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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018

•Asheville, North Carolina’s Hi-Wire Brewing has re-released two beers and added a new sour to its lineup. Uprisin’ Hefeweizen and Man Eater Double IPA—originally released as part of the brewery’s Specialty Program—will return to the Hi-Wire portfolio on May 18 for a limited time, with the former being widely available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft, and the latter seeing limited distribution for its 4-packs of 16-ounce cans. Meanwhile, new to the portfolio is the barrel-aged Sour Blonde with Lemon & Rosemary, made with fresh, zested lemons and 60-pounds of hand-processed fresh rosemary. The new brew will be available in select markets in 750-ml. bottles starting the first week of June.

•Longmont, Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing has debuted three new summer seasonals. Launching as the second offering in Left Hand’s seasonal Nitro Series, Blackcurrant Nitro is a 4.7%-abv brew, which will be available starting this month in 4-packs of 13.65-ounce cans and on draft. Left Hand has also introduced Peach Beerllini Radler, a 4.1%-abv entry made with pale malts and peach puree, and Saison aux Baies Amères (6.8% abv), which is brewed with Colorado chokecherries and marks the latest label in the brewer’s Les Quatre Saisons series. Peach Beerllini will be available in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans and on draft, while Saison aux Baies Amères will be sold in 4-packs of 16-ounce cans and on draft. All three seasonals will be available from May through July.

•Baltimore, Maryland-based Heavy Seas Beer is breaking ground on a new renovation and expansion project. Among the changes is a complete renovation of the brewery’s taproom, which will be seven times larger than the current space and include a room for private events. A 15-barrel, small-batch brewhouse for limited-release and experimental brewing will also be built on-site. The project is on track to be completed by June 2019.

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