Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Dec. 3-9

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Bottle and can releases

  • Hi-Wire Brewing currently has bottles of Sir Charles’ Stout (11.3% ABV), made simply with malts, hops, water and yeast, in 375 milliliter bottles for $10 each. The beer is also available on draft.
  • Sideways Farm & Brewery releases 2019 Molasses Cookie Porter (7.9% ABV) on Friday, Dec. 6, available by the glass and in 750 milliliter bottles. The winter warmer is based on a 100-year-old family cookie recipe, and is unfiltered and naturally carbonated by refermentation in bottles with local wildflower honey.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • Green Man Brewery is currently pouring The Golden Gun English-style Lager (5.3% ABV). The beer is made in the style of a Dortmund export, but with all English ingredients, including 100% Simpsons Golden Promise malt and East Kent Goldings and Whitbread Goldings hops.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. taps a Belgian-style Porter on Thursday, Dec. 5, at all four of its taprooms.
  • Fermented Nonsense Brewing celebrates the second anniversary of its in-house bottle shop Craft Centric on Saturday, Dec. 7, with the release of four beers: Slurpee (Raspberry), a Raspberry Berliner Weisse; Slurpee (Raspberry Cheesecake), a Raspberry Berliner Weisse brewed with New York cheesecake and lactose; Sweet Dreams, an Imperial Strawberry Cheesecake Coffee Stout; and 69¢ Check, an Imperial White Russian Coffee Stout.

Special Events

  • The Whale welcomes California-based Flying Embers Organic Hard Kombucha to Asheville on Thursday, Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m. Draft and packaged options will be available.

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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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