American Idol Caleb Johnson, Asheville Brewing team up for beer, song release


This looks like fun! Press release here:

Two Asheville originals, Asheville Brewing Co and Asheville native (and American Idol winner) Caleb Johnson, have created a beer to celebrate the American Idol winner’s newest song release, “Hanging with the Band.”

The special beer, a Blood Orange Wheat Ale, will be released at Asheville Brewing on Friday, June 24, at 5 p.m. Johnson will be on hand at the Coxe Avenue brewpub to sign bottles of “Hanging with the Band” beer. Only 500 22-ounce bottles will be available, although the crisp, but fruity summer nectar will be on draft at ABC locations.

“It’s not easy work,” said Johnson, as he mashed in heavy totes of malted grain. “I sense that there’s lots of love going into this one-of-a-kind home-grown beer, just like what goes into every quality local brew made here at Asheville Brewing. It’s an honor be part of the process and to have my own beer!”

Johnson will perform on Saturday, June 25, the night after the beer release, at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher. Then, for all of July and part of August, Johnson will open for rock legends KISS on their Freedom to Rock Tour. His two new singles, “Holding On” and “Hanging with the Band,” are available now on iTunes. Look for Johnson’s new album release this Fall.