Big Briar Tart Raspberry Release Party

Location:Tasting Room, The Meadow, Rooftop
Friday, April 28 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Tasting Room Hours:Open 12:00-10:00; Music 7:00-9:00pm
Music Style:Rock / Southern Rock / Alternative Rock
Food Truck:Farm to Fender, Vitamin T, Kabobby McGees
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"For Love of Beer & Mountains"

Join us for the release of our spring seasonal, Big Briar Tart Raspberry Ale. Fresh pureed raspberries headline this approachably tart beer. Pairing berries with the lemon candy notes of El Dorado® hops creates an unapologetically nuanced brew, coral in color, with compelling fruit aromatics. Meet the perfect companion for your spring and summer evenings.

All of our seasonal beers are named after a land or water feature protected by our partners at Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and $1 per pour at each release party benefits the work they do protecting the land aroudn us. Big Briar Cove is a conservancy easement donated in memory of inventor and electronic music pioneer, Bob Moog. Big Briar is part of a network of 10,000 protected acres in the wider Sandy Mush area of the French Broad River watershed in North Carolina.

Pairs well with:
Balace the pleasant tartness of this brew with grilled sweet Italian sausage and caramelized onions on a hogie roll. For a sweeter pairing, try cheesecake topped with a berry reduction.


Music by Bloodkin 7-9pm
Bloodkin plays the Big Briar Raspberry Tart Ale release party at Highland Brewing Company located in Asheville, NC.Daniel Hutchens and Eric Carter met each other when they were eight years old in Ripley, West Virginia. They solidified their early friendship based on a mutual love of baseball, comic books, and rock n roll music. After high school, they started getting a little more serious about their blossoming songwriting partnership. Their road wound through Huntington, WV, and eventually on to Athens, GA, which they soon came to call home. They continued to concentrate on their songwriting, and by the early ‘90s they had a catalogue of over 300 compositions. By this time Hutchens and Carter had given their musical collaboration a "band name": Bloodkin. - visit website -

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