Yet another brewery comes to Asheville

You may have heard the rumors that a brewpub will be going into the former Asheville Hardware site at 91 Biltmore Ave. Yes, really — another brewery is on the way.

“This is really turning into a crazy beer city right now, isn’t it?” says Walt Dickinson, one of the members of the team of locals (and current CEO of Higher Ground Rainwater Systems) that will open the as-yet unnamed brewery. “This is unprecedented,” he says. “And we’re excited to be here — this is where I learned to love craft beer.”

Just as noteworthy is the current explosion in the Asheville food scene — and Dickinson and team intend to add to that culinary tapestry with a gastropub on the upper level of the two-story, light-filled structure. The details of the food side of things are still in the works, but Xpress will keep you posted.

Until then, you can find more information about both the building and brewery plans during Asheville’s first Beer Week. The Wedge will host a special event on Thursday, May 31, from 6:30 until 9 p.m., where Dickinson and another member of his team will also announce the new brewery’s name and projected opening date. Stop by for a brew and meet them.

Sounds like fun.

— Anne Fitten Glenn contributed to this report.


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