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.
Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse will join last year’s insanely popular Watermelon Gose in the brewery’s seasonal category this year.
The brewing team in Athens, Georgia has a penchant for lower alcohol by volume beers and kettle souring. Two instances you will see more of over the coming coming months. If you ask us, that’s why they are so good at day drinking
Sweet tea and golf are southern staples; easily the inspiration for Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse. The tea is courtesy of Maya Tea in Tucson, Arizona.
Terrapin T-Time Berliner Weisse will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft starting in Spring, 2017.
New Belgium Tartastic, a new fruited sour is now hitting shelves.
Recently, a new draft-only, kettle soured beer – Fruit Fly, started hitting taps nationally. Additionally, other notables like La Folie and Transatlantique Kriek hit shelves again. You don’t need us to to tell you, New Belgium’s sour and wild ale game is strong.
New Belgium Tartastic is a sour ale brewed with lemon and ginger (Which sounds both tart, and clean and fresh tasting.)
A refreshing Sour Ale with the lip-tingling sweet and sour flavors of juicy lemon and ginger.
New Belgium Tartastic is a 12 ounce bottle, draft offering.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: Late November, 2016
Three Taverns Sour Asylum 2 is back in action for the season, and for the first time – cans. This sour is basically Thanksgiving dinner in your mouth.
The Decatur, Georgia based brewery kicked off the Sour Asylum Series with Sour Asylum 1, a Lactobacillus kettle soured beer fermented with the brewery’s house lager yeast.
The second edition took that beer a step further with the addition of cranberry juice, cinnamon and clove. A perfect Thanksgiving sour beer. They call it “Cranberry Sauced” for a reason.
At this point, Three Taverns is at capacity. This is preventing them from putting another release into full production right now. With what little time they have to spare, the brewery is launching a taproom only series of can releases.
Cranberry Sauced is the second in our new series of lacto-fermented sour ales. Spiced with cranberry juice, cinnamon, and clove in the fermenter, and balanced by a pleasing acidity from the lactobacillus strain added to the kettle, this unique beer is your perfect companion to the Thanksgiving season.
Three Taverns Sour Asylum 2 is on tap the brewery starting today, September 1st. You’ll find it on tap in market in October.
Latest Return: November, 2016
Westbrook Whiskey Sour Weisse Weisse Baby is now available. A new spin on the brewery’s berliner weisse.
The creation Westbrook Whiskey Sour Weisse Weisse Baby requires lemons. Bourbon barrels. And more lemons (besides the base berliner weisse).
Stop! Commence the sippin’ Westbrook is back with a brand new invention with this not-so-traditional twist on our German-style Berliner Weisse. We take our regular Weisse Weisse Baby base beer and age in in bourbon barrel, then infuse it with fresh lemons before bottling.
Other iterations of Weisse include Lemon Coconut, and upcoming Blueberry. Westbrook Whiskey Sour Weisse Weisse Baby is a 22 ounce bottle release.
Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava is the next iteration in the “Athena” lineup.
The brewery launched with Athena, a kettle soured wheat beer, aka berliner weisse a few years ago. In February, 2016 the Athens, Georgia based brewery released the first canned Athena Paradiso, brewed with tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry. Creature Comforts tells Beer Street Journal that it was the most expensive recipe they’ve ever made.
In August, Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will join the seasonal lineup.
“Athena Paradiso is a beautifully refreshing beer. The passion fruit and guava flavors transport you to a tropical paradise during these hot summer months.” – David Stein, Co-founder & head brewer
Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava will be an extremely limited release in 12 ounce cans and draft. Note, the can will sport the same red Paradiso branding as the February release.
The brewery will host a can release tour at the brewery in Athens on August 26th. Cans hit the market in both Athens and Atlanta that week.
New Belgium Fruit Fly, a new interpretation of the berliner weisse style, is hitting taps now.
The base beer gets its tartness from Lactobacillus bacteria, aged in stainless steel. The beer is then dry-hopped with Citra hops. During fermentation, New Belgium Fruit Fly is blended with 800 pounds of tropical passion fruit.
Last year, our Pilot Brewers were challenged with creating a few stainless steel sour recipes featuring our proprietary lacto blending process and beautifully tart house lacto strain. While all recipes were great we felt the Passionfruit Citra Sour just killed it.” – Andrew Emerton, New Belgium Specialty Brand Manager
New Belgium Fruit Fly is a draft only, specialty release across the brewery’s national network.
Debut: August, 2016