Homebrewing is no doubt one of the most popular hobbies in Asheville, and on Saturday, Jan. 17, an American Homebrewers Association rally will allow area brewing enthusiasts a chance to gather and network while taking a look at Wicked Weed Brewing’s new South Slope brewing facility, the Funkatorium.
Part of a national series of AHA Rallies (other upcoming rallies are scheduled at places such as Magnolia Brewing Co. in San Francisco and Saint Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston, Texas), the event is intended to give homebrewers an opportunity to check out local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and brewers in their area. Attendees will be able to take a VIP tour of the brewery, meet brewery staff, sample Wicked Weed brews and win prizes from the brewery and the AHA. Attendees will also receive rally-exclusive gifts from the AHA.
Attendance is free for AHA members, but nonmembers are welcome to join online, or sign up for discounted membership at the event. Designated drivers are admitted for free, but bringing children is discouraged as there is no organized entertainment for kids. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP for the event.
The rally will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Wicked Weed Brewing’s Funkatorium, 147 Coxe Ave.