Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival set for Saturday 1-13-18



Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018

Festival hours: 1 to 5pm

Ticket Holder Bottle Pickup & Sales: Pre-order available at time of advance ticket purchase in one case (12) or four bottle allotments. Additional bottles will be available for purchase at the festival for ticket holders. Bottle pick-up and sales upon exit from festival grounds. Bottle pickup good for day of event only. Ticket holders must be present to receive bottles. Bottles will not be held for ticket holders after festival close.

Tap List:

Funky Buddha Draughts

Draft list subject to change. Check back for updates (last updated Jan. 5th)

  • 2018 Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
  • 2017 Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Dread Pirate Roberts
  • Vanilla Bourbon Barrel-aged Nikolai Vorlauf
  • Tequila Barrel-aged Mexican Coffee
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Morning Wood
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Last Buffalo
  • Rum Barrel-aged Pina Colada
  • Rum Barrel-aged Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Chardonnay Barrel-aged Undefeated Saison
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Uncle Vucub
  • Get Pitted Barrel-aged Sour Ale
  • Bourbon Barrel-aged Juicing Room
  • Limited Edition Bourbon Barrel-aged Morning Wood
  • Limited Edition Bourbon Barrel-aged Last Buffalo
  • Last Snow Coconut & Coffee Porter
  • No Crust PB&J
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Fire in the Hole
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • French Toast
  • Last Snow
  • Mint Julep Bourbon Ale
  • Android 3000
  • Undefeated Saison
  • Nib Smuggler
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Passionfruit Keylime Mojito Crusher
  • Keylime Pie Tart
  • I’m So Excited, I’m So Scared Scared
  • Nikolai Vorlauf
  • Strawberry Hop Gun
  • Devils Haircut Red Ale
  • Hansel NEIPA

Guest Breweries

  • 7venth Sun: Project Popsicle, I Had the Safety Off Barleywine
  • 18th Street Brewery: Bitches’ Bank, Sex and Candy
  • Aardwolf: Almond Joy White Russian Stout, Barrel Aged Sour Blonde
  • Abnormal Brewing: Brick in Yo Face, Hopsalada
  • Accomplice: Maple Bacon Coffee Cider, Coconut Grove Cider
  • Anchorage: Galaxy White IPA, Anadromous Black Sour
  • Bangin Banjos: Ruck Sack Raspberry Trail Mix, Passionfruit Dragonfruit Gose
  • Ballast Point: BA Sea Monster, Coconut Victory at Sea
  • Barrel of Monks: Morta Cabernet Sauvignon Aged Tripel, Be Mine
  • Bayou Teche: Imperial Biere Joie, DDH Cocodrie
  • B Nektar: Scurvy Shyster Bastard, Caramel Bacon Cider
  • Cigar City: Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout, Guava Grove
  • Broski Ciderworks: Mango Cider, Ginger Cider
  • Civil Society: Winter Camos Imperial IPA, Space Ponies Imperial IPA
  • Copperpoint: BA Cubano Coxness Monster Imperial Stout, Coffee Lager
  • Crooked Can: Lichtenhainer Cherry Wood Smoked Sour, La Femme Saubage Barrel Aged Quad
  • Devour: Cinnamilk Cream Ale
  • Due South: Saigon Blonde, Ginger Snap Imperial Brown
  • Forbidden Root: Barrel Aged Keine Krumel, Snoochie Boochies
  • Founders: Kentucky Breakfast Stout
  • Green Bench: Oat McOatface, DeSoto Low Micro IPA
  • Green Bench Cider: The Northener, Rooftop Cider
  • Hardywood: Christmas Morning, Virgindia Pale Ale
  • Invasive Species/Rip Tide: Bros Before Mos, Roggin’ the Cashbah
  • Jolly Pumpkin: Forgotten Tales of the Last Gypsy Series, Rojzilla
  • JWB: Battle Kat, Even More Nuts
  • Kane: Sunday Brunch, Object Permanence
  • Lauder-Ale: C Porter, DDH Lunch $$$
  • Lord Hobo: Glorious DDH Amarillo, Consolation Prize
  • Lost Abbey: Framboise de Amorosa
  • Mad Tree: Joon, Barrel Aged Axis Mundi
  • MIA: Regresa a Mi, Chinook Me All Night Long IPA
  • Mikerphone: Imperial Smells like Bean Spirit, Breakfast at Tiffanys
  • Non-Prophet Kombucha: Ginger Beer, Dry Hopped Kombucha
  • Orchid Island: DDH Star Ruby, Citron
  • Playalinda: Barn Light Saison, Cranberry Claus Ale
  • Pohjala: Kolm Null Null Kolm, Kalana
  • Prairie: Paradise, Twist
  • Proof: Peach Mango Evil Kiss, Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut
  • Resident: Chasing Citra IPA, First Snow
  • Revolution Brewing: Cafe Deth, Amarillo Hero
  • Sailfish Brewing Co.: Red Wrasse Berry Sour, She’s Actin Single, I’m Drinkin’ Triple
  • Saltwater: Bourbon Hazelnut Coffee Mayday, Confused in the Morning
  • Shorts: Do Whatcha Wanna, Arecibo
  • Tampa Bay Brewing: Dixie Dirt, Gingy
  • Toppling Goliath: Dragon Fandango, PseudoSue
  • Walking Tree: Oaked White Walking Tree IPA, Red Wine Barrel Aged Candyman Belgian Tripel
  • Wicked Barley Brewing Co: Jax Freedom Ale, The Jeffery Double Stout
  • Wicked Weed: Oaxacan, Bourbon Barrel Aged Milk and Cookies
  • Wynwood: Guava the Hutt, Goldman Extra Gold

