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Wicked Weed Off With Their Gourds! PumpkAnne Ale

I have loved Wicked Weed since it opened early this year. I was excited to read that they were doing not just one but a series of pumpkin ales this Fall. The series is called "The Gourds are Coming" an they will be releasing each pumpkin beer throughou...

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And Now For Something Completely Different

I love to drink beer seasonally and for me the impending Fall means Browns, Pumpkins, and Oktoberfests. Sierra Nevada's regular Fall seasonal, Tumbler, is probably my favorite brown this time of year. I've already enjoyed a few in early September.But t...

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Autumn Beer with a Side of Laundry

It is no secret that I am a huge fan of The Bar of Soap on Merrimon Road in North Asheville. This Laundromat that is also a bar that is also a used book store that now also serves food is a great spot to spend an evening. You can get your clothes clean...

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Autumn Seasonal Beer Time!

Highland Clawhammer Oktoberfest 2012Hello very neglected beer blog. I attempted to make an effort to post here more during Asheville Beer Week and only managed one post. I am a bad beer writer.But I like to think of myself as a good beer drinker.Beer d...

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Thirsty Fest Sept 2-8

Let’s Get Wild!! Monday kicked off Thirsty Monk’s Fourth Annual Thirstyfest. Thirstyfest is a celebration of rare, wild, and obscure beers