Asheville’s newest brewery, Hi-Wire Brewing, opened in June 2013 in the South Slope neighborhood, recently dubbed the “Brewery district” of Asheville. The four cofounders saw an opportunity to use the space previously occupied by Craggie Brewery. The warehouse-filled neighborhood is developing with more breweries planning to open, as well as new restaurants. Hi-Wire has added not only their brewery but a welcoming, open-air tasting room designed by a local artist with repurposed farm lumber and metal.
In a town filled with breweries, Hi-Wire plans to make traditional, authentic beers that are nonetheless approachable and highly drinkable. They’re also offering beers in six-packs to reach beer fans who prefer to stay home.
The brewery logo and labels feature circus imagery (“old-time circus, not scary circus") by a local artist. “Asheville is a bit of a circus,” says cofounder Adam Charnack in regards to the name. Adam does most of the behind-the-scenes office work, while cofounder Chris Frosaker runs the operations, everything from placing the grain order to managing staff to planning deliveries. Brewer Luke Holgate runs the brewhouse.
We carry six-packs of three of Hi-Wire’s year-round “Main Attraction” beers:
Bed of Nails Brown
“Our brown ale is crafted as an ode to the traditional English brown. Its delicate body allows the flavors of caramel and toffee from our specialty malts to come to life.”
Prime Time Pale
“Simcoe hops bring a plethora of flavors and aromas from this crisp American Pale Ale. From floral to earthy, citrus to pine, this dry ale is an easy drinker.”
Hi Pitch IPA
“A western North Carolina West Coast style IPA. Huge citrus hop aromas make this a hop head’s dream. Its full body balances well with the bitterness & allows the drinker to enjoy its depth of hop flavors and aromas.”
Visit Hi-Wire online at http://hiwirebrewing.com/, on Twitter (@hiwirebrewing), and on Facebook.
Watch a video interview with the cofounders at the Asheville Citizen-Times: