Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ASHEVILLE BEER TRIP-Stop #5-Lexington Avenue Brewery
The fermenters
Next on our tour was Lexington Avenue Brewery at 39 North Lexington Avenue in the heart of downtown. Our mission here was lunch and a flight of their brews. The LAB is in a gorgeous old building (another former garage of some sort). However, once inside, the decor immediately changed to modern, even futuristic, with purple lights shining off the fermenters behind glass walls in the center of the room. We sat down with friends and ordered. Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet any of the LAB folks but the food and beer spoke for itself.  The nitro Chocolate Stout was a hit at our table- all chocolate, malty, creamy goodness. The food was delicious and our goal of a tasty lunch with local beer was achieved! While we felt the LAB was more restaurant than brewery, they still managed to find a good balance between the two and will be a worthy stop on your Asheville brew tour.
The flight

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