A large crowd of out-of-towners and locals turned out to sample brews from more than 30 craft breweries at the 2015 Beer City Festival on Saturday, May 30.
Most of us in Asheville only notice the Asheville Brewers Alliance during Asheville Beer Week, if we notice them at all. That’s when a group of volunteers from the ABA organize and promote the dozens of events that happen that week — and help pull off the Beer City Festival.
The Putt Pirates sign up their team for “Sink it and Drink It,” a combination pub crawl and putt-putt tourney hosted by Mountain Xpress and Sweet Tee Mini Golf. (Photo by Bill Rhodes)
According to Thirsty Monk owner Barry Bialik, Sierra Nevada Brewing CEO Ken Grossman told Asheville brewers that Sierra Nevada is considering a 50-acre site on French Broad River, but no decision has been made yet.
Even the most well-intentioned beer list can fail if servers don’t know how to sell it. Enter Beer 101, a Course for Servers.