Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings July 23-29

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Bottle and can releases

  • Bhramari Brewing Co. releases Unicorn Deathwish (5.5% ABV), an Imperial Berliner Weisse with Rainbow Sherbet, on Friday, July 26, in four-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft.
  • Burial Beer Co. has a dual can release on Friday, July 26. Other Forms of Evil Dry Hopped Pils (5.5% ABV), double dry-hopped with Strata and Grungeist, will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $13 and will see limited distribution. The Venom Vigil DIPA with Peaches and Vanilla (8.2% ABV), double dry-hopped with Azacca, Comet, Galaxy, Wai-Iti and Amarillo Cryo, will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $20, exclusively at the taproom.
  • **NEW** Sideways Farm & Brewery releases Hazy Grape Leaf Ale (4.9% ABV) on Friday, July 26. The hazy ale was brewed with Carolina Malt House’s locally grown 2 Row Pilsner, fermented on wild grape leaves from Sideways‘ farm and bottle conditioned using local wildflower honey. A limited number of 750 milliliter bottles will be available for $12 each. Taproom pours will also be sold.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • In addition to its aforementioned packaged products also being available on draft the day of their release, Burial is currently pouring Tapestries of Torture Sour Red Ale with Carolina Elderberries (8.3% ABV) and Of Strength and Solace Port Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Sour with Grape Pomace (8% ABV).
  • Catawba Brewing Co. taps a German Light Lager (3.5% ABV) on Thursday, July 25, at all four of its locations.
  • Highland Brewing Co. releases BEEr Charmer (4.8% ABV), a honey pilsner made with honey from beehives that sit atop the brewery, on Thursday, July 25.

Special events

  • Asheville Brewers Supply hosts its monthly Brewers Social on Tuesday, July 23, 6-9 p.m. Attendees are invited to bring some of their latest labeled homebrew creations to share. Complimentary pizza from Asheville Pizza Co. will be provided.
  • **NEW** Hi-Wire Brewing celebrates its sixth anniversary on Saturday, July 27, 3-10 p.m., at its Big Top location. Offerings include three draft stations and a total of 38 taps, including 10 with sour and wild ales, plus beers brewed exclusively for the part. More details are 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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