Tennessee Brew Works Launches into Huntsville, AL

Tennessee Brew Works Launches into Huntsville

 

Tennessee Brew Works Announces Partnership with AlaBev; begins distribution of craft beers in Alabama.

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (May 23, 2017) – Tennessee Brew Works, the Nashville, Tennessee-based brewer of the Southern Wit®, 1927® IPA, Tripel Star®, Country Roots®, Basil Ryeman®, Walk the Lime®, Extra Easy® Ale, Cutaway® Rye IPA and many other well-regarded beers, announced that they will begin distributing their craft beers in Huntsville, Alabama May 15th through AlaBev Distributing Co.

 

 

Known for the culinary-minded craft beer creations, often sourcing from brewer and chef collaborations during the beer creation process, the brewery has developed a reputation in food and wine circles as well. Their Nashville taproom is highly regarded for their quality beer and food pairings.

 

Beers will now be available in Huntsville Publix Stores, other grocery stores and at some of Huntsville’s favorite stores, brew houses, and restaurants, including:

  • Below the Radar
  • Pints & Pixels
  • Stem & Stein
  • The Hunt Club
  • West End Outdoors
  • Windmill Beverages – multiple locations
  • Liquor Express
  • Wish You Were Beer – two locations
  • The Nook
  • Old Town Beer Exchange
  • Whole Foods
  • Publix
  • Star Market

 

“With so many friends and family there, we have wanted to bring our beers to Alabama for some time, but really needed to find the right partner first. We were fortunate to meet AlaBev who not only has a great team that understands craft beer, but appreciates the hard work and passion with what we do as a craft brewery,” says Founder and President Christian Spears. “Plus, Alabama is close to home, so the beer will stay nice a fresh getting to its destination.”

 

Tennessee Brew Works craft beers will initially be available in Huntsville, Alabama, and throughout the state over the coming months.

 

About Tennessee Brew Works

Tennessee Brew Works was born from a love for craft beer. A startup which began over a home-brew session, they ultimately celebrated their first professional brew in August 2013. Tennessee Brew Works is 100% owned and operated by folks in Tennessee. They are guided by their motto: “We work hard to create high quality craft beer that makes Tennessee proud. Our culture places importance on family, friends, and community, and we hope you’ll be a part of it.”

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Hi-Wire Brewing Launches Atlanta Distribution

Hi-Wire Brewing Launches Atlanta Distribution

 

Asheville, NC – Hi-Wire Brewing is proud to announce the addition of Atlanta, Northwest Georgia, and Southwest Georgia to their distribution network, which will result in full geographic coverage in the state. To launch these new markets, Hi-Wire is partnering with Georgia Crown Distributing Co, with roll-out events happening the first week of June.

 

With great success in smaller markets such as Athens, Augusta, and Savannah, Hi-Wire Brewing feels confident their decision to launch the larger Atlanta market, as well as the remainder of the state of Georgia, will only further their brand and presence in an extremely passionate and developing craft beer community. Chris Lutkowski, Director of Sales for Hi-Wire Brewing, notes “the opportunity to roll out into a major metropolitan area like Atlanta doesn’t come along too often. Hi-Wire will certainly see an incredible boost in its overall sales, but I believe the increased exposure from having a larger and more targeted audience, is the bigger piece of the puzzle.”

 

Hi-Wire will be launching Atlanta with their entire portfolio, including year-round, seasonal, specialty, and sour beers. To celebrate, craft beer drinkers will be able to join the owners and sales team of Hi-Wire Brewing at a variety of tap takeovers, tastings, and other specialty events throughout the week of June 5th-10th. Here’s a sampling of the events. Check out Hi-Wire’s social media for more announcements:

 

Monday, June 5

  • 6pm | Launch Party – Argosy (Argosy (470 Flat Shoals Ave. SE, Atlanta)

Tuesday, June 6

  • 6:30pm | Beer Geek Tuesday – Cypress Street Pint & Plate (817 W. Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta)

Wednesday, June 7

  • 4pm | Tap Takeover – My Friend’s Growler Shop (415 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta)
  • 5pm | Tap Takeover – My Parent’s Basement (22 N. Avondale Rd. Avondale Estates)

Thursday, June 8

  • 4pm | Tap Takeover – Ale Yeah! (906 W. College Ave, Decatur)
  • 6pm | Tap Takeover – Republic Social House (437-C Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta)

Saturday, June 10

  • 11am | Tap Takeover – The Beer Growler (38A N. Avondale Rd. Avondale Estates)

 

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 Marzen 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 hiwirebrewing.com.

