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Bruisin’ Ales celebrates 10th Anniversary with Golden Gloves 2017 Series

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Bruisin' Ales, the award-winning bottle shop in Asheville, NC, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with four beers called the Golden Gloves 2017 Series. The Golden Gloves 2017 Series represents some of the most beloved beers and styles sold at the store over the years.

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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

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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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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Belgian Tripel

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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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Highland to Release New Year-Round Low ABV IPA, Daycation IPA

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Some of the best vacation days are unplanned – snow days, being a tourist in your own town, or a spontaneous day trip. Relish the unscheduled time with Daycation IPA, Highland’s portfolio linchpin and, at 4.9% ABV, the potential for any day to be a Daycation.

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Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Blood Orange IPA

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Blood Orange IPA (6.5% ABV) is the latest in Catawba’s new series of fruited hoppy beers, which began with last month’s popular Pineapple IPA. Ripe citrus and tropical fruit flavors marry perfectly with the aroma and flavor notes of fresh West Coast hops. Brewed with flaked wheat in the mash, this India Pale Ale features the soft mouthfeel and juicy character associated with New England IPAs. Citrus-forward hops were selected for both the whirlpool and dry-hopping, with a final addition of over 150 lbs of real blood orange puree. The result is a citrus bomb of an IPA light in body and incredibly drinkable at only 55 IBUs.

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Catawba Brewing Releases Passport Beer #3

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In recent weeks, Catawba’s Small Batch Program has explored dark malty styles and higher-gravity offerings designed to sustain you through the cold of winter. With their latest release, they’re taking the contrarian approach, swinging back to the lighter end of the beer spectrum. This American Blonde Ale is an interesting dichotomy. A traditional summer beer brewed in January. A new release that’s actually an old recipe. Think of it as a Throwback Thursday Beer.

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