Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Cantaloupe Farmhouse Ale and German Hefeweizen

Morganton, N.C. — Catawba Brewing releases a Small Batch Cantaloupe Farmhouse Ale (6.6 percent ABV) on Thursday, October 19. This Belgian-style golden ale was conditioned on 60 pounds of locally-grown cantaloupes. Mixed culture fermentation complements the ripe fruit flavor with deliciously complex notes of spice and subtle farmhouse funk. This is Passport Beer #42 in Catawba’s 2017 Small Batch rewards program. Brewed in their Asheville South Slope brewhouse, the beer is available at all Catawba locations, and in limited distribution.

On Friday, October 20, Catawba taps a Small Batch German Hefeweizen (4.9 percent ABV), available exclusively at Catawba’s four tasting rooms. This traditional Bavarian-style ale was brewed with over 50 percent malted wheat. Hazy gold in color, it has aromas of banana and clove, with a soft, well-rounded mouthfeel.

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