Asheville, NC — Hi-Wire Brewing will be hosting multiple events as part of the seventh annual Asheville Beer Week festivities. Event highlights include the 4th Annual Pig on A Wire Home-Brewed BBQ Sauce Competition with Luella’s Bar-B-Que and the Inaugural Memorial Day Keg Hunt benefiting the Blue Ridge Roller Girls. Please see a more in-depth list of events and details below:
BREWERY v. BREWERY VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Sunday, May 27 | 12:00pm-5:00pm
Maverick and Goose won’t be there, but some of Asheville’s finest breweries will bring their game out to the sand court for some fierce competition. Come cheer for your favorite beer purveyor as Hi-Wire, Highland, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues, and Pisgah face off to see who is the Top Gun. Shit talking rights and a lifetime of glory are all at stake, so naturally there will be beer specials and plenty of fun to be had.
MEMORIAL DAY KEG HUNT with BLUE RIDGE ROLLER GIRLS
Monday, May 28 | 1:00pm-6:00pm
In collaboration with Conundrum Escape Room, Hi-Wire Brewing will send 10 Teams of 6 in to downtown Asheville with the mission of following a series of clues leading them to the final “secret” destination, where there will be free Hi-Wire Beer, Food, & Live Music. The first team to complete the Keg Hunt will receive a free keg from Hi-Wire Brewing to be used at a future date. Additional raffle prizes will be given out at the after-party to all participating teams. All proceeds will directly benefit the For more information and registration visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/memorial-day-keg-hunt-tickets-45557567912.
BEER & MUSIC PAIRING ACT II
Wednesday, May 30 | 6:00pm-8:00pm
Tasty Beverage, Burial Beer Co, and Hi-Wire Brewing are teaming up to pair delicious tunes with tasty beverages from each brewery. This will be a curated event with each — Bryan Smith (Tasty Beverage), Tim Gormley (Burial Beer), and Chris McLain (Hi-Wire Brewing) — selecting songs to pair with 3 specialty beers from each brewery. This year we will be releasing Crystalline Prophecies, a collab between Hi-Wire and Burial, as part of the event. This mixed culture saison is a blend of barrels from each breweries original home on the South Slope. We will be releasing this beer in draft and 500ml bottles as a Tasty Beverage exclusive!
After the curated portion of the event, guests will be able to put in requests for pairings. Turn on, tune in, and drink great beer!
PIG ON A WIRE HOME-BREWED BBQ SAUCE COMPETITION
Thursday, May 31 | 5:00pm-7:00pm
The 4rd Annual BBQ Sauce Competition presented by Luella’s Bar-B-Que & Hi-Wire Brewing will be hosted from 5pm-7pm at the Big Top Taproom & Production facility in Biltmore Village | 2 Huntsman Place. Participants will be able to enter in up to into three different sauce categories: Tomato, Mustard, & Anything Gose (pun-intended). There is a limit of ONE entry PER category. For more information & registration details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plow To Plate Beer Pairing
Thursday, May 31 | 5:00pm-8:00pm
Join Asheville Ale Trail, The American Pig and Asheville Date Night Guide for a flavorful evening featuring 5 tables, each hosting a pairing of a North Carolina farm, a chef and a brewery. The three will collaborate to serve a small plate highlighting locally grown ingredients, paired with a select craft brew. The event is designed to showcase the creativity and partnerships that make Western North Carolina’s culinary community one of the nations most celebrated.
Profits from Plow to Plate will benefit Bounty and Soul, a non-profit organization creating healthier communities by providing fresh healthy food, nutrition literacy and health & wellness resources. Bounty and Soul is committed to developing a cooperative model that can be used in communities where food insecurity and malnutrition exist.
About Hi-Wire Brewing
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 gold medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival® in the German-Style Maerzen category for their Zirkusfest Oktoberfest Lager. Most recently, they took home bronze in the Wood and Barrel Aged Beer category at the 2018 World Beer Cup® for their Dry Hopped Brett Pale Ale. Hi-Wire Brewing’s award-winning beers can be found on draft and in bottles across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, and Kentucky. To learn more about the company, visit hiwirebrewing.com.