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

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