New Releases from Catawba Brewing in NC

New Releases from Catawba Brewing in NC

 

AVL MadeCatawba Brewing announces two new releases for August. On August 4th look for Korean Sour.  This innovative farmhouse ale took inspiration from Korean makgeolli, a fermented beverage made from rice. Also known as nongju (translation: “farmer liquor”), this traditional drink was historically favored by Korean farmers before gaining popularity with younger generations in urban areas. Having now been reinterpreted for WNC, Catawba’s Korean Sour is a small batch beer brewed in their Asheville brewery, available only in Catawba’s three tasting rooms – Asheville South Slope, Asheville Biltmore Village, and downtown Morganton. Pale straw in color, it was brewed with malted barley and brown rice, and soured in the kettle with lactobacillus. Not unlike a gose or perhaps even vinho verde, this refreshingly tart beer is balanced with a subtle underlying sweetness and very light hop bitterness. ABV 5.4%

 

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Next on August 11th look for King Don’s Pumpkin Ale.  This beer  returns with a taste of fall and a welcome promise of cooler temps ahead! This seasonal favorite traces its roots to the old Cottonwood Brewery in Boone, where head brewer Don Richardson perfected his award-winning recipe nearly two decades ago. A few years later, after Cottonwood had sold, Don generously agreed to lend his pumpkin beer recipe to his good friend Scott Pyatt, co-owner of Catawba Brewing. The rest is craft beer history.

 

Catawba has been brewing this delicious spiced ale seasonally since 2001, under the name King Don’s to honor its original brewer. Deep amber in color, King Don’s uses five separate barley varieties, fresh pumpkin, and an assortment of spices to create a complex flavor profile that has withstood the test of time.

 

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Find King Don’s Pumpkin Ale in Catawba’s three tasting rooms, or in distribution (NC, SC, TN, AL) in kegs and 6-pack cans. 5.5% ABV

 

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.

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Florida Craft Beer Summit set for August 31st

Beer has shone in the Sunshine State, and the nation has noticed.

On August 31st, Sarasota will host the first ever Florida Craft Beer Summit, and the event is attracting some big names from around the American beer community. Over the three days filled with beer drinking, networking and brewing education, the summit will be graced by the presence of craft beer big shots from organizations like: Cigar City Brewing, Terrapin Beer Company, Shmaltz Brewing Company, The Brewers Association and All About Beer Magazine.

The aim of the conference is to team existing and future craft beer professionals together in an effort to further individual business goals and better the Southeast craft beer industry as a whole. Brewers will have the opportunity to meet with Southeast distributors and senior managers of retail chain accounts, hear the stories of legendary American breweries and personalities, and learn new technical and strategic practices to promote quality in individual breweries.

Cigar City founder and CEO, Joey Redner, is a pioneer in the Florida craft beer scene, having founded his Tampa brewery in 2008. He will be one of four plenary speakers at the summit.

Joey said, “Florida is among the fastest growing craft beer states, and a conference by and for Florida brewers is a welcome addition to our rapidly evolving beer scene.”

Redner won’t be the only industry thought leader you may bump into at the summit. In fact, the President & Publisher for America’s oldest publication for beer consumers will be giving a class on how to be successful at marketing in craft beer. All About Beer was founded in 1979 and has had contributions from some of the foremost scholars in beer like: Michael Jackson, Fred Eckhardt and Charlie Papazian.

All About Beer’s Chris Rice said, “We are excited to be involved in this inaugural event and know the summit will be a great opportunity to bring the Florida beer industry together”

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In addition to Chris’ marketing class, there will be many more brewer education classes, over 20 discussion panels and presentations by industry leaders covering a spectrum of craft beer community topics, from opening financial and employment planning to growth potential and retailer relations.

Classes Scheduled

  • How to Succeed in Marketing
  • Brand Management & Distribution Strategies for Craft Brewers
  • Trademark and Labor Law and Craft Brewers
  • The Latino Market
  • Funding Options for Brewers
  • Lab Essentials
  • Outsourcing to Manage Growth
  • Distributor Relationships and Supplier Responsibilities
  • 7 Accounting Tips for Running a Successful Brewery
  • Florida Grown Hops
  • Yeast Basics
  • Introduction to the FL Brewer’s Guild
  • Why you don’t want to open a brewery

The Florida Craft Beer Summit will run from Wednesday, Aug. 31 through Friday, Sept. 2 and will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Fl. The official welcome reception will be held at the Boat House overlooking the beautiful marina. On Thursday and Friday guests are invited to hop on board Brew Thru SRQ on a complimentary craft brewery tour to Calusa BrewingDarwin Brewing, and JDubs Brewing. Passengers will experience a craft beer experience unlike any other! Join the interactive and entertaining tour that transports you into the world of the Sarasota/Bradenton craft beer scene.

