Draft Magazine's Tim Cigelske profiles prolific beer blogger Win Bassett who's been spreading the word about Asheville's beer scene on Twitter and on his own website. Win writes in Beer Soup for All About Beer Magazine. He loves visiting Asheville. And in his spare time, he's a lawyer!
Cigelske's interview introduces Basett with this: "I sort of think he’s the North Carolina version of me, except he’s faster and knows more about beer."
Here's a little of the interview:
Read the full article
What are your beer runner credentials?
I run for Team Raleigh Running Outfitters/ FASTcoaching, which is sponsored by a local running store and coaching academy in Raleigh, NC. I also founded the Big Boss Run Club with a few friends this past summer at Big Boss Brewing Co. ...
How did you get into craft beer?
I never had a sip of alcohol before I turned 21 due to oldest brother syndrome, not disappointing my parents, and rebelling against the notion that it was cool to drink in high school. I was the rebel because I didn’t bong Natty Light after football games on Friday nights! On my twenty-first birthday, I went to Angus Barn in Raleigh for dinner, where I had my first glass of wine. Afterward, I went to Mitch’s Tavern, which is the bar from the movie Bull Durham. A friend bought me a bottle of Bud heavy. I drank one sip and thought it was gross. I could not figure out how people actually enjoyed drinking beer. I took a few more sips to assure myself that I did not like it. For the rest of school, I stuck to wine and bourbon and ginger.
During my first year of law school, however, I went with some friends to Tyler’s Taproom in Carrboro, NC, to play trivia. Someone bought me a Rogue Dead Guy, and I took a sip to avoid being rude. My life changed forever. It tasted nothing like the stuff that came from that bottle on my twenty-first birthday. ...