Catawba Brewing Announces Several New Releases for September

Catawba Brewing Announces Several New Releases


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On September 1st look for the new Nitro English Mild  from Catawba Brewing as they  unveil a new nitro tap at their Asheville South Slope tasting room. The first beer to get the nitro treatment is the small batch English Mild, brewed on location. Nitrogenated beer has smaller, denser bubbles compared to CO2 carbonation, which produces its characteristic fluffy white head and creamy mouthfeel. Nitro beers were popularized by breweries of the British Isles, often lending complexity to malt-forward beer styles. With Catawba’s English Mild, the added creaminess complements its sweet chocolate flavor notes and light roasted character, yielding a flavorful full-bodied beer at only 4.3% ABV. Look for other Catawba beers to rotate through the nitro tap in the future.


The following week Catawba releases Liquidlogic Fest Bier on September 8th. This small batch Oktoberfest Märzen is a collaboration with local kayak manufacturer Liquidlogic. It was brewed in Catawba’s Asheville South Slope brewery, just in time for pouring at Gauley Fest 2016. Held September 15-18 in Summersville, WV, the festival is famous among paddlers as American Whitewater’s biggest fundraiser, with proceeds supporting river conservation nation-wide.



Liquidlogic Fest Bier


Gauley Fest features live entertainment, a whitewater marketplace, and silent auction for outdoor gear. True to style, Liquidlogic Fest Bier is a full-bodied deep copper lager, rich and toasty, with medium hop bitterness and 5.3% ABV.

Available only in Catawba’s three tasting rooms (Asheville South Slope, Asheville Biltmore Village, and Morganton) and at Gauley Fest.


About Liquidlogic Kayaks

Located in Fletcher, NC, Liquidlogic has been creating superior quality kayaks in whitewater and crossover paddling since 2000. Now manufacturing out of a state-of-the-art, energy-efficient factory, Liquidlogic has distribution centers in Europe, New Zealand, Japan, and Russia.


About Gauley Fest

Started in 1983 to celebrate the derailment of a hydro-electric project that would have disrupted the flow of the Gauley River, Gauley Fest has grown to become the largest paddling festival in the world.


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; and a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, and now AL. Find us at



Wicked Weed and Creature Comforts Collaborate on Juiceless IPA

Wicked Weed and Creature Comforts Collaborate on Juiceless IPA

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Asheville, NC, August 28th, 2016 — Wicked Weed Brewing  announced the release of Juiceless IPA, a collaboration with Creature Comforts Brewing Co. based in Athens, Georgia.
Juiceless was released on Saturday, August 27th at Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium location.

Following the initial release, Juiceless will be distributed in Atlanta and Athens, Georgia as well as throughout North Carolina starting on September 1st.
Creature Comforts and Wicked Weed decided to collaborate on a beer after working with one another on last year’s Beer Camp Across America twelve pack. “We’ve been impressed by Wicked Weed ever since they opened,” said David Stein, Head Brewer and Co-Founder of Creature Comforts Brewing Co. “We are good friends, have mutual respect for each other’s beers, and we’re in neighboring states, so doing this collaboration came very naturally and was only a matter of time.”


Juiceless is an interesting take on the popular fruited IPA style as it is a fruit-forward beer without any actual fruit in it. This beer contains a large amount of wheat to add a mouth feel and haze similar to a fruited IPA as well as premium hops that add fruit flavor. “Both breweries have done many collaborations and almost all of them contain fruit. We wanted to push ourselves creatively to create a fruit-forward, juicy IPA using only the four main ingredients in beer,” said Luke Dickinson, Owner and Head Brewer of Wicked Weed Brewing.
The release of Juiceless will mark Wicked Weed’s entrance into the Athens, GA market. “We hadn’t sold beer in Athens yet,” said Luke Dickinson, “so it just made sense that to enter that market, we should work with the best brewery there.”
Wicked Weed’s Launch into the Athens market will begin Wednesday, September 7th at the following locations:
September 7th – Catch 22 – Beer Dinner and Tap Takeover
September 8th – Trapeze Pub – Tap Takeover
September 9th – Grindhouse Killer Burgers – Tap Takeover
In addition, there will be Wicked Weed and Creature Comforts events throughout Atlanta in the following weeks celebrating the release of the collaboration.
Wicked Weed Brewing is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in December 2012, the original brewpub consistently hosts 25+ beers on tap including hop-forward, West Coast-style
ales, open fermented Belgians, and barrel-aged beers. With the opening of the second location, The Funkatorium, in October 2013, Wicked Weed is striving to become one of the leading producers of barrel-aged sour and wild beers in the Southeastern United States. Wicked Weed Brewing was awarded a gold medal for both 100% Brettanomyces Serenity in 2013, Mompara Honey Ale in 2014, and a silver medal for Pernicious IPA in 2015 at the Great American Beer
Festival. The brewery also received a bronze medal for Tyrant Double Red IPA in 2014, a bronze medal for La Bonté Pear in 2016 and a bronze medal for Red Angel in 2016 at the World Beer Cup. Wicked Weed continued its expansion in summer 2015 with a 50-barrel production brewery allowing for a wider distribution footprint in select states. Wicked Weed’s most recent project is the addition of a sour and wild dedicated brewery and barrel-house in South Asheville slated to be operational by fall 2016.
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Stone Brewing Releases 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA

