Catawba Brewing Releases Riverkeeper Apple Sour Ale and Small-Batch Cucumber Lime Gose

Morganton, NC — Catawba Brewing releases their Riverkeeper Apple Sour Ale (5.4 percent ABV), a collaboration with Bold Rock Hard Cider, on Friday, August 25, at all locations. This elegantly rustic sour wheat beer is fermented on crushed green apples handpicked in Western North Carolina. A portion of all proceeds benefits the global Waterkeeper Alliance and local Riverkeeper organizations. Find it on draft and in 4-pack cans wherever Catawba beers are sold throughout the brewery’s 5-state distribution area.

On Saturday, August 26, Catawba hosts a French Broad River clean-up event, in partnership with French Broad Outfitters, Blue Ridge Orthodontics, and Mountain True. The public is encouraged to participate, meeting at Catawba’s Asheville Biltmore Village location (63 Brook St) at 1pm. Following an afternoon of floating, river cleaning, and beer drinking, the fleet will return to the tasting room, where the new Riverkeeper Apple Sour Ale will be pouring, and a raffle will be held with prizes donated by Catawba and Eagles Nest Outfitters.


On Thursday, August 24, Catawba taps a Small Batch Cucumber Lime Gose (4.4 percent ABV) at all four tasting rooms. This refreshing summer wheat beer was soured in the kettle with Lactobacillus, and features additions of salt, coriander, cucumber, and lime. Cucumber Lime Gose is Passport Beer #34 in Catawba’s 2017 Small Batch rewards program. Brewed in their Asheville South Slope brewhouse, the beer is available in Catawba’s four tasting rooms, and in limited distribution.

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, and now in GA. Find us at

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