 

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Craft Brewers Tout Nearly $1B Total Output in the Asheville MSA

EDC Releases Contribution Analysis of Brewery Industry in Asheville Region – Craft Brewers Tout Nearly $1B Total Output in the Asheville MSA

 

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (May 24, 2017) — The Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County has released a contribution analysis of the brewery industry in the four-county Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area (Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Madison counties).  Sponsored by McGuire, Wood, & Bissette Law Firm, the study showed breweries and a small cluster of related industries created or supported over 2,500 jobs in the Asheville region in 2016.

Contribution analysis can be used to help show what an existing industry contributes to the local economy.  The study was produced to add quantifiable economic insight on the industry as employment growth has been considerable: 754% from 2011 to 2016 and still adding jobs.  “This was the fastest growth among manufacturing industries in the MSA in the time period,” noted Heidi Reiber, Director of Research for the EDC who conducted the analysis adding, “the study showed approximately 2,571 workers were created or supported in the Asheville MSA.  These workers were paid approximately $111M in labor income as part of companies’ $365 million contribution to Gross Regional Product in 2016.”  Total overall output in the study was estimated at $934 million.  A future study of winery and distillery employment, as well as related impacts of the craft beverage industry on the region’s tourism and hospitality industry could measure far greater impact still.

“We are aware there are more than 35 businesses engaged in brewing in the Asheville region,” stated Rebecca Crandall, Attorney, with McGuire, Wood, & Bissette Law Firm. “The study highlights the considerable talent that has grown the national reputation of the region, and quantifies the important catalytic impact on related professional services and supply chain growth.”

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Exemplary of this growth, San-Diego headquartered White Labs celebrated the grand opening of new facilities in Asheville earlier this year.  At full buildout, the world leader in yeast production and fermentation sciences for the brewing and winemaking industries will employ over 65 professionals in Asheville’s growing life sciences sector.  The company also provides analytical services and product related training for industry professionals with plans to open a tasting room and expanded educational facilities in fall of 2017.

“We are pleased to add this data to support what we know about the outstanding brewers in our region,” said Janice Brumit, Board Chair of the EDC.  “Craft Brewing remains an engine for economic growth and regional innovation. These jobs represent opportunity and significant new career paths for residents of the Asheville region and Buncombe County.”

Infographic summary of the contribution estimates: 

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The Economic Development Coalition (EDC) for Asheville-Buncombe County is a public-private partnership committed to: creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and being a resource for better business decisions.  The EDC accomplishes this mission through its four core services: business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurship, research, and marketing and recruitment.  The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and over 80 private investors through AVL 5×5. The EDC holds the prestigious distinction of being one of only 50 Accredited Economic Development Organizations in the world by the International Economic Development Council. Visit www.ashevillechamber.org/economic-development. Learn more about AVL 5×5 at www.asheville5x5.com.

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with over 1,800 member businesses and organizations. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of building community through business. The Chamber is home to a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center that welcomes over 208,000 visitors per year.To be active in the Chamber, visit www.ashevillechamber.org.

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Homegrown Riverbend Malt House Announces Expansion

Homegrown Riverbend Malt House Announces Expansion

Asheville, NC May 22, 2017 – In conjunction with the Asheville City Council, Buncombe County Commission, and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), Riverbend Malt House announced today it will expand its headquarters and manufacturing operations in Asheville.  The expansion will create 15 new jobs and invest $9.5 million over the next four years in new facilities, machinery and equipment.

Founded in Asheville, in 2010, Riverbend Malt House creates artisan malts for the craft beer and distilling industries. Malt is a key ingredient for the craft beer industry, with most major producers based far from Asheville.  Riverbend’s Malt is sourced from regional farms throughout the Southeast, travels fewer miles in process and thus reduces the environmental impact of the craft beverage manufacturing process.  Riverbend prides itself on extraordinary products that lead to great tasting beer for a growing clientele that includes over 120 of North America’s finest craft breweries and distilleries.

