Morganton, NC — Catawba Brewing will release 22 oz. bottles of Red Rhum Barrel-Aged IPA (7.5 percent ABV) at noon on Saturday, March 25, at their South Slope location. Red Rhum is Catawba’s first ever specialty bottle release from their long-running Barrel Program. This 2016 vintage REDiculous Red IPA was aged for eight months in Flor de Caña Nicaraguan rum barrels. It was then dry-hopped, producing bright citrus notes to complement its rich molasses, vanilla, and oak. The beer is a collaboration with a popular rhum bar on the South Slope. (Note: The Red Rhum release was previously scheduled for March 18, but was rescheduled due to a weather delay.)
Limited Can Release:
Catawba’s South Atlantic Hops Pale Ale (5.5 percent ABV) shares its name with the South Atlantic Hops Conference, held at Asheville’s Crowne Plaza Resort, March 24-25. The beer was made with all North Carolina ingredients sourced from Epiphany Craft Malt and Cardinal Pine Hops Farm. Try it at the conference, or for a limited time in Catawba tasting rooms – on draft and in 6-pack cans – beginning Friday, March 24.
Small Batch Release:
Catawba taps its Vienna Lager (5.6 percent ABV) on Thursday, March 23, at all Catawba tasting rooms. This beer is a throwback to the world’s first pale lager, brewed with authentic Old World ingredients, using lightly kilned malts to lend copper color and a delicate bready flavor profile. Light in body, its subtle sweetness is balanced by the herbal earthy notes of Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops, finishing crisp and clean.
About Catawba Brewing Company:
Founded in 1999 by the Pyatt family, natives of Western North Carolina, Catawba Brewing operates a main production facility in downtown Morganton, NC at 212 S. Green St; a boutique brewery/tasting room in downtown Asheville, NC at 32 Banks Ave; and a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St. A new Catawba brewery/tasting room will open in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave in the spring of 2017. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, AL, and coming soon to GA. Find us at www.catawbabrewing.com.