Stone Brewing Releases 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA

Three hophead brewers honor 20 years of truly innovative craft brewing

ESCONDIDO, CA (August 22, 2016) – Stone Brewing has spent the past 20 years building a reputation with bold, big-character beers…including many groundbreaking IPAs. So it’s no surprise the San Diego-based craft beer company is revisiting one of its hoppiest Stone Collaboration beers for the latest installment of the Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series. Brewed with two fellow hop-obsessed brewers from California’s Beachwood Brewing and Heretic Brewing Company, the Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA is making its way to select markets nationwide in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.

Given the phenomenal result the trio created in 2014, Heretic owner and Brewmaster Jamil Zainasheff and Beachwood Brewmaster and co-owner Julian Shrago were invited to rebrew a new version of the memorable collaboration beer with the Stone Brewing team. Since they share an affection for over-the-top, hoppy beers, the collaborators couldn’t resist the opportunity to explore familiar territory and revisit this double IPA…and the dynamic trio is still not apologizing for making another IPA.

“Our brewing team had a great time collaborating with Jamil and Julian to create this recipe,” said Jeremy Moynier, senior innovation program manager. “It instantly became a fan favorite, so we were thrilled for the opportunity to bring this back under our Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series. Given how tasty this beer was the first time around, we decided to keep most of it the same save for incorporating some different hop varietals to up the hop intensity.”

Early in the brewing process, classic American hops Chinook and Magnum are added to contribute earthy, piney and resiny overtones. With Azacca and Motueka as late kettle additions and in the dry hop, this double IPA carries prevalent citrusy and berry aromatics that transcend into the overall flavor. Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA highlights a new hop varietal, Idaho 7, that creates tropical fruit and herbal qualities. In all, five different hops were combined and added at various stages during the brewing process, producing myriad aromas and flavors that flourish against the mild body provided by the malt bill.

To experience the hop intensity in its prime, fans should enjoy Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA as soon as possible.

Who says the world needs another IPA? We still do.


Quick Facts

20th Anniversary Encore Series: Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA

Name: 20th Anniversary Encore Series: Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA
Stats: 8.8% ABV, 85 IBUs
Availability: Limited 22-ounce bottles and draft, beginning August 22
Hop Varieties: Chinook, Magnum, Idaho 7, Motueka and Azacca
National Distribution: AK, AR, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT and WA
International Distribution: Australia, German, Hong Kong, Japan Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand
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tasting notes

20th Anniversary Encore Series: Beachwood / Heretic / Stone Still Unapologetic IPA

Appearance: Pours a golden color with a creamy white head of foam.
Aroma: Intensely aromatic, with tropical and herbal notes, followed by blueberry, sage, grapes and mild malt.
Taste: Tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit and hop resin, balanced with a crisp, clean malt finish.
Palate: Dry with very smooth bitterness.

18 Mile Red Grand Cru Limited Availability from Carolina Bauernhaus Ales

18 Mile Red Grand Cru Limited Availability from Carolina Bauernhaus Ales


18 Mile Red Grand Cru


Carolina Bauernhaus announced that they have a very limited quantity of their 18 Mile Red Grand Cru bottles available for purchase on Tuesday August 23rd. These bottles will only be available in the brewery taproom in Anderson, SC. David Thornton and his team make wonderful products and this is sure to be a special treat!

From the brewery ~ “18 Mile Red is our native fermented, Belgian-inspired, sour red ale brewed with North Carolina grown heirloom Wrens Abruzzi rye malt – fermented and aged for six months in a Biltmore Estate Tempranillo wine barrel. This barrel was deemed to be the best of the bunch and bottled unblended. The beer has a bright acidity and is filled with dark fruit notes rounded out by oaky barrel character. This unique regional ale draws its acidity from a strain of lactobacillus isolated by SouthYeast labs from opuntia fruit in La France, SC, a blend of yeast strains captured from Clemson University’s Musser Experimental Fruit Research Farm, and some of our favorite species of Brettanomyces.”

Wicked Weed Brewing Announces the release of Xibalba Imperial Pumpkin Al

Wicked Weed Brewing Announces the release of Xibalba Imperial Pumpkin Ale


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Wicked Weed announced on their web site the return of theirImperial Pumpkin Ale, Xibalba. The beer is brewed using cacao nibs from local Asheville, NC French Broad Chocolates . In true Wicked Weed style the beer also  features Ancho Chiles, and habanero peppers. The brewery said “The divisiveness of pumpkin beers cannot be understated, so we worked to create a pumpkin beer for those that despise the gourd-based libation, as well as for those who can’t get enough of them.”


Xibalba is available at the Brewpub at 91 Biltmore Avenue and at the  Funkatoriumlocated at 147 Cox Avenue in Asheville. Larger distribution to start next week.

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