Press release from Bhramari Brewing Co.:
Bhamari Brewing Company has announced its first hosted festival — Above the Clouds: A Celebration of Hazy & Hoppy Beer. Slated for Sunday, October 7th at 11am, the festival will feature live music all day, whole hog BBQ, and a selection of hazy and juicy IPA’s from local, regional, and national breweries. Additionally, Bhramari will release 16oz-4packs of Above the Clouds, a milkshake IPA with lucuma, vanilla, & lactose brewed in collaboration of Listermman Brewing Company from Cincinnati, Ohio.
“We decided to host Above the Clouds, because we love these styles of beer and have been really inspired by other people’s interpretation of hazy, juicy IPAs as they’ve gained a stylistic foothold,” explains Head Brewer and Owner, Gary Sernack. “We also wanted to bring some breweries here to Asheville that aren’t normally available.”
Tickets to Above the Clouds are $15 and may be purchased online via the brewery’s website or day of at the festival. All ticket purchase includes a specialty tasting glass, two 8oz. beer tokens, and access to all the haze & hops beers served in the taproom and outdoor festival biergarten. Additional 8oz beer tokens may be purchased at entry for $4 each and may be used for beer inside and beer and food outdoors.
Regular service of beers (sans tokens) at the indoor taproom bar will also be available as well as the full Sunday brunch menu. Whole Hog BBQ by Chef Josh Dillard will be served in the outdoor biergarten until dark.
The can release of Above the Clouds Milkshake IPA marks the first collaboration between Bhramari Brewing and Listermman Brewing Company.
“Our milkshake IPAs are the haziest and juiciest of our hazy IPA program,” states Sernack. “We love to take collaborations as an opportunity to feature crazy ingredients so we chose lucuma, which is a fruit we haven’t played with before and jarrylo, a hop that we haven’t used for this purpose before. We both get to come into the collaboration bringing our own processes and ideas to utilize these novel ingredients. This festival was a great opportunity to bring Listermman Brewing down to brew as well as featuring a stupendous brewery from outside NC.”
The currently confirmed brewery list includes Hacienda Beer Co, New Anthem Beer Project, Hi-Wire Brewing, Pontoon Brewing, Listermann Brewing Company, Svendale Brewing Co., Lord Hobo Brewing, The Dream Chaser’s Brewery, Resident Culture Brewing Company, Mad Co. Brew House, Ass Clown Brewing Company, Crystal Coast Brewing Company, Rebel Kettle Brewing, Wise Man Brewing, Sidetracked Brewery, Forbidden Root Brewery, Mantra Artisan Ales, Brewery Bhavana, Twin Leaf Brewery, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, New Sarum Salisbury Brewing Co., Urban Artifact, One World Brewing, Salud Cerveceria, White Labs, Southern Pines Brewing, Trophy Brewing Company, Bond Brothers Beer Company, a collaboration with Mountain Ale & Lager Tasters (MALT),
For more information about attending breweries and to purchase tickets visit http://bhramaribrewing.com/above-the-clouds-fest.