Asheville Beer Week announces new events

Here’s the press release from Asheville Beer Week organizers:

Western North Carolina breweries and businesses team up for a week of events celebrating local beer appreciation; culminating with Beer City Festival.

ASHEVILLE, NC—The Third Annual Asheville Beer Week launches May 23-31st, 2014 in Asheville and surrounding western North Carolina, culminating with the Beer City Festival on Saturday, May 31st in downtown Asheville on Roger McGuire Green.

Organized by industry professionals and beer lovers, in collaboration with the Asheville Brewers Alliance,  Asheville Beer Week will offer a full week of tap takeovers, special releases, beer dinners, film events and fun festivities. Find a new favorite homebrew at “Just Brew It!”, benefiting Just Economics; sample IPAs at Innovation Brewing’s Tap-Takeover; enter the Carolina Cinemas & Oskar Blues CAN Film Competition for a chance to brew your own OB creation; join Sunny Point and Sierra Nevada for a tasty beer dinner; and, celebrate 20 years with Highland Brewing Company at their Razor Wit Release Party. Visit for the most up-to-date schedule.

The 5th Annual Beer City Festival wraps up Asheville Beer Week May 31st, 2014 on Roger McGuire Green from 1pm-6pm. Celebrate at the brewers’ festival, with taps from dozens of breweries and plenty of live music, with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Western North Carolina and the Asheville Brewers Alliance. $45 tickets will be available at select local establishments beginning April 15, and online for $50 beginning May 1. Visit for information and updates.

KEG Sponsors include The Asheville Brewers Alliance, Ward and Smith, and Asheville Independent Restaurants.

CASE Sponsors include Rock 105.1, Tryon Distributing, Dap Media and Digital Relativity.

Event Highlights:
Just Brew It! Homebrew Festival and Competition, May 24

Innovation Brewing IPA Tap-Takeover, May 26

Sunny Point Cafe and Sierra Nevada Beer Dinner, May 28

Carolina Cinemas and Oskar Blues CAN Film Festival, May 28

“For the Love of Beer and Mountains” Razor Wit Release Party at Highland Brewing, May 30

Innovation Brewing’s Reggae Day Party, May 31
Beer City Festival, May 31
There is still time to sign up as a host or event sponsor! Visit for more information and apply by April 21st.

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