Asheville, NC — Hi-Wire Brewing has gone through incredible growth in a very short amount of time. The barely two year old brewery started with a small taproom in the South Slope area of downtown Asheville. Last month they opened a second location, a 27,000 square foot building that will take their 2015 production from 6,000 barrels to 10,000 barrels. With the opening of this new location, the South Slope Taproom was converted into Hi-Wire’s experimental brewery. A new brewer, Johnathan Parks, was brought on to run this specialty arm of the brewery and has developed a new series of beers, The Farmhouse Series.
Parks’s new role as the Head of Specialty Brewing affords him the opportunity to brew a wide variety of beers of his choosing. Citing a love for rustic, dry, easy-drinking ales, his first endeavor was to create The Farmhouse Series.
“I really enjoy the profile of farmhouse beers,” stated Parks. “Most of the flavor comes from from a single source, the yeast, and there is beauty in that simplicity. Not to mention these beers have a rich history, and I love the idea that I am drinking something that could have been enjoyed 100 years ago. Brewing farmhouse beers gives one the ability to connect with another time.”
The first beer in this series, Farmhouse Volume 1, is a traditional farmhouse ale, an easy-drinking 4.9% ABV beer that utilizes flaked oats and wheat for body. Light straw in color, this ale has upfront earthy and pear flavors that fade into light peppercorn spice. Light on the palate, this refreshing beer is a great house saison.
“This particular beer pays homage to the origin of the style. These beers were created to be enjoyed after a long day in the fields, to provide sustenance after a 12-hour day on the farm. After I put in a long day in the brewery, I crave the same beers that the Belgian brewers wanted, crisp, simple, straightforward beers that you can enjoy a few pints of,” said Parks.
Farmhouse Volume 1 will be available on shelves in 22 ounce bottles beginning August 28th. This one-time release beer will also find limited draught distribution in bars and restaurants across North Carolina. The Farmhouse Series joins other one-time release series including the Hop Circus Experimental IPA Series and the Ringmaster’s Reserve Barrel Aged beer series.
For regular updates on the release of new beers and other upcoming news, please visit www.hiwirebrewing.com
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, Prime Time Session Pale Ale, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch IPA. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and Best New North Carolina Brewery of 2013 by RateBeer. Hi-Wire’s award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina. As of July 25th, craft beer drinkers are able to enjoy Hi-Wire beer at their new Big Top location, a 27,000 square foot production facility located a half a mile from the Biltmore Estate. In addition to their flagship beers, Hi-Wire offers a rotating selection of lager seasonals, including Lion Tamer Rye IPA, Strongman Coffee Stout, Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager, Twice as Nice Doppelbock as well as a variety of single release beers brewed and bottled in their South Slope Taproom and Brewery. Learn more about the company at www.hiwirebrewing.com