Tuesday, December 28, 2010

ASHEVILLE BEER TRIP-Stop #2-Asheville Brewing Company

The Bar
The next stop on our beer tour was Asheville Brewing Company at 77 Coxe Avenue in Downtown. This brewery was completely different from Green Man, having a full scale restaurant with the actual brewery tucked away in the back. Bustling with a large lunch crowd, we asked the barkeep if we could speak to the brewer. Unfortunately, Doug Riley the Brewmaster, was not there but we had the pleasure of meeting Assistant Brewer Pete Langheinrich. Happy to chat with us and show us around, he described the various ABC beers while giving us a tour of operations. Ready to try the brews, we headed to the bar and staked our claim just in time, as a party bus pulled in with a load of birthday revelers! We ordered a flight and instantly liked their Christmas Jam White Ale. The Ale is the officially licensed beer of the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam with proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Not normally White Ale fans, this  was a standout with an incredible amount of bready wheat flavor with tangy spices. If you're looking for an upbeat brewery experience with delicious hand crafted ales you'll find a home at Asheville Brewing Company. 
Spreading the Craft Beer Gospel and Pete Langheinrich

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