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It's good to be in Asheville
« on: March 12, 2017, 09:11:11 PM »




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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 09:17:40 PM »
Nice. Been wanting to beercation there for a while. Need to make it happen.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 11:34:33 PM »
Love going there - were you able to hit mills river Sierra?  Green man? Just love Asheville!

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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 12:42:37 PM »
Did you hit the Wicked Weed? IMO best in Asheville!
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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 03:29:09 PM »
Hit up Noble Cider!  They're doing some amazing things with apple juice. 

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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 04:02:15 PM »
We went to both Wicked Weed's, Burial, Hi-Wire, Wedge, Green Man, Thirsty Monk, and the enormous Sierra Nevada brewery and tap room.  The Wicked Weed Funkatorium had some amazing sours.  There is more to try for next time, but we did a pretty good job for a weekend.
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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2017, 06:03:12 PM »
We went to both Wicked Weed's, Burial, Hi-Wire, Wedge, Green Man, Thirsty Monk, and the enormous Sierra Nevada brewery and tap room.  The Wicked Weed Funkatorium had some amazing sours.  There is more to try for next time, but we did a pretty good job for a weekend.

The bottle shop just in front of Hi-Wire is also pretty dang good.  I spent almost as much time there as I did in the brewery.

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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2017, 06:04:18 PM »
My wife and I went for our honeymoon. I didn't know Asheville was such a beer town... Needless to say we had a great time checking out all the breweries!

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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2017, 10:25:07 PM »
We went to both Wicked Weed's, Burial, Hi-Wire, Wedge, Green Man, Thirsty Monk, and the enormous Sierra Nevada brewery and tap room.  The Wicked Weed Funkatorium had some amazing sours.  There is more to try for next time, but we did a pretty good job for a weekend.
Just will say the Sierra Nevada Chico brewery is much bigger. The one in Asheville is the most beautiful of all I have seen, and I have seen a lot. The second most beautiful is Chico.  ;)
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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2017, 02:18:05 PM »
We went to both Wicked Weed's, Burial, Hi-Wire, Wedge, Green Man, Thirsty Monk, and the enormous Sierra Nevada brewery and tap room.  The Wicked Weed Funkatorium had some amazing sours.  There is more to try for next time, but we did a pretty good job for a weekend.
Just will say the Sierra Nevada Chico brewery is much bigger. The one in Asheville is the most beautiful of all I have seen, and I have seen a lot. The second most beautiful is Chico.  ;)

I was about to say the same thing. Mills River is literally the most beautiful brewery I have ever seen. Simply stunning.

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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2017, 02:33:55 PM »
We went to both Wicked Weed's, Burial, Hi-Wire, Wedge, Green Man, Thirsty Monk, and the enormous Sierra Nevada brewery and tap room.  The Wicked Weed Funkatorium had some amazing sours.  There is more to try for next time, but we did a pretty good job for a weekend.
Just will say the Sierra Nevada Chico brewery is much bigger. The one in Asheville is the most beautiful of all I have seen, and I have seen a lot. The second most beautiful is Chico.  ;)

indeed I can't wait to go back.  I'm shocked that Chico is bigger

I was about to say the same thing. Mills River is literally the most beautiful brewery I have ever seen. Simply stunning.
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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2017, 03:05:53 PM »
We went to both Wicked Weed's, Burial, Hi-Wire, Wedge, Green Man, Thirsty Monk, and the enormous Sierra Nevada brewery and tap room.  The Wicked Weed Funkatorium had some amazing sours.  There is more to try for next time, but we did a pretty good job for a weekend.
Just will say the Sierra Nevada Chico brewery is much bigger. The one in Asheville is the most beautiful of all I have seen, and I have seen a lot. The second most beautiful is Chico.  ;)

indeed I can't wait to go back.  I'm shocked that Chico is bigger

I was about to say the same thing. Mills River is literally the most beautiful brewery I have ever seen. Simply stunning.

The Mills River brewery can make ~350k bbl/year. Chico is in the 900k bbl/year range capacity, and they were around 1 Million/year when Mills River was under construction, the guide said it was a strain on the brewery.
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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 01:16:41 AM »
Late to the party. If anyone needs Asheville recommendations I'm your huckleberry.
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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2017, 06:36:11 PM »
My wife and I went for our honeymoon. I didn't know Asheville was such a beer town... Needless to say we had a great time checking out all the breweries!

It wasn't about three years ago... a lot of that explosion is very recent (of course, right after I move away). 

I started noticing a lot of new stuff popping up, naturally, right after I moved from NC to Portland, OR.  I'm in beervana so I ain't complaining, but some it is like "Damn... really?"

Needless to say, next trip to NC is gonna involve a day or two in Asheville.  After visiting the New Belgium in Colorado a month ago, I'm really excited to visit the new on in NC. And SN, and Oskar Blues, and Wicked Weed and.............
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Re: It's good to be in Asheville
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2017, 07:20:35 PM »
Late to the party. If anyone needs Asheville recommendations I'm your huckleberry.
Mike is your guy for food and drink in Asheville. I can vouch for his recommendations.
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