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.
SweetWater Second Helping IPA is back again as we settle into 2017, available on draft only. This beer has a very special backstory… a beer that is more that just hops and malts. The below article ran earlier this year when it was first released. If you have a minute, please read below, and watch the video…
Atlanta lost a great chef, Ryan Hidinger. This story starts with Ryan, who worked at local restaurant Muss & Turners, and his wife, Jen. The two shared aspirations of opening a restaurant of their own. The duo would hold weekend supper clubs to raise money for that dream.
A few years ago, Ryan was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic cancer and given just six months to live. Most people probably wouldn’t have blamed him for giving up. That’s not even close to what Ryan and his wife, Jen, did. The first step was getting the most aggressive treatment available. The next was to continue working towards make their restaurant, The Staplehouse, a reality.
The outpouring of support for Ryan led them (in part) to create The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit that offers financial assistance to restaurant and hospitality workers with similar hardships.
When SweetWater Brewery learned of the cause, there was no question of their desire to help. Working with Ryan, the SweetWater brewers designed a beer based on Hidinger’s favorite style- the imperial IPA. 100% of the profits from the sale of this beer goes to The Giving Kitchen. Not only is SweetWater donating, but also United Distributors, and the many Atlanta establishments selling SweetWater Second Helping IPA.
Whether or not you had the honor of meeting Ryan Hidinger, it is impossible not to be inspired by this desire to achieve his dream, and help others along with way. The world needs more people like him.
SweetWater Second Helping IPA is available on draft only in 2017. Your purchase will help give someone a second chance. Sometimes it’s not just a beer – it’s hope.
Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Juniper Berries)
Availability: Draft Only, 2017
Latest Return: January, 2017
Wicked Weed Coolcumber, a draft offering in the past, is now available in bottles as of today.
The beer is exactly as it sounds, a golden ale brewed with cucumber. Take our word for it – it really does smell and taste like cucumber. (Plus basil and juniper berries of course.) Face it, the South is hot. This beer is like air conditioning in a glass.
Summer in Carolina is a time when days grow long, life slows down, and friends draw near. Gardens burst with brisk basil and fresh cucumbers, fireflies illuminate the night sky, and warm days leave us lounging late, our glasses brimming with golden nectar. Summer in the South is best served cool.
Wicked Weed Coolcumber is a 12 ounce bottle offering.
Woodchuck June & Juice has joined the cider maker’s Out on a Limb Series. Each cider in the series is a one-off experiment, featuring everything from hops to hot peppers.
Woodchuck June & Juice welcomes the hot weather with a cider featuring juniper berries. If you have had gin or a gin cocktail before, you’ve tasted juniper. The berries have a piney flavor and hints of citrus.
The Cider Makers filled our custom extraction tank with juniper berries, rose petals, and orange peels, yielding a fresh botanical aroma. June & Juice has a refreshing semi-sweet apple taste with notes of juniper and citrus, a perfect alternative to your Friday night G&T!
Woodchuck June & Juice is a 12 ounce bottle offering, for a limited time. The Out on a Limb Series 6 pack holder is the same all year, so check the next of the bottle
New Belgium Botanical Imperial IPA is the latest entry in the brewery’s ongoing Hop Kitchen Series.
This draft only beer is an IPA brewed with Cascade, Sterling, Willamette hops, and a variety of garden grown botanicals, including basil, sage and juniper.
Then we intensified the citrusy, herbal and spicy hop flavors with a blast of essential oils from backyard botanicals basil, sage and juniper to create the freshest IPA around. A touch of dark caramel malt adds a nice cushiony bed to the sip before the beer transitions into a warming, dry finish. Taste the bounty of Botanical Imperial IPA.
New Belgium Botanical Imperial IPA is a draft only offering, in limited quantities across the brewery’s distribution network.
Availability: Draft Only
Release: March, 2016
8.5% ABV, 85 IBUs
Imperial Cabinet is a barrel-fermented farmhouse ale, inspired by the New Orleans Ramos Gin Fizz cocktail.
Since the cocktail uses gin, which has a strong botanical flavor, rosemary, lavender, juniper, and cubeb pepper were added to the boil along with dried orange blossoms. The beer’s tartness and acidity grew over the 10 months in barrels.
During the final weeks, orange peel, lemon zest, lime zest, and vanilla beans were added to the barrels.
Bruery Terreux Imperial Cabinet was fermented with a blend of both brewery’s mixed cultures used for wild fermentations.
Due to pathetic Texas laws, Bruery Terreux Imperial Cabinet will not be sold in Jester King’s home state. Bottles debuted in the Bruery tap room on October 30th.
Anderson Valley GT Gose expands the Boonville, California brewery’s gose lineup. You’ll recall Anderson Valley already has Blood Orange Gose, and regular Gose in package.
Anderson Valley GT Gose features lemongrass, lemon peel, juniper, and grains of paradise.
Reminiscent of a classic cocktail, our GT Gose showcases botanical flavors and aromas of lemon peel, juniper, lemongrass, and grains of paradise. With a juicy lemon-lime tartness and slightly peppery finish, we’ve given the gose style a unique spin that we’re sure you’ll enjoy.
Anderson Valley GT Gose will be available in 22oz bottles. There has already been limited draft availability.