Catawba Brewing Co. Doubles Down on Pumpkin Beers in 2019

CVB-EDon16ozLabelonCanSHADOWCatawba Brewing Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it is shaking things up this fall by releasing two Pumpkin Ales – the brewery’s long-standing King Don’s Pumpkin Ale and the brand-new Emperor Don’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale – in early September 2019.

Named after “one of the original North Carolina brewers who created one of the first commercially available pumpkin beers,” King Don’s is a Pumpkin Ale brewed with “five separate barley varieties, fresh pumpkin, and an assortment of spices (cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove, nutmeg) to create its complex flavor profile.”  Coming in at just 5.5% ABV, King Don’s Pumpkin Ale is a “wonderfully smooth, orange-hued beer that sports a luscious, creamy foam head.”

Developed this year to take King Don’s “crown to the next level,” Emperor Don’s is an Imperial Pumpkin Ale that is just a “bigger, bolder, and more regal” variant of Catawba’s original Pumpkin Ale.  Rocking a bigger throne and ABV (7.8%), Emperor Don’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale is “everything you love about the King and more. After all, it’s good to be King, but it’s better to be Emperor.”

This year’s batches of King Don’s Pumpkin Ale and Emperor Don’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale both debuted at all Catawba Brewing Co. locations on September 6 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  King Don’s Pumpkin Ale is available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft while Emperor Don’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale is available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect to find both of these Limited Release brews at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina and throughout the rest of the brewery’s five state distribution footprint. Prost!

 

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Rising Sun Hazy IPA Returns to Catawba Brewing Co. Tasting Rooms on 4/20

CatawbaRisingSunCatawba Brewing Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Cloud Cover: Rising Sun Hazy IPA will roll in for a Limited Release on April 20 (4/20).

Originally introduced in 2018 as the inaugural canned release in Catawba’s Cloud Cover Series, Rising Sun is a Hazy India Pale Ale that features Citra hops in the whirlpool and a dry-hop with Amarillo, Citra, El Dorado and Mosaic.  This intense hop bill supplies Rising Sun (7.8% ABV, 43 IBUs) with a sensory profile filled with notes of “candied peach, ripe melon, lychee, strawberry, and resin.”

Rising Sun Hazy IPA will officially release in Catawba Brewing Co.’s Tasting Rooms on April 20, 2019 (a.k.a. 4/20).  This Limited Release offering will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft for as long as supplies last.  Like all Cloud Cover releases, Rising Sun is a taproom-only release that will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Rising Sun Hazy IPA from Catawba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Cloud Cover Series; April 20, 2019
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.8%
IBUs – 43
Featured Hops – Amarillo, Citra, El Dorado & Mosaic
Fun Fact – “Cloud Cover Series Hazy IPAs are cloudy, intensely hopped, hugely flavorful, and less bitter than their traditional West Coast counterparts. The series showcases juicy tropical fruit flavors and exotic fresh hop character that have made the New England-style IPA so revered among craft enthusiasts. The beer’s distinctive hazy orange glow is a product of brewing techniques and ingredients unique to the style, as is its soft, frothy mouthfeel. Each release in the Cloud Cover Series is named for a historic weather event in the Carolinas.”  
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – None. Only available in Catawba Brewing Co. tasting rooms

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Catawba Brewing Co. Warns of the Return of Deep State Baltic Porter

CatawbaDeepState2Catawba Brewing Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Deep State Baltic Porter will surface once again on November 2 for a Limited Release.

Known in some circles as Catawba Brewing Co.’s “most scandalous beer of all”, Deep State is a Baltic Porter that covertly obtains its “complexity from five specialty malts” – Pale, Munich II, Vienna, Crystal and Chocolate.  This robust malt bill yields a “full-flavored character . . . layered with rich malt, toffee, dark fruits, and a hint of roast.”  Coming in at a stealthy 7.2% ABV and 33 IBUs, Deep State is “a dangerously drinkable dark lager” that “finishes silky smooth.”

Deep State will first turn up at all Catawba Brewing Co. locations on November 2 and is expected to then hit distribution at or around that date.  You will be able to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly spots located in Alabama, North Carolina and throughout the rest of the brewery’s five state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Deep State Baltic Porter from Catawba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, November 2018
Style – Baltic Porter
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 33
Malts – Pale, Munich II, Vienna, Crystal & Chocolate
Hops – Magnum & Hallertau Mittlefrüh
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia
Beer Finder – http://catawbabrewing.com/beer-finder

Drum Circle Haze Slated to be Catawba Brewing’s First Distributed Hazy IPA

CatawbaDrumCircleCatawba Brewing Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Drum Circle Haze Double IPA will enter limited distribution in the Asheville market beginning on Saturday, July 21.

