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Join Us! Let's tap the first kegs of RyePA at Riverbend Malt House in Asheville!
You and a guest are invited to join us for this national tapping of this locally sourced RyePA.
- Tickets are free and are first come, first served (we have limited capacity), confirm early to reserve your spot.
- Please use the Park & Ride (details below), as parking is unavailable at Riverbend.
RyePA made with Carolina RyeTM
New Belgium's Hop Kitchen release RyePA is made with 40% Carolina RyeTM malt. This is the first time that a beer made with North Carolina craft malt will be given this degree of national distribution. The malted rye has been grown in the state since the Civil War.
Brewed with a staggering amount of floor malted rye malt from Riverbend Malt House, this beer is brimming with big hop flavors. Galaxy, Cascade, Simcoe and Mosaic hops round out the hop profile. Big, juicy, fruity hop flavors are complemented by a spicy rye finish.
What's the Haps?
Beer RyePA of course!
Music from Asheville-based Tellico http://www.tellicoband.com/ with former members of Dehlia Low and Town Mountain
Food available for purchase from LowDown Food Truck http://thelowdownfoodtruck.com/
Beer Geek Out Opportunities -Matty Gilliland, New Belgium Process Analyst and Brian Simpson & Brent Manning, Maltsters with Riverbend Malt House, would love to nerd out with you.
Park at 12 Bones-River Store (River Arts District, Riverside Drive) and take a shuttle on the half hour to Riverbend Malt House. Starting at 6:15 p.m. and with the last shuttle going to Riverbend leaving at 9:15 p.m. Return shuttles happen periodically with the last one leaving Riverbend Malt House at 10:00 p.m. Park as close to the building as possible.
**Special thanks to Asheville Brewery Tours http://ashevillebrewerytours.com/ for providing a free shuttle to and from Riverbend. Check out their tours! And, thanks to 12 Bones http://www.12bones.com/ in the River Arts District for letting us use their parking lot.**
New Belgium Brewing
New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Ale, will be brewing beer in Asheville, NC, and distributing beer from Enka-Candler, NC, by the end of 2015.