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Get Up Stand Up South Returns October 26th with Nashville The Band

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Get Up Stand Up South: A Comedy Showcase and Open Mic will take place on Wednesday October 26th, 2016 at 8pm at Sanctuary Brewing Company in Hendersonville. Get Up Stand Up South will feature Nashville The Band and welcomes a rotating list of open mic performers.

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Burger and Brew nights begin at Kitchen 743 at Isis Music Hall

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Join Kitchen 743 at Isis Music Hall during the month of October for Burger and Brew night.

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Sierra Nevada Unveils Two New Products

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. announced two new products to hit the market in Q1 2017: Sidecar Orange Pale Ale and Tropical Torpedo IPA.  With nearly 5,000 craft breweries in operation in the United States, Sierra Nevada ranks third in annual volume with products like Pale Ale and Torpedo IPA leading the charge.  “Innovation is part of our DNA,” says Ken Grossman, founder of Sierra Nevada.  “36 years ago we changed the way Americans look at hoppy beer with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.  In 2017 we’ll be doing it again, with fresh takes on beer styles that we helped pioneer: pale ale and IPA.” 

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale is the perfect accompaniment to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.  Made with orange peel and bold, citrus-heavy hops, this 35 IBUs and 5.3% ABV addition is a refreshing twist on the classic pale ale.

Using the proprietary dry-hopping device – the “Hop Torpedo” – Sierra Nevada is able to control how much hop aroma is infused into beer without adding additional bitterness.  Tropical Torpedo IPA is prime for new drinkers entering the craft beer market via the IPA style.  “A lot of the excitement is coming from IPA styles utilizing intense aromatic hops that deliver notes of exotic fruits," says Brian Grossman, second generation brewer for Sierra Nevada.  “The rush of hop flavor and lush aromas of mango, papaya and passionfruit awaken your senses with our most adventurous IPA yet.”  This IPA has no fruit added and weighs in at 6.7% ABV and 55 IBUs, making it a truly sessionable beer fit for a variety of drinking occasions.

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale will be available January 1, 2017, in 6- and 12-pack 12 oz. bottles at retail and on draught in the on-premise.  Tropical Torpedo IPA launches January 1, 2017, in 6-pack 12 oz. bottles only, with draught to follow late Q1.

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Highland Brewing Company’s Thunderstruck Coffee Porter hits shelves in October

thunderstruck coffee porter

A Highland Brewing Company perennial favorite, Thunderstruck Coffee Porter, is back this October with two coffee infusions. The lightly caffeinated, cool weather beverage is a collaboration between Highland and Dynamite Roasting Company. After an August 12th tour of Dynamite Roasting and a primer on coffee tasting basics, the Highland brewing team got down to business and participated in a “cupping” to determine what roasts and varietals Highland wanted to include in this year’s recipe. The cupping practice, guided by Dynamite owner Andy Gibbon, involves a multi-step process of steeping, smelling and audible slurping (the louder the better) to fully realize the coffees’ characteristics. “There are some really cool parallels in the sensory evaluation of coffee and beer. I’m now able to experience my second favorite beverage with the same amount of depth that I enjoy a good beer,” said Brewmaster Hollie Stephenson. After sampling several varietals, the fully amped group settled on a dark roast Mexican blend for the brew house addition, and a lighter Honduran blend for the post fermentation addition.

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Bow Wow Film Festival to benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue

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The Bow Wow Film Festival, in coordination with Sanctuary Brewing Company and Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, is excited to announce the 2016-17 Bow Wow Film Tour, featuring the irresistible personalities of our beloved canines. After a wildly successful inaugural year with dozens of shows around the country, Bow Wow is back with another rousing & fun loving collection of films. 

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New Belgium Brews One for North Carolina

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In celebration of their 25th anniversary and grand opening in Asheville, NC, the New Belgium Asheville brewing team is sending their first limited release, one-off beer out of New Belgium’s Asheville brewery to draft lines across North Carolina. The 25th Anniversary Ale is an unfiltered citrus pale ale hopped like an IPA but at a drinkable 5.7% ABV. Beer fans can find the hoppy pale ale on draft at the Asheville Liquid Center now, and at taprooms across the state starting next week. 

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Highland Brewing’s Gaelic Ale Available in Cans

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Towers of empty ruby red beer cans await being filled and chilled at Highland Brewing. When they are released on September 16, Gaelic Ale will go outdoors in a big way. Brewed and bottled since 1994, 12-ounce cans will be available in all areas where Highland is sold. Gaelic Ale has long been the top-selling native beer in North Carolina. The addition of cans makes the beer more welcome outdoors, which is often where Highland staff are found.

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HiWire Brewing Announces Dual Small Batch Sour Bottle Release

Hi-Wire Brews Sour

Sunday, September 18th at 1:00pm, HiWire Brewing will be releasing Batch #7 of their Single Barrel Series, as well as a small batch wild ale called Sour Heady Porter for $15 per bottle. The bottle release will start at 1:00pm at their South Slope Speciality Facility that solely produces Sour and Wild Ales.

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Appalachian Oktoberfest September 22nd, 2016

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Catawba Brewing will host Appalachian Oktoberfest under the Festhalle erected in the side Courtyard at 32 Banks Avenue on September 22. Cecil’s Culinary Tour comes to the Courtyard at Catawba Brewing, for another culinary adventure.  This time, the creative Cecilia will delve into German foods most associated with Oktoberfest. Two food stations will be set up for faster service and the menu will focus on classic south German foods, including pretzels, cured pork dishes, and a dessert that will knock your lederhosen off!  Cecilia describes the dessert as pumpkin, dipped in lime to make it crunchy on the outside, then boiled in maple syrup and served with brie and walnuts.

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Burial Beer Co Events Sept 12-17th 2016

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Gang of Blades Double IPA & Scythe Rye IPA Can Release 

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