Hi-Wire Brewing Releases 2 Small-Batch Sour Beers


Asheville, NC — Hi-Wire Brewing has released Batch #7 of its Single Barrel Series, as well as a small batch wild ale called Sour Heady Porter for $15 per bottle.

Batch #7 of the Single Barrel Series is an Oak Fermented Mosaic Wheat Ale with Brettanomyces (5% ABV). This easy drinking wild wheat ale, with notes of juicy tropical fruit and funk, was brewed with a single, 1lb per barrel, hop addition of Mosaic Hops. This beer was oak fermented in a red wine barrel with a specific blend of brettanomyces that exhibits tropical fruit flavors before being bottle conditioned.

The other bottle being released is a one-off batch called Sour Heady Porter, an Oak Fermented Wild Ale with Raspberries (8.5% ABV). Sour Heady Porter is the brainchild of one of our cellarman, John Hedberg (affectionately known as Heady), and Specialty Brewer John Parks. This complex sour porter, with notes of bright raspberry, oaky red wine, dark chocolate, and a deep acidity, displays characteristics of a raspberry porter with the added complexity of wild yeast and lactobacillus. It was oak fermented in a red wine barrel for 8 months before being bottle conditioned.

Single Barrel Series releases are Hi-Wire Brewing’s build up to their wild & sour program’s official launch, scheduled to happen this fall. Production of these beers are limited to 120 bottles each and will not see distribution. Join Hi-Wire at 1:00pm on September 18 to get your hands on these special, limited beers.

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 Nail s 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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