Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings April 30-May 6

Image by Scott Southwick

Beer Today, Gone Tomorrow is the one-stop home for Asheville-area beer news. Check back throughout the week for updates and send your own to wncbeertoday@gmail.com.

Bottle and can releases

  • Burial Beer Co. releases two new packaged products on Friday, May 3, available exclusively at its taproom. A Cursed Path to Nowhere Imperial Stout (12.5% ABV), brewed with Counter Culture coffee, hazelnuts, vanilla bean and Vietnamese cinnamon, will be available in 500 milliliter bottles for $15 each with a limit of two per person. From Darkness There Will Be Light DIPA (8.2% ABV), double dry-hopped with Enigma, Galaxy and Mosaic Cryo, will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $18.
  • As part of its 25th anniversary celebration on Friday, May 3, Highland Brewing Co. releases three new packaged products: Slow Crush Tart Spritz Ale (5% ABV), the brewery’s first kettle sour and 16-ounce can; Rustic IPA (5.8% ABV), a collaboration with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., also in 16-ounce cans; and Silver & Steel Imperial Stout (12.8% ABV), the brewery’s first packaged barrel-aged beer, which will be available in 500 milliliter bottles.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • In addition to the aforementioned packaged releases also being available on draft, Burial is currently pouring The Departure of Souls IPA with Tangerine and Peach (7% ABV).
  • UpCountry Brewing Co. releases “You Can Call Me Al” Amber Lager (5% ABV), on Wednesday, May 1, at its West Asheville location and the following day at its Brevard taproom.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. taps a Mexican Amber Lager (5.4% ABV) on Thursday, May 2, at all four of its locations. $1 from each pint sold in Asheville will be donated to the Discover Your Potential scholarship fund.
  • As part of its 25th anniversary celebration on Friday, May 3, Highland taps 25 small-batch and barrel-aged beers. A complete taplist is available online.
  • **NEW** Eurisko Beer Co. taps Fearful Symmetry Hazy IPA, made with toasted coconut, lime zest and lactose sugar on Friday, May 3.
  • **NEW** Archetype Brewing is currently pouring Pearl Snaps (4.3% ABV), the newest addition to its rotating stout lineup, at both of its locations.
  • Fermented Nonsense Brewing releases Skywalker’s Banthanilla Milkshake IPA, brewed with with turbinado sugar, vanilla, coconut palm sugar, lactose and blueberry juice, on Saturday, May 4.

New breweries

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

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.