Get toasty at the Winter Warmer this weekend

Heading to Winter Warmer Beer Festival this Saturday? It’s highly recommended that you go ahead and purchase your tickets — the last two years sold out. You can find them online here. Tickets are $38 and include a souvenir mug, samples during the event and food provided by Fiore’s Ristorante Toscana. A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to River Link.

This year’s Winter Warmer will be held at the Asheville Civic Center at Exhibition Hall (accessed from Hiawassee Street). The larger venue allows for much more drinking room than in years past, when the festival was held at the Haywood Park Hotel Ballroom.

Brushfire Stankgrass and the Leigh Glass Band will provide entertainment.

For any additional information, e-mail

Brewing Participants include:

French Broad Brewing Co.
Highland Brewing Co.
Green Man Ales
Pisgah Brewing Co.
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.
Heinzelmannchen Brewery
Appalachian Craft Brewery
Craggie Brewing Company
Lexington Avenue Brewing
Catawba Valley Brewing Co.
Foothills Brewing Company
Triangle Brewing Company
Big Boss

And more…

Also, stop by the Mountain Xpress table during the event to talk brews with Xpress beer columnist, Anne Fitten Glenn.

At 4 and 5 p.m., Glenn will offer tastes of some of her favorite beers at the festival as well as information about those beers. She’ll pull a few brewers into the discussion as well.



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2 thoughts on “Get toasty at the Winter Warmer this weekend

  1. b.c.w.

    Tickets are sold out as of 6:30pm, or thereabouts. Just tried to snag an extra one and it says they’re gone.

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