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Burial Beer Releases First Sour Beers In Bottles

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The first offerings from Burial Beer’s Mixed Culture Program are set to release this Sunday, May 28th at 12pm from their South Slope taproom with no distribution of these limited bottles slated. Fall of the Damned is a 500ml Bourbon Barrel Aged Sour Red Ale that began in a Brunelli foudre where it rested for 3 months before moving to bourbon barrels for 9 months and then was blended and racked onto 2lbs of blackberries and marionberries per gallon for additional aging.

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AB InBev Acquires Wicked Weed Brewing

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It’s finally happened...  A local Asheville brewery has sold out to the multinational beverage company, AB Inbev.  The whole town went up in arms last year over rumors that New Belgium might be getting sold out to AB Inbev.  That never was a part of the plan for New Belgium though.

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Catawba Brewing Announces Release Dates of King Don and Korean Sour

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Catawba Brewing announces the release of two beers. The Korean Sour, which has been reinterpreted for Western North Carolina, will be available at all three tasting rooms. King Don's Pumpkin Ale will summon in fall starting August 11th. More information about each beer below: 

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New Belgium’s Asheville Brewery Opens for Public Tastings May 2

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On Monday, May 2, beer fans can kick back along the French Broad River in Asheville and sip a Fat Tire Amber Ale in New Belgium’s sparkling new “Liquid Center” tasting room. The doors swing open at 21 Craven Street, Asheville, NC and the public will be able to taste New Belgium beers for the first time at the brewery’s new location. Tasting room hours are Monday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday noon to 8:00 p.m. Public brewery tours will start this summer.

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Wicked Weed Brewing To Expand; Sour And Wild Brewery and Barrel House

Wicked Weed Expansion

Wicked Weed Brewing, now in their fourth year, is launching their forth expansion, a barrel house and brewery dedicated to the production of sour ales, brettanomyces farmhouse ales, and spontaneous ales located in South Asheville, North
Carolina. The temperature controlled 57,000 square foot facility on 17 acres, will house a custom 30 barrel brew house specific to brewing sour and wild beers, as well as a robust barrel program that will include wine barrels, spirit barrels, puncheons, 90 hectoliter (2,500 gallon) oak foeders and several custom designed horizontal fermenters.

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Hi-Wire Brewing To Release New Single Barrel Series

Single Barrel Promo

As Hi-Wire Brewing transitions their original Downtown Asheville brewery into a sour and wild ale facility to officially launch later this summer, they announce the release of a new, different line of limited specialty beers which they are calling the Single Barrel Series. All Single Barrel Series releases are small batches fermented 100% in oak barrels, bottle conditioned, and sold in cork and caged 750 ml bottles.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Specialty Brewery is Going Sour

Hi-Wire Brews Sour

Hi-Wire’s South Slope Specialty Brewery is currently transitioning from brewing a wide variety of one-time-release ales and lagers to brewing exclusively sour and wild beers. Although this shift will not change Hi-Wire’s core lineup of beers, it will make the company one of the nation’s only breweries to have a specialty program that revolves around both craft lagers and sour beers.

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Wicked Weed Brewing To Pre-Sell Angel of Darkness

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Wicked Weed Brewing is set to pre-sell the culmination of their year long Angel Series: Angel of Darkness this Saturday, November 21st at 12pm (EST) online via Brown Paper Tickets. This American sour ale aged on boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries in Oloroso sherry casks spent a total of 16 months in the barrel earning it the title of the oldest and most heavily fruited sour the brewery has yet released.

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Craft Beer and Halloween Candy Pairings

Halloween candy and craft beer

Everyone loves Halloween - kids and adults alike can dress up and party for no particular reason, candy is readily available for those who ask, and parents can dig into their child's plentiful stash as soon as they slip into a sugar induced coma. Beer, like wine, can be paired with certain food items to enhance the overall flavor experience, and Halloween is no exception to the rule. Grab your favorite local craft beer, break open that candy stash, turn on your favorite horror flick, and settle back to indulge your senses and prepare for the rush that only comes with pairing alcohol and sugar. 

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Hi-Wire Celebrates Biltmore Big Top Opening

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Hi-Wire Brewing opened their new Biltmore Big Top tasting room and brewing facility Saturday, July 25th and I was very glad to be there for a truly incredible grand opening. Hi-Wire showed everyone a fantastic time with circus performers, free tours of the facility, food trucks and a handful of beers created just for this night!

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