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Catawba Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA heads to 5 states

Catawba Friki Tiki Pineapple

Catawba Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA debuts on “Friki Friday” (July 14th).

The brewery’s Morganton, North Carolina location is brewing up 30 barrel batches of specialty IPA. This month’s release is Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA, brewed with fresh pineapple juice.

Catawba Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA is a draft only offering, across the brewery’s 5 state distribution area.

Style: IPA (w/ Pineapple)
Availability: Draft only
Distribution: NC, SC, TN, AL, GA

Debut: 7/14/17

6.5% ABV

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Catawba HOPness IPA up next in cans

Catawba HOPness IPA

Catawba HOPness IPA debuts on Saturday May 20th.

This new year-round IPA features Citra and Cascade hops in the boil, and is 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.

Catawba HOPness IPA will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft in all 5 states currently apart for he brewery’s distigubiotn.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Cascade, Amarillo

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: NC, SC, TN, AL, GA
Debut: Late May, 2017

6.5% ABV, 60 IBUS

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Catawba Brewing now available throughout Georgia

Morganton, North Carolina based Catawba Brewing is now available statewide in Georgia. The brewery has signed a distribution deal with United Distributors.

Catawba has always had the goal of becoming a regional brewery, they have just needed the time to build up production. Over the past year, the brewery has added 11 new wholesalers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee. Catawba’s lineup can be found statewide in all those markets.

As for Georgia, resident drinkers can expect White Zombie, Mother Trucker, Farmer Ted, and Peanut Butter Jelly Time at the start of distribution. On premise accounts (bars, etc) can pick up Catawba’s lineup by summer, 2017.

“Georgia is an amazing mix of large cities and rural areas, but it seems everyone there shares a love of craft beer. We’ve had so many Georgians visit our NC tasting rooms. They enjoy what we do and wish Catawba products were available in their home state,” Billy Pyatt, Catawba Owner and CEO

Additionally, the brewery is adding dedicated sales representatives in all five markets this year.

Catawba Brewing was started by Billy Pyatt in 1999. The brewery boasts a 30 barrel Sprinkman brewhouse in downtown Morganton, plus a 7 barrel brewhouse in downtown Asheville.

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Drink your childhood. Grab a Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time is like drinking a piece of your childhood. If you haven’t tried it, you have another chance right now.

Brewed with raspberries and aged on peanuts, this beer should take you back to a simpler time. Before bills, acne breakouts, and hangovers. (That last one depends on how much of this nostalgia you take part in…) New for 2017, the beer is available in 16 ounce cans.

Does it taste like a sandwich? Pretty much. Brewing with peanut butter and the sugar blob that is jelly isn’t the greatest of ideas. The base beer is roasty brown ale, aged for weeks on fresh raspberries and peanuts. What makes this beer even more fun to drink, is the arc of flavor you get as it warms. Colder, this beer tastes like peanut butter. Warmer, more sticky jelly notes appear. Because Peanut Butter Jelly Time is a brown ale instead of a stout, it really is a smooth, childhood reminiscent, comfort beer.

When your mom packed a PB&J sandwich in your school lunchbox, the flavors all melded into pure comfort food by noon. Well, we recreated this childhood goodness in a beer! This light brown ale is brewed from five different grains and then aged for weeks on raspberries and roasted peanuts. Take a sip, let flavors mingle on your palate, and enjoy our PB&J in a glass. 

Catawba Peanut Butter Jelly Time! is available in 16oz cans in the tap room starting March 3rd, 2017. All of Catawba’s markets starting the week of March 6th.

Style: Brown Ale (w/ Raspberries, Peanuts)
Hops: Magnum, Fuggle
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
2017 Release: 3/3/17

5.75% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

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14 North Carolina Breweries Create Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Brews

14 North Carolina breweries got a shot at Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp recently. The group created two beers – The Headliner (Black Ale), and Carolina Dreamin (Red Wheatwine). The 14 breweries are:

Green Man, Highland, Asheville Brewing Company, Catawba Valley, Nantahala, Pisgah, Craggie, French Broad, Oyster House, Wedge Brewing Company, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Thirsty Monk Pub & Brewery, Heinzelmännchen Brewery, & Southern Appalachian Brewing.

Look for kegs at any one of these breweries starting now!