This episode of the NCBeerBuzz finds the NCBeerGuys in Morganton visiting with Billy Pyatt at Catawba Brewing Company. The brewery is located at 212 S Green St in Morganton and was founded by Billy and his brother Scott in a former furniture factory in Glen Alpine, and later relocated to Morganton. Catawba’s Red Ale is an original recipe from Billy’s home brew days and the first keg was sold in 1999. Catawba is a live music venue with a nice stage and sound system! In 2010, Catawba decided to can their most popular beers – White Zombie, Farmer Ted, and Firewater. Kevin Sondey joined Catawba as the Head Brewer in 2013 and a rebranding effort that same year lead to new can labels and Kevin’s first beer release in their first canned seasonal – Winterbolt Winter Ale!