Catawba Brewing Releases Small Batch Raspberry Sour

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All six passport beers on tap Sunday.

A special rose-colored beer for Valentine’s Day, this Small Batch Raspberry Sour is Catawba’s second kettle sour, following last summer’s popular Korean Sour Rice Ale. This refreshingly tart craft beer was brewed with malted barley and flaked wheat, and soured in the kettle with lactobacillus. Raspberries were then added in secondary fermentation, lending brilliant color and a gentle fruitiness to complement the clean sour base. With similarities to a Berleiner Weisse or perhaps even a rosé wine, Catawba’s Raspberry Sour (6% ABV) is balanced with a subtle underlying sweetness and minimal hop bitterness.

This is Passport Beer #6 in Catawba’s 2017 Small Batch rewards program – available in their three tasting rooms, and in limited distribution. On Sunday, Feb. 12, Catawba will have all six Passport Beers on tap at their Asheville South Slope brewery (32 Banks Ave) for anyone who missed getting stamps for previous Small Batch releases.

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 Ave; and a tasting room in Asheville’s Biltmore Village at 63 Brook St. A new Catawba brewery/tasting room will open in Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood neighborhood at 933 Louise Ave in the spring of 2017. Catawba beers can be found in NC, SC, TN, and now AL.

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