New Beers From Catawba in Asheville, NC

Catawba Brewing’s New Flagship “HOPness IPA” Headlines Two New Releases

 

Catawba Brewing unveils their new flagship HOPness IPA on Saturday, May 20, with release day festivities planned at all Catawba locations. Brewed with an abundance of fresh Citra and Cascade, and dry-hopped with Amarillo, this IPA boasts a big biting hop profile layered with ripe tropical fruit, juicy citrus, and pine. At 6.5 percent ABV and 60 IBUs, it strikes the perfect balance of everyday drinkability with intensely aromatic and flavorful hop character.

 

HOPness IPA will soon be available in 5-state distribution, on draft and in 6-pack cans, wherever Catawba beers are sold.

 

 

Catawba Brewing and Eagles Nest Outfitters Collaboration “ENO Pilsner” Returns May 26

 

Catawba Brewing revisits its collaboration with renowned hammock manufacturer Eagles Nest Outfitters on an extended run of ENO Pilsner. These Asheville South Slope neighbors partnered previously in summer 2016 on a limited release of their classic European-style lager. The most widely produced beer style worldwide, the Pilsner has established itself as the undisputed champion of session beers since its introduction in 19th century Bohemia. With a nod to tradition, Catawba brewers have crafted an authentic interpretation of the historical style.

 

ENO Pilsner (4.9 percent ABV) is brewed with the finest pale malted barley, its subtle sweetness balanced by Noble hops Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrüh, to create a traditional German-styled Pilsner. Then diverging a bit from tradition, a uniquely American hop, Idaho #7, was added late in the boil to provide refreshing citrus undertones. The beer finishes crisp and clean, true to style, making it the perfect easy-drinker for relaxing in a hammock.

 

This specialty beer will be released on Friday, May 26, with ENO-related festivities planned at all Catawba locations. ENO Pilsner will be available through August, now for the first time in 5-state distribution. Find it on draft and in 6-pack cans wherever Catawba beers are sold.

About Eagles Nest Outfitters

Founded in 1999, ENO has grown into the industry’s leading provider of ingeniously crafted parachute hammocks. ENO continues to thrive in Asheville, NC and is an invested member of the local and global community, supporting organizations that are preserving and protecting our public lands. ENO offers the highest quality relaxation products for adventure travelers and outdoor lovers across the globe. ENO products are sold in over 2000 retail locations in 13 countries, and online at www.ENOnation.com

About Catawba Brewing Company

Founded in 1999 by the Pyatt family, natives of Western North Carolina, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Ave; a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St; and a new brewery/tasting room in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, AL, and now GA. Find us online at www.catawbabrewing.com

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Great Raft Brewing relaunches Southern Drawl Pilsner

Great Raft Brewing relaunches Southern Drawl Pilsner

 

 

Great Raft Brewing out of Shreveport, LA relaunches it’s Southern Drawl Pilsner today with a new recipe that includes the addition of Louisiana rice and a change in hop varieties! The new formulation gives the beers name true meaning with the addition of regional Louisiana rice, “southern” flavor that adds a crispness to the beer.  In another change, the use of Cascade and Mosaic hops as a dry hop give the beer an American hop forward flavor. “The goal is to create a delicate but hoppy nose without the typically associated bitterness,” says brewery founder Andrew Nations, likely to the relief of those turned off by some hop-forward styles because of the bitter finish. “Most people like the aromatic qualities of hops but not the bitterness and often confuse the two. This beer challenges that perception.”

 

 

 

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New Heights Brewing in Nashville to release Nothing Fancy Cream Ale in Cans

New Heights Brewing in Nashville to release Nothing Fancy Cream Ale in Cans

 

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New Heights Brewing in Nashville is adding one more of its offerings in cans on Tuesday, May 16th. Nothing Fancy Beer is a cream ale brewed with additions of corn in the malt bill and a very low level of bittering hops.  Cream Ales first arrived on the American brewing scene in the mid 1800s as a way for Ale breweries to try to compete with the new German Lagers that were becoming popular. This new offering joins New Heights IPA in cans through out the breweries distribution footprint.

Creature Comforts to release Tritonia Gose with Cucumber and Lime

CREATURE COMFORTS TO RELEASE TRITONIA WITH CUCUMBER AND LIME

The limited release Gose returns to the brewery this May

 

 

ATHENS (May 8, 2017) – Creature Comforts Brewing Company will release Tritonia with Cucumber and Lime in May. The beer will be available on draft early May in addition to being packaged in 12-ounce cans for the first time in late May.

