Catawba Releases Small Batch Altbier for Fundraisers in Asheville & Charlotte

Catawba Brewing taps a Small Batch Altbier (5.3 percent ABV) on Thursday, November 16, available exclusively in Catawba’s four tasting rooms. Deep amber in color, the Altbier originated in Düsseldorf as an unusual hybrid style. Brewed with Pilsner, Munich, and Chocolate malts and Bravo hops, it was fermented with ale yeast at temperatures more common for a lager. The result is a clean, easy-drinking, malt-forward beer with a crisp, dry finish.

Small Batch Altbier will serve as a special fundraiser beer at two Catawba locations. In Asheville tasting rooms, $1 per pint sold will be donated to Josh Boyd, a friend of the brewery, who was seriously injured after falling from a ladder while at work. Please visit Josh’s Go Fund Me page for more information and to make a donation toward his recovery.

At their Charlotte brewery, Catawba is hosting a fundraiser on the release day (5-8pm) for The Lunch Project. The beer will be branded “Empowering Altbier” for the event, with $1 from each pint going toward the non-profit’s mission to transform communities by empowering and connecting children across the globe. The event will feature live music and raffle prizes from local businesses.

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