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.

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  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.

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