6 Catawba beers to drink this fall, ranging from an award-winning IPA to a Dunkin Donuts collaboration for charity

6 Catawba beers to drink this fall, ranging from an award-winning IPA to a Dunkin Donuts collaboration for charity
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(Note: This content was co-created with Adams Beverages as part of an advertising campaign to help you drink great beer.)

Put down the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Here’s a list of 6 Catawba beers you need to try this fall.

I met up with a few Catawba Brewing employees and taste-tasted some beers that pair perfectly with football tailgating to leaf peeping. Here’s a list of our favorites.

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CLT — India Pale Ale, 7.2% ABV

Modern, double dry-hopped, in-your-face explosion of tropical fruit and pine.

Outstanding IPA and currently in my refrigerator. But don’t just take my word for it, this CLT India Pale Ale recently won a Gold Medal at London’s World Beer Awards.

Even better than the can design is the fact they have this printed on the back: “Despite George Washington calling it a “trifling place,” Charlotte evolved from a simple dirt crossroads into a leader of the new South… And at 7.2% ABV, like today’s Queen City, don’t trifle with it!”

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When I have buddies over and bring this out, they’re pumped. It’s an excellent backyard house beer.


White Zombie – (White Ale, 5.1% ABV)

Zombie is made according to the Belgian Witbier tradition of using unmalted wheat to create the light body and white sheen. Additions of coriander and orange peel give Zombie a fruity and spicy character, while the hops are subtle and lightly detected.

The #1 selling Catawba beer. A classic.

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Brown Bear – (Brown Ale, 5.2% ABV)

This English-inspired brown ale is dark and flavorful, yet not too robust or filling. Smooth caramel and chocolate notes dominate your first taste.

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Hopness Monster – (India Pale Ale, 6.5%)

Brewed with an abundance of fresh Citra and Cascade, this IPA boasts a big biting hop profile layered with ripe tropical fruit, juicy citrus, and pine.

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Mother Trucker – (Pale Ale, 5.0% ABV)

A medium-body American pale ale with a subtle complexity and balance from the crystal malts and a smooth finish. Late boil additions of Cascade hops provide citrus aroma and flavor.

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Dunkin’ Punkin Brown Ale

This is the first-ever and only beer in the country to include Dunkin’ Donuts as an ingredient. Unlike Catawba’s other beers, this beer can only be found in their taproom and $1 per pint will go towards Second Harvest Metrolina.

“We’re excited to partner with a company like Dunkin’ Donuts that is best in class at what they do,” said Billy Pyatt, Catawba Brewing co-owner and CEO. “We love that it’s for such a good cause. Giving back to our local communities is a core mission of our brewery.”

It’s on tap today (National Coffee Day) until the barrel is dry!

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Looking to take another Catawba beer for a test run? Here’s a cool graphic that showcases which beers are seasonal and which are year round. Cheers!

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Beer listing at Catawba Brewing’s Plaza Midwood Brewery.

(Note: This content was co-created with Adams Beverages as part of an advertising campaign to help you drink great beer.)

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