Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Dec. 22-28

NEW BREWS: Hendersonville's Sanctuary Brewing Co. poured its first house-brewed beers on Saturday, Dec. 19. Photo courtesy of Sanctuary Brewing Co.

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Bottle/can releases

  • On Saturday, Dec. 26, Burial Beer Co. releases 750-milliliter bottles of The Keeper’s Veil Honey Saison at its back bar. Brewed exclusively using Riverbend Malthouse six-row malt and wheat, alongside wildflower honey, this beer gets the majority of its flavor from the addition of a medley of dried herbs and flowers including lemongrass, hibiscus, chamomile, rose petals, passion flower and elderflower. $10 per bottle.

Small-batch beers

  • Sweeten Creek Brewing is now pouring a brown ale in addition to a pale ale, pilsner and black IPA.
  • Oyster House Brewing Co.‘s casks this week are an oak aged version of its Old Dirty Blonde and a hibiscus-infused version of its Moonstone Oyster Stout.

Special events

  • Burial Beer Co. hosts a holiday potluck on Thursday, Dec. 24, 4-8 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring a favorite dish to share, and regular beer sales will be available. Burial will be closed Christmas Day but open normal hours every other day during the holiday season.

New breweries and bars

  • Sanctuary Brewing Co. poured its first beers on Saturday, Dec. 19: Bobby Beer Jr. Kolsch and Carolina Panther Chocolate Porter.

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