Hi-Wire Brewing Stuns with Limited Release of Raspberry WOW!

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Raspberry WOW! on Friday, October 9.

Specifically crafted for those times when “life calls for more,” Raspberry WOW! is an Imperial Wheat Ale that marries “a strong wheat backbone” with 15 pounds of raspberries per barrel. Coming in at 9% ABV, Raspberry WOW! “finishes way too clean for its own good.”

Raspberry WOW! drops at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Asheville taprooms and online beer shop on October 9 and is scheduled to hit the brewery’s full distribution and Durham and Knoxville taprooms shortly after that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Raspberry WOW! from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited/Specialty; October 9, 2020
Style – Imperial Wheat Ale/Wheatwine
ABV – 9%
Added Ingredients – 15 lbs. of raspberries per barrel
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://hiwirebrewing.com/find-our-beer/


Festbier Joins Hi-Wire Brewing’s Local Lager Series

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will continue its Local Lager Series, “a lineup featuring some of [the brewery’s] favorite lager styles while utilizing North Carolina-sourced ingredients,” with the mid-September release of Festbier.

Crafted to be the “more quaffable, easy-drinking version of the brewery’s 2016 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winning Zirkusfest Oktoberfest,” Festbier is an Oktoberfest-style Lager “brewed with Ursprung Fest Malt from North Carolina’s Epiphany Craft Malt.” Coming in at 5.8% ABV, Festbier is a “crisp and pleasant lager [that] has a balanced malt character with an aroma reminiscent of fresh-baked bread.”

Festbier is available now at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Asheville and Durham taprooms and online beer shop, and it will soon hit the brewery’s Knoxville location and full distribution area. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Festbier from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited/Local Lager Series; September 18, 2020
Style – Festbier
ABV – 5.8%
Featured Malt – Ursprung Fest Malt from Epiphany Craft Malt
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://hiwirebrewing.com/find-our-beer/

Hi-Wire Brewing Brings the Decadence with Limited Release of Triple Chocolate 10W-40

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Triple Chocolate 10W-40 Imperial Stout in early September 2020.

Dropping as the newest offering to come out of Hi-Wire Brewing’s “sweet lineup of over-the-top imperial stouts,” Triple Chocolate 10W-40 is an Imperial Stout featuring additions of cocoa powder, cacao nibs, chocolate malt, vanilla and lactose. Weighing in at 8% ABV, Triple Chocolate 10W-40 is “just dripping with dark, delicious decadence, and it’s begging for some fireside sipping.”

Triple Chocolate 10W-40 is available now at Hi-Wire Brewing’s Asheville and Durham taprooms and online beer shop, and it will soon hit the brewery’s Knoxville location and full distribution area. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Triple Chocolate 10W-40 from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited/10W-40 Series; early September 2020
Style – Imperial Stout
ABV – 8%
Added Ingredients – Cocoa powder, cacao nibs, chocolate malt, vanilla & lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://hiwirebrewing.com/find-our-beer/

Hi-Wire Brewing’s Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager Makes Seasonal Return

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of its award-winning Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager in early August 2020.

Awarded a Gold Medal in the German-style Märzen Category at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, Zirkusfest is a traditional Märzen that uses Munich malt to provide “upfront biscuity and honey flavors that fade into a dry finish.” Coming in at 6% ABV, Zirkusfest “boasts all the flavors one wants in a rich Oktoberfest lager without the heavy finish.”

Zirkusfest is available now at Hi-Wire’s Asheville and Knoxville taprooms and online beer shop, and it will soon hit the brewery’s Durham taproom and full distribution area. You can expect to find this Seasonal release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Virginia. Prost!

Vital Information for Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Seasonal; August – October 2020
Style – Märzen/Oktoberfest
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 25
Featured Malts – Munich
Hops – Hallertau Tradition
Yeast – German Lager
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://hiwirebrewing.com/find-our-beer/

Hi-Wire Brewing Sends Cryo DIPA Out for Limited Release

Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release Cryo Double IPA in mid-July 2020.

Developed to showcase “pioneering [cryo hop] technology from Yakima Chief Hops,” Cryo is a “big sticky” Double India Pale Ale “brewed with Citra hops and Cascade cryo pellets.” Coming in at 9% ABV, Cryo Double IPA has “very dank and tropical hop notes with the firm bitterness one needs to back up distinctive melon, grapefruit, and sweet citrus flavors.”

