Hi-Wire Brewing Co, located at 197 Hilliard Ave. in downtown Asheville, opened early this year to great reviews and success for their line of beers that were uncomplicated, unpretentious, and (most importantly) just plain good. Hi-Wire has also built a name for themselves by bottling their brews from opening day, opening up their availability to a wider audience and allowing beer lovers to enjoy Hi-Wire’s signature brews at home. Building off the success of their year round line up of brews, the team at Hi-Wire began dipping their toes into the seasonal beer market this week with the release of their new seasonal, the Strongman Stout.
This release is a bit unusual in that, despite the brewery’s relatively smaller size, this brew will immediately be bottled and made available in 6-packs. During recipe development, brewers had dubbed the brew as a ‘café con leche’ stout, a delicious coffee milk stout, that was crafted to be sweet, creamy and delicious all over.
To celebrate the release of Strongman Stout and its availability in 6-packs, Hi-Wire hosted a Strongman Stout Brunch at the brewery’s tasting room on Saturday (October 26th) where patrons enjoyed coffee mugs filled with the first pourings of the Strongman Stout as it was paired up with a catered, three-course brunch featuring mango-stuffed Johnny cakes, a pork-topped short stack of hot cakes with maple syrup, and avocado-chutney laden breakfast tacos.