Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings June 27-July 3

IT'S THE SEASON FOR SAISONS: Upcountry Brewing Co. has released its Community Table Saison. It's on tap now at UpCountry's West Asheville tasting room. Photo courtesy of UpCountry Brewing Co.'s Facebook page.

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Bottle and can releases

  • **NEW** Wicked Weed Brewing releases Golden Angel Barrel-Aged American Sour Ale with Apricots on Friday, June 30, at 5 p.m. at the Funkatorium. Limit one case per person.

Small-batch beers

  • Twin Leaf Brewery‘s Fleurs du Soleil is now available in its taproom. The saison is flavored with honey from Weaverville’s Wild Mountain Bees, and a portion of sales will go to Bee City USA to support the organization’s conservation efforts.
  • UpCountry Brewing Co.‘s Community Table Saison is currently pouring in its tasting room. The Belgian-style table beer was fermented using White Labs‘ Saison III Ale Yeast.
  • Oskar Blues Brewery‘s latest Tasty Tuesday one-off taproom release will be a Pineapple IPA on June 27.
  • Between tapping fresh batches of Gang of Blades DIPA (8.3 percent ABV) on Wednesday, June 28, and Billows Hoppy Kolsch (4.9 percent ABV) on Friday, June 30, Burial Beer Co. debuts The Glow of Glistening Fangs IPA (5.9 percent IPA) — brewed with Slovenia’s newest hops, Styrian Wolf, as well as local rye, flaked oats and a standard ale yeast — on Thursday, June 29.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. releases Brett Belgian with Apricots on Thursday, June 29, at its South Slope Tasting Room & Brewery. It was made with a Belgian-style base beer that was then aged in neutral American oak with Brettanomyces for six months, then aged on apricot puree for another two months.
  • **NEW** Catawba‘s and Biltmore Farms Hotels’ collaborative Stay a While Blonde Ale (5 percent ABV) — brewed with Vienna malts and flaked wheat, hopped with Cascade and featuring additions of lemon zest and fresh ginger in the whirlpool — will officially be available at the new Hampton Inn & Suites Asheville-Biltmore Village‘s Milepost 408 bar on Friday, June 30, at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds from each sale of the beer will be donated to MANNA FoodBank.

Special events

  • Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park welcomes Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery to the Western North Carolina market on Friday, June 30. Four of the brewery’s core beers will be on tap.

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