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Hi-Wire Brewing Rolls Out Launch of its Sour & Wild Ale Program

Hi-Wire Brews Sour

Hi-Wire Brewing will officially be rolling out its Sour & Wild Ale program Saturday, November 19, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at their South Slope Speciality Brewery with a bottle release of its two first sours, including a Sour Blonde Ale and Wild Rye IPA.

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Catawba Brewing Announces Statewide Distribution in Tennessee

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This November, middle and western Tennessee craft beer enthusiasts will no longer have to travel to Chattanooga and Knoxville to find a Catawba beer.  Catawba Brewing of Asheville, Morganton, and Charlotte, NC is partnering with DET Distributing of Nashville and Jackson, TN to launch Catawba beers in middle Tennessee.

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Sierra Nevada Wins Gold And Silver at European Beer Star 2016

european beer star

"This year it has been more difficult than ever to win a medal in the European Beer Star," says Oliver Dawid, CEO of Private Brauereien Bayern, which has been organizing this competition since 2003. With 2,103 beers from 44 countries, the competition for one of the most sought-after prizes in the international brewing world received a record number of entries.

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Highland To Release Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout

black watch

Highland Brewing Company to Release Crowd Favorite, Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout

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Brewing for Greenways Collaboration: Wedge and New Belgium

four farms at burial beer

Release party on Tuesday, November 15, $1/pint goes to Friends of Connect Buncombe

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Betaplane at Burnpile Harvest Festival

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It’s the time of year for what is possibly my favorite beer event of the year!  Burial Beer Co. is hosting the 3rd Annual Burnpile Harvest Festival today Saturday, October 29th beginning at 12:00pm and going until 10:00pm.  Burnpile is a celebration of the harvest season, showcasing beer from over 30 breweries from around the country brewed with a plethora of autumnal ingredients, paired with great regional live music.

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Highland Brewing Company’s Cold Mountain to Release November 10

cold mountain

Imagine calling a business meeting on a Sunday, in the morning, without serving coffee. Then add instructions: Don’t eat breakfast or drink coffee before arriving, and IF you brush your teeth, make it at least an hour before you arrive. As the group leader, you’d rightly expect attendance to hover near zero. But there is a time and place where everyone shows up. Hungry and uncaffeinated, employees arrive at Highland Brewing Company for one Sunday morning assignment: deciding the flavor profile for this year’s batch of Cold Mountain Winter Ale.

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

get up stand up

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

battle of the burger

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

Sierra Nevada LEED

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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