As any follower of this blog may attest to, we are quite enamored with the Asheville, NC beer scene. A (relatively) small town in a (seriously) remote location, Asheville has garnered the honor of “Beer City, USA” for 3 years running. Taking the prize from much larger competitors (Denver, CO, Portland, OR, and San Diego, CA to name a few), Asheville is 100% committed to growing its craft beer scene and that committment is paying off.
Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, the No. 2 and 3 craft brewers in the country, are both planning to expand to Asheville. This, along with the Oskar Blues expansion to Brevard, will make Asheville, NC and its surrounding areas a beer mecca for years to come. Hopefully, they’ll all get along.
Not a bad place to spend a Friday night.