Releasing as the latest offering from Catawba Brewing’s Cloud Cover Series and its first Hazy IPA to see distribution, Drum Circle Haze DIPA is a liquid celebration of a long-standing Asheville tradition that sees “hundreds gather beneath Pritchard Park’s painted skies to partake in the spectacle that is the Drum Circle.” Brewed with a hop bill comprised of Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, El Dorado, Falconer’s Flight and Huell Melon hops, Drum Circle Haze DIPA (8.4% ABV) is an “unfiltered juice bomb” that pays “tribute to the players, the dancers, the hula-hoopers, the spectators, who collectively summon a hazy state of rhythmic transcendence.”

Drum Circle Haze DIPA will officially release in the Asheville market on July 21 and will hang around as long as supplies last.  For this Limited Release, Catawba is sending just 100 cases of 4-packs of 16 oz. cans to Asheville-area stores. This means that Catawba Brewing Co. is “holding back only 20 cases for [its] Asheville tasting rooms.”  This one is guaranteed to disappear with a quickness once it hits shelves, so mark those calendars now and plan accordingly if you wish to partake in the Drum Circle Haze.  Prost!

Vital Information for Drum Circle Haze DIPA from Catawba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Cloud Cover Series; July 21, 2018
Style – Double India Pale Ale (New England-style)
ABV – 8.4%
Featured Hops – Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, El Dorado, Falconer’s Flight & Huell Melon
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – Available exclusively in the Asheville, North Carolina area

Catawba Brewing’s Soulshine Kölsch Debuts as New Limited Release

CVB-Beer-Blocks_SShineCatawba Brewing Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Soulshine Kölsch, a special collaboration with Mountain Khakis of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will see a Limited Release beginning on Friday, June 29.

Soulshine Kölsch was developed by Catawba Brewing Co. and Mountain Khakis –  a brand “nationally renowned for its premium outdoor clothing and gear, ‘built for the mountain lifestyle'” – as a means of pursuing their “shared mission to protect lands and waterways, making connections between people and nature.”  A portion of the proceeds raised from the sale of this beer will go to benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy, “a nonprofit, community-based conservation organization that permanently conserves and manages land for public benefit in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina.”

As far as the beer itself, Soulshine Kölsch is a “light, crisp, refreshing German-style summer ale” that employs “traditional fermentation methods unique to the Kölsch style.”  With floral and earthy Noble hops – Magnum and Hallertau Mittelfrüh – balancing the pale malts, this approach ultimately yields a classic take on the Kölsch that “drinks like a fine German lager with hints of ale-type fruitiness.”

Soulshine Kölsch will officially release on June 29 and enter distribution shortly thereafter.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Catawba Brewing Co.’s five state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Soulshine Kölsch from Catawba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; arriving June 29, 2018
Style – Kölsch
ABV – 4.8% 
IBUs – 27
Malts – 2-Row Pale & White Wheat
Hops – Magnum & Hallertau Mittelfrüh
The Cause – A portion of all proceeds raised from the sale of Soulshine Kölsch will go to benefit Catawba Lands Conservancy
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://catawbabrewing.com/beer-finder

Catawba Brewing Begins Limited Release of Peach of Mind Peach Grisette

catawbapeachcan.jpgCatawba Brewing Co. (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially introduced Peach of Mind Peach Grisette as its latest Limited Release offering.

Brewed in recognition of Asheville Beer WeekPeach of Mind is a reinterpretation of the classic Grisette style that “also faithfully [honors the] Belgian tradition of infusing beer with local flavor.”  Built upon a base of flaked wheat, this harvest-time Session Beer “showcases the fruity esters of its farmhouse ale yeast strain” alongside “a late addition of fresh Carolina peaches.”  Weighing in at a refreshing 4.5% ABV, Peach of Mind comes together to be “a homegrown Grisette that captures the sweet, juicy essence of a peach, so you can savor the taste of summer in the South.”

Peach of Mind Peach Grisette officially released on June 1 as a part of the Asheville Beer Week festivities and will enter distribution any day now.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Catawba Brewing Co.’s five state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Peach of Mind Peach Grisette from Catawba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, June 2018
Style – Grisette
ABV – 4.5%
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Flaked Wheat, Crystal & Munich
Hops – Nugget & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Fresh Carolina peaches
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia
Beer Finder – http://catawbabrewing.com/beer-finder

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Catawba Brewing Co. Embraces Cinco de Mayo with Release of Carolina Del Norte

Sticker-whitebgCVB-CDNorteCatawba Brewing Co. (Morganton, North Carolina) has officially announced that Carolina Del Norte Mexican-style Lager will arrive on May 4 to serve as the brewery’s latest Limited Release offering.

