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Belgian Tripel

catawba belgian tripel

Catawba’s Belgian Tripel was inspired by the strong golden ales brewed by the Trappist monks of Flanders and Wallonia. The style is the newest addition to the abbey ale trinity (Dubbel, Tripel, Quadruple), having first appeared at Westmalle Abbey in the 1930s. It was said to be Belgium’s response to the growing popularity of pale colored beers in Europe. However, unlike the prevailing light lagers of the time, the Belgian Tripel utilizes a unique yeast strain, and roughly three times the malt of a standard “Single” – hence the name. The result is a style that helped elevate Belgian beer to a pinnacle once reserved only for the best wines of France or Italy.

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