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Local hops farms on on the rise and open to the public; the ABC is infusing beer and praise for well-written draught boards.
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The taps were flowing this afternoon at Asheville’s BeerCity festival, which took place at the new Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park from noon to 6 p.m. The sold-out event was attended by a crowd of about 2,800 happy imbibers.
Here’s the news as it came out of the park, via Twitter and other means, thanks to an assortment of selfless journalists, citizen reporters and, of course, happy drinkers.
We won. After a hard-fought tie in last year’s annual BeerCity USA poll, there was little doubt about Asheville’s victory this time. At the poll’s close, Asheville had 39.9 percent of the vote, compared to 34.1 percent for rival Portland, Ore. However, that hasn’t reduced the ire of some Portlanders against our fair city.
Congrats, Asheville, on your Beer City USA title! Follow the celebration below with our #avlbeer feed.
Reagan Kornegay, bartender at Barley’s Taproom, hoists a frosty pint of French Broad Rye Hopper. Barley’s will hold a special 5:30 pm toast tonight marking Asheville’s win of the highly-coveted “Beer City USA” crown for the second year in a row and they’ll offer $3 pints of all its local brews in celebration of the win. Photo taken and beer consumed by Michael Muller
It’s official: “Asheville, North Carolina is BeerCity USA 2010. While Portland, Oregon organized a healthy challenge against the western North Carolina city of Asheville, in the end the relentless craft beer enthusiasm for Asheville won out,” writes Charlie Papazian, who started the BeerCity USA poll last year and ran it again this year. His comments appeared this afternoon here.
Big news in craft brews in time for the holiday week, from Craggie, the Wedge, Asheville Brewing, Terrapin and more.
Asheville Brewing Company and the Asheville-based Bob Moog Foundation are launching a beer named for synthesizer pioneer, Bob Moog.
Green Man brewing changes owners, home-brewers to compete, students take beer class finals and more.
In this edition: All Go West beer tasting, Easy IPA at French Broad Brewery, new brews at Biltmore, big selection at Pack’s Tavern and the cost of a local pint.
What’s going on around town in the drink and eats world.
Scenes from the inaugural Top of the Hops Beer Festival in Greenville, S.C. on April 10.
A pub crawl, places to eat in the sun and more.
Jack of the Wood knows how to throw a St. Patrick’s Day party. In honor of the holiday, Green Man Brewing will release the new Green Man Stout at Jack’s and Dirty Jack’s.
My Southern belle grandmother used to say ladies don’t drink beer. Here’s hoping the definition of “lady” has evolved since then to include beer-quaffing mamas like me.
It’s not every day that Highland Brewing Company produces a small-batch beer for a client. When it does, people take notice. And when the said client is Asheville’s Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, there’s even more interest.
Here’s some of what’s happening on the beer scene in and around Asheville.
The let’s warm up with beer edition
In this week’s news, as reported on the “avleat” Twitter-feed: Comings and goings, raves and reviews, sweet bits, hot tips, and cooking classes for parents and children.
The Lexington Avenue Brewery invited folks to come out on a chilly Wednesday afternoon and sample its food as the new microbrewery prepares to open to the public.