We’ve been waiting for this… and here in Cincinnati, at least – we’re finally starting to get glimpses of the Spring, which just seems to feel better, and better every single year. Those first few warm afternoons make you so quickly forget the painful cold of winter.

Hi-Wire is bringing two new beers that are seemingly made for sipping in the sun as well as a dark and decadent dessert beer that might work really nicely for those times when the chill creeps back in a little bit.

Since we’re busy prepping for the new Hi-Wire taproom here in town (read about what they’re planning for Norwood, right here) I thought you might like to know what they’re up to!

The Spring Releases – Easy Pitch

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First up, the brewery is kicking out their new ‘Easy Pitch IPA’ – it’s a seasonal beer that comes in at what they are calling a “crushable” 5% ABV and 55 IBUs, an easy-going addition to their ‘Pitch Family’ of IPAs. This thing is packed full of tropical and lemon-lime notes from Citra and Cashmere hops. They add to the press release that it’s bright, hoppy, but balanced, with a modest hop bite and a light malt bill.

Easy Pitch hits shelves starting at the end of this month (March) and will stick around through July of 2022. You can find it in 6 packs of those new 16oz cans all across their distribution footprint, in all of their seven taprooms as well as on their online store.

Chocolate Creme Brulee 10W-40

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Taking things in a completely different direction, Chocolate Creme Brulee 10W-40 is a big old imperial stout – loaded up with caramel, vanilla, cacao, and lactose. It’s the latest version of their 10W-40 Imperial Stout line, which if you don’t already know about… you should.

This one comes in at 8% abv, and it’s obviously dessert-inspired. The brewery says it absolutely embodies the rich, velvety chocolate pudding and crisp caramelized sugar shell of a chocolate crème brûlée. They also note that it pours like motor oil, and is overflowing with notes of sweet cream, dark chocolate syrup, and brûléed sugar.

It should start hitting shelves starting March 18th, and again… should be available in 16oz cans all across the distribution footprint, including the taprooms, or you can get it shipped to 34 different states from the online store.

Hugs On The Beach Fruit Tart Ale

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This one is really great, not just because it’s the second (intentional or not) beer that adopts the Fruit Tart style moniker from Urban Artifact… but because it sounds delicious. Hugs on the Beach (which is a nice light 5.5% abv is inspired by the cocktail which has a “similar” yet very different name. This beer, and their whole Fruit Tart series “embraces the larger-than-life fruited sour beers brewed for sun-soaked days spent imbibing poolside”.

It loads up 100 pounds of peach, cranberry, and tangerine along with additions of vanilla and lactose… and I’m definitely curious to try it.

You, too, can try it. Don’t worry. Starting on April 1st it’ll be available (surprise, surprise) throughout their whole distribution footprint, as well as the taprooms and online.

About Hi-Wire Brewing

Hi-Wire Brewing is known for producing approachable and balanced lagers and ales, most notably Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA, Lo-Pitch Hazy IPA, and Pink Lemonade Session Sour Ale, and it boasts an award-winning sour and wild ale program. Founded in Asheville, N.C. in 2013, Hi-Wire has three locations in Asheville – the Biltmore Village Production Facility, Taproom & Event Space, the South Slope Specialty Brewery & Taproom located downtown, and the RAD Beer Garden & Distribution Center in the River Arts District – along with taprooms in Durham, N.C., Knoxville, Tenn., Wilmington, N.C., and Louisville, Ky. Additional locations in Charlotte, N.C., Birmingham, Ala., and Cincinnati are set to open in the next 12 months. Hi-Wire Brewing’s Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup award-winning beers can be found on draft and in cans across North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Alabama, Virginia, and Indiana. To learn more about the company, visit hiwirebrewing.com.

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