The beer, named for Blackberry Smokes new critically acclaimed album, Like An Arrow, is hopped with Nelson Sauvin and Mosaic to balance out the sweetness of the blackberry infusion. Asheville Brewings brew team parsed out six different ways of hopping the beer in a blind taste evaluation. Nelson Sauvin, one of the most unique hops on the market today, imparts a white grape flavor, while Mosaic is one of the most versatile of earthy hops.
The result is a great combo of hops and sweet blackberry with a little pop of wheat, says head brewer Pete Langheinrich. If you dont typically think you like wheat beers, you should try this one. Its easy-drinking but well-rounded and no one element of the beer overwhelms the other.
The 5.2% ABV ale will be released on Friday, February 3, at 5 p.m. at all Asheville Brewing locations, at the Millroom for Blackberry Smokes acoustic set, and at the show at The Thomas Wolfe, which starts at 8 p.m. It will be sold on draft and in 22-ounce bottles. It will also be available in limited quantities at six of the bands favorite Atlanta bars and restaurants.
Like an Arrow Blackberry Wheat pairs well with Americana rock music, a juicy burger and fries, or blackberry pie.