Asheville now boasts the highest number of breweries per capita of any U.S. city. But given the city’s failure to extend mass transit hours even as the number of watering holes increases, some locals fear that Asheville in not only Beer City, it’s DWI City.
“If we want Asheville to thrive, we need to have a balanced and fair approach to handling the inevitable concerns that accompany a title like ‘Beer City, USA.'”
Author Charlie Papazian’s “Beer City USA” poll is back, and supporters of Asheville are battling it out against supporters of Grand Rapids, Mich. (with which Asheville shares the 2012 title). Vote now to help Asheville reign supreme!
Asheville recently garnered more beer-related accolades (on top of our Beer City win and the major breweries opening facilities in the area). It’s almost a given that we’re a not-to-be-missed beer destination at this point. Photo by Anne Fitten Glenn.
With all the hype over craft brews and the movement to call Asheville "Beer City" (a sobriquet I thought reserved for Milwaukee, or at least St. Louis), I have not noticed a commensurate effort to provide good service to individual beer drinkers. I happen to like light premium beer, and how hard can it be […]
Some local leaders in the beer industry are saying that it might be time to step aside and let the other kids play in the sandbox, but the Asheville Convention and Visitors Bureau says otherwise.
“The BeerCity USA poll is about community pride. Not just beer…. It’s about main street, grass roots, community support, not mainstream data and statistics,” writes beer-guru Charlie Papazian after Asheville won the third annual online BeerCity USA poll.
Imploring its readers to “get a taste of Asheville while it still feels local and before it goes global,” travel guide Fodor’s has listed our city as one of “21 places we’re going in 2011,” along with places like Tokyo, Stratford-upon-Avon and Mozambique.
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.
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.
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CORRECTION: Voting closes Monday morning at 1:59 a.m. (Mountain time Sunday 11:59 p.m.)
SATURDAY, May 22 — Asheville pulled into the lead in the national poll when it opened early this week. But today, the more populous Portland began to pull ahead in the Examiner.com poll.
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.
Here’s a round-up of the latest news on Asheville’s beer scene.
There’s more good news on the health benefits of beer, especially for women. A recent study reveals that those of us who drink beer regularly have stronger bones than those who don’t.