Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Aug. 27-Sept. 2

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Bottle and can releases

  • Sideways Farm & Brewery releases Historic Table Porter (2.6% ABV) on Friday, Aug. 30. Inspired by an English Table Porter recipe from the early 1800s, the beer will be available in 750 milliliter bottles for $9 each and as various-sized pours.
  • Bhramari Brewing Co. releases four collaborative beers, each called Above the Clouds, on Saturday, Aug. 31: a Triple Dry-Hopped Triple IPA (10.5% ABV) and a Double Dry-Hopped Session IPA (2.9% ABV), both made with DSSOLVR; an IPA with Skittles (7% ABV) made with Listermann Brewing Co. of Cincinnati; and a Sour Melon Milkshake IPA (6.6% ABV) made with New Anthem Beer Project of Wilmington, NC.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • The Collaboratory is currently pouring Oskar Blues Brewery‘s Lemm On (4.8% ABV), a lemon-terpened IPA hopped with Azacca, Cashmere and Citra.
  • Wedge Brewing Co. is currently pouring River Love India Black Ale (4.1% ABV) and Love Lizard (4.6% ABV), a sour ale with dragon fruit and guava.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. taps an English Porter on Thursday, Aug. 29, at all four of its locations.
  • Thirsty Monk Brewery releases Thirsty Monk Quad (10% ABV) on Friday, Aug. 30, at both of its locations.
  • Black Mountain Cider & Mead releases six new beverages on Saturday, Aug. 31, in honor of its sixth anniversary: The Privateer (blueberry mojito mead); Little Dragon (strawberry-tarragon mead); Scarecrow (cider with chai spices); Oak-Aged Scarecrow (cider with chai-spices, aged in a barrel for three months); The Dreadnought (scrumpy, lagered on apple skins for eight months before pressing); and The Churchill (cider with elderberry and elderflower).
  • **NEW** Ginger’s Revenge taps a Cucumber Lime Basil ginger beer on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Special events


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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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