Breweries hopping in North CarolinaFrom the Charlotte Observer, via the Chicago Tribune
by John Borsden
Erik Lars Myers has built quite a career out of beer. Since the 36-year-old Maine native came to North Carolina a decade ago, his home-brewing hobby turned into a business — Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough and Nash Street Homebrew...Read the full article
This year he topped off his portfolio with "North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries" ($16.95, John F. Blair), a guide to 45 microbreweries, from Kill Devil Hills to Bryson City. ...
"In Asheville, Wedge Brewing Co.'s Iron Rail IPA is unbelievable, with a really good malt body, the hallmark of a good India pale ale. It's good, bitter and hoppy, with sweet elements. ... one of the best IPAs in the state. ...
For something unusual to sip, he suggests Craggie in Asheville, which makes an Antebellum Ale with molasses, ginger and spruce tips along with the standard barley and wheat. ...