Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Aug. 6-12

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Bottle and can releases

  • Burial Beer Co. will release four new packaged offerings on Friday, Aug. 9. I’m Actually Feeling Like All Is Right With the World And None of This Matters (15% ABV), an imperial stout with roasted pecan, cinnamon, maple and golden syrups and bourbon vanilla bean, brewed in collaboration with Other Half Brewing Co., will be available in 500 milliliter bottles for $18 each. Paracosm of the Grotesque DIPA (8.5% ABV), double dry-hopped with freshly-plucked Galaxy, Enigma and Vic Secret and finished with first harvest Columbus Cryo, will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $18. The Savages of Ruminating Minds IPA (7.2% ABV), double dry-hopped with Mosaic, Motueka and Idaho 7, will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $16. And Quietly Into Empty Spaces Bourbon Barrel-Aged Bier De Garde Style Ale with Brettanomyces and Honey (9.6% ABV), brewed in collaboration with TRVE Brewing Co., will be available in 500 milliliter bottles for $13 each. All four beers are available exclusively at the taproom.
  • New Belgium Brewing Co. releases Old Tuffy Premium Lager (4.7% ABV) on Saturday, Aug. 10. The beer is brewed in collaboration with North Carolina State University and a portion of the proceeds will go to the University to support student success initiatives and develop its Fermentation Science Program. New Belgium will additionally partner with N.C. State to develop a new student-focused “Responsible Consumption of Alcohol” program. Old Tuffy is available in 12-packs of 12-ounce cans and individual 19.2-ounce stovepipe cans, as well as on draft.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • In addition to its aforementioned packaged releases also being available on draft the day of their release, Burial is currently pouring Sezion Fillion Saison Ale with Brettanomyces (4.9% ABV), made in collaboration with Quebec’s Tête D’Allumette Microbrasserie, and Something Pure Foudre-Aged Mexican Style Lager (5.5% ABV), made with malted blue corn from Grain R&D in Arizona and lagered for over a month in the brewery’s American Oak Foudre. They’ll be joined by Stop Thinking About What You Want Imperial Stout with Coffee, Roasted Pecan, Maple and Bourbon Vanilla Bean (15% ABV), brewed in collaboration with Other Half, on Friday, Aug. 9.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. taps a Dark Sour with Black Cherries on Thursday, Aug. 8, at all four of its locations.

Special events

  • Oskar Blues Brewery‘s Burning CAN (Not Justa) Beer Festival takes place Friday, Aug. 9-Saturday, Aug. 10, at the brewery’s Reeb Ranch location. More information is available online.

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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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