You're probably expecting me to say something like "Well, now you can give your liver a break." Au contraire. Asheville Beer Week may be over, but the summer season is just getting started. And with summer comes...you guessed it -- more beer! Here are five upcoming beer (and cider) events to look forward to:
1. Hi-Wire Opening
Whether you tried them at Beer City Fest or the Thirsty Monk last week, you've got to be excited about Hi-Wire Brewing coming soon to Asheville. Their exact opening date is still TBA, but you can meet the crew and try their beers at the Westville Pub on June 12th.
Burial Beer Co. had one of the longest lines I saw at Beer City Fest, and for good reason. Their saison was one of my favorites of the festival. Burial's grand opening celebration is June 15th, 2pm-8pm, at their new brewery on 40 Collier Ave.
3. Noble Cider Release Party
Yet another craft beverage business making their Beer City Fest debut, Noble Cider ran out of their Summer Blend pretty quickly. Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 5th, they'll be celebrating with a release party at Wedge Brewing Co. from 4:30pm-7:30pm.
4. Tour de Fat in Durham
For those looking to imbibe further afield, New Belgium's Tour de Fat is a great option. The traveling beer and bicycle festival rolls through Durham on June 15th. Don't forget your bike and your costume!
5. The Wedge Outdoor Cinema
The Outdoor Cinema series kicks of this Saturday, June 8th, at Wedge Brewing. Try some Noble Cider, which should be on tap at the Wedge throughout the summer!
6. All the other amazing beer in this awesome city!
In all seriousness, Asheville Beer Week was a blast. Check out these photos from the past week and start making plans for next year!
Just Brew It 2013
|VICTORY! (Image courtesy theAVL.com. Check out |
the full photo album here.)
New Belgium/Oskar Blues Tap Takeover at the WALK
|What would you do in this situation?|
Asheville Rare and Wild Beer Tasting
I volunteered at the event and poured Viking Metal from Jester King Craft Brewery out of Austin, TX:
Hi-Wire Preview at the Thirsty Monk
|Black IPA - mmm, roasty|