It's officially Beer Week in Asheville from May 24th through June 3rd, culminating in the third annual Beer City Festival, and there's a long list of events. If you're looking to jump right in on the business of brewing anytime of the year, check out these Asheville microbreweries.
|Live Music at Craggie Brewery's Public House|
1. Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC -
Specializing in making handcrafted, certified organic beers, Pisgah is a no-frills brewery with a friendly brewpub that's in the middle of all the action. The brewery is located in a warehouse, and even while you're hanging out in the pub area, which has a rustic bar and outdoor fire pit area, you'll feel like you're a part of the action. Enjoy the sweet, warm smell of roasting hops, meet the staff, and taste some of the best local craft beer that the Asheville area has to offer.
2. Highland Brewing Company in East Asheville, NC -
If you want to witness microbrewing on a large scale, visit Highland, just off of Exit 8 in East Asheville. Guided tours of the brewery run all week; Thursday through Saturday afternoons, the tap room is serving up frothy brews straight from the lines. This is big time brewing with a small town attitude!
|The Tap Wall at Pisgah Brewing Company|
3. Craggie Brewing Company in Downtown Asheville, NC -
The Public House at Craggie Brewery, located off of Hilliard Avenue, is a hometown brewery offering live music and fresh beer Wednesday through Saturday, and it all takes place in the shadow of the fermentation tanks. Meet the brewmaster and enjoy a session beer from their signature Willibecher beer glass, sold at a discount if you bring in a donation to the local food bank.