Two New Catawba Brews for Asheville Beer Week

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Two New Catawba Brews for Asheville Beer Week

The taps have been flowing with new brews during Asheville Beer Week, and Catawba Brewing has created a pair of new releases for the cause.

First, a Small Batch Guava Sour (6% ABV) will be tapped this afternoon at all Catawba locations. Brewed with malted wheat and lightly salted, this refreshingly tart beer was soured in the kettle with lactobacillus. A massive addition of real guava puree in secondary fermentation lends juicy ripe tropical fruit notes to complement the clean kettle sour base. Imagine if the Gose had originated in the Caribbean Islands, this would be the local beer.

Next, Catawba releases a Barrel-Aged Porter June 2 – an Asheville Beer Week exclusive – at the South Slope brewery. This traditional English-style Porter was brewed in a 7-barrel batch in September 2016, then aged for eight months in fresh bourbon barrels. The beer has re-emerged with a complex flavor medley of vanilla, coconut, toffee, chocolate, and roast. Given its bold flavor profile, this Barrel-Aged Porter is incredibly smooth and drinkable at 6.8% ABV.

Ken Ulmer

Former TV weatherguy who never got it right, til the day I predicted mostly cloudy skies with a 100% chance of unemployment. I've survived stints as a morning radio host, stay-at-home dad, and lab assistant. All left me with with varying degrees of side-effects, which somehow combined to make me a good fit to be the editor/video producer of the828.com.

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