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. …


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