Asheville, North Carolina has more breweries per capita than almost anywhere in the U.S. With over 100 local beers and dozens of breweries there is much for beer lovers to enjoy. On top of the dozens of craft breweries in Asheville, there are a few other things beer lovers come to the Western North Carolina town. Check out these five unique beer loving reasons to visit Asheville.
Sour beer has become a growing trend and Asheville is home to the southeast’s only sour beer taprooms. Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium features over a dozen varieties and tours are available for enthusiasts to get a better look into the 600+ barrels currently aging this style draught.
Hi-Wire Brewing, a well-known Asheville Brewery, will also introduce sour ales in their new South Slope location later in 2016.
Vortex donuts strives to be as eclectic and eccentric as Asheville itself. Made from scratch every morning, Vortex combines incredible, mouthwatering combinations sure to cure any hangover from the night before. For hair of the dog lovers, local beer and malts are used to create their popular “Rotating Tap” donuts.
Beer Ice Cream
Ultimate Ice Cream in Asheville offers a variety of ice cream flavors to enjoy during the blistering heat of North Carolina summers. Black Mocha stout and other beer ice cream is often on their menu of unique offerings.
The Big Yellow Bus
Most of Asheville’s breweries are in walking distance of each other, but if you want a fun way to learn all about the beer scene in Asheville hop on the big yellow bus for a Brews Cruise.
If you love craft beer and live music don’t miss Asheville’s annual Brewgrass festival. Held every September, this one-day festival is a beer lover’s paradise. It highlights over 120 craft beers from as many as 40 breweries from all over the region.
Sample to your heart’s desire and sit down with a glass and enjoy live bluegrass music from local and national acts throughout the event.