Catawba Brewing Releasing 2 New IPAs

Morganton, NC — Catawba Brewing Releases Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA and Small Batch New England IPA this week.


Catawba Brewing taps a New England IPA (6.2 percent ABV) on Thursday, July 13, at all four of their tasting rooms. Brewed with flaked wheat and oats, the beer received a massive addition of Mosaic and Citra hops late in the boil, with more Mosaic used for drop-hopping. Burlington Ale Yeast contributes the characteristic soft hazy glow and well-rounded mouthfeel. This is a big juicy tropical hop bomb, with flavor notes of ripe mango, papaya, and passion fruit.


Catawba Brewing hosts a “Friki Friday” Release Party for their new Friki Tiki Pineapple IPA (6.5 percent ABV) on Friday, July 14, at all Catawba locations. This is the first in a new monthly series of fruited IPAs. Brewed in 30-barrel batches at their Morganton production brewery, these specialty IPAs will see a draft-only roll-out throughout Catawba’s 5-state distribution area. Friki Tiki parties feature island-themed music and food. At Catawba’s Asheville South Slope tasting room, DJ Travis Medford will spin garage and surf rock, while Deli Llammma food truck serves up a special Tiki-inspired menu. Catawba Charlotte and Morganton will both throw release parties of their own with local flavor.

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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