Hi Wire Brewing

Asheville, North Carolina

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A tropical sour is coming in May: Hi-Wire Citra Gose

Hi-Wire Citra Gose

The Asheville, North Carolina based Hi-Wire Brewing’s specialty lineup has recently included stars like Pink Drink, 10W-40 Imperial Stout, and most recently Man Eater. In May, Hi-Wire Citra Gose will ease you into summer.

The tart gose is big on the tropical notes of Citra hops, which creates a floral sour wheat beer that is light on the bitterness.

Look for Hi-Wire Citra Gose in 16 ounce cans starting May 12th. Limited distribution to follow.

Style: Gose
Hops: Citra

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 5/12/17

4.2% ABV

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Hi-Wire Blackberry Sour releases April 1st

Hi-Wire Blackberry Sour

Hi-Wire Blackberry Sour joins the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s sour & wild lineup on April 1st.

18 months of fermentation were required to make Hi-wire Blackberry Sour, a blend of stainless steel, rye whiskey, red wine and North Carolina rum barrel ales.

Think blackberry jam, brett, and oak in this balanced and drinkable ale.

Hi-Wire Blackberry Sour can be purchased in 750ml bottles on Saturday, April 1st at the brewery’s South Slope location.

Style: American Wild/Sour Ale (w/ Blackberries. Barrel Aged. Rum. Rye Whiskey, Red Wine.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Debut: 4/1/17

8.2% ABV

Image: Hi-Wire Brewing

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So much citrus, now in cans. Meet Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater

Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA, is now in cans.

The hop headliners in this release are Amarillo, and Citra. Hopped at a rate of 3.5 pounds per barrel, this beer is full of citrus, floral notes and spice. In abundance we might add. You love bold imperial IPAs then but Hi-Wire Man Eater on your must have list.

Each sip starts with orange zest flavors that turn to a lingering floral finish with a touch of warming alcohol heat. Very bright, very spring-like. Just sit back, relax, and crank up some Hall & Oates.

Hi-Wire Man Eater is already available on draft and in 16 ounce cans in both of the brewery’s taprooms. Expect limited distribution to follow soon.

Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.

Debut: March, 2017

8.3% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

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Drink this every 3,000 miles. Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout

Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout

Expect this one to pour like motor oil. Meet Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout.

This decadent imperial stout is brewed with fresh vanilla beans, dark chocolate from Asheville local French Broad Chocolates, and Organic Dynamite Roasting Company coffee beans. The sum of the parts means one big decadent way to drink your dessert.

The beer truly delivers on flavor. Coffee, chocolate and vanilla in a big stout is heaven to us, but what we can’t get over is the branding. Sure it would be easy to find some creature from Greek mythology, or an obscure Shakespearian phrase, combine with some comic book art, and launch the beer. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. In this case, when we say this beer pours like motor oil, we have a can that follows suit. This release is just the start of something new for Hi-Wire Brewing.

…coffee accentuates the cocoa and adds slight roast to balance out the vanilla in this dessert beer.

Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout became available in 16 ounce cans starting January 6th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla Beans, Coffee)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 1/6/16

8% ABV

Posted in Distribution Expansion, Hi Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing adds Ohio

Asheville, North Carolina based Hi-Wire Brewing is adding distribution to the state of Ohio this month.

The brewery has tapped Premium Beverage Supply out of Columbus, Ohio to handle distribution.

“The launch of Ohio is an exciting new step for Hi-Wire and North Carolina made beer in general. Ohio is a top-five craft beer state, and its beer drinkers have more commonly been making Asheville a must-visit location. We are honored to be able to “export Asheville” to these amazing beer markets.” – Chris Frosaker Co-owner, Hi-Wire Brewing

Events are scheduled for Cleveland, Toledo, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Dayton, starting February 19th, and running through March 3rd.

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More amazing artwork from Hi-Wire Brewing in new 12 pack

Hi-Wire Collaboration Pack

Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing has been absolutely killing it with the artwork. Don’t believe us? See Hi-Wire 10W-40 Imperial Stout. Coming in February is some more awesome artwork, found in the Hi-Wire Collaboration 12-Pack. If you’ve ever used a can of spray paint, or stepped foot in the paint section of a hardware store, you’ll find something familiar with this branding.

It has been a while since Hi-Wire has been able to collaborate with other breweries, thanks to the time it has taken to get settled in with their new production facility. When time opened up on the production schedule, they opted to go big.

The mixed pack features Hi-Wire teamed up with NOLA Brewing, Holy City Brewing (Charleston, SC), and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (Richmond, VA), each creating three unique beers.

NOLA Brewing’s collaboration, Pimm’s Berliner Weisse, is based on the New Orlean’s favorite Pimm’s Cup drink. A Berliner Weisse brewed with juniper berries, orange peel, and cucumber. 4.2% ABV

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and Hi-Wire created Oatmeal Brown Ale, brewed with honey and black currants, 5% ABV.

Holy City co-owner Jeff Moreadith is a lover of lighter beers, as well as an Asheville resident. Together, they created Carolina Coastal Black Rye Lager using Seashore Black Rye, a malt grown outside Charleston, South Carolina.

The 12-pack will be rounded out with Hi-Wire’s flagship beers: Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPAHi-Wire Lager, and Hi-Wire Gose.

Look for Hi-Wire Collaboration 12-pack throughout the brewery’s entire distribution footprint in mid-February, 2017.

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Hi-Wire Wild Rye IPA launches with new Sour & Wild program

Hi-Wire Wild Rye IPA

Hi-Wire Wild Rye IPA launches with the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s new Sour and Wild program this weekend. Additionally they will be launching Hi-Wire Sour Blonde Ale  at the same bottle release event. A year ago, Hi-Wire brewing began transitioning their South Slope Specialty Brewery into a exclusively sour and wild program. Wild Rye IPA is one of the first two sour beers to hit the shelves since the transition.

The Wild Rye IPA is a lively, tropical India Pale Ale blending rye spice, dank mango, and pine notes from American hops, with the rustic character of house brett. Aged for 6 months before being bottle conditioned, this wild ale has a medium body that finishes with a soft bitterness and lasting notes of tropical fruit & funk.

Wild Rye IPA will be available at the brewery’s bottle release event during the official launch of their Sour and Wild Ale program at the South Slope Specialty location on November 19th. Following the bottle release event, Sour Blonde Ale and Wild Rye IPA will hit shelves within Hi-Wire Brewing’s 4 state distribution on November 21st.

Style: American Wild Ale
Availability:
Bottles
Release: 
November 2016

6.75%

Additional Note: The brewery also offers a VIP membership called the RingMaster’s club that allows access to limited and special release bottles, along with many other perks. For more info check out the club here.