June Beer Releases 2019

Hi-Wire Brewing is set to release three specialty beers this June that are perfect for your summer- stocked-cooler with the first release happening Friday, June 7 in Asheville, NC.

Continuing their popular 10W-40 Imperial Stout series, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing 10W aged on Palo Santo wood (8% ABV) in 4-packs of 16oz cans in both their Asheville taprooms on Friday, June 7 at 3pm. Flavors of camp-fired marshmallows, toasted coconut, and orange peel add to this decadent dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee-rich stout. This beer will see limited distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire footprint.

Tropical Golden Strong Ale (11.3% ABV), one of the original 22oz bomber releases from Hi-Wire Brewing’s specialty program in 2015, is back this summer in 4-packs of 16oz cans. This American golden strong ale uses fresh fruit to complement the tropical flavors and aromas present in Citra hops. Papaya, passion fruit and mango are added during secondary fermentation to create a dank, tropical fruit-forward profile. Available the third week of June, this beer will see limited distribution.

Hi-Wire Brewing is rounding out June with a collaboration with long-time friends Homeplace Beer Co. Owner and Head Brewer John Silver of Homeplace returned to the Hi-Wire brew deck (he manned for over two years during his tenure at Hi-Wire Brewing) at their Big Top Production facility to collaborate on an IPA made with local Riverbend Malt and heirloom Jimmy Red corn. The Amaize I.P.A. (6% ABV) hopped with Eureka, Wakatu, and Amarillo lends palpable notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and dankness while the blend of malted and unmalted corn provides a subtle sweetness and creamy backbone to this full-bodied brew. This beer will see limited distribution in Hi-Wire’s footprint and will be available in their taprooms on Friday, June 14.

September Beer Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing is bottling up the last little bit of summer with September beer releases that are sure to have beer drinkers itching for a few more days of warm weather. Customers can expect a line-up of tart, hoppy, fruity, and refreshing beers to round out the end of a sun-baked season.

Back by popular demand, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing Pink Drink (4.2% ABV), an ultra crushable tart wheat ale with lemongrass & raspberries; simple, refreshing, & pink. A kettle sour with the perfect balance of raspberry fruit sweetness & fresh candied-lemon aroma from lemongrass. Available beginning Friday, September 7 in both of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taprooms in 4-packs of 16oz cans, this beer will see limited distribution the second week of September.

After taking home the award for “7th Best IPA” in the country by Paste Magazine, Hi-Wire Brewing wanted to put their Hazy&Juicy&Hoppy&Fresh Batch #1 (7.5% ABV) in the rotation one last time before summer came to a close. This double dry-hopped New England-style IPA is super hazy, juicy, and chock full of bright aroma, finishing super silky and smooth. A grip of oats and a touch of lactose rounds out this drinkable, tropical IPA. Available in 4-packs of 16oz cans, this beer will only be available in Hi-Wire Brewing’s two taprooms beginning Saturday, September 8 at 12pm.

Lastly, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing their Flanders Red Sour Ale from their Sour & Wild Ale program on Saturday, September 15 at 12pm from their South Slope taproom | 197 Hilliard Ave. The Flanders Red (5.8% ABV) is a perfectly balanced American version of a Belgian classic with strong flavors of cherry, dark fruit, and hints of vanilla & oak. From stainless, to white wine barrels, before being bottled conditioned for 1.5 months, this beer boasts a total fermentation time of 18 months. This is one of the most popular offerings from the program and will be available in 750ml bottles, this sour ale will not see distribution.

2018 August Beer Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing has announced the details of its seasonal & specialty releases for August, including Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh Batch #3, a barrel-aged Blueberry Sour, and an Apricot Blonde for charity.

The haze-train continues at Hi-Wire Brewing this August, with the third release in their popular series of Hazy & Juicy & Hoppy & Fresh (7.5% ABV). Batch #3 of this New England India Pale Ale is double dry-hopped with Azacca, Mosaic, and Amarillo to make this beer full of bright hop aroma, with a silky smooth finish. A grip of oats and a touch of lactose round out this super hazy, crushable, and citrusy IPA with subtle notes of peppercorn. Available in 4-packs of 16oz cans, this beer will see limited distribution beginning August 17.

Hi-Wire Brewing’s award-winning Sour Blonde takes an extended rest in oak barrels on blueberries, 14.5 months to be exact, to create the Blueberry Sour Ale (7.5% ABV). Bright notes of pomegranate, blueberry tea, and brett build a well-balanced sourness in this vibrant, blueberry flesh colored sour ale. Blueberry Sour Ale will be available on draft and in 750ml cork and cage bottles beginning Saturday, August 18 at 12pm from Hi-Wire Brewing’s South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility. This beer will not see distribution and will only be available in Hi-Wire’s taprooms.

