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.
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 IPA, Hi-Wire Lager, and Hi-Wire Gose.
Look for Hi-Wire Collaboration 12-pack throughout the brewery’s entire distribution footprint in mid-February, 2017.
Oskar Blues The Wolf and the Lamb, a new collaboration with NOLA Brewing Company, launches in the Louisiana market this week.
The team created a “double” pilsner-style beer, brewed with pilsner malt, and Czech Agnes and Styrian Wolf hops.
Crisp and spicy aromas dotted with floral, sage-like undertones of berries, pineapple, and citrus. A slightly bready medium bodied lager flavor continues the European hop onPilsslaught with more herbal and spicy fruity character.
The artwork for Oskar Blues The Wolf and the Lamb is a custom piece created in the spirit of the New Orleans Jazz Fest by legendary artist J Pierrel.
This partnership marks Oskar Blues one-year anniversary in the Louisiana market. Available in 12 ounce cans in Colorado as well.
Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: Week of 4/20/16
Special edition “The Wolf and the Lamb” signed and numbered giclee prints will be available from J. Pierre on 100lb hot press paper at the following events
–Avenue Pub 4/20 (Wednesday) @ 4:20pm
-The Bulldog Uptown 4/20 (Wednesday) @ 7pm
-World of Beer Warehouse District 4/21 (Thursday) @ 7pm
-Howlin Wolf 4/23 (Saturday) @ 8pmPiklspils
-Maison on Frenchmen St. 4/24 (Sunday) @ 8pm
Nola Brewing (New Orleans, LA) is tackling the rest of the state of Florida. The brewery has inked a deal with Brown Distributing.
Nola’s beers have been available in the Florida panhandle for a while now. Craft beer fans in the Sunshine State have been urging for more Nola.
Rebirth Pale Ale, Hopitoulas IPA, MECHA Imperial IPA and Irish Channel Stout are among the launch beers. 7th Street Wheat will arrive in summer, 2015.
A witty name for a hoppy beer has gotten NOLA Brewing Co. stuck in a lawsuit. Toho Co. Ltd. is claiming that NOLA’s MechaHopzilla that was released last year infringes on currently held trademarks.
The lawsuit covers not only the name but also the image that appears on the can (seen above). According to Trademarkia.com, NOLA applied for a trademark for the name before selling the beer for the first time in 2012.