Hi-Wire Brewing to Expand over $500,000 in 2018 on Equipment

Big Plans for Hi-Wire Brewing in 2018


Asheville, NC-  Less than 5 years old, Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing plans to spend over $500,000 in a brewery expansion at their Big Top Production Facility beginning in January 2018 to meet an overall goal of increasing distribution sales by 56% in the upcoming calendar year.



Co-Owner, Chris Frosaker notes, “the equipment addition which will make the biggest impact is adding eight new 90 bbl tanks to increase fermentation capacity to 26,460 bbl per year from our current capacity of 18,900 bbl per year. We will also be adding a new canning line, stainless hard piping throughout the brewery, upgrading water infrastructure into the brewery, and adding numerous pieces of quality control equipment.”



Investments in new equipment has allowed Hi-Wire Brewing to revamp their year round beer lineup to include 12-pack cans of both Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA (6.7% ABV) and Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA (4.9% ABV). Chris Lutkowski, Director of Sales for Hi-Wire Brewing notes, “Cans are becoming more and more an accepted package by the consumer for their craft beer. With the active lifestyles our customers are engaged in, a lighter, more convenient container is definitely an item that our distributors and consumers have been asking for over the past few months. We believe there is a significant amount of business to be had in all channels by putting two of our most popular styles in a 12-pack can configuration and look forward to a very positive response from existing and new consumers alike.” Both sets of 12-packs will be available the second week of January and will see distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire footprint.


Along with adding 12-pack cans, Hi-Wire Brewing has streamlined their seasonal program and added a High Gravity 4-pack Series to their 2018 release calendar. The seasonal series has been re-envisioned to contain Hi-Wire’s best selling seasonals such as Aerialist Spring Lager and Zirkusfest Oktoberfest, while the High gravity series features some throwbacks, including Raspberry Wheat Wine and Tropical Golden Strong Ale.


2018 is going to be a wild ride for Hi-Wire Brewing and they look forward to sharing it with new and old fans alike. For regular updates on the expansion upgrades and progress, beer releases, and other upcoming news follow them on Facebook or Instagram @hiwirebrewing or please visit


About Hi-Wire Brewing

Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope area of downtown, which has a focus on wild and sour ales. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Most recently, the Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager won gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category. Their award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio. To learn more about the company, visit

Catawba Valley Brewing Company Completes Purchase of Palmetto Brewing Company

Catawba Valley Brewing Company and Palmetto Brewing Company become one


Morganton, NC and Charleston, SC – Catawba Valley Brewing Company is pleased to announce their completed purchase of Charleston, SC’s Palmetto Brewing Company.  As announced in early November, the Pyatt family has retained 100% ownership of the combined entity.



“Catawba and Palmetto have been working on this transaction for a long time, and it’s rewarding to see it come together during the holiday season!” said Billy Pyatt, CEO and Co-Owner of Catawba. “We are excited and nervous, both perfectly proper emotions surrounding a deal of this scope. But we are ready to implement our operational plan.  In fact, we haven’t been waiting at all – we’ve invested over $1 million in manufacturing capacity expansions for Morganton and Charleston in December.”



Catawba owns and operates brewing facilities in Morganton, Asheville, and Charlotte, NC, and now in Charleston, SC. Those four locations have a combined capacity of around 50,000 barrels and are each capable of producing any Catawba or Palmetto brand. “Each of our breweries has a specific operational strength. Our goal is to create Manufacturing Centers of Excellence around those strengths and tie them together logistically to meet customer requirements for volume and product diversity,” said Scott Pyatt, COO and Co-Owner.


Catawba’s established wholesaler network will distribute the combined company’s beers statewide in NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, and in The Dominican Republic. Additional territories are under exploration as well.


The company will continue operating their Tasting Rooms in Morganton, Asheville-South Slope, Asheville-Biltmore Village, and Charlotte. In addition, the Palmetto tasting room at 289 Huger Street in Charleston will be renovated, enlarged, outfitted to offer a much greater variety of beers. “We thoroughly embrace our hybrid wholesale/retail strategy, and are extremely lucky the former Palmetto owner, Larry Lipov, is our Charleston landlord. He is working with us to build a sophisticated yet comfortable space with a Charleston Lowcountry-feeling that genuinely reflects our brands,” said Jetta Pyatt, CFO and Co-Owner.


