New Belgium Brewing

This dates back to the early days! We first met the New Belgium team soon after they announced their plans to open a second brewery in Asheville. They chose to highlight our Carolina Rye in their second Hop Kitchen series release that went out to 37 states! This was the first beer to feature craft malt at the national level.

“This beer was built around Riverbend’s rye malt… I was always impressed by it tasted and how it performed.

– Mattie “Smooth” Gilliland, Head Brewer