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

Hi-Wire Brewing Adds Go Getter Low Calorie IPA to Year-Round Portfolio

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Go Getter Low Calorie IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup at the start of 2020.

Developed to be an ideal option for the calorie-conscious hophead, Go Getter is an American India Pale Ale that “boasts notes of tropical fruit, melon, and citrus from juicy American hops along with low bitterness at an easy-drinking 4% ABV.”  Coming in at just 100 calories (per 12 oz. serving), the “crisp and refreshing” Go Getter may be “low in calories but certainly does not lack in flavor.”

Go Getter Low Calorie IPA is scheduled to officially launch on January 1, 2020.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at 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 Go Getter Low Calorie IPA from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Year-Round; launching January 2020
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
Calories – 100 (per 12 oz. serving)
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio & Kentucky

Hi-Wire Brewing Sends Raspberry Mocha Strongman Out for a Limited Release

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that the Limited Release of Raspberry Mocha Strongman Coffee Milk Stout will begin in early November 2019.

Arriving as a fun new variant on Hi-Wire Brewing’s favorite Seasonal offering – Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, Raspberry Mocha Strongman is a Milk Stout brewed with raspberries, cocoa nibs from French Broad Chocolates, and cold-extracted coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co.  Weighing in at 5.3% ABV, the dynamic Raspberry Mocha Strongman promises to be “roasty, . . . chocolatey, . . . fruity, sweet and creamy.”

Raspberry Mocha Strongman officially released in Hi-Wire’s Asheville Taprooms on November 1 and is hitting distribution now.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft 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!

Vital Information for Raspberry Mocha Strongman from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited; November 2019
Style – Milk Stout
ABV – 5.3%
Added Ingredients – Raspberries, cocoa nibs from French Broad Chocolates & cold-extracted coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co.
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio & Kentucky

Hi-Wire Brewing Releases North Carolina-themed Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will introduce Mountains to Sea, a collaboration 12-pack featuring beers brewed with New Anthem Beer Project (Wilmington, North Carolina), Wooden Robot Brewery (Charlotte, North Carolina) and Trophy Brewing Co. (Raleigh, North Carolina), during the third week of October 2019.

Compiled to be a “celebration of breweries from across the state of North Carolina, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Coast of North Carolina,” Mountains to Sea is a variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans that includes the following collaboration brews featuring New Anthem Beer Project, Wooden Robot Brewery and Trophy Brewing Co. (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s press release):

  • Mountains to Sea with New Anthem Beer Project | Porter brewed with Figs & Molasses
  • Mountains to Sea with Wooden Robot Brewery | Throwback I.P.A. hopped with Idaho 7, Mosaic, Amarillo, & Centennial
  • Mountains to Sea with Trophy Brewing | Rye Pilsner brewed with Riverbend & Epiphany Malt

The Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack includes four 12 oz. cans of each beer listed above.  This new variety pack is rolling out now and you can expect to find it at craft beer-focused establishments located within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky. Due to the limited nature of this release, the Mountains to Sea Collaboration 12-pack will not be stocked at any of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taproom locations.  Prost!

Hi-Wire Brewing Expands Distribution to Alabama

hi-wire-brewing.pngHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it has partnered with Alabama Crown Distributing Co. so that it can begin distribution in the entire state of Alabama in mid-October 2019.

Established in 2013, Hi-Wire Brewing is a fast-growing brewery that has built itself a solid reputation by “producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA.” The brewery has since grown to consist of four locations: the Big Top Production Facility & Taproom and the original South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom, both located in Asheville, North Carolina; Hi-Wire Brewing at Golden Belt in Durham, North Carolina; and their first out-of-state Taproom in Knoxville, Tennessee. Hi-Wire Brewing beers are available in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, and now the great state of Alabama.

Hi-Wire Brewing will launch in Alabama with their “entire portfolio, including year-round, seasonal, and specialty beer offerings.”  To ensure that the Alabama craft beer community is properly introduced to their offerings, Hi-Wire Brewing’s owners and sales team will host a “variety of tap takeovers, beer pairings and other specialty events” at the following locations during the third week of October:

Birmingham
Mobile
Montgomery
  • Tuesday, October 15 – Pies & Pints (7216 Eastchase Parkway | Suite D-31 | Montgomery, AL 36117)
  • Wednesday, October 16 – The Hound (124 Tichenor Ave | Auburn, AL 36830)
Huntsville

With Alabama Crown Distributing Co. handling all distribution responsibilities, the beers of Hi-Wire Brewing will begin hitting craft beer shelves and taps throughout the state of Alabama on Tuesday, October 15.  If you cannot make it out to any of the events listed above, just swing by your favorite craft beer-friendly establishment in Alabama to grab a pack or pint so that you can get acquainted with Hi-Wire Brewing’s tasty offerings.  Prost!

 

 

Hi-Wire Brewing Bids Farewell to Summer with Limited Release of Pink Drink

HiWire_PinkDrink_High_Res-402x1030 (1)Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that Pink Drink will return for its annual Limited Release on Friday, September 6.

