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Catawba White Zombie

Founder(s): Billy and Scott Pyatt

Inception Date: 1999

ABV: 5.1

Style: Witbier

IBU: 7

Age: Unaged

Region of Origin: Asheville, NC

THE STORY

Catawba Brewing Co. was founded in 1999 by brothers Scott and Billy Pyatt.  What began as a home brewing gift for Christmas evolved into the flowering brewery we know today.  The name Catawba is from the so-called Catawba River in North Carolina.  

THE FLAVOR PROFILE

Brewed according to the Belgian Witbier style, expect notes of orange zest and coriander, supported by a tangy wheat malt base.  Light, flavorful and refreshing.

CATEGORY DESCRIPTION

Witbier is brewed using unmalted wheat, sometimes oats and malted barley.  Witbiers are spiced with coriander and orange peel.  A style that dates back hundreds of years, it fell into relative obscurity until it was revived by Belgian brewer Pierre Celis in the 1960s.  This style is currently enjoying a renaissance, especially in the American market.  “Wit” means “white.”