Hi-Wire Brewing will be ringing in the holidays this season with the release of two beers from their Specialty and Sour & Wild Ale program.
The much anticipated and coveted 10W-40 Imperial Stout is back. For the second year in a row, Hi-Wire Brewing will be releasing 10W-40 Imperial Stout (8% ABV), brewed with coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. With notes of dark chocolate, fresh vanilla, and roasted coffee beans, this big decadent stout is full-bodied, sweet, and creamy with a smooth finish. From Asheville’s own French Broad Chocolates, the cocoa nibs are fresh and rounded out by milk sugar and Madagascar vanilla beans. Organic Dynamite Roasting Company coffee accentuates the cocoa and adds slight roast to balance out the vanilla in this dessert beer. 10W-40 will be available in 4-packs of 16 oz cans and will see limited distribution beginning December 22nd.
The second release from Hi-Wire Brewing will be a Wild Grape Ale (7.1% ABV) brewed with Malbec Grape Must from North East Georgia. Head Brewer, Luke Holgate notes “ the grapes were naturally pressed and fermented prior to being aged in red wine barrels on grape must from a Northeast Georgia vineyard.” This mature sour blonde ale exhibits aromatic notes of Malbec grapes, red berry, and oak with a light brett character. Big barnyard phenolics meld with the tart fruity character of the base beer to make a super unique Brett forward flavor and aroma. Already a favorite among Hi-Wire’s team of brewers, the Wild Grape Ale is a special release, as it’s only available in the company’s taprooms. Packaged in a 375ml hand cork and cage bottle format, this beer will be released Saturday, December 2nd at 12pm from their South Slope Sour & Wild Ale facility | 197 Hilliard Ave.
Located in Asheville, NC, Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Wire Lager, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch Mosaic 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 area of downtown, which has a focus on wild and sour ales. Hi-Wire was awarded the most medals at the 2014 NC Brewer’s Cup and, most recently, the Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager won gold at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category. Their award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Ohio.