Strange Cargo! An Evening of Barrel Aged Beers from Big Boss

Strange Cargo!   An Evening of Barrel Aged Beers, Wednesday – April 22, 2015 6-9 pm

Big Boss Brewing is offering a unique showcase of beers for North Carolina Beer month! A one night opportunity to sample several of the Strange Cargo series, barrel aged beers in one place. Bourbon, wine, tequila and brandy barrel aged brews from the wall of oak barrels and the first offering from our foudres. A low ticket price of $15 will give you access to this event with many of these beers being final offerings at the brewery.



Since releasing their first sour ale in 2009 the popularity of the style has soared. Big Boss slowly built up their barrel inventory and secured two Italian made oak foudres. Strange Cargo represents the brand family of Big Boss wood aged beers! One of the featured beers will be Saints & Sinners: Aged in oak foeders for six months, S&S is a Flanders inspired ale that captures a refreshing fruit and oak qualities of the vessel. Brewed with corn from Yates Mill, one of the oldest working stone mills in the country (established around 1756)  right here in Raleigh.

The event will be held at Big Boss Brewing  located at 1249 Wicker Drive, Raleigh NC, 27604.

Limited supply. Limited tickets. 4 ounce samples will be served.

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Yazoo Brewing Embrace the Funk Fest May 3rd and Bottle Release April 2nd

Yazoo Brewing is closing in on the annual Funk Fest in Nashville, TN. It is time to get your tickets for this annual festival May 3rd and a beer release April 2nd.  The beer release will feature Sour and Barrel-aged beers that are all versions of Embrace the Funk.


Funk FestFrom the brewery – Ready for some more funk?!?  Can’t wait until May 3rd for our Embrace the Funk Fest?  We’ve got great news for you…when the taproom opens at 4pm on Thursday April 2nd we will have 3 DIFFERENT bottles of Embrace The Funk beers for sale! Yup, no fooling here… Deux Rouges (Batch 2) plus 2 newcomers – Funky Blue Persuasion and Delicieux will be released!

Deux Rouges (Batch 2)- Brewed in late 2013 this Flanders Red style evolved for over a year with wild yeasts and souring bacteria in Merlot wine barrels.  This marriage of funky red beer and red wine creates a wonderful array of dark fruits, oak, vanilla and tartness. This is the base beer used in our Great American Beer Festival award winning “Cherry Deux Rouges”.  Limit 4 bottles per person $20 each (750ml).

Delicieux –  Historically the Belgian Pale Ale style was a “session” or “everyday” beer for the areas around Antwerp, Belgium.   Our version of this Pale Ale is fermented with a classic Belgian yeast and two Brettanomyces strains from the Senne Valley in Belgium. Upfront subtle maltiness and spicy/peppery aromas from a generous Styrian Golding dry hop addition, lead to a hoppy dry delicate funky finish. Delicious! This ever-changing beer will age well. No limit on bottles (12oz) at $4 per bottle.

Funky Blue Persuasion - This is a 100% wine barrel fermented golden sour ale that aged with souring bacterias and wild yeasts. Then we added over 2 pounds of Blueberries per gallon along with a fresh dose of funky Brettanomyces for a secondary fermentation.  Right now this deep dark blue colored ale is bursting with a pleasing balance of blueberry, lemon citrusy sourness and funky Brett character. Make sure you don’t drink this one too cold, the character will come alive as it warms. With age the fruit will fade and the beer will increase in sour/funkiness. This is a single barrel batch, so we have to put a limit of 1 bottle per person at $25 each (750ml).

ETF Glassware –  We have something else to announce…we will start selling the ETF taproom style glassware at this release and are offering a special deal with the bottle! On Thursday only you can grab a bottle of Funky Blue and an ETF taproom glass for $30, limit 1 per person. The normal price for the taproom style glassware will be $8 each.

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Hi-Wire Brewing Discloses New Production Facility Location

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces Location of New 26,000 Square Foot Production Facility – Two Huntsman Place in Biltmore Village, Asheville, North Carolina.

(Hi-Wire logo press release ) Asheville, NC — This July, Hi-Wire Brewing will open a 26,000 square foot production facility in Biltmore Village, Asheville, North Carolina. Now that the arrival of their new 30 barrel brewhouse is imminent, Hi-Wire Brewing is pleased to announce that their new facility is located in Biltmore Village, directly behind Appalachian Vintner at Two Huntsman Place. Previous to this announcement though, the one and a half year old brewery decided to remain tight-lipped about the exact location of their new building.

