Asheville Brewing Company

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Asheville Lemon Space Dog, for a zesty summer

Asheville Lemon Space Dog

Asheville Lemon Space Dog is available in cans for the first time. The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery is kicking off their summer in a space-y way.

The base beer in Asheville Lemon Space Dog is a wheat beer, featuring newer strains of hops like Lemondrop. The result is a beer with a strong citrusy and zesty aroma.

“Lemon Space Dog’s smooth lemon flavor makes this a welcome and crushable summer brew,” – Pete Langheinrich, Asheville Brewing Company head brewer.

Asheville Lemon Space Dog is available in 12 ounce cans and draft wherever the brewery is sold, until September. (or it sells out.)

Style: Wheat Beer
Hops: Lemondrop

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Debut: June, 2016

5.3% ABV, 13 IBUs

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Asheville Brewing Love Ninja kicks in January 1st

Asheville Brewing Love Ninja

Asheville Brewing Love Ninja kicks off 2016 on January 1st.

This seasonal ninja is a porter brewed with lactose (a milk porter), plus additions of vanilla beans, strawberries, and cocoa powder from French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, North Carolina.

“The aroma is fantastic,” says Scott Stuhr, lead cellar man at Asheville Brewing Company. “This beer smells like strawberry-chocolate cake. The aroma will knock your head off.”

Asheville Brewing Love Ninja is a 22 ounce bottles offering, that follows December’s Ninjabread Man.

Style: Milk Porter (w/ Strawberries, Chocolate, Vanilla Beans)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: 1/1/2016

5.2% ABV, 26 IBUs

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Branding update: Asheville Ninja Porter

Asheville Ninja Porter 2015

Asheville Brewing’s Ninja Porter cans have a new update, designed by Asheville-based muralist, Scott Allred.

“Our goal is to make the logos and designs more recognizably consistent,” says Mike Rangel, Asheville Brewing Company president and co-founder. “It’s fun to roll out new designs that feel more reflective of our brewery culture four years after we first started canning. If it’s not fun, why do it?”

The new Asheville Ninja Porter cans are shipping now, hitting retailers starting this week.

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Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man returns, with recipes in tow

Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man Porter

Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man returns for a second year on October 31st. This beer is a seasonal spin on the fan favorite Ninja Porter.

Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man is created using a concoction of vanilla beans, toasted cinnamon sticks, raisins, and caramelized ginger. The result is a liquid gingerbread cookie.

“People have been asking when it’s coming back for months. We feel it’s a perfect beer for cooler holiday weather. And your bread man makes delicious dessert beer or complements of a savory meal, whether it’s turkey or tofu.” Co-head Brewer Pete Langheinrich

Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man will be available in 22 ounce bottles to-go from the brewery in Asheville, with limited distribution to follow.

Style: Porter (w/ Vanilla Beans, Cinnamon Sticks, Raisins, Ginger)
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Return: 10/31/15 (Year 2)

5.6% ABV

Below, a few recipes to make with Ninjabread Man. Get drinking, get cooking.

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Asheville Brewing Evil Ninja

Asheville Brewing Evil Ninja

Asheville Brewing Evil Ninja

Posted in Asheville Brewing Company, Beer News, Oskar Blues Brewing

Oskar Blues and Asheville Brewing Name Collab

With Oskar Blues opening a second location in North Carolina the first thing they wanted to do was make friends in their new Southern home.  What better way than to brew with them? Keeping that in mind, Oskar Blues has teamed up with Asheville Brewing Company for their first colla-BEER-ation inspired by the Southern roots around them. Meet Big BAMA Buzz – an Imperial Brown Ale with Ethipian-blend coffee. The name was created by combining two names entered by Matt Hazelton and Janice Freeman on the breweries’ Facebook pages. Since the head brewer at Ashville and the owner for Oskar Blues are both from Alabama and love all things Southern, the name just seemed perfect.

Simultaneous launch parties will take place at both breweries on Monday, April 8th, from 4-8pm with proceeds of beer sales benefitting the Animal Care Network, the largest animal welfare organization in Western North Carolina.

Style: Imperial Brown Ale (with coffee)
Availability: draft only
Arrival: April 8 2013

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Oskar Blues, Asheville Brewing Big BAMA Buzz Imperial Brown Ale (PR)

(Asheville and Brevard, NC) — Oskar Blues Breweryand Asheville Brewing Company have teamed up to create a North Cackalacky colla-BEER-ation. What did our brewers come up with? Think Alabama/Southern roots (both ABC head brewer Doug Riley and OB founder Dale Katechis hail from that Magnolia-strewn state). Think big, bold lightly-hopped nectar with a malty, steeped with Ethiopian-blend coffee, backbone. Think fun, tasty, and a little outrageous. It’s our new Imperial Brown Ale, aka Big BAMA Buzz!

We went to the public to name this special brew, running simultaneous “Name that beer” contests on our brewery Facebook pages– and Turns out we got two winners, as we combined the two names entered by Matt Hazelton and Janice Freeman and came up with Big BAMA Buzz. Matt and Janice win lifelong street cred and a T-shirt from each brewery.

Dale and Doug have been talking about doing a colla-BEER-ation since Oskar Blues first announced that they would open a second brewery in Brevard in May 2012. The Alabama-bred boys attended rival high schools in Florence, Alabama, and share a love for great craft beer and all things Southern.

“This was a really fun recipe to come up with, and it’s a fun style of beer that will be smooth but pack a wallop. We’re amped to be working with Doug and Asheville Brewing Company,” says Oskar Blues Head Brewer Noah Tuttle.

Big BAMA Buzz will be released at simultaneous parties at both breweries on Monday, April 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. (Oskar Blues Brewery taproom at 342 Mountain Industrial Dr. in Brevard and Asheville Brewing Company’s brewery locale at 77 Coxe Avenue in Asheville). It will only be available on tap at the two breweries–while it lasts.

“We’re excited to collaborate with Oskar Blues, not just on the beer but by working together to benefit an important local nonprofit–Animal Compassion Network,” says Mike Rangel, Asheville Brewing Company founder and president. “We also had fun playing on the Alabama connection.”

Proceeds from the sale of the beer will benefit ACN, the largest animal welfare organization in Western North Carolina. Because both breweries love us some hound dogs.

“We are honored to be chosen to benefit from this special small batch release by two of our local breweries,” says Lauren Weldishofer, ACN marketing coordinator. “A cold local brew and a rescue dog by your side is what I call a happy hour.”

The first 50 folks at each brewery on April 8 will get a free Big BAMA Buzz T-shirt commemorating the historic event.

About Asheville Brewing Company
Since 1998. Asheville Brewing Company has been creating some of the area’s tastiest brews. From our flagship beer, the Shiva IPA, to the Ninja Porter, we try to capture our spirit of fun and adventure with every beer we make. Our brewery team of superstars is always striving to improve and meet the challenge of being one of the best in a town full of great breweries. Happy Brewers. Happy Beer.

About Oskar Blues Brewery
Founded by Dale Katechis in 1997 as a brewpub and grill, Oskar Blues Brewery launched its craft-brewed beer canning operations in 2002 in Lyons, Colorado. It was the first American craft brewery to brew and can its beer. Today there are more than 200 craft breweries canning beer. The original crew used a hand-canning line on a tabletop machine that sealed one can at a time. Oskar Blues Brewery in Longmont packaged 59,000 in 2011 and grew to 85,750 in 2012 while opening an additional brewery in Brevard, NC, in late 2012.