Hooligan Scotch Ale Headlines Four New Catawba Releases

Catawba Brewing brings back their popular winter Limited Release Hooligan Scotch Ale (8.0 percent ABV) on Thursday, December 14, at all locations. Brewed with six specialty grains, this Wee Heavy-style dark ale is a robust, full-bodied beer, with layers of caramel, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and light roast. Hooligan will be available in 6-pack 12oz cans throughout Catawba’s 5-state distribution area.

Catawba will host a competitive Chili Cook-Off event at their Asheville South Slope tasting room as part of the Hooligan release party, from 6:30-8pm. The public is invited to serve as guest judges. Chili is free but donations are encouraged, to be given to Asheville’s Downtown Welcome Table.

On Thursday, December 14, Catawba taps a Scottish-style Small Batch beer to accompany Hooligan, the new 60 Shilling Ale (3.2 percent ABV). The 60-shilling category indicates a light-bodied, sessionable ale, deep mahogany in color with notes of toasted nuts and toffee.

On Friday, December 15, Catawba returns their Barrel-Aged Hooligan (10.0 percent ABV). This 2016-vintage Scotch Ale has spent the past 12 months aging in Kentucky bourbon barrels, drawing complementary flavors of vanilla, oak, and bourbon. Also new this Friday is a Peach Grisette (4.9 percent ABV). Brewed in their Charlotte brewhouse, this Belgian-style session ale is Catawba’s first open-fermented beer to emerge from their new custom-made, glass-walled “Beer Aquarium” fermenters.

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