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Re: Asheville
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012, 05:55:20 AM »
Asheville's on the top of my list of places to visit this year. I'll have to go to the Oyster house for sure. I'll look you up if I can make it down.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012, 06:20:30 AM »
Give me plenty of notice, I'm 4 hours away, but never turn down a trip to the mountains.

Oyster House only makes that one beer in house and they use a SABCO system. It is a pretty tasty stout and you will only find it on tap at the restaurant which is easy to miss. The rest of their brews are made by French Broad (another Asheville brewery).
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012, 02:03:11 PM »
I really liked the Brew and View place in Asheville with the huge ape on top of the building.  I'm not sure if it's still open.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012, 03:06:59 PM »

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Re: Asheville
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2012, 02:18:48 PM »
Asheville FTW! It will be cool to see if they have a few specialties of their own at the new SN brewery?
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 01:47:21 PM »
Looks like we score New Belgium as well. Take that PA...
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120405/NEWS01/120405014/Asheville-image-attracts-New-Belgium-brewery?odyssey=mod|breaking|text|Frontpage
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 08:50:33 AM »
Asheville's on the top of my list of places to visit this year. I'll have to go to the Oyster house for sure. I'll look you up if I can make it down.

We're planning a trip there too Ron. Probably in the fall.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 10:04:32 AM »
Asheville's on the top of my list of places to visit this year. I'll have to go to the Oyster house for sure. I'll look you up if I can make it down.

We're planning a trip there too Ron. Probably in the fall.

We'll have to touch base on this in the near future.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2012, 07:14:26 PM »
We are starting to plan a trip there perhaps this summer.  Mike, is there a hotel or B&B you know of or can recommend for a long weekend?  I appreciate all the other good links.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2012, 04:31:40 AM »
I generally stay on points from work travel when I go. I don't think you'd go wrong with any B&B, the main hotel downtown closest to the action is a roach motel that is not associated with any chain. If you want to spend tons of money and be pampered then Grove Park Inn would be the place to go.

There are some cool looking places on this site:
http://www.exploreasheville.com/hotels/lodging-by-neighborhood/downtown-asheville/
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2012, 06:00:28 AM »
Thanks.  Between that site and tripadvisor I should be able to make a good decision.
Even though it will be an anniversary trip, I do not have "tons of money" to spend.
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Re: Asheville
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2012, 11:43:52 AM »
We are starting to plan a trip there perhaps this summer.  Mike, is there a hotel or B&B you know of or can recommend for a long weekend?  I appreciate all the other good links.

Here is my favorite place to stay in Asheville, I've spend 3 of my Asheville trips here.  A little on the pricey side but a superb place to stay with the better half.
http://www.bittersweetcottage.com/

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Re: Asheville
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2012, 09:00:51 AM »
we (Yellowhammer Brewing) will be pouring some beer in Asheville on April 28th at the Best Firkin Festival.

http://thebestfirkinbeerfestival.eventbrite.com/

we will be serving a firkin of our Hop Revival IIPA and a keg of our saison de detent aged in chardonnay barrels. Ya'll come!
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