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Hi-Wire Brewing won BIG at this year’s NC Brewer’s Cup taking home five medals – the most of any brewery in the state! The brewery’s shiny new hardware include: GOLD for Best German Pilsner with Hi-Wire Lager; SILVER for Best Beer Overall with Hi-Wire Lager; and TOP Pale Ale with Prime Time Pale Ale!

Hi-Wire wins big in NC Brewer’s Cup – Gold plus most medals

Hi-Wire Brewing won BIG at this year’s NC Brewer’s Cup taking home five medals – the most of any brewery in the state! The brewery’s shiny new hardware include: GOLD for Best German Pilsner with Hi-Wire Lager; SILVER for Best Beer Overall with Hi-Wire Lager; and TOP Pale Ale with Prime Time Pale Ale!

Hi-Wire Brewing’s NC Brewer’s Cup medals:

  • GOLD 1st Place Best German Pilsner – HI-WIRE LAGER
  • SILVER 2nd Place Best Beer Overall – HI-WIRE LAGER
  • SILVER 2nd Place Best American Ale – PRIME TIME PALE ALE
    • 1st Place Sub-category Best American Pale Ale – PRIME TIME PALE ALE
  • SILVER 2nd Place Best German Wheat and Rye Beer – UPRISIN’ HEFEWEIZEN
  • BRONZE 3rd Place Best Smoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer – RINGMASTER’S RESERVE VOL. 1: RED WINE BARREL-AGED BELGIAN IPA

After being named Best New Brewery in the State by RateBeer for 2013 earlier in the year, the NC Brewer’s Cup was the first competition in which Hi-Wire had ever entered its beer. Says co-owner Adam Charnack, “We’re ecstatic! These awards reinforce what folks have been saying to us both in Asheville and throughout most of North Carolina – that they love our beers. To win a Gold medal in our first competition, and to be awarded the Second Best Beer in the state AND the Best Pale Ale in the state is just blowing our minds right now!”

Because Hi-Wire ages its Hi-Wire Lager a full two months to maturity, the beer is in extremely short supply. Its other year-round beers as well as its current seasonal can be found throughout most of the state, while Hi-Wire Lager can only be found in Asheville at present. Look for more news on expansion to increase supply in the coming weeks and months…!

About Hi-Wire Brewing
Located at the corner of Hilliard and Asheland Avenues in Downtown Asheville’s South Slope, Hi-Wire Brewing embraces its craft from top to bottom – from its hand-produced beers to its artwork, hand-drawn by a local artist. Awarded the Best New North Carolina Brewery for 2013 by well-respected RateBeer, Hi-Wire’s light-hearted circus theme embodies the fun, authenticity, and creativity of this deep-rooted craft. Find Hi-Wire’s award-winning beers on draft at North Carolina bars and restaurants, as well as at its downtown tasting room, and in 6-packs at retail outlets. Check hiwirebrewing.com for an up-to-date list of places to find Hi-Wire’s beer. Featuring four year-round beers – Hi-Wire Lager, Prime Time Pale, Bed of Nails Brown, and Hi-Pitch IPA – as well as a rotating selection of seasonal offerings, Hi-Wire Brewing invites you to ‘Walk on the Wire Side”.

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