RyePA: Rooted in CO and NC

Two years after its initial release, RyePA is coming back with a malty nod to our hometowns in Colorado and North Carolina. Originally brewed with Carolina Rye™, heirloom rye grown in North Carolina and floor malted by Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, RyePA revival also incorporates rye from Colorado Malting Company, a fourth-generation family farm in Alamosa, CO.  “As we open our east coast home in Asheville this spring, making a beer with roots in both homes led us right back to RyePA,” said New Belgium Brewer, Matty Gilliland. “Using malt from Riverbend and Colorado Malting allowed us to source hyper locally, brewing some essence of both places into the beer and growing our existing r...
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Go Panthers!

Now that we have your attention, just wanted to give you guys a little update. We’re test brewing now and aiming for Asheville brewed beer this spring. That said, we’re really focused on quality and consistency and we’ll take the time we need to get it just right. But we’re so ready for it. Check out our Citradelic label, it already says Fort Collins, CO and Asheville, NC! We are also working with our construction and artist partners to finish up the Liquid Center and Brew house, installing art pieces in anticipation of having a pint with you this Spring! Right now, it’s looking like you’ll be able to come have a pint in the Liquid Center by April. Our construction partners are moving as fa...
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Brownfield to Brewery: Artists respond to transition of place

When we went looking for an east coast home back in 2009, one thing that was a little unusual about our search was that we were seeking a brownfield site or a site that needed to be improved as part of our development process. In 2012, we purchased 18 acres along the west bank of the French Broad River in Asheville’s River District and remediated the brownfield to build our east coast home and address the environmental wellness of the place. WNC Livestock Market circ: 1970 (courtesy: UNC-A Archives) (L) and same site circ. 2013 prior to New Belgium construction (LEAP Aerial Photography) We worked with Old Town Salvage Company and DH Griffin to deconstruct and salvage the old reusable m...
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