Chicago Tribune, Charlotte Observer profile Myers book on North Carolina beer scene

Breweries hopping in North Carolina

From the Charlotte Observer, via the Chicago Tribune
by John Borsden
excerpt:

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…

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. …

SHARE

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.