Asheville, NC —To celebrate the rare solar eclipse that will take place across America on 8/21/2017, Asheville Brewing has created a rare and special beer: Perfect Night Black IPA.
Perfect Night is a tasty twist on the brewery’s beloved Perfect Day IPA. A different yeast strain and slightly different hop bill plus dark malts make this beer black as night time during the day. The malts add a roasty chocolate flavor to this aromatic, complexly hop-forward IPA(6.5% ABV).
Perfect Night Black IPA will be released onMonday, August 14, at 5 p.m., at both Asheville Brewing’s downtown and NorthAsheville locations (exactly a week before the eclipse). With your first pint of Perfect Night, you can get a free pair of approved solar eclipse glasses from Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS). These glasses will be limited to one pair per person per visit to Asheville Brewing with purchase of Perfect Night.
Additionally, a dollar from every Perfect Night pint sold will benefit the museum. If you need extra eclipse glasses, AMOS currently has them for sale for $1 in their gift store at 43 Patton Avenue, while supplies last.
“We couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make a beer for the solar eclipse and to partner with Asheville’s cool science museum,” says Asheville Brewing head brewer Pete Langheinrich. “You can drink aPerfect Day before the eclipse, then have a Perfect Night ready for the eclipse, then go back to Perfect Day. That’s my plan, at least.”
This small batch beer will be available only on draft, but you can pick up a growler to take Perfect Night with you wherever you’re watching on August 21.
Be prepared for this celestial marvel by coming to Asheville Brewing’s Coxe Avenue location on August 14, starting at 5 p.m.,to get a first taste of Perfect Night, a pair of solar eclipse glasses, and to learn about the eclipse from the AMOS staff, who will be on hand selling uniqueAsheville eclipse T-shirts.
“AMOS is excited to collaborate withAsheville Brewing as we look forward to celebrating this incredible celestial event with the community,” says Cory Van Auken, Asheville Museum of Science marketing manager. “Having the opportunity to observe a 99% solar eclipse in our backyard is a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, which deserves its own beer.”
On August 21, the museum will host Asheville’sSolar Eclipse Festival, 99% Eclipse of the Park, at Pack Square from noon to 3p.m. They will offer fun watching and educational activities, plus music and entertainment. There will not be beer at the Festival, but once the sun reappears, come to Asheville Brewing to enjoy a Perfect Night and to debrief your experience seeing the stars come out during the middle of a summer day..
Perfect Night Black IPA pairs well with MoonPie, dark chocolate, and Fingers of Fire chicken strips.
More about AshevilleMuseum of Science
Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) is there-branded and expanded Colburn Earth Science Museum, now in its spacious new location at 43 Patton Ave., in downtown Asheville. AMOS has served Asheville and the Western North Carolina region for more than 55 years and offers interactive exhibits and programming that go beyond earth science, into life science disciplines and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math).Exhibits include interactive displays on the French Broad River, Appalachian forestry, weather, geology and paleontology, among others. Learn more at ashevillescience.org, or like them on Facebook:@AshevilleMuseumofScience and Twitter @Avl_Science.
About Asheville Brewing Company
Asheville’s third craft brewery opened in 1998 as a mash-up pizza joint, second-run movie theater, and brewpub, all wrapped up in a bright, happy, family-friendly space. The brewpub’s popularity with both locals and visitors enabled a second location, including a 15-barrel brew house, to open in downtown Asheville in 2006.Asheville Brewing installed Western North Carolina’s first in-house canning line in 2011. The Merrimon Avenue mothership’s original 7-barrel system joined the Coxe Avenue brewery in early 2016, consolidating all brewing operations under one roof. The brew crew produced 6,500 barrels of beer in 2016, up from1,200 barrels in 2011. Asheville Brewing Company’s flagship and one-off brews are distributed on draft, in 12-ounce cans, and in special release 22-ounce bottles throughout Western North Carolina via family-owned wholesaler,Budweiser of Asheville.