 

Tritonia is a tart and refreshing Gose with hints of coriander and sea salt. This variant of Tritonia will feature the addition of cucumber and lime and is 4.5-percent ABV. The tartness of the beer and addition of lime is perfectly balanced by the cool freshness of cucumber.

 

“Tritonia is one of my favorite of our limited release beers,” said Co-founder and Head Brewer David Stein. “It’s extremely refreshing and perfect for the spring months as the weather starts to warm up.”

 

In addition to releasing two versions of Athena Paradiso each year, the brewery also plans on releasing two versions of its Gose, Tritonia, annually. Tritonia with Cucumber and Lime will be available just in time to be a refreshing spring limited release.

 

Tritonia with Cucumber and Lime will be available on-site at Creature Comforts as well as in the Athens and Atlanta markets. For more information about Creature Comforts Brewing Company, visit www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com.

 

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Catawba Charlotte Announces Grand Opening: Saturday, May 6

Catawba Charlotte Announces Grand Opening: Saturday, May 6

 

Catawba Brewing is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their new Charlotte brewery, located on the edge of the Plaza-Midwood neighborhood, at 933 Louise Avenue. The tasting room will open its doors to the public on Saturday, May 6, 12pm-11pm. In addition to bringing their extensive lineup of innovative yet approachable beers directly to the Queen City, the new location offers a scenic view of Uptown Charlotte, with indoor and outdoor seating, and an entirely unique view of the beer-making process.

 

 

Charlotte craft beer enthusiasts are generally well acquainted with Catawba flagships like White Zombie and Mother Trucker Pale Ale, which have established the brewery’s reputation as one of the pioneers of the craft beer resurgence in North Carolina. With these popular beers available in the Charlotte market since 2001, many locals have been inspired to make the short drive to Morganton or Asheville to visit Catawba’s tasting rooms over the years. That loyalty and dedication from their Charlotte customer base factored heavily into the company’s decision as to where to invest in their most significant expansion to date. Interestingly, it also provides symmetry to the lesser-known first chapter of the Catawba story.

 

Five years before Catawba Brewing began its commercial incarnation in 1999, Jetta Pyatt made a serendipitous shopping trip to Charlotte, in search of the perfect Christmas gift for her husband, Billy. She found it at a homebrew store called Alternative Beverage in the Sleepy Poet Antique Mall on South Boulevard. Billy and his brother, Scott, immediately fell in love with making beer at home, a hobby that would later become the Pyatt family business. The company is still owned and managed by Billy, Jetta, and Scott.

 

Catawba honored their Charlotte roots in February with the release of a new year-round beer, the CLT IPA, brewed specially for the local market. The interior design of the tasting room also pays homage to the history of the building where it resides – a former Kellogg’s bakery, manufacturer of Famous Amos cookies. Catawba occupies 10,000 square feet of the building, which includes a 10-barrel brewhouse and bottling line. There are plans to add a 4300 square foot Barrel Room later this year, housing private event space, a stage for live music, and several hundred oak vessels for the brewery’s barrel-aging program.

 

The Charlotte location offers new opportunities for Catawba to fulfill its mission to create and educate, perhaps in some unprecedented ways. The brewhouse will prominently feature open fermenters, which have commonly been used for many traditional European and English ales, but are rarely seen in American breweries. However, these open-top vessels will be unlike their historical forebears in that the tanks actually have thin glass walls for viewing fermentation as it happens. Customers will be able to enjoy a beer and observe the spectacle of bubbling CO2, yeast colonies rising and falling, and the rolling krausen (foamy head formed during fermentation) in a virtual Beer Aquarium!

 

Catawba’s one-of-a-kind, hand-made fermenters were made possible through a collaboration with specialty glass manufacturers, Corning, Inc., and tank manufacturer, Marks Design and Metalworks. Everything in the compact brewhouse is designed to be visible and accessible, for a uniquely interactive customer experience.

 

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About Catawba Brewing Company

Founded in 1999 by the Pyatt family, natives of Western North Carolina, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Ave; a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St; and a new brewery/tasting room in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, AL, and now GA. Find us at www.catawbabrewing.com