Asheville, NC — Hi-Wire Brewing is gearing up for the release of their anticipated Pulcinella Russian Imperial Stout, an illustrious stout aged in oak barrels for 10 months. To celebrate this release, they will host their 2nd Annual Stout Bout Festival at their Big Top Production Facility (2 Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC) Saturday, November 12 from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Admission is $8 and includes glassware and two beer tokens. Additional beer tokens will be $2 each.
Stout Bout blends a traditional beer festival with a blind tasting. From 1:00pm-3:00pm attendees will be able to taste as many beers as they wish and cast a vote for their top two favorite stouts. At 3:00pm voting will close, at 3:30pm winners will be announced, and all beers will be revealed to attendees. If beer there is beer left, full pours will be made available to customers for purchase.
The Stout Bout will highlight an incredible variety of stouts from a number of different breweries located across the Southeast. These beers include, but are not limited to a breakfast stout, several barrel aged imperial stouts, a coffee milk stout, an imperial stout brewed with raspberries and honey, an imperial stout brewed with red and black currants, a Russian imperial stout brewed with vanilla beans, toasted coconut, coffee, and many more.
About Pulcinella Russian Imperial Stout
Pulcinella Russian Imperial Stout is released by Hi-Wire Brewing once-a-year in November. Named after the historical theatre figure who is said to have influenced the modern clown, this beer spends 10 months in Napa Valley Zinfandel, Kentucky bourbon, and St. Croix dark rum barrels. The complexity of the barrels impart big roast and molasses flavors that are paired with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Bottles of Pulcinella will be available for sale at the event for $12 with a limit of 6 bottles per person.
About Hi-Wire Brewing
Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced ales and lagers, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope region of downtown. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer.
Most recently, the Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager won gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival in the German-Style Maerzen category. Their award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. To learn more about the company, visit hiwirebrewing.com.