Thompson describes her work as a maltster as “the perfect blend of cerebral and physical.”
Local beers made with the popular product are more approachable than they may seem.
Thirsty Monk, Hi-Wire and Burial succeed beyond Asheville by offering distinct taproom experiences.
“Most of the time, brewers know what they want,” says Gomez. “But many other times, they ask, ‘I’m trying to brew this beer. What can I do?’”
“Every day is different,” says the Archetype Brewing marketing director. “But I love it.”
A rundown of breweries in Buncombe County by neighborhood.
The blurring of the liquor and beer worlds appeals to local craft beverage drinkers.
From beer pong tournaments to pairing dinners, AVL Beer Week has dozens of events scheduled at venues throughout Western North Carolina.