Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Feb. 4-10

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Bottle and can releases

  • DSSOLVR has two new packaged releases on Friday, Feb. 7: Most Likely Aliens (9% ABV), an imperial stout brewed with cinnamon, cacao nibs, cacao husks, nutmeg, poblano peppers, vanilla beans and lactose, and Is It Local? (9.7% ABV), a barleywine made in collaboration with Pittsburgh’s Dancing Gnome Brewery, featuring cookie bits from The Rhu, a blend of cacao nibs and husks from French Broad Chocolates and pure vanillin. The beers will be available in in 500 milliliter bottles and on draft.
  • Burial Beer Co. releases A Place of Perpetual Ruin DIPA (8.2% ABV), double dry-hopped with 2019 harvest Nelson, Motueka and a light dose of Mosaic Cryo, on Friday, Feb. 7. It will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $19 and on draft.
  • Sideways Farm & Brewery releases Belgian IPA (5.9% ABV) on Friday, Feb. 7. It will be available by the glass and in 750 milliliter bottles.
  • Sweeten Creek Brewing releases Hazy Lapse IPA on Friday, Feb. 7. It will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • Burial is currently pouring Wounds That Cannot Heal Dry-Hopped Golden Sour Ale (4.5% ABV).
  • Thirsty Monk Brewery is currently pouring Brett Pale Ale (5.5% ABV), a funky farmhouse ale made with fruity hops, and White Gold (6.3% ABV), a hazy golden ale, at both of its locations. On Friday, Feb. 7, they’ll tap Holy Water Hard Seltzers (7.6% ABV) in Peach Rosemary and Lemon, Spruce & Juniper flavors.
  • Guidon Brewing Co. will be pouring a cask Dry Stout from its beer engine, starting Wednesday, Feb. 5.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. taps Sangria Zombie (5.2% ABV), made with concord grape, blackberry, and blood orange purees, on Thursday, Feb. 6, at all four of its taprooms.
  • **NEW** 12 Bones Brewing releases Permanent Vacation (7.3% ABV), a West Coast IPA triple dry-hopped with Simcoe and Ekuanot; Stay Golden (4.4% ABV), a Prague-inspired light lager brewed with non-GMO American corn, rice and noble hops, clocking in at just over 100 calories per serving; and Radical Empathy (6.3% ABV), a hoppy rye farmhouse ale, on Friday, Feb. 7.
  • **NEW** Asheville Brewing Co. is currently pouring Moses the Crow Black Walnut Ice Cream Stout, brewed with over 2 pounds per barrel of toasted black walnuts, plus vanilla and milk sugar, and Jack Daniels Barrel-aged 2018 Carolina Mountain Monster Imperial Stout (11.2% ABV), conditioned on toasted coconut, at both of its taprooms.

Special events

  • Hi-Wire Brewing will donate 100% of proceeds from every glass of Strongman Coffee Milk Stout sold on Friday, Feb. 7, to the Australian Red Cross and Wildlife Victoria in support of relief efforts for the Australian brushfires.

Brewery expansions

  • Homeplace Beer Co.‘s second location is open in downtown Burnsville. Read about the three-story brewery, taproom, restaurant, and event center here.

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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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