Catawba Brewing to Release Small Batch Pomegranate Sour Ale

MORGANTON, N.C. — Catawba Brewing taps a Small Batch Pomegranate Sour Ale (6.7 percent ABV) on Thursday, February 15. Brewed with malted wheat, the beer was soured in the kettle with lactobacillus. An addition of ripe pomegranate in secondary fermentation lends refreshing tartness and bright cherry-like fruit notes, complemented by the clean kettle sour base.

This is Passport Beer #7 in Catawba’s 2018 Small Batch rewards program. Brewed in their Asheville South Slope brewhouse, the beer is available exclusively in Catawba’s four tasting rooms.

Pomegranate Sour is a fundraiser beer for Asheville Prison Books in the brewery’s Asheville tasting rooms (South Slope and Biltmore Village). This volunteer-run organization distributes books to incarcerated people in the Carolinas to cultivate community, education, and rehabilitation. Catawba will donate $1 from each pour to the non-profit for four weeks following its release. To learn more and to get involved, please visit:

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; a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St.; and a new Catawba brewery/tasting room in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, AL, GA, and now in the Dominican Republic. Find us at