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. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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. Read More »
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. Read More »
Burial Beer Co. will launch the New York market beginning Tuesday, January 17th with events around the Manhattan and Brooklyn areas. The brewery has maintained a long-standing relationship with the Craft Specialty Departments of Union Beer who they have named as their distributor. Due to ties to the city, via Jess Reiser who grew up in Brooklyn, New York was the clear choice for Burial’s next market expansion. Read More »
Consumers will be pleased with the unique styles available in the Hi-Wire Collaboration 12-pack. Hi-Wire Brewing’s co-owner, Chris Frosaker, notes “It's been a while since we have been able to do any collab beers, so when we saw some openings at our production brewery, we wanted to go big. We invited NOLA, Hardywood, and Holy City because of the similarity between all of us. All four breweries are about the same size volume-wise, make very approachable year-round beers, and all have adventurous specialty programs. It was a blast making beer with three companies who approach the beer world in such a similar way as we do." Read More »
Catawba’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time certainly didn’t take the easy road to its near legendary status among craft beer enthusiasts. This hard-earned liquid lunch is the result of blue-collar brewing – hardhats and bootstraps. Aging beer on whole roasted local WNC peanuts presented a unique challenge in 2012, when Catawba brewed their first 3-barrel batch of PB&J. Five years later and now slated for 4-state distribution, this one-of-a-kind beer has inspired some innovative engineering and a proprietary brewing process. Read More »
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. Read More »
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. Read More »
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. Read More »