“We were super excited, back in late 2014, when we placed an order for our sparkling new dream brewhouse from Europe,” stated Adam Charnack, co-owner of Hi-Wire Brewing. “We didn’t want to jump the gun, though, on announcing too many details about our future operation at that time…simply because we didn’t have all the answers. Now that our real estate is secured, loan closed, construction underway, and brewhouse ready to ship, it’s time to tell the world about our latest pride and joy!”

The new facility, which will be warmly referred to as the Biltmore “Big Top”, most recently housed Asheville-based ISM, an industrial metal machining shop. The building is uniquely equipped to house a brewery as it is a large, square building with high ceilings and a number of loading docks. Additionally, the Big Top has ample space for the brewery’s second tasting room, regular tours of the facility and outdoor seating.

“Finding 26,000+ square feet of existing industrial space in Asheville that is conveniently located to everything there is to do in town, is short of impossible,” add Chris Frosaker, another of Hi-Wire Brewing’s co-owners. “But when we first heard about and toured our soon-to-be production facility, my business partner, Adam, and I looked at each other and immediately said, ‘Yup, this is it. Now, we’ve got a lot of work to do!’ Conveniently located close to where our customers live, our employees live, and Asheville’s tourists visit, the Big Top’s location is A+.”

Visitors to Asheville will find that the Hi-Wire production facility is conveniently located one half mile away from the Biltmore Estate and less than two miles from it’s Downtown Asheville brewery, which will continue to be fully operational. Visitors of either location can find the hours of operation on the brewery’s website and social media pages.

To learn more about Hi-Wire Brewing, visit


About Hi-Wire Brewing

Located in Downtown Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced ales and lagers, most notably it’s Hi-Wire Lager, Prime Time Pale Ale, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch IPA. Awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer, Hi-Wire’s award-winning beers can be found on draft and bottles in North Carolina bars and retail shops as well as in their downtown Asheville tasting room. In July 2015, craft beer drinkers can also enjoy Hi-Wire beer at their Big Top, a 27,000 square foot production facility opening in Biltmore Village, a half mile from the Biltmore Estate. In addition to flagship beers, Hi-Wire offers a rotating selection of seasonal brews as well as specialty brews from their Ringmaster’s Reserve Series. Learn more about the company at

News from Kentucky Ale – the Platoon Pack and Barrel Aged Spring Seasonal on the way

Kentucky Ale has released information about their new Platoon Pack that has been in stores across Kentucky for the last week. It is a mixed six-pack that is composed of three Kentucky Blue Ale’s and three Kentucky White Ales. These are available in limited quantities while supplies last only.

kentucky aleFrom a release from the brewery : It’s blue and white, spirited and delicious. Just in time for March Madness basketball, our Kentucky Ale Platoon Pack has debuted. Out for about a week now, this “one and done” is moving quickly off the shelves across Kentucky and a few other spots in the region. The brews are 5.3% alcohol by volume (ABV).

Kentucky Blue Ale is a blueberry Belgian white ale that features a touch of blueberries, complemented with refreshing citrus notes of coriander and orange peel. Unfiltered for optimal depth of flavor, this twist on a traditional Belgian wheat ale has an effervescent, cloudy appearance.

Similarly, Kentucky White Ale is a Belgian white ale brewed in the same style with coriander and orange peel, but without blueberries. For those in the super spirited camp we’ll go ahead and let you know – this beer does not pour a pure blue, as we’d have to have added food coloring for such an unnatural hue!

Both are delicious and refreshing and of course, offer a fun way to enjoy this time of year where we all generally yell at the TV and go crazy over dunks, blocked shots, and bad calls.

Also, our Kentucky Rye Barrel IPA 10 % ABV barrel-aged winter seasonal is still out in some parts of the country.The unique rye India pale ale is brewed with rye grain and dry-hopped in the barrel. It has a citrusy character in the nose and finish,  soft notes of vanilla and woody flavors of oak and rye from the barrel.

Also, get the snifters ready,  as our spring seasonal in the barrel-aged series is coming soon. It’s a new one for us, and we think it’s likely to become one of our best sellers of the series – we are excited to debut it soon!

Persimmon Hollow Brewing collaboration with Terrapin Release Announced Hollar Hopper

Persimmon Hollow Brewing collaboration with Terrapin Release Announced

Persimmon Hollow Brewing of DeLand, Florida announced today that their collaboration beer with Terrapin has been bottled and is ready for release.  The beer will be released at the tap room in Deland, Florida.   Use this link to pre-order:

Pre-order Here!

from the brewery:

Limited Quantities Available.  Release date is Saturday, March 21st at 2:00 P.M. In the tap room!

We’ve bottled, labeled and packed them up; come and get ‘em!
We are very excited to share with y’all our first ever PHBC bottle release featuring the PHBC/Terrapin collaboration Holler Hopper.
22OZ bottles
$16 each
Maximum of 12 per person.

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