Cryo Double IPA debuted at Hi-Wire’s Asheville taproom locations and in its online store on July 17, and is scheduled to hit all other Hi-Wire locations and full distribution in the coming days. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky. Prost!

Vital Information for Cryo Double IPA from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited; July 17, 2020
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 9%
Featured Hops – Cascade Cryo & Citra
Fun Fact – Cryo Hops® are “the concentrated lupulin of whole-leaf hops” and are “designed to provide intense hop flavor and aroma… without introducing astringent flavors or vegetative material,” according to Yakima Chief Hops.
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Online Beer Shop – https://shop.hiwirebrewing.com/
Distribution – Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio & Kentucky

Hi-Wire Brewing Gets Seriously Fruity with Release of Pineapple Orange Coconut Sour Smoothie

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will continue its Sour Smoothie Series with the Limited Release of Pineapple Orange Coconut Sour Smoothie on May 8.

Inspired by the infamous Soggy Dollar Bar Painkiller cocktail, Pineapple Orange Coconut Sour Smoothie is a Sour Ale “packed full of pineapple, orange, and coconut with just the right amount of sweetness from vanilla and lactose.”  Weighing in at 5.5% ABV, Pineapple Orange Coconut Sour Smoothie is a “sunshine sipper . . . loaded with 100 lbs per barrel of tropical fruit.”

4-packs of 16 oz. cans of Pineapple Orange Coconut Sour Smoothie are available for nationwide shipping (in states where legal) on Hi-Wire Brewing’s online store and local delivery and curbside pickup at Hi-Wire Brewing locations (Asheville now, Durham and Knoxville soon). This Limited Release is also expected to enter limited distribution soon, and you can expect to find it available for a limited time at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky. Prost!

Vital Information for Pineapple Orange Coconut Sour Smoothie from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited/Sour Smoothie Series; May 8, 2020
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 5.5% 
Added Ingredients – Pineapple, orange, coconut, vanilla & lactose
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Online Beer Shop – https://shop.hiwirebrewing.com/

Distribution – Limited; Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio & Kentucky

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Hi-Wire Brewing Introduces Pink Lemonade Sour Session Ale

HiWirePinkLemonadeHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Pink Lemonade Sour Session Ale in early April 2020.

Crafted to bring “the lemonade stand right to your door . . . while you’re stuck inside,” Pink Lemonade Sour Session Ale is a Fruited Sour Ale brewed with raspberries, lemon peel, and lemongrass.  Coming in at an “incredibly crushable and refreshing” 4.2% ABV, Pink Lemonade Sour Session Ale features “raspberry fruit sweetness . . . balanced with just the right amount of lemony zip from lemon peel and nostalgic candied-lemon aromas from lemongrass.”

6-packs of 12 oz. cans of Pink Lemonade Sour Session Ale are available now for nationwide shipping (in states where legal) on Hi-Wire Brewing’s online store and local pickup at Hi-Wire Brewing locations (Asheville now, Durham and Knoxville soon). This Limited Release is also expected to enter distribution soon, and you can expect to find it at craft beer-friendly establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky. Prost!

Vital Information for Pink Lemonade Sour Session Ale from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited; April 2020
Style – Fruited Sour Ale
ABV – 4.2%
Added Ingredients – Raspberries, lemon peel & lemongrass
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio & Kentucky

Hi-Wire Brewing Begins Limited Release of Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom is available now for a limited time in the brewery’s online shop. 

Beyond the ingredients featured in its very self-explanatory name, Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom is a Sour Brown Ale that has gained further depth by having “rested for one year on a mix of bourbon and wine barrels before being bottle conditioned.”  This treatment and the added ingredients provide Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla and Cardamom (6.34% ABV) with “aromas of sweet baked pastries and fruit loopy cardamom citrus . . . brought to life by sweet vanilla, slight amaretto, and dark malt flavors.”

750ml bottles of Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom ($18 each) are available now for nationwide shipping (in states where legal) on Hi-Wire Brewing’s online store “and will be available starting Thursday, April 2, for pickup and delivery at Hi-Wire Brewing Big Top (Asheville) & Hi-Wire Brewing Durham from 12-8 PM and at Hi-Wire Brewing Knoxville soon.”  Prost!

