Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings April 2-8

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Bottle and can releases

  • Boojum Brewing Co. releases Gem & Juice New England Style IPA (6.2% ABV) on Wednesday, April 4. The beer is brewed with 6 pounds per barrel of Citra, Simcoe and Mosaic hops and will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft.
  • Highland Brewing Co. releases its latest seasonal beer, Wanderlush (5.6% ABV), on Friday, April 5. The IPA is hopped with Centennial, Ekuanot, Simcoe and Amarillo, and will be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft. At the release party, $1 from every pint sold of the new beer will be donated to the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • UpCountry Brewing Co. taps Tangled Up in Blue Berlinerweiss (3.9% ABV), featuring an addition of 7 pounds of blueberry purée per barrel, on Wednesday, April 3, at its West Asheville taproom and the following day at its Brevard location.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. releases DDH Sour (6.7 % ABV), a double dry-hopped sour IPA, on Thursday, April 4, at all four of its locations. From every pint sold at its Asheville taprooms, $1 will be donated to Our VOICE.
  • Highland taps Strata-Tat-Tat (9.5%) on Friday, April 5. The DIPA was created as part of Highland’s Brewer’s Series by Josh Jiles and Alex Souza and is hopped with Strata, Mosaic and Chinook.
  • Urban Orchard Cider Co. releases April Skies (6.9% ABV), a tropical cider made with lavender, on Friday, April 5, at both of its taprooms.
  • Ginger’s Revenge releases a Turmeric Fenugreek ginger beer (4.7% ABV) on Sunday, April 7.

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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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