Tag Archives: Asheville North Carolina
North Carolina Brewers Guild Direct 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 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.
The boys are back on a historic day in the craft beer revolution as New Belgium finally commits to North Carolina. Then they get drunk and talk about a bunch of really interesting stuff. If you like beer, that is. Stuff like:
☞ New Belgium cements Asheville’s reputation as Beer City USA
☞ Austin Beer Fest is the worst beer fest since Jay Chandrasekhar’s ’06 vehicle Beerfest
☞ Boston Beer Company drops a shandy (not a euphemism)
☞ Heineken officially out of ideas; Launches “Ideas Brewery”
☞ Lagunitas founder Tony Magee has a 250 bbl brewhouse in the pipeline, and possibly some sticky-icky-icky in his pipe
☞ Was Brewmasters really so bad that we can’t have a decent beer show on TV??? WTF, people?
Unofficial (for now) North Carolina Craft Beer Goodwill Ambassador Win Bassett of ncbrewing.org stops by to discuss the monumental announcement that Sierra Nevada Brewing will be building an east coast production facility just south of Asheville, NC. We discuss the incentive package, the practical and philosophical implications the development might have on local brewing culture, the impending New Belgium announcement, the economic benefits to the region, and more.