Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings June 6-12

Photo courtesy of Burial Beer Co.

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Small-batch beers

  • Burial Beer Co. will release one new small-batch offering alongside the return of two favorites this week. On Tuesday, June 6, Wrathmaker Brett IPA will make its debut. This brettanomyces-fermented 6.8 percent ABV hazy IPA was brewed with a blend of pale barley, local Riverbend Malt House wheat and lactose, and hopped with Mosaic, Azacca, Idaho 7, Citra, El Dorado and Cashmere before the addition of 120 pounds of pineapple purée in secondary fermentation. On Wednesday, June 7, the latest batch of Hawkbill IPA will hit the taps. Hawkbill is a hazy 6 percent ABV IPA brewed with with pilsner, oats and locally grown and malted rye and hopped with Mosaic, El Dorado and Galaxy before the addition of a Simcoe dry-hop. Hawkbill will also be available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans. Finally, Friday, June 9, will see the return of The Remains Belgian Dubbel, a traditional 6 percent ABV Belgian-style dubbel brewed with pilsner malt, Belgian dark crystal malts and traditional candi sugar.
  • Catawba Brewing Co. will release a Dortmunder Export Lager (6.0 percent ABV) on Thursday, June 8. This classic German-style pale lager is brewed with pilsner, Carapils and Munich malts and hopped with Magnum, Tettnanger, Hallertau Mittelfrüh and Saaz. A portion of proceeds from this beer will benefit Pints for Pirouettes, and the Terpsicorps Theatre of Dance will perform at Catawba’s South Slope location on the release day at 7:30 p.m.

Special events

  • The Thirsty Monk begins Growler and Flight Thursdays at both Monk locations on Thursday, June 8, featuring $1 off all of to-go growlers and $8 flights of Thirsty Monk Brewery
    beers every Thursday. The Monk’s new venture, Brother Joe’s Coffee Pub, is also now open in the former location of Open Brewing in Gerber Village on Hendersonville Road in South Asheville. Thirsty Monk Brewery beers are available on draft along with a variety of cold and hot coffee drinks made with coffee sourced from PennyCup Co. There is also a light café men featuring bread products from The Rhu made using Thirsty Monk’s spent grain.
  • Bruisin’ Ales weekly beer tasting will feature Catawba Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 8. Free beer samples are available starting at 5 p.m., including Catawba’s new HOPness Monster IPA. 

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