Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina, won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2021 for a beer its brewers weren’t even sure was going to be any good. Their Japanese Dry Rice Lager earned the hardware in the Experimental Beer category, a catch-all for anything too weird for the nearly 100 other categories judged each year. Typical winners have included an Arnold Palmer-inspired Berliner Weisse and a Sour Rye Saison aged on Prickly Pear Cactus. So what was so unusual about this Rice Lager, a beer that — on the surface — was as simple and unassuming as any beer at the festival?
For West Sixth Brewing‘s third bourbon and barrel collaboration, Rye Barrel Porter, the Kentucky brewery has partnered with Bulleit Frontier Whiskey. Rye Barrel Porter is a high-ABV (9.0%) porter aged in Bulleit 95 Rye whiskey barrels.
Blink and you’ll miss it – 2022 did not slow down for anyone, it seems. It was a busy year in beer, as the industry continues to grow in Georgia, despite the limiting legislation in the state. Whether it be an individual beer, a brand new location, or a great event, there’s a good chance your favorite brewery made 2022 better for you.
The Eighth State Brewing Company in Greenville, South Carolina, is hosting Altered States on March 11, 2023. This is the second edition of their libations and arts festival. It will feature more than 100 breweries, wineries and distilleries from around the world along with live performances, an artist market and delicious eats. Snag your tickets here!
Heist Brewery hosted their third annual Night & Day Festival on Saturday Nov. 12. They hosted 52 breweries and meaderies from around the country with over 125 beers available. There were also special surprise pours available throughout the day.
On November 16 & 17, Bean to Barstool host and Advanced Cicerone David Nilsen in collaboration with French Broad Chocolates and Burial Beer in Asheville, NC, will be hosting two nights of events celebrating the relationship between beer and chocolate.
In today’s episode of Bean to Barstool, David talks with creative folks from French Broad Chocolates and Burial Beer, as well as Hi-Wire Brewing, Green Man Brewery, and Pisgah Brewing about the beers and treats we’ll be enjoying at these two excellent events. Listen in and then purchase your tickets to join us!
Set out for southern fusion flavors and a relentless pursuit of perfecting beer and you’ll find yourself at Southernside Brewing Co. Located in the Southernside neighborhood of Greenville, SC, this brewery is just a handful of blocks from downtown and a stone’s throw from where the likes of Shoeless Joe Jackson used to knock baseballs and steal bags on the diamond. Southernside is positioned to take its local patrons, as well as your taste buds to the next-level and beers like Descendant of The Stars Barrel-Aged Molé Imperial Stout will do just that.
In Atlanta’s trendy Upper West Side neighborhood, there are eight craft breweries within a square mile. With that level of market saturation, it can be difficult to stand out. Round Trip Brewing has been carving out a place for itself by offering a wide variety of exceptional craft brews. At a time when many craft breweries are just offering 10 variations of IPAs in their taprooms, Round Trip has made sure that they have something for everyone.
The South Carolina Brewers Guild will embark on a new tradition on October 15 in the state’s capital, Columbia, by hosting the first annual Best of South Carolina Craft Beer Festival. This marquee event will present itself as the state’s largest gathering of craft breweries on record.
Cellarest Beer Project in Asheville, North Carolina, is the brainchild of Harrison Fahrer and Mark Goodwin. The brewery derives its name and logo from the practice of resting or fermenting all its beers in wood.
Poised between Asheville, NC’s booming beer scene and Greenville, SC’s up-and-coming arena lies a somewhat hidden gem of a beer from a brewery on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Honey Bunny by Swamp Rabbit Brewery. And it’s a beer worth traveling for.
Picture this: You’re at the beach, kicked back in your chair while soaking up the sun and enjoying the sound of the crashing waves. There’s a slight breeze blowing through, and you can hear the distant sound of sea gulls somewhere down the beach. The only thing missing is a cold craft beer to fit in your hand. While there are many beers that can work in this situation, we have the perfect suggestion for you!
Asheville, North Carolina’s Green Man Brewery has been brewing award-winning ales since 1997. Green Man ESB (Extra Special Bitter), developed by former Head Brewer Jon Stuart, is one of the brewery’s flagships and is the oldest recipe brewed at Green Man today.
Kings Bluff Brewery is located in the heart of Clarksville, Tennessee, just 50 miles northwest of Nashville. Clarksville has a very strong military culture due to the nearby Fort Campbell military base, and Austin Peay State University brings some college town vibes to certain areas of the city, but Clarksville isn’t typically known for its craft beer scene.
Nighthawk Brewery & Pizza opened in spring 2022 in Arlington, Virginia, serving unique pizza and craft beer in a 90’s themed space. Twenty taps are centered in the bar, with fast table service from a QR code outside the main bar area. Utilizing many top-tier (including Michelin Star rated!!!) local chefs, brewers and industry staff, the large family-style tables are a great place to relax while watching a game or trying to seek refuge from the humidity.
Hi-Wire Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina, brews a wide range of classic styles ranging from Lagers to IPAs to barrel-aged Sours. Their 10W-40 lineup of Imperial Stouts, however, have allowed them to play with high concept flavor combinations on a familiar Stout foundation, pushing flavor boundaries while staying true to the beer’s classic base style.
Nashville’s Walker Brothers Kombucha, brewers of high-gravity (i.e., alcoholic) kombucha, have an exciting new product: Tell Me I’m Pretty High Gravity Kombucha. As with their other category-bending brews, Tell Me I’m Pretty isn’t technically a beer, but shares a lot of commonalities with Fruited Beers, Sours and Lambics.