Hi-Wire Brewing will be ringing in the holidays this season with the release of two beers from its Specialty and Sour and 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 percent 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 Co. coffee accentuates the cocoa and adds slight roast to balance out the vanilla in this dessert beer. 10W-40 will be available in four-packs of 16-ounce cans and will see limited distribution beginning Dec. 22.
The second release from Hi-Wire Brewing will be a Wild Grape Ale (7.1 percent 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 375-milliliter hand cork and cage bottle format, this beer will be released Dec. 2.