There’s another few releases coming out of Asheville, NC’s Hi-Wire Brewing that I can’t help but think you’re going to be pretty excited about.
These three releases highlight their fantastic Sour and Wild Ale program along with their High Gravity 4-pack series and a one-off can release for the Asheville city Soccer Club too.
Hi-Wire Brewing Oude Brett Saison
What do you get when you cross a barrel aged Saison wth Brettanomyces and the blending skills of the folks at Hi-Wire? You get this latest release, which will be released from the brewery’s South Slope Sour and Wild Ale facility on April 14, 2018 at noon. Clocking in at 6.6% ABV the brewery says that this will also see very limited distribution starting the first week of May – so keep your eyes peeled! The description from the press release:
Blended down from a handful of red and white wine barrels, each with its 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”.
Sign me up for this one!
Tropical Golden Strong Ale
This beer is the latest to come out from Hi-Wire’s high gravity series of 4-pack releases. It’s high gravity translates to around 11.3% ABV, and the American Golden Ale becomes a Tropical Golden Strong Ale with the addition of fresh fruit to complement the tropical flavors and aromas that were already present in Citra Hops. The beer will see full distribution into Hi-Wire’s entire footprint. The description of the beer reads:
Guava, papaya, and mango are added during secondary fermentation to crate 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%.
For the second season in a row, Hi-Wire 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.