Vital Information for Sour Brown Aged on Vanilla & Cardamom from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited; April 2, 2020
Style – Sour Brown Ale
ABV – 6.34%
Featured Ingredients – Vanilla & cardamom
Treatment – “Rested for one year on a mix of bourbon & wine barrels before being bottle conditioned”
Brewer’s Note – “Pair with pistachios, dog pets, & chilly spring evenings for maximum taste”
Availability – 750ml bottles ($18 each)
Online Store – https://shop.hiwirebrewing.com/

Hi-Wire Brewing Teams up with Three Legendary Breweries for 2020 Collaboration 12-pack

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will release the 2020 installment of its Collaboration 12-pack, a Limited Release mixed pack that includes beers brewed with Ninkasi Brewing Company (Eugene, Oregon), Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) and New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado), in mid-January.

The annually released Hi-Wire Brewing Collaboration 12-Pack (a.k.a. the Spray Paint Collaboration 12-Pack) never disappoints and is always highly sought-after, but this year’s has gone next level by featuring the following three offerings brewed with true legends in the craft beer industry (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Almost West IPA | Collaboration with Ninkasi Brewing Company – Let it be known that Ninkasi Brewing Company is one of the best IPA producers in the country, period. Together with the hop wizards themselves, Hi-Wire Brewing sought to blur the line between Northwest and Northeast IPAs by blending a higher bitterness and balanced malt character with the experience of a hazy IPA. Almost West IPA (6.8% ABV), dry-hopped with Citra, BRU-1, Amarillo, and Zappa supported by Imperial’s “Juice” Organic Yeast, was born from this blending of worlds. Spritely tangerine citrus peel, lemon-lime, tart passion fruit, peach flesh, and sweet cherry are just a few characteristics present in this kaleidoscope of hop goodness.
  • Intercontinental Contemporary Pilsner | Collaboration with Cigar City Brewing – The famed Cigar City Brewing made the trip up to Asheville next, but the beer-centric journey did not stop there. A shared love of lagers and pilsners was the bottom line in their partnership with Hi-Wire and the resulting carbonated passport. Intercontinental Contemporary Pilsner (5% ABV) brings together hops from around the globe – South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S. – then melds them with North Carolina-grown heirloom corn and German malt. A subtly toasted cornbread character and creamy mouthfeel from the malt and Jimmy Red Corn tie together the aromas of tropical fruit, guava, and honeydew from whirlpool hop additions.
  • Belgian Stout | Collaboration with New Belgium Brewing – If the name does not give it away, New Belgium Brewing was founded on traditional Belgian ales, and Hi-Wire Brewing teamed up with their brewers to pay homage to that classic style. Belgian Stout (7% ABV) is not a bold and roasty American-style stout simply brewed with Belgian yeast. The recipe was designed as a proper nod to the Belgian-style, and it all started with the grain bill. Briess’ Midnight Wheat and Epiphany Craft Malt’s Brewer’s Breakfast Malt lend a subtle grain body while Ruby Malt also from the North Carolina-based Epiphany provides notes of plum, fig, and dark fruit. Additions of orange to the base create a classy ale reminiscent of a chocolate orange while star anise adds a whiff of botanical liqueur and soft licorice. Imperial’s Napoleon Belgian Yeast’s high attenuation leaves this beer extremely dry allowing for a pleasant orange twang mixed with smoky cloves on the finish.

**The Collaboration 12-pack will include four 12 oz. cans of each of the beers listed above.**

The Collaboration 12-pack is hitting shelves now and will hang around only as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans available at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky. Prost!

 

Hi-Wire Brewing Introduces S’mores Porter as Newest Seasonal

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that S’mores Porter will join the brewery’s Seasonal lineup in January 2020.

Developed to capture the comfort one finds when enjoying the “campfire treat” of the same name, S’mores Porter is an American Porter brewed with chocolate, fresh vanilla, and cinnamon.  Weighing in at 6% ABV, the “sweet and creamy” S’mores Porter is the “perfect cozy weather companion with its notes of graham cracker from Golden Naked Oats and Chocolate Malts.”

S’mores Porter will debut on January 1 and is scheduled to stick around through March 2020.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky. Prost!

Vital Information for S’mores Porter from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Seasonal; January – March 2020
Style – American Porter
ABV – 6%
Added Ingredients – Chocolate, vanilla & cinnamon
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio & Kentucky