Hi-Wire Brewing Expands Distribution in Georgia


Asheville, NC – Fast growing, Asheville-­based Hi­-Wire Brewing has signed on with three Georgia wholesalers to expand its distribution beyond the North Carolina mountains and neighboring states, and will soon be available to craft beer fans in the Georgia markets of Northeast Georgia & Athens, Augusta, and Savannah. Hi­-Wire is partnering with Northeast Sales, AB Beverage, and Southern Eagle for these three markets.

Established in the summer of 2013, Hi-­Wire Brewing is one of the fastest growing craft breweries in Western North Carolina. Almost one year after opening their new production brewery, known as “The Big Top,” Hi-­Wire co-­owner Chris Frosaker “cannot believe that in such a short amount of time Hi­-Wire has grown into the company it is today. There has been a strong and persistent demand for Hi­-Wire beers in our current distribution footprint, so expanding into some Georgia markets only seemed to make sense. We are thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to connecting with the craft beer lovers of Georgia.”

Hitting its fourth state for distribution, Hi­Wire is excited about this new market expansion and will bring their flagship beers into Georgia including Hi-­Pitch IPA, a balanced IPA brewed with Centennial and Mosaic hops; Bed of Nails Brown, a delicious brown ale that is Hi­-Wire’s best seller in North Carolina; and Hi-­Wire Lager, a crisp lager that is extensively lagered for 8 weeks. In addition to these core beers, Hi­-Wire will kick off the launch in the “Peach State” with seasonal beers including Aerialist Hoppy Lager and Uprisin’ Hefeweizen, as well as limited specialty brews.

To celebrate the launch of Hi­-Wire’s brews in Georgia, craft beer drinkers will be able to join the owners and sales team of Hi­-Wire Brewing at a variety of tap takeovers, beer pairings and other specialty events throughout each market.

Northeast Georgia & Athens 6/21­6/24:

  • Tuesday, 6/21, 7­-10pm, Catch 22 in Athens, GA featuring some of Hi-­Wire’s best­selling beers
  • Wednesday, 6/23, 7­-9pm, Tannery Row in Buford, GA featuring at least five of Hi­-Wire’s beers including their specialty Maibock
  • Thursday, 6/23, 5­-10pm, Hi­-Lo in Athens, GA ­ a tap takeover with at least five of Hi­-Wire’s beers including their specialty Maibock

Augusta 7/20­7/22:

  • Details coming soon! Check out Hi­-Wire on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hiwirebrewing.com for more info!

Savannah 7/26­7/29:

  • Details coming soon! Check out Hi­-Wire on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hiwirebrewing.com for more info!

Check Hi­-Wire’s social media and h iwirebrewing.com for more details on events.

About Hi­-Wire Brewing

Located in Asheville, NC, Hi­-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced ales and lagers, most notably Hi-­Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-­Pitch IPA. They have two locations in Asheville: the 27,000 square foot Big Top Production Facility & Taproom located half a mile from the Biltmore Estate and the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located in the South Slope region of downtown. Hi-­Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and was named Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Their award-­winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia. To learn more about the company, visit hiwirebrewing.com.

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