From Baking to Sipping, Asheville has a Beer for That
Asheville, North Carolina is home to the nation’s highest brewery per capita rate with approximately one brewery per 8,000 residents. While visiting for the 2014 Food Blog Forum, Highland Brewing graciously hosted the Taste of Asheville event in their eclectic, indoor event space. With chefs sharing impressive culinary treats from their eateries, a great live band, and over 120 bloggers, it was quite the experience. Check out a few pictures from the event and some interesting facts about the Asheville beer scene.
Asheville Beer Scene Interesting Facts:
1. The Asheville, local beer scene began in 1994 when retired engineer, Oscar Wong moved to the city and began Highland Brewing in the basement of Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria.
2. Asheville is a four-time winner of the annual Beer City USA poll by Charlie Papazian with Examiner.com
3. You can indulge in your favorite Asheville beer in everything from ice cream, cake, and mustard to dog biscuits, onion rings, and even shampoo.
4. We’ve heard of farm-to-table but in Asheville, they take it a step further with farm-to-glass. Visit Hop N Blueberry or Echoview farm for a tour of their hops farms.
5. Asheville doesn’t just enjoy beer with their favorite, locally sourced meals they celebrate it. Plan a trip to check out one of these brew-centric festivals for your next vacation: Winter Warmer, The Best Firkin Beer Festival, Asheville Beer Week, Brewgrass, or Oktoberfest.
Find out more about the Asheville beer scene by visiting Explore Asheville and be sure to stop in for a brewery tour when you make it to town.