Wednesday, December 29, 2010


The bar
When you find yourself in Asheville, one of THE places to stop by for food and drink is Barley's located in downtown at 42 Biltmore Avenue. We wandered in for a late afternoon lunch after hearing nothing but good things from the locals. We weren't disappointed! We had missed the lunch crowd and it was pre-dinner so we had the bar pretty much to ourselves. Barley's has a huge tap list of local brews and they had just tapped one we were hoping to try, Mother Earth's Silent Night. We actually had the first two glasses and it was barrel aged boozy goodness in a glass! The food was fantastic and quite reasonably priced for the portions. This was our introduction to Beefalo a tasty cross between beef and buffalo locally raised. Our bartender was full of useful knowledge about the area and gave us directions to our second stop, Asheville Brewing Company, which was within walking distance. Our Barley's story doesn't end there, as we decided to stop by for a late dinner after the Wedge the next night. We wanted our friends to try the Silent Night and had to have another glass ourselves. Barley's was hopping and we were lucky to find a table. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to check out the upstairs which has even more taps and billiards. That will have to wait until next time. There's also a stage for live music. Centrally located with several breweries within walking distance, Barley's is the place to go for great food and local beers!
Spreading the Craft Beer Gospel w/Silent Night at Barley's

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