“With our expansion we’ll be buying more grain from regional farmers and creating new manufacturing jobs in Asheville at above living wage levels, with healthcare benefits,” noted Riverbend’s CEO, Scott Hickman. “Our motto is ‘Malt with a Mission’ and a key part of that mission is to help local farmers and workers participate in the amazing growth of craft beer and distilling.”

“The growth of a home-grown, sustainably-oriented industry supplier like Riverbend Malt is important to Buncombe County and offers significant competitive advantage to our local brewers,” noted Buncombe County Chairman, Brownie Newman.

“Success stories like Riverbend Malt have tremendous local impact,” said Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer. “Beyond the immediate benefit of new jobs and community investment, these expansions strengthen our national reputation as a hub for innovation and thriving entrepreneurship.”

“We all share in the success when local businesses grow,” stated EDC Board Chair,Janice Brumit. “Riverbend Malt is an exceptional story, and with their success comes a brighter future for local farmers, a stronger supply chain for local brewers, and valuable jobs for the Asheville Region.”

The EDC for Asheville-Buncombe County is a public-private partnership committed to creating and retaining high quality jobs, community leadership, and being a resource for better business decisions.  The EDC accomplishes this mission through its four core services: business retention and expansion, high growth entrepreneurship, research, and recruitment.  The EDC is funded by Buncombe County, the City of Asheville, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and the AVL 5×5 Campaign. Visit www.ashevillechamber.org/economic-development.

The Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce is a member organization with over 1,800 member businesses and organizations. Chamber members collaborate with community organizations and coalitions to support the community and each other with the mission of building community through business. The Chamber is home to a 4,000 square foot Visitor Center that welcomes over 200,000 visitors per year. To get active in the Chamber, visit www.ashevillechamber.org.

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New Beers From Catawba in Asheville, NC

Catawba Brewing’s New Flagship “HOPness IPA” Headlines Two New Releases

 

Catawba Brewing unveils their new flagship HOPness IPA on Saturday, May 20, with release day festivities planned at all Catawba locations. Brewed with an abundance of fresh Citra and Cascade, and dry-hopped with Amarillo, this IPA boasts a big biting hop profile layered with ripe tropical fruit, juicy citrus, and pine. At 6.5 percent ABV and 60 IBUs, it strikes the perfect balance of everyday drinkability with intensely aromatic and flavorful hop character.

 

HOPness IPA will soon be available in 5-state distribution, on draft and in 6-pack cans, wherever Catawba beers are sold.

 

 

Catawba Brewing and Eagles Nest Outfitters Collaboration “ENO Pilsner” Returns May 26

 

Catawba Brewing revisits its collaboration with renowned hammock manufacturer Eagles Nest Outfitters on an extended run of ENO Pilsner. These Asheville South Slope neighbors partnered previously in summer 2016 on a limited release of their classic European-style lager. The most widely produced beer style worldwide, the Pilsner has established itself as the undisputed champion of session beers since its introduction in 19th century Bohemia. With a nod to tradition, Catawba brewers have crafted an authentic interpretation of the historical style.

 

ENO Pilsner (4.9 percent ABV) is brewed with the finest pale malted barley, its subtle sweetness balanced by Noble hops Tettnanger and Hallertau Mittelfrüh, to create a traditional German-styled Pilsner. Then diverging a bit from tradition, a uniquely American hop, Idaho #7, was added late in the boil to provide refreshing citrus undertones. The beer finishes crisp and clean, true to style, making it the perfect easy-drinker for relaxing in a hammock.

 

This specialty beer will be released on Friday, May 26, with ENO-related festivities planned at all Catawba locations. ENO Pilsner will be available through August, now for the first time in 5-state distribution. Find it on draft and in 6-pack cans wherever Catawba beers are sold.

About Eagles Nest Outfitters

Founded in 1999, ENO has grown into the industry’s leading provider of ingeniously crafted parachute hammocks. ENO continues to thrive in Asheville, NC and is an invested member of the local and global community, supporting organizations that are preserving and protecting our public lands. ENO offers the highest quality relaxation products for adventure travelers and outdoor lovers across the globe. ENO products are sold in over 2000 retail locations in 13 countries, and online at www.ENOnation.com

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; a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St; and a new brewery/tasting room in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, AL, and now GA. Find us online at www.catawbabrewing.com