For the third year in a row, Hi-Wire Brewing has partnered with the French Broad Riverkeeper Beer Series, presented by MountainTrue and Blue Ridge Orthodontics, to create a limited-release beer where a portion of the proceeds from the sales supports the work of the French Broad Riverkeeper, protecting the French Broad River watershed. This year Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing an Apricot Blonde (4.6% ABV). This crispy golden blonde river beer sports big stone fruit aroma from apricot complemented by floral and citrus notes from a late addition of Loral hops. To celebrate, on Saturday, August 25, Hi-Wire Brewing will be co-hosting a French Broad River & Hominy Creek cleanup, with a beer release party, Hi-Wire Brewing tap takeover, and live music (artist TBD), all happening at French Broad Outfitters after the clean-up. The special release beer will be available in 6-packs of 12oz cans beginning Saturday, August 25 and will see limited distribution throughout Western North Carolina.

April Beer Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing three specialty beers this month highlighting their Sour & Wild Ale program, High Gravity 4-pack series, and a one-off can release for the Asheville City Soccer Club.

Being released Saturday, April 14th at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility, customers will be to purchase Hi-Wire Brewing’s Oude Brett Saison (6.6% ABV). Blended down from a handful of red and white wine barrels, each one with it’s own unique character, to create this rustic saison with aromatic notes of barnyard hay and red hard candy. Moderate second use oak and earthy brett are accentuated by notes of baking spice and champagne in this tribute to the heritage of “old saisons”. This beer will see limited distribution the first week of May.

The second release from Hi-Wire Brewing’s High Gravity 4-pack series is the Tropical Golden Strong Ale (11.3% ABV). This American golden ale uses fresh fruit to complement the tropical flavors and aromas present in Citra hops. Guava, papaya, and mango are added during secondary fermentation to create a dank, tropical fruit-forward profile. This high octane beer is deceptively drinkable, allowing big fruit flavors to mask the heat of this dank & sticky beer that does not taste anywhere near 11.3%. This beer will see full distribution in Hi-Wire’s entire footprint.

For the second season in a row, Hi-Wire Brewing is the title sponsor for the Asheville City Soccer Club, who is part of The National Premier Soccer League, the second largest national soccer league in the US Soccer development pyramid, operating and competing in the 4th Division. To celebrate their partnership, Hi-Wire Brewing created Bluebeard IPA, named in honor of Asheville City Soccer supporters. This bright and crushable IPA is perfect for a summer nights at Memorial Stadium, where the club hosts their home games. President of Asheville City Soccer Club, Ryan Kelly notes “As genuine fans of Hi-Wire’s work, it is an honor for us at the club to have our own beer to share with our supporters, whom we are privileged to name it after. We think the taste of Bluebeard IPA will become as synonymous with summer nights at Memorial Stadium as the sight of blue smoke and the sound of thousands of fans after an Asheville City goal. We are proud to wear Hi-Wire on the front of our jerseys, and it is truly a pleasure for us to take the partnership to another level and have our crest on a Hi-Wire can.” This beer will see very limited distribution in Western North Carolina the second week of April.

January 2018 Beer Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing announced today their January 2018 beer releases including Death Defying India Pale Ale, a Cherry Flanders Red ale, and 12-pack cans of two year-round flagships.

On Saturday, January 6 at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing a Cherry Flanders Red (6.2% ABV) ale for $18 per bottle. With a total fermentation time just under 22 months, Cherry Flanders Red is packed with cherries at eighteen pounds per barrel, giving it huge notes of dark fruit, red berries, and balanced acidity. Typically for consumers with an acquired taste, this American version of a Belgian classic on cherries is perfect for anyone looking to expand and explore their “wild side.” This beer will see limited distribution beginning in February.

Kicking off the Seasonal Program in 2018 for Hi-Wire Brewing is the easy drinking and hoppy Death Defying India Pale Ale (6% ABV). Malted oats soften the satisfying bite of dank, piney, and tropical Eureka and El Dorado hops, creating the perfect beer to assist with your quest from winter to spring. Death Defying India Pale Ale will be available on draught and in six-packs throughout Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire distribution footprint, as well as both of Hi-Wire’s taproom the first week of January.

Lastly, Hi-Wire Brewing will be adding 12-pack cans to their year round line-up including Lo-Pitch Juicy IPA (4.9% ABV) and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA (6.7% ABV). Adding volume and diversity to their packaging line-up will allow Hi-Wire Brewing to reach a broader customer base with two of their top selling beers. Both sets of 12-packs will be available the second week of January and will see distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire footprint.

