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Highlights Announced for USEA American Eventing Championships

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What could make a week of the 2017 USEA American Eventing Championships presented by Nutrena® even more exciting? Hosting an entire week of competition, entertainment and events, including Gladiator Polo™, of course! Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) will be full of activity, entertainment, and competition during Labor Day weekend as Friday night's Gladiator Polo™ match will run ahead of the highly anticipated 2017 Adequan® Gold Cup Series Advanced Show Jumping finale held in the George H. Morris Arena as the highlight of TIEC's "Saturday Night Lights" (SNL) event for the week.

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Highland To Release Black Watch Double Chocolate Milk Stout

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

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

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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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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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Asheville’s Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery Acquires Asheville’s French Broad Brewery

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In a refreshing twist to the many recent brand acquisitions by macro beer, Thirsty Monk would like to announce we have worked out a deal with our Asheville neighbors and friends at French Broad Brewery to purchase their brand and operations. The transaction is scheduled to close this summer. Both breweries will be pouring at the Not So Big BIG Beer Festival on June 1st during Asheville Beer Week, and invite you to come celebrate this big announcement.

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HiWire Brewing Announces Inaugural How do you LagerFest?

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HiWire Brewing, known for its approachable beer, will be hosting its Inaugural How do you LagerFest? on Saturday, May 14th from 12:00pm 8: 00pm at their Big Top location 2 Huntsman Place.

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A Beer Festival Beyond Just Tasting – Asheville Beer Expo

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This past Saturday, February 27th, The Venue in Downtown Asheville was filled wall-to-wall with craft beer lovers, brewers, and entrepreneurs as they hosted the Asheville Beer Expo.  The Asheville Brewers Alliance invited about 30 breweries to this variation on a common beer festival.

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Highland Brewing Company Releases Saw-Whet Saison

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Highland Brewing Company will release Saw-Whet Saison, the first of three new seasonal beers, on Jan. 29, 2016, in the brewery’s tasting room. It will be followed by Early’s Hoppy Wheat in April and Lost Cove Kolsch in June.

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Dark Ride Tours Comes To Asheville In Time For Halloween

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The middle of August is upon us, and as the summer heat continues to encroach on our mountain town. It is hard to believe that fall is just around the corner, and with fall comes changing leaves, hot

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Happenings at Highland Brewery April 3rd – 4th

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It's a fairly normal week at Highland Brewing Company with The Allen Thompson Band playing at the brewery on Friday and Red Honey on Saturday. Highland will be releasing a special small batch brew on Friday, specifically created for the "Re-Happening Event" that takes place this Saturday, April 4th at Camp Rockmont. Re-Happening is an annual event put on by the Black Mountain College + Arts Center that honors the history and significance of Black Mountain College. It is known around the world and just got mentioned in the NY Times.  

Information about the small batch brew known as Abstract Black IPA: Opaque and black, delicious aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, loads of citrusy hops and a hint of smoke mingle on the nose, carrying through to a balanced, bitter, roasty middle and finish. Brewed with Columbus, Amarillo and Cascade hops and dry hopped with Equinox, Horizon and Mosaic, there’s no shortage of bright citrus flavor in this beer. It’s like a simple breakfast of black coffee and grapefruit (although, we wouldn’t recommend it for breakfast). ABV - 5%

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