Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings July 9-15

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Bottle and can releases

  • Archetype Brewing releases Fatal Reflection Barrel-Aged Raspberry Saison (9.2% ABV) on Saturday, July 13, at both of its locations. The beer was aged in oak red wine barrels for 20 months and will be available in 375 milliliter bottles for $9 each.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • UpCountry Brewing Co. releases Rye Rye Baby Rye IPA (6.5% ABV) on Wednesday, July 10, at its West Asheville taproom.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. releases Jelly Donut Brown Ale (6.3% ABV) on Thursday, July 11, at all four of its taprooms. According to the beer’s description, it’s “injected with a cartful of tart Michigan cherries, dosed with milk sugar, glazed with vanilla bean and finished with a sprinkle of cacao from French Broad Chocolates.” The “celebration of delicious excess” is inspired by A Confederacy of Dunces and is the first in the “Biblio-brew” series, celebrating Pack Memorial Library’s 100th anniversary. $1 per pour will be donated to the Buncombe County Friends of the Library.
  • **NEW** Highland Brewing Co. is currently pouring Farm Fresh (4.6% ABV), a summer saison brewed with Brett, chamomile and lemongrass, then lagered and keg conditioned.

Special events

  • Bruisin’ Ales‘ next free tasting takes place Saturday, July 13, 2-4 p.m., and features selections from Newgrass Brewing Co.

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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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