New Releases from Catawba Brewing in NC
Catawba 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%
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.
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.