Voted “Beer City, USA” for four years running, Asheville has become the craft-brewing center of the Southeast.
Western North Carolina has more than 20 craft breweries, offering more than 50 different beers, each with unique flavor and personality. Ranging from robust Belgian beers to hoppy pale ales, Asheville has a beer for everyone. Hop on the Asheville Brews Cruise, where you can tour and taste Asheville’s uniquely renowned beer. Check out tickets and tour times at ashevillebrewscruise.com.
Want to tour on your own time? Start at Highland Brewing (12 Old Charlotte Hwy.) and taste their ever-popular Gaelic Ale. Trek down to the French Broad Brewing Company (101 Fairview Road) to try their European style beer and some live music. Don’t miss the Wedge Brewing Company (125-B Roberts St.), where they squeeze bold flavored beers into a small space. Other breweries to check out: Pisgah Brewing Company (pisgahbrewing.com), Lexington Avenue Brewery (lexavebrew.com), Green Man Brewing (greenmanbrewery.com), and Craggie Brewing Company (craggiebrewingco.com).