Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Downstairs Belgian bar
Right after our visit to Green Man Brewery on our Asheville trip, we headed over to the Thirsty Monk in downtown located at 92 Patton Avenue. We already planned on stopping here but had even more incentive as Stone Brewing was having an event with some of our favorite beers on tap. Located on the corner, we ventured inside and the place was already packed. We made a quick trip downstairs to the basement Belgian bar with tons of Belgian beer on tap and in bottles. We would have loved to stay but all the action was taking place upstairs so we headed back and found seats at the bar. We ordered a Stone Vertical Epic flight to start off which consisted of '06, '09 and '10 vintages. We then proceeded through '08 and '10 Imperial Russian Stouts while chatting with the folks at the bar and making new friends. In case we didn't mention this before, the people in Asheville are incredibly friendly and hospitable and they're the real draw to Asheville! Unfortunately, we couldn't stay as long as we would have liked, due to the weather, but we highly recommend...scratch that...we insist that you stop by the Thirsty Monk as soon as you hit the town. An unbelievable tap and bottle selection and friendly people on both sides of the bar!
Spreading the Craft Beer Gospel at the bar

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