31 May 2016
From Hi-Wire Brewing:
Asheville, NC Hi-Wire Brewing will release the third and fourth batches of their limited Single
Barrel Series, Saturday, June 11 at 12:00 p.m. at the South Slope Speciality Brewery | 197
Hilliard Ave. Almost one year ago, Hi-Wire Brewing transitioned their downtown Asheville
brewery into a sour and wild ale facility, with a small portion of production dedicated to
producing a different line of limited speciality beers which they are calling the Single Barrel
Series. All Single Barrel Series releases are small batches fermented 100% in oak barrels with
mixed yeast cultures, bottle conditioned with brettanomyces, and sold in cork and caged 750ml
Batch #3 is a 4.7% ABV Oak Fermented Berliner Weisse with Brettanomyces. This wheat ale
was first soured with lactobacillus in the kettle before undergoing fermentation in a white wine
barrel with German ale yeast and bottle conditioned with brettanomyces. This berliner weisse
maintains the traditional character of the style, while oak fermentation & brett adds depth and
complexity to this light, tart wheat beer. Bottles will be $15 each, limit 6 bottles per person.
Batch #4is a 5.5% ABV Oak Fermented Tart Saison w/ Passion Fruit & Brettanomyces. This
tart saison was first soured with lactobacillus in the kettle before undergoing a mixed
fermentation in a red wine barrel on passion fruit. Dank tropical notes of passion fruit blend with
subtle brett funk & earthy oak character in this vibrant, refreshingly tart beer. Bottles will be $18
each, limit 4 per person.
Production of these beers are limited to 120 bottles each and will not see distribution. With their
sour program fully under way, Hi-Wire is eager to bring unique and experimental single batches
to the market. Join them at noon on June 11 to get your hands on these special, limited beers.