Beer today, gone tomorrow: Asheville beer happenings Sept. 3-9

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Bottle and can releases

  • Catawba Brewing Co. releases Emperor Don’s Imperial Pumpkin Ale (7.8% ABV) on Friday, Sept. 6, at all four of its locations. It will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft.
  • Burial Beer Co. releases Liturgy of The Forever Silenced Triple IPA (10% ABV), double dry-hopped with Citra, Nelson Sauvin, Enigma and Motueka, on Friday, Sept. 6. It will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans for $20.

Small-batch beers and ciders

  • Fermented Nonsense Brewing is currently pouring Jelly Donuthead, a tart beer brewed in collaboration with Biscuit Head, featuring fresh blackberries and the restaurant’s donuts and lemon curd, and Orange is the New Chocolate, a stout brewed with French Broad Chocolates’ cocoa nibs and blood orange puree.
  • In addition to its aforementioned packaged product being available the day of its release, Burial is currently pouring The Echoing Call of the Ever Creeping Sloth Pale Lager with Brettanomyces (5.4% ABV), hopped with Wai-Iti, Azacca and El Dorado; The Objects We Hold Dear Barrel-Aged Mixed Culture Saison Ale with Oolong Tea (7.4% ABV); The Perils of Living in Pretend Barrel-Aged Mixed Culture Ale with Second Use Cherries (9.4% ABV); and Ample Absurdity Foudre-Aged Breakfast Bock with Maple Syrup and Coffee (9% ABV).
  • Catawba taps a Munich Dunkel (5.5% ABV) on Thursday, Sept. 5, at all four of its locations, and a Blueberry Hefeweizen Cask Beer on Saturday, Sept. 7, made with five gallons of local blueberries, exclusively at its South Slope and Charlotte locations.

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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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