Catawba has offered employment to all former Palmetto employees, and has already begun searching for additional brewing staff to triple the Charleston brewery’s output and to extend operating scope of the Tasting Room in Charleston.


About Catawba Valley Brewing Company


Western NC’s Pyatt family founded Catawba Valley Brewing Company in 1999 and grew it to be a major craft beer supplier across 5 southeastern states. Their 2017 acquisition of Palmetto Brewing Company, founded in Charleston SC in 1993, created one of the Southeast’s largest and most diverse craft brewing entities. Catawba operates major production and retail facilities in Morganton, NC and Charleston, SC; a small batch brewery and tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC; a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village; and a barrel-focused brewing/tasting room/event complex in Charlotte, NC. The company distributes Catawba and Palmetto brands via wholesalers in NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, and internationally.


About Palmetto Brewing Company


Palmetto Brewing of Charleston, founded in 1993, is SC’s first craft brewery. Formerly owned by the Lipov family and deeply rooted into the Charleston community, they have experienced growth from 2000 barrels in 2012 to a forecasted 16,000 barrels in 2017. Palmetto beers are currently distributed in SC, NC, and parts of GA. Their brewery/tasting room is in Charleston, SC.


Terrapin Has a New Spring Seasonal – Galaxy IPA

Terrapin Beer Company is releasing a new spring seasonal, Beyond the Galaxy. This brew features a single hop… you guessed it, Galaxy!

The beer is brewed with an astronomical amount of Galaxy hops for stellar flavor and an aroma of candied pineapple and tropical fruit. Beyond the Galaxy is deep gold in color with a soft, juicy bitterness that will take you on a voyage where no man has gone before.


Beyond the Galaxy replaces Terrapin’s Mosaic IPA as Terrapin’s first seasonal offering of 2018; and while it is always sad to see a beer retire, Terrapin is sure that Beyond the Galaxy will really take off in the new year. It will be joining Terrapin’s already strong line-up of IPAs, including year-rounds Hopsecutioner, Hi-5 and RecreationAle.

Beyond the Galaxy will be exclusively released at the brewery on January 4th and is expected to hit retail shelves in early January throughout Terrapin’s distribution network.

Beer Information:
ABV: 6.3%
IBU: 69
OG: 15.0
Hops: Galaxy
Malt: 2-row, Malted Wheat, Flaked Oats, CaraPils

Additional art and samples available on request.



Terrapin Beer Co. began as a daydream between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who brewed and released their first beer in 2002. Inspired by the creative culture of Athens, the brewery’s home, Terrapin continues to produce unique beers year after year.

Whether you’re joining us for a brewery tour at our tasting room, drinking a Hopsecutioner at your favorite watering hole, sipping some Hi-5 on your back porch, or enjoying a RecreationAle after a long day on the trail, we hope you appreciate the dedication we’ve put into our beers.

Terrapin’s Flagship Beer Gets an Art Update for 2018

Hopsecutioner IPA, Terrapin Beer Co’s number one seller, has new label art coming soon



December 23rd – Athens, GA  Hopsecutioner, Terrapin’s most popular IPA, just got a packaging update. The updated can and bottle labels are a bit brighter and incorporates elements found in other Terrapin packaging, like the background rays.


“We wanted to bring Hopsecutioner into the same visual world as RecreationAle and Hi-5, without losing the look of the brand we’ve been building since 2010.” Says Julia Weckback, Marketing Director. “Our core IPAs are often on shelves together, and we wanted to ensure a cohesive brand image.”


Have no fear, the iconic Hopsecutioner turtle isn’t going anywhere. The turtle looks a bit more modern, but he’s still representing Terrapin’s “Killer IPA.” The beer in the can is still going to be the same: a piney and citrusy IPA with a strong malt backbone.


Terrapin’s flagship beer for over 7 years, Hopsecutioner continues to be a strong seller for the brand, growing almost 35 percent in 2017. Available throughout Terrapin’s distribution network, Hopsecutioner will soon be available in Michigan and Wisconsin.


Look for new artwork to start hitting shelves in early 2018.



Terrapin Beer Co. began as a daydream between founders John Cochran and Spike Buckowski, who brewed and released their first beer, Rye Pale Ale, in 2002. Six months after it’s release, the beer made it to Denver for GABF, where John and Spike took home a Gold Medal for Rye Pale Ale in the American Pale Ale Category.

Inspired by the creative culture of Athens, Terrapin began to add to its beer lineup, with unique beers like W-n-B, Hopsecutioner, and many others. Today, Rye Pale Ale is accompanied by six other year-round beers, four seasonal sessions, and at least a dozen special projects, side projects and collaborations.

Whether you’re joining us for a brewery tour at our tasting room, drinking a Hopsecutioner at your favorite watering hole, sipping some Hi-5 on your back porch, or enjoying a RecreationAle after a long day on the trail, we hope you appreciate the dedication we’ve put in for 14 years (and counting!)