ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Hi-Wire Brewing is bringing some heat to the chilly month of November with the return of their coveted 10W-40 Imperial Stout, a brut double-IPA called Gimme The Brut, and a barrel-aged Peach Sour Ale from their Sour and Wild Ale program. The brewery’s specialty program continues to excite and word on the street is this is just the beginning for Asheville’s beloved craft beer producers.
The much anticipated 10W-40 Imperial Stout is back! For the third year in a row, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing 10W-40 Imperial Stout (8% ABV) brewed with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. With notes of dark chocolate, fresh vanilla, and roasted coffee beans, this big decadent stout is full-bodied, sweet, and creamy with a smooth finish. From Asheville’s own French Broad Chocolates, the cocoa nibs are fresh and rounded out by milk sugar and Madagascar vanilla beans. Organic Dynamite Roasting Company coffee accentuates the cocoa and adds slight roast to balance out the vanilla in this pastry stout. 10W-40 will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz cans and will see limited distribution beginning November 17th at the brewery’s Stout Bout Beer Festival at their Big Top Production Facility.
Coming off the success of their Hazy&Juicy&Hoppy&Fresh IPA series, Hi-Wire Brewing looks to continue to push the boundaries of the India Pale Ale style with Gimme the Brut. Gimme the Brut is a sparkling brut double-IPA that pushes the limits of how dry a hoppy beer can be. Super spritzy with a champagne-like body, this experimental IPA is sweet and fruity with notes of white grape and an extremely low bitterness at 20 IBUs. Available in 4-packs of 16oz cans, this beer will see limited distribution beginning Friday, November 9th.
Lastly, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing Peach Sour from their Sour & Wild Ale program on Saturday, November 24th at 12pm from both of their taprooms. Peach Sour (6.9% ABV) is a mixed culture sour blonde ale barrel-aged on 1lb per gallon of fresh peaches for 19.5 months. Drinkers of this seasonal offering will enjoy aromas of perfectly ripe peaches with a delicate sweetness reminiscent of peach candy rings balanced by a moderate sourness and soothing brett character. Lead Specialty Brewer, Peter Batinski, speaks on crafting this ale, “It’s been a dream of mine to make a sour blonde aged on hand processed peaches and we were lucky enough to have peach harvest season line up perfectly with our cellar schedule.” Peach Sour will be available in 750ml bottles and will not see distribution.
About Hi-Wire Brewing
Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom positioned half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope area of Downtown, which has a focus on wild and sour ales. Hi-Wire was awarded the gold medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category for their Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager. Hi-Wire Brewing’s award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and Kentucky. To learn more about the company, visit hiwirebrewing.com.