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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

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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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Wicked Weed Brewing Opens Distribution in DC and Northern VA

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Wicked Weed Brewing has announced their expansion into the Washington DC and Northern Virginia markets beginning on Monday, September 12th. The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery will be launching their beers in these regions by hosting numerous tap takeovers and events in the areas.

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Burial Beer Announces Date and Brewery List for Burnpile Harvest Fest

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Burnpile Harvest Fest is officially slated for Saturday, October 29th beginning at 12pm at Burial Beer Co.’s taproom on 40 Collier Ave. Now in its third year, Burnpile celebrates the harvest season with live music and seasonally inspired beers from 20+ breweries from around the state of North Carolina and the country. “Harvest Fest originated in Seattle, Washington for us. It was a gathering of our closest friends who would come over and bring food and harvest beers while Doug and Tim would homebrew. It was this incredible celebration of the season that accompanied a lot of colors and smells and visuals,” explains Jess Reiser, Co-Owner of Burial.

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HiWire Brewing Releases Hop Circus Volume No. 4

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HiWire Brewing’s Hop Circus Experimental IPA Series was created to push the boundaries of what has become to be expected from HiWire, which is known for creating balanced and approachable ales and lagers. Each beer in this rotating series highlights a different combination of hops and malts to create one-of-a-kind IPAs.

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Green Man Brewery To Release 20th Anniversary Variety Pack

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Nearing its 20th anniversary, Green Man brewery has evolved quite a bit from its humble beginnings as the first brewery in the “brewery district” of Asheville, the South Slope. Most recently its growth is marked by the opening of the Greenmansion in March and its first cans out in the market this Summer. The latest development is a 20th Anniversary Variety Pack of cans that will be hitting all 5 states in Green Man’s distribution footprint this Fall.   

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Burial Beer Announces Georgia Distributor Partnership

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In early January 2016, Burial Beer Co. announced their plans for second brewery also located in Asheville, NC in addition to plans for a new side project. The brewery, which opened in 2013 with a one-barrel system, quickly outgrew the home-brew size brewery into a ten-barrel operation. Now, after operating for just over three years, the brewery will expand distribution to South Carolina, a move that follows closely on the heels of their announcement to expand into Georgia.

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