This week in beer: French Broad Brew Fest, Burial fundraising for Our VOICE

Beer Scout can’t cover every event in print, so here’s a handy guide to some upcoming beer- and cider-related happenings.

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Ongoing until Thursday, Oct. 1

Burial Beer Co. Fundraising for Our VOICE

From Tuesday, Sept. 22, until Thursday, Oct. 1, Burial Beer is donating $1 from every pour of their Thresher Coffee Saison and Skillet Donut Stout beers to Our VOICE.

Our VOICE is a local nonprofit serving victims of sexual assault.

Wednesday, Sept. 23         

Bicycle Workshop at Twin Leaf Brewing

Wednesday at 7 p.m., Twin Leaf kicks off a three-part series with Drew Cistola of Liberty Bicycles covering basic how-to skills for bicyclists.

The class is free.

Bring your own bicycle!

Friday, Sept. 25

Open Brewing grand reopening

Open Brewing celebrates its grand reopening with a new, deli-style menu on Friday, Sept. 25.

Saturday, Sept. 26

French Broad Brew Fest

Tickets are still available for the fifth annual French Broad Brew Fest in Hot Springs. Tickets for the daylong festival are $75 in advance ($90 at the gate) and include a T-shirt, commemorative glass, unlimited beer samples and camping for the night. More than 15 regional breweries will be pouring, and a full lineup of musicians — including The Honeycutters, Pierce Edens & The Dirty Work and many more — will take the stage throughout the day and night.

Sunday, Sept. 27

Sanctuary Brewing Co.

Sanctuary Brewing is hosting brunch with Ollie the pig on Sunday, Sept. 27, from noon to 2 p.m.

Beer Releases:

Highland Brewing Company

Friday, Sept. 25: Kinsman Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager

Part of the Kinsman Project series of beers.

“Brilliant, golden in color. Pumpkin pie a-la-mode on the nose with additional flavors reminiscent of custard and spicy cinnamon candy. This spin on the classic seasonal allows Clawhammer’s balanced malt profile to shine through. Welcome to fall.”

ABV: 5.0%



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