Hurry and Register before Aug. 1 for early bird pricing on various packages. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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Green Man Brewery’s Harvester Ale is Back this August

Green Man Brewery’s Harvester Ale is Back this August

 

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July 28, 2016- Asheville, NC- While it may seem like we are sweltering through the ‘endless summer’, the fact is that autumn is just around the corner and with it the imminent release of Green Man’s Harvester Ale.  Come August, this unique interpretation of the classic German Märzen will start hitting the shelves of groceries, bottle shops, and convenience stores throughout the Southeast.

 

Harvester displays a deep amber color and a hearty malt bill with notes of caramel and toasted malts. Earthy and spicy Magnum and Palisade hops are highlighted without being overbearing.  This beer is rustic and approachable, perfect for balmy evenings, but it’s bold flavors also pair well with that brisk fall breeze that will be creeping in before too long.
Find Harvester Ale at retail establishments which sell great craft beer throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida.   Look out for the red and yellow leaves on the Green Man’s foliage to celebrate the approaching relief from the heat!

 

About Green Man Brewery: The legendary Green Man has existed for centuries but it’s no myth that he’s been brewing great beer in Asheville since 1997. Green Man has been producing some of the beer scene’s most iconic ales for 19 years. The English style flagships are consistently recognized for quality, and the specialty and barrel-aged offerings are highly sought after.  Green Man recently opened a 20,000 square foot expansion next to the current facility on Buxton Avenue in downtown Asheville.  For information and tours, visit: greenmanbrewery.com

 

New Mountain Layers Brewing coming to Bryson City, NC this Fall

Mountain Layers Brewing logoMountain Layers Brewing Company™ has begun construction on a 7 barrel craft microbrewery and taproom located on historic Everett Street in beautiful downtown Bryson City. Located in Swain County at the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, the new brewery is built on the belief that the mountains have layers of history, cultures, and people which are all reflected in our ancient blue mountains stacked one after the other to the horizon.

 
Once complete, the brewery will feature a family-friendly taproom with bars on two levels including an outdoor upper deck where you can enjoy handcrafted beer while overlooking downtown Bryson City and the Tuckasegee River.  Co-founders Kim & Mark Pettit have found their home in Swain County after a decade and a half of
vacationing here. Their relocation to the area from Minnesota came in 2014 by a combination of Kim’s ability to work from home and Mark’s early retirement from 30 years of public service.

 
Joining them in launching the new brewery is Noah McIntee who will serve as Head Brewer and General Manager. Noah comes to Mountain Layers from just down the road in Franklin, NC where he
built and launched Lazy Hiker Brewing Co. Prior to Lazy Hiker, Noah was Director of Brewing Operations for Pearl Street Grill & Brewery in a position overseeing their two brewpubs in downtown
Buffalo, NY. “Mountain Layers is being built on an infectious passion for community and people – two of the core traits that define craft beer culture” says Noah McIntee. “I’m honored to be working with Mark & Kim in this exciting venture that embraces and explores the many layers of this amazing region.”

 

“We couldn’t be happier and more honored that Noah McIntee has joined our team to launch Mountain Layers Brewing Company” commented Mark & Kim Pettit. “Noah brings a commitment to quality and creativity as well as a genuine embrace of the community.”

Twin Leaf Brewing to Re-Release MDXXI Mexican Chocolate Stout

Twin Leaf Brewing to Re-Release MDXXI Mexican Chocolate Stout

 

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ASHEVILLE, NC – On Saturday, August 6th, Twin Leaf Brewing will re-release MDXXI, an 8.2% ABV Mexican Chocolate Stout originally brewed for the brewery’s first anniversary in early 2015. The brewery is bringing back the beer due to popular demand.

 

“As we approached our second anniversary in March, numerous people asked if we were going to brew another batch of the Mexican Chocolate Stout we made for our 1st anniversary,” said Tim Weber, Head Brewer and Owner of Twin Leaf Brewery. “I had already brewed Grand Cru 100, a robust Belgian quad which was aging on oak barrels. I had to tell them no. And yet, the requests have kept rolling in all summer.” Weber added, laughing, “I guess it was time to give the people what they wanted.”

 

MDXXI Mexican Chocolate Stout draws its inspiration from Aztec drinking chocolate, a spicy and bitter beverage created by the mesoamerican people. In the original drink, pulp from the cocoa seed was blended with spices, wine or pureed corn. MDXXI mimics this tradition by blending cocoa nibs, cinnamon and Arbol chilies with sweeter chocolate malts.

 

“We create the beer by making a sort of tea with the chilis, in order to get the heat profile correct, and add this tea post fermentation,” said Weber. “The beer then ages on cocoa nibs to impart the bitter chocolate characteristic. It doesn’t take long to extract the flavors from the nibs. The resulting beer has a layered flavor profile, with a smooth, sweet base balanced by mild spice and heat.”
MDXXI will be available for sale in 500 ml bottles in the Twin Leaf taproom, located at 144 Coxe Avenue, on Saturday, August 6th beginning at noon. The stout will also be available on draught in the brewery. For more information about the brewery and upcoming beer releases, check out Twin Leaf Brewing on Facebook at www.facebook.com/twinleafavl/.

 

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