December Beer Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing will be ringing in the holidays this season with the release of two beers from their Specialty and Sour & Wild Ale program.

The much anticipated and coveted 10W-40 Imperial Stout is back! For the second year in a row, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing 10W-40 Imperial Stout (8% ABV), brewed with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. With notes of dark chocolate, fresh vanilla, and roasted coffee beans, this big decadent stout is full-bodied, sweet, and creamy with a smooth finish. From Asheville’s own French Broad Chocolates, the cocoa nibs are fresh and rounded out by milk sugar and Madagascar vanilla beans. Organic Dynamite Roasting Company coffee accentuates the cocoa and adds slight roast to balance out the vanilla in this dessert beer. 10W-40 will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz cans and will see limited distribution beginning December 22nd.

The second release from Hi-Wire Brewing will be a Wild Grape Ale (7.1% ABV) brewed with Malbec Grape Must from North East Georgia. Head Brewer, Luke Holgate notes “ the grapes were naturally pressed and fermented prior to being aged in red wine barrels on grape must from a Northeast Georgia vineyard.” This mature sour blonde ale exhibits aromatic notes of Malbec grapes, red berry, and oak with a light brett character. Big barnyard phenolics meld with the tart fruity character of the base beer to make a super unique Brett forward flavor and aroma. Already a favorite among Hi-Wire’s team of brewers, the Wild Grape Ale is a special release, as it’s only available in the company’s taprooms. Packaged in a 375ml hand cork and cage bottle format, this beer will be released Saturday, December 2nd at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility | 197 Hilliard Ave.

November Beer Releases

Asheville, NC- Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing four speciality beers in November. Customers can expect one beer from their Sour & Wild Ale program, and three variants of an old fan favorite.

Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing a Dark Berry Sour (6.9% ABV) on Saturday, November 11th at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility | 197 Hilliard Ave. Foeder aged for nine months, and with a total fermentation time of one year, Dark Berry Sour ale was brewed with raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. With notes of dark fruit and grape jelly, this beer is reminiscent of a chocolate covered raspberry. This beer will see limited distribution the second week of November and will be on draft in both of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taprooms beginning November 11.

To round out November, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing a Strongman Coffee Milk Stout Mixed 12 Pack with three additional variants of the original beer. Featuring Habanero Strongman, Raspberry Mocha Strongman, Single Origin Strongman, plus the Original Strongman Coffee Milk Stout, customers will get three of each in this awesome stout mixed-pack. To celebrate the release, Hi-Wire Brewing will be hosting a Strongman Brunch, Sunday, November 19th at 10am at their Big Top location | 2 Huntsman Place. Customers can enjoy live bluegrass by the No Name Ramblers, a hearty breakfast from Foothills Local Meats, and flights or pints of the Strongman variants offered in the mixed-pack. The menu is as follows:

Brunch Menu:
Two pasture-raised eggs, cooked to order
Sourdough toast with beef butter or biscuit & beer gravy
Choice of Foothills breakfast sausage patties or bacon
Home fries with peppers & onions

Ala Carte options:
Habanero Stout mini beef hand pie
Raspberry Mocha Stout French toast stuffed with bourbon cream cheese

The Strongman Coffee Milk Stout Mixed 12 Pack will see limited distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s distribution footprint the second week of November.

October Beer Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing announced today the release of three beers scheduled to hit shelves during the month of October. Their releases include some old favorites, including Strongman Coffee Milk Stout and Twice As Nice Doppelbock, as well as a new release from Hi-Wire Brewing’s Sour & Wild Ale program, a Brett Saison with Passion Fruit & Hibiscus.

Strongman Coffee Milk Stout (5.3% ABV), inspired by head brewer Luke Holgate’s cafe con leche-fueled travels in Key West, has become one of the most anticipated seasonals from Hi-Wire Brewing. A Mexican and Honduran blend of locally roasted coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co. is cold extracted and added post fermentation to this sweet, creamy beer. With huge notes of coffee and latte sweetness, this beer is perfect for brunch. Available in 6-packs and on draft beginning October 13, this beer will see Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire distribution footprint.

Twice As Nice Doppelbock (10% ABV), inspired by a traditional German doppelbock, is a robust dark lager. Despite its full flavor and high alcohol, this beer was lagered for more than 8 weeks to make it light on the palate and incredibly smooth. Expect Vienna and Munich malt to contribute subtle flavors of fig, plum and chocolate to this big, yet easy-drinking beer. Available in 6-packs and on draft beginning October 23, this beer will also see Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire distribution footprint.