Inspired by the “rich brewing history of our Southern Neighbor”, the brewers at Catawba Brewing Co. have crafted Carolina Del Norte to mimic the refreshing nature of the Vienna-style Lagers that are so popular in Mexico. They pulled this off by brewing a deep golden Mexican-style Lager that “has big Vienna malt character and noble hop aroma from Hallertau Mittelfrüh German hops.” Clocking in a just 5.5% ABV and 25 IBUs, Carolina Del Norte is an “easy-drinking cerveza [that celebrates] the intersection of North Carolina and Mexico – ‘a place of questionable geography, but undeniably inspired beer.'”

Carolina Del Norte will officially release on May 4 (a.k.a. the eve of Cinco de Mayo) with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect to find this Limited Release at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Catawba Brewing Co.’s five state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Carolina Del Norte from Catawba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; May 4, 2018
Style – Vienna-style Lager
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 25
Malts – 2-Row Pale, Vienna & Crystal
Hops – Magnum & Hallertau Mittelfrüh
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia
Beer Finder – http://catawbabrewing.com/beer-finder

Catawba Brewing to Re-Release Evening Joe Coffee Blonde Ale

Sticker-whitebgCVB-EJoeCatawba Brewing Co. (Morganton, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Evening Joe Coffee Blonde Ale on Friday, March 23.

After winning the People’s Choice Award for Catawba Brewing’s 2017 Passport Program, Passport Beer #16: Coffee Blonde will return in March under the name Evening Joe.  To create this fan-favorite Limited Release, the brewers at Catawba blend a light and crisp Cream Ale with cold-brewed Arabica coffee and natural vanilla flavor. This lovely combination results in a “liquid paradox [that looks] like your evening pint but drinks like your morning cup.”  Evening Joe clocks in at 5.7% ABV and 25 IBUs.

Evening Joe is scheduled to officially release on March 23 and will hang around through April.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Catawba Brewing Co.’s five state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Evening Joe Coffee Blonde Ale from Catawba Brewing Co. 

Release – Limited; March 23, 2017
Style – Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 25
Malts – 2-Row Pale & Vienna
Hops – Magnum & Cascade
Added Ingredients – Arabica coffee, natural vanilla flavor & lactose sugar
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia
Beer Finder – http://catawbabrewing.com/beer-finder

Catawba Brewing Co. Releases Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout

catawbaPBCSCatawba Brewing Co. (Morganton, North Carolina) recently announced that Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout has officially arrived as the latest release in the brewery’s Specialty Series.

With inspiration sourced from their “chocolate & beer pairings on the Asheville South Slope”, the folks at Catawba Brewing crafted Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout to be a “silky smooth stout . . . brewed with Chocolate Malts and Midnight Wheat, and conditioned on cacao nibs from a local boutique chocolate factory, whole roasted North Carolina peanuts, and Madagascar vanilla beans.”  Clocking in at an agreeable 5.4% ABV, the finished Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout comes together to be “a decadent liquid dessert that’s like a peanut butter cup in a glass.”

Having made its debut on Black Friday, November 24 at all Catawba Brewing Co. locations, Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout is now slated for distribution in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  Once fully released, you can expect to find this Specialty Series offering at craft beer establishments in Alabama, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Catawba Brewing’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout from Catawba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/Specialty, launches late-November 2017
Style – American Stout
ABV – 5.4%
IBUs – 52
Malts – Maris Otter Pale, Victory, Crystal, Chocolate, Midnight Wheat & Flaked Wheat
Hops – Magnum & East Kent Goldings
Added Ingredients – Locally-sourced cacao nibs, whole roasted North Carolina peanuts & Madagascar vanilla beans
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia

Deep State Baltic Porter Surfaces as Latest Catawba Brewing Limited Release

unnamed (63)Catawba Brewing Co. (Morganton, North Carolina) has announced that it will officially begin the limited release of Deep State Baltic Porter on Friday, November 3.

Originally brewed as Catawba Brewing’s Passport Beer #32, Deep State was developed as a closed-door experiment focused on the traditional Baltic Porter.  This offering stays true to style by employing bottom fermentation with lager yeast, but the brewery did add its own tweak by having the beer come in on the “more sessionable end of the ABV range for the style at 7.2 percent.” Those lucky enough to get their hands on Deep State will experience a “dangerously drinkable dark lager . . . layered with rich malt, toffee, dark fruits, and a hint of roast.”

Deep State Baltic Porter launches on November 3 and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering at select beer establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina and throughout the rest of Catawba Brewing Co.’s 5-state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Deep State Baltic Porter from Catawba Brewing Co.

Release – Limited; November 3, 2017
Style – Baltic Porter
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 33
Malts – Pale, Munich II, Vienna, Crystal & Chocolate
Hops – Magnum & Hallertau Mittlefrüh
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://catawbabrewing.com/beer-finder