Created to be the ideal “end of summer treat,” Pink Drink is a kettle-soured Wheat Ale that possesses the “the perfect balance of raspberry fruit sweetness & fresh candied-lemon aroma from lemongrass.”  Clocking in at an “ultra-crushable” 4.2% ABV, Pink Drink is “simple, refreshing, & pink. Enough said.”

The 2019 batch of Pink Drink will debut at all Hi-Wire Brewing taproom locations on September 6 and distribution is scheduled to follow shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this Specialty Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Kentucky.  Prost!

Vital Information for Pink Drink from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Limited/Specialty; early September 2019
Style – Kettle Sour Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 5
Added Ingredients – Lemongrass & raspberries
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio & Kentucky

 

Hi-Wire Brewing & Oskar Blues Collaborate on Haze-Sesh IPA

HiWireOskarBlues.pngHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Haze-Sesh, a special collaboration project with Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colorado | Brevard, North Carolina), on Friday, April 19.

Inspired by the craft beer community’s current “haze craze”, Haze-Sesh is a Hazy Session India Pale Ale double dry-hopped with Cashmere and Wataku hops.  This hop bill lends the beer “notes of lemon-lime, tropical fruit, and melon from the Wataku [while] Cashmere hops give this crushable beer a bright and juicy citrus punch.”  Coming in at just 4.9% ABV, Haze-Sesh is the perfect beer to help you ease into the warmer temperatures of spring.

Haze-Sesh releases on April 19 and will hang around as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans at select craft beer establishments located within Hi-Wire’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Haze-Sesh Hazy Session IPA from Hi-Wire Brewing & Oskar Blues Brewery

Release – Limited; April 19, 2019
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.9%
Featured Hops – Cashmere & Wataku
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee & Ohio

Hi-Wire Brewing Releases 2019 Collaboration 12-Pack

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will release the 2019 edition of its always popular Collaboration Mixed 12-Pack in mid-January.

Back for its third straight year, the Collaboration Mixed 12-Pack is a project that attempts to “connect the dots between some of [Hi-Wire’s] favorite breweries and their fans while creating beers that blend the different styles and philosophies of each brewery.”  The packaging for each collaboration beer features “a vintage ‘spray paint’ can inspired design which represents the kaleidoscope of ideas and recipes created within the collaborations.”

This year’s collaborations are as follows (official descriptions sourced from Hi-Wire Brewing’s press release):

  • Hoppy Pilsner | Collaboration with Rhinegeist Brewery – A common thread among our collaboration 12-pack for 2019 is the ‘beer first’ philosophy of the participating breweries. Rhinegeist Brewery out of Cincinnati, Ohio stays true to this sentiment by creating solid, drinkable beers and brewing a lot of them. For this classic Hoppy Pilsner we used triticale malt from Epiphany Craft Malt here in North Carolina. The hybrid of wheat and rye in this malt varietal imparts a pleasant mouthfeel and grainy backbone to let the tropical citrus, passionfruit and pine notes from Vic Secret, Montueka, and Ella hops shine.  (5.5% ABV)
  • Blonde Brunch Stout | Collaboration with Revelry Brewing Co. – Revelry Brewing likes to play with creative ingredients and recipes at their brewery in Charleston, South Carolina. With this collab our objective was simple: create a brunch-worthy stout without utilizing darker stout malts with an ABV low enough to take you from breakfast well into the late afternoon. Cacao nibs lends notes of roasty chocolate, fresh vanilla creates a creamy mouthfeel, while naturally processed Monte Crisol Costa Rican coffee from Asheville’s High Noon Coffee Roasters adds a soothing and distinct coffee character with notes of blueberry and lemon. (4.8% ABV)
  • No Coast IPA | Collaboration with Monday Night Brewing – Our collaboration with Monday Night Brewing out of Atlanta, Georgia represents the melding of two IPA worlds and we think that’s a good thing, probably. No Coast IPA is brimming with stone fruit, tangerine zest, and juicy tropical hop character balanced by a creamy mouthfeel. All the while, this hazy straw colored ale pays homage to the piney wheat and bitter character of a classic west coast IPA. It’s not east coast. It’s not west coast. It’s no coast. (6.7% ABV)

The beers above will enter full distribution in mid-January with limited availability in the Collaboration Mixed 12-pack of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect to find these brews at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. Prost!

Hi-Wire Brewing Establishes Rotating Gose Series

Hi-Wire-BrewingHi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, North Carolina) has officially announced that it will be reinventing its popular Hi-Wire Gose offering by launching a rotating year-round Gose Series with the release of Citra Gose on Thursday, December 6.

Here to serve as a creative playground that will allow Hi-Wire’s brewers to “experiment with different flavor combinations to better reflect each season of this typically ‘summery’ style”, the brewery’s newly established Gose Series will introduce itself this month with the release of Citra Gose (4.2% ABV).  This hop-centric riff on the style takes a “tart, balanced, and refreshing” Gose base and blends it “perfectly with the citrus and tropical fruit notes of Citra hops creating an extremely aromatic and floral sour wheat beer with no bitterness.”

Citra Gose officially releases on December 6 and will be available for a limited time.  You can expect to find this Rotating Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located within Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Ohio. Prost!

Vital Information for Citra Gose from Hi-Wire Brewing

Release – Rotating/Gose Series, launching December 6, 2018
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.2%
Featured Hops – Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee & Ohio