Scheduled to be released Saturday, October 7 at 12pm from their South Slope Speciality Sour & Wild Ale facility (197 Hilliard Ave) is a Brett Saison with Passion Fruit & Hibiscus (5.9% ABV). Notes of white grape, dank passion fruit, and funky rose petals are highlighted in this tropical wild ale. With a total fermentation time of 9 months, this beer will be available in 750ml bottles. It will see limited distribution the second week of October and will be on draft in both of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taprooms beginning October 8.

May Speciality Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing Announces May Speciality Beer Releases

Hi-Wire Brewing is excited announce the release of two speciality beers which will be perfect for your summer-stocked-cooler. If you are into fresh, hoppy, tropical beer vibes, then these two beers will be right up your alley.

Being released Saturday, April 29th at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility is Tropical Sour Weisse with Passion Fruit & Guava (4.2% ABV).This tropical fruit bomb displays an electric acidity and big hop aromas. It was first soured with lactobacillus in the kettle, then fermented in stainless tanks with saccharomyces before being barrel-aged with lactobacillus, pediococcus, and brettanomyces for 10 months, with the last 4 on passion fruit and guava. The barrels were blended together and dry hopped with Mosaic and El Dorado before being refermented in bottles with champagne yeast. Available in 750ml bottles, this beer will see limited distribution in Hi-Wire Brewing’s entire distribution footprint and is expected to hit shelves the first week of May.

Next up from Hi-Wire Brewing’s Specialty program for 2017 is Citra Gose (4.2% ABV), available in 4-packs of 16oz cans beginning May 12. This refreshingly tart Gose blends perfectly with the citrus and tropical fruit notes of Citra hops, creating an extremely aromatic and floral sour wheat beer with no bitterness. Citra Gose will be available in both of Hi-Wire Brewing’s taprooms and will see limited distribution in their entire footprint.

Hi-Wire Brewing is stoked about these releases and is thrilled to share their ever-evolving releases from both their Speciality and Sour & Wild Ale programs with enthusiastic customers. Be sure to stop by their two taprooms or visit your local specialty beer store to experience these new summer releases.

 

January Beer Releases Announced

Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing four beers in early January 2017 that span every section of their portfolio, including two new seasonals, a limited specialty beer, and a release from their Sour & Wild Ale program.

Kicking off the Lager Seasonal program for 2017, Enchanter Baltic Porter (8.5% ABV) will be replacing Twice As Nice Doppelbock the first week of January. Lagered for 8 weeks, this robust porter was created with historic traditions in mind. Brewed to withstand shipment across the North Sea, Baltic Porters have a long tradition of being big, chewy beers.The Enchanter draws from these roots by blending an abundance of dark malts with tannic dryness imparted by American White Oak.

For the second year in a row, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing Death Defying Spring Ale (6% ABV), but as a different style. In 2017, Death Defying is an Oatmeal Pale Ale that is easy drinking, hoppy, and smooth. Malted oats soften the satisfying bite of dank, piney, and tropical Eureka and El Dorado hops, creating the perfect beer to assist in your quest from winter to spring. Both Enchanter and Death Defying will see distribution throughout Hi-Wire’s entire footprint.

New from Hi-Wire this January is 10W-40 Imperial Stout, which is brewed with Coffee, Chocolate, and Vanilla (8% ABV). With notes of dark chocolate, fresh vanilla, and roasted coffee beans, this big decadent stout is full-bodied, sweet, and creamy with a smooth finish. From Asheville’s own French Broad Chocolates, the cocoa nibs are fresh and rounded out by milk sugar and Madagascar vanilla beans. Organic Dynamite Roasting Company coffee accentuates the cocoa and adds slight roast to balance out the vanilla in this dessert beer. 10W-40 will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz cans and will see limited distribution beginning January 6th.

Lastly, Hi-Wire Brewing will be selling their first foeder beer from their Sour & Wild Ale program with a bottle release Saturday, January 14 at 12pm at their South Slope brewery | 197 Hilliard Ave. The Foeder Brett Saison (6.5% ABV) is a fruity tart saison with an earthy brett character. Fermented and aged in a foeder for seven months, this beer is effervescent and drinkable with notes of stone fruit & white grape before finishing bone dry. This beer will see limited distribution and will be available on shelves beginning January 16.

Hi-Wire Brewing is able to offer a wide range of balanced and approachable lagers and ales, but remain innovative and experimental in the ever-changing craft beer market. Their line-up of January beer releases is a reflection of this, and they are proud to provide beers for everyone, from novice craft beer drinkers, to seasoned vets.