Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing Company is turning their downtown location into a sour and wild beer facility.
Last year, Hi-Wire opened a new, 27,000 square-foot production facility just a few miles from their original downtown location. The expansion has allowed the South Slope Speciality Brewery downtown to release special one-off beers, and special experiments. That won’t change anytime soon, except things are going to a get more funky the original party pad.
“The specialty brewery allows us to be more nimble and create beers more spontaneously than the production brewery,” said Holgate. “We have the flexibility to innovate, to become a brewery doing something different. And, we can’t think of anything gutsier as a brewery than to specialize in both craft lagers and sour beers.”
Hi-Wire’s Luke Holgate and Jonathan Parks will run the sour and wild facility.
The brewery has already ordered more barrels for this new undertaking. Expect the first sour offerings to be released in summer, 2016.
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