Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings June 18-24

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Bottle and can releases

  • **NEW** Noble Cider releases its summer seasonal, The Royal Peach (6.9% ABV), on Thursday, June 20. Made with Citra hops, the cider will be available in 500 milliliter bottles for $6.50 each in Noble’s taproom and on draft.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • Ginger’s Revenge is currently pouring a Serrano Lime Agave ginger beer.
  • UpCountry Brewing Co. releases Sunshine Daydream Saison (7.4% ABV), on Wednesday, June 19, at its West Asheville location and the following day at its Brevard taproom.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. releases a Kolsch on Thursday, June 20, at all four of its taprooms.
  • Sweeten Creek Brewing taps Riverbend Red IPA, made with Riverbend Malt House‘s Southern Select Malt, on Thursday, June 20.
  • Twin Leaf Brewery releases the 2019 edition of Fleurs Du Soleil Black Tea & Honey Saison (6.8% ABV) on Thursday, June 20.
  • Highland Brewing Co. releases Freeze Tag (6.2% ABV), an IPA brewed with coffee from Charlotte’s Pure Intentions Coffee and hopped with Belma, on Friday, June 21.

Special events

  • **NEW** The Whale hosts “Whale Pod: Gathering of The Whales” on Thursday, June 20, featuring a selection of rare, elusive beer on tap. A list of selected breweries is available online.
  • Noble Cider‘s grand opening for its downtown Greenhouse space will be on Friday, June 21, 5-11 p.m.
  • Bruisin’ Alesnext free tasting takes place Friday, June 21, 2-4 p.m., and features selections from Duck Rabbit Brewery. The shop also hosts a free tasting on Saturday, June 22, 2-4 p.m. of pours from cellared Lost Abbey Brewing Co. bottles.

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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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