North Carolina Brewers Guild Director and honorary Alehead Win Bassett checks in to discuss the announcement that New Belgium is building a new production facility in Asheville. We talk about differences from the Sierra Nevada expansion plans, proposed LEED certification, and reactions from NC brewers and drinkers as their state becomes a focal point for craft beer in the eastern United States. At the end, Slouch’s Alehounds make a surprise appearance, only adding to the professional nature of this episode.

Use the audio player to stream this episode in your browser:

Click to download this episode to your computer

For everything North Carolina Beer, read Win on, All About Beer, and Twitter.

You can get the latest episode of The Aleheads Podcast as soon as they air… choose from any of these options:


The Aleheads are on Stitcher!
Listen to us on your iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Pre.
Stitcher is Smart Radio for Your phone. Go to to download it FREE today.
Download us to your computer or sync to your mobile devices with iTunes.
Paste our RSS feed into your favorite podcast catcher

Have a story you’d like us to cover? Email or Tweet us.


  1. New Belgium should sponsor a bicycle jousting tournament. Champions from Sierra Nevada vs. champions from New Belgium meet at a neutral point between the two breweries and have it out.

  2. BeerCast Rich · · Reply

    If ‘Slouch’s Alehounds make a surprise appearance’ isn’t a euphemism – it should be…

  3. Win, you’ve officially talked to Slouch more in the past 3 months than we Aleheads have in the past decade. Good stuff, but at the same time, I take pity on you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,863 other followers

%d bloggers like this: