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The opening of Hi-Wire Brewing’s big new production facility near Biltmore Village is set for July 25. See the details below. Here are a few photos I shot during Asheville Beer Week, just because I like to document the construction of our local breweries.

Hi-Wire opened on Hilliard Avenue on Asheville’s South Slope in 2013 and has been in constant growth mode ever since (much like the rest of Asheville’s craft beer industry). Here’s the press release from earlier this year. A few key points:

-The new facility is located at 2 Huntsman Place behind Appalachian Vinter, which is on Biltmore Avenue

-The new production facility will be 26,000 square feet and include a beer garden

-Hi-Wire plans to keep its downtown Asheville tasting room open

-The new production facility location will be known as The Big Top

Here’s the press release about the grand opening event:

After a year of planning, Hi-Wire Brewing will open the doors of their new production facility, located at 2 Huntsman Place, on Saturday, July 25th at 5pm. To celebrate the occasion, the brewery will throw a grand opening party, a large event that will include aerial acts, live music and rare beers created just for the evening.

The Biltmore Big Top opening will run from 5pm to midnight with live music from Ben Colvin and Friends from 6pm to 9 pm. Visitors will be welcomed to the party with a variety of one-time-release brews, and free tours of the brewery from 5pm to 7pm. The circus-themed party will contain a variety of weird and wondrous characters until 9pm when the second band takes the stage and plays until midnight. In addition to the entertainment, a plethora of food will be available including Sunshine Sammies ice cream sandwiches, Bom Bus food truck and Kernel Mike’s Famous Kettle Corn.

Below is a basic rundown of the event:

Date: Saturday, July 25th
Time: 5pm to midnight
Location: 2 Huntsman Place, Asheville, NC 28803
Cost: FREE to the public
Circus Performances: 6 – 9 pm
Beer Available: Release of Hi-Wire’s Anniversary Hoppy Wheat and 5 to10 One-Off-Brews Created for the Opening Event
Free Tours of the Facility: Every Half Hour from 5-7pm
Live music: 6pm – midnight
Food on Hand: Bom Bus Food Truck, Sunshine Sammies, Kernel Mike’s Famous Kettle Corn.

The public is invited to attend this free event and celebrate this momentous occasion in Hi-Wire’s short history with owners, brewers and other Hi-Wire staff.

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