Hi-Wire Tropical Sour debuts at the brewery’s South Slope location in Asheville, North Carolina this weekend.
The wild ale program at Hi-Wire has constantly impressed us at Beer Street Journal. This new release is a “tropical” inspired oak-aged American wild ale, aged on fresh mango, pineapple, and guava.
Hi-Wire Tropical Sour will only be available in 750-milliliter bottles with no distribution at the brewery this weekend.
Hi-Wire Man Eater, the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery’s popular imperial IPA returns this month for another round 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 by February 9th. Full footprint distribution to follow shortly after.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Citra
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March 2017
Latest Return: February 2019
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Hi-Wire Hop Circus Tropical White IPA will lead off new “Hop Circus”, a year-round series of rotating India pale ales.
The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery has found great success with their Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale, as well as their hazy Hazy&Juicy&Hoppy&Fresh series of IPAs. Instead of departing too far from these hoppy successes, Hi-Wire is opting to tack on a rotating series of beer’s most popular style – the India pale ale.
Hi-Wire Hop Circus Tropical White IPA is the inaugural release in this “Hop Circus”, a white (wheat heavy) IPA. The “tropical’ is thanks to mango and pineapple fruit, plus a blast of white grape and citrus from Hallertau Blanc and Citra hops. “With the Hop Circus series, we get to meet in the middle by experimenting in the wide range of IPA styles, but keeping the beer at a more affordable price point,” says brewery co-owner Chris Frosaker.
Tropical White IPA, as well as all the Hop Circus releases, are available in 12-ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. One-Off Release.
Debut: September 2018
Hi-Wire Pink Drink, a fan favorite, will be available in cans for only the third time in September.
Previously a draft only favorite, Hi-Wire Pink Drink is a kettle soured wheat ale brewed with lemongrass and raspberries. The end result is a pink beer, thanks to the berries (the brewery compares it to beer’s version of pink lemonade). The brewery finally packaged this release for the first time in fall, 2016 and fans literally drank every last drop.
…an ultra crushable tart wheat ale with lemongrass & raspberries; simple, refreshing, & pink.
Hi-Wire Pink Drink is back in 16-ounce cans across the brewery’s southern distribution footprint in September.
Hi-Wire Horchata 10W-40, a dessert inspired edition of the brewery’s increasingly popular imperial stout is coming this weekend.
The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery debuted 10W-40 Imperial Stout, a coffee, chocolate, and vanilla a few years ago. It truly does pour like motor oil. Not long after, a barrel-aged edition debuted.
On July 7th, this “oil” line gains a horchata edition of the imperial stout. This edition features chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla beans, with a creaminess derived from lactose milk sugar.
This decadent stout boasts huge notes of fresh vanilla, amaretto, and cinnamon with an incredibly smooth and chocolatey finish.
Hi-Wire Horchata 10W-40 is a 16-ounce can offering, available in the taproom on July 7th at 12 pm. Limited distribution to follow.
Asheville, North Carolina based Hi-Wire Brewing already boasts two locations in one of the most visited beer towns in America. The state of North Carolina will soon be able to claim a third, this time in the city of Durham.
The “Durham Fun Zone” is expected to open by the end of 2018 at 800 Taylor Street. The 8,884 square foot space boasts 24 taps for Hi-Wire beers, as well as guest taps, and a plethora of games like shuffleboard, table tennis, and foosball tables.
While not a part of the initial build-out, space has been dedicated for a future pilot brewing system. This new construction is part of the Golden Belt campus in Durham, a 320,000 square foot facility that was once a textile and tobacco facility.
Currently, the brewery operates their original brewery in Asheville’s South Slope area, as well as their “Big Top” production facility less than a mile from city center.
The brewery currently expects the Durham Fun Zone to open in late October, barring any construction delays.