Brewery Happenings: September 4-8

Tuesday September 4- Wolf’s Den Tasting Room open from 5-8.  Wolf Pack Run Club meets at 6.

Thursday September 6 -   The new bar for Wolf’s Den Tasting Room open from 5-8. We’ll have the release of Abingdon Abbey Ale, and some special reserve Hefeweizen and Amber Funk.  As part of First Thursdays, Lindsey Holderfield’s will hold the art opening of Unhinged.  This work uses photographs taken at the brewery to create new mixed media paintings that highlight the small, and often overlooked, bits of beauty found in the Old Ice House.

Friday September 7 -  Wolf’s Den Tasting Room open from 5-8.  Live music from Foster Burton and Brian Gray.  Wolf Pack Run Club at 5:30.

Saturday September 8 -  Wolf’s Den Tasting Room open from 1-8.  Live music from the Mad Iguanas from 2-5.

PINTS FOR SALE AT THE BREWERY! NEW HOURS! OPEN FRIDAYS! PARTY JULY 7TH!

We have lots of news for your flavor seeking palates! Beginning Tuesday, July 3rd, we will be able to serve you full size tasters, flights of beer,and pints! Also starting in July, we will be more than doubling our hours! Tuesday: 5-8PM Thursday: 5-8PM Friday: 5-8PM and Saturday: 1-8PM.

Amongst all this great news we are sad to say we have to release Head Brewer Josh Gambrel back into the wild. Josh has brewed some amazingly dynamic beers over the last 2 years at Wolf Hills, but he will be journeying on to Philadelphia to accompany his wife Laura in her new exciting professorship at La Salle College. You can enjoy many of the Wolf Hills creations with Josh and the new Head Brewer Drake Scott at the July 7th party. Live Music, Barrel Aged Creeper Trail Amber Ale innoculated with Lactobacillus and Brettanomyces, Ginger Honey Cream Ale, Coffee Porter on Nitrogen, and many more enticing elixirs!

Special Saturday Hours 12/10

Hey guys! We will be having special growler hours tomorrow, Saturday December 12. Please come join us between 3 and 5 PM!! We are currently featuring the Milk Chocolate Stout, so come get it while you can!

Overmountain Victory Rye – released September 15 for our Two-Year Anniversary

In the 1770s, the American Revolution had little effect upon those living beyond the Appalachian Mountains.  New England battles such as those at Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill were far removed from the frontier.  The “Overmountain” people were a hearty stock; Scots-Irish, French and Germans who had been pushed over the mountains to settle this wild land.  In 1780, however, the War and the hopes of American Independence were thrust upon these new patriots. With British forces threatening, 400 Virginians mustered at Wolf Hills to protect their homes and freedom.  This force undertook a grueling march over the mountains to face the British contingent under General Charles Cornwallis.  After battling for just over an hour, the Overmountain men destroyed Cornwallis’s western flank in what will forever be known as the Battle of Kings Mountain or the Overmountain Victory.

 

The ensuing victory parties likely included consumption of a uniquely American beer.  Overmountain man and brewer William Snodgrass supplied such a brew.  Recently, descendents of Snodgrass found his original recipe, dated 1786, tucked away in the family bible.  To honor the Overmountain Victory and the craft of Revolution-era brewers like Snodgrass, Wolf Hills has recreated this brew using barley, rye, corn, old world English hops and yeast, and a touch of a chamomile, to add a traditional Colonial aroma.

 

Come join us on September 15th for the release of the Overmountain Victory Rye and to celebrate Wolf Hills Brewing Co.’s two-year anniversary.  Truly revolutionary.

 

Homebrewing 101 with Wolf Hills Brewery

Come learn the basics of making beer at home with Josh Gambrel, the head brewer at Wolf Hills Brewing Company. Part of the “Cooking Along the Crooked Road” series at Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, you can learn from a brewer who has had success as a homebrewer and is now using that knowledge to make Wolf Hills one of the areas leading breweries!

Follow the link for details:

http://www.swcenter.edu/cooking/course.aspx?CourseID=67