MORGANTON, N.C. — Catawba Brewing Co. releases two new additions to their Specialty Series – both slated for 5-state distribution – with a Double-Release Party on Black Friday, November 24 at all locations.
Keeping with Belgian tradition, LD’s Belgian Tripel (10.0% ABV) is named for a particular demonic spirit – in this case, the Pyatt family dog. Innocently yellow in color and deceptively light in body, this strong ale is bursting with fruity yeast esters and spicy phenols – and a hint of warming alcohol. It was fermented with abbey ale yeast, and features an addition of Belgian candi sugar. LD’s will be available on draft and in 4-pack 12oz cans.
Look for LD himself to make appearances in Catawba tasting rooms in support of the release, where guests are warned to keep a safe distance from the tiny terror. Dogs are encouraged to come meet the guest of honor and participate in the festivities.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Stout (5.4% ABV) was born out of Catawba’s chocolate & beer pairings on the Asheville South Slope. This silky smooth stout was brewed with Chocolate Malts and Midnight Wheat, and conditioned on cacao nibs from a local boutique chocolate factory, whole roasted North Carolina peanuts, and Madagascar vanilla beans. The result is a decadent liquid dessert that’s like a peanut butter cup in a glass. Available on draft and in 6-pack 12oz cans.
On Wednesday, November 22, Catawba taps a Small Batch Robust Porter (6.2 percent ABV), available at all four tasting rooms. The beer was brewed with seven specialty grains, including rye, lending dominant notes of coffee and roasted malt, with a hint of spice.
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 www.catawbabrewing.com