Hooligan Scotch Ale returns a wee bit early this holiday season – just in time to leave its indelible mark on 2016. This robust, mahogany hued ale is brewed in the classic Scottish Wee Heavy style, featuring a profound maltiness with layers of rich caramel and toffee, and a restrained hop bitterness. To commemorate five years of Hooliganism, this limited craft beer release will graduate to 22oz bottles – Catawba Brewing’s first ever bottle release from its rotating series of seasonal beers. Look for Hooligan Scotch Ale in Catawba’s three tasting rooms, and in distribution in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee (beginning January 2017), and in select areas of Alabama.
For their special Hooligan beer release party at Catawba’s Asheville South Slope brewery (32 Banks Ave) on Thursday, December 15, wear your ugly holiday sweater to compete for prizes. Meanwhile, Catawba staff members will serve up chili to hungry hooligans, who will vote to crown the best chili chef. And while you’re there, pick up your special collector’s edition Hooligan 22oz bottles dipped in red wax and date stamped 2016. At 8% ABV, Hooligan will age well for vertical tastings in years to come.
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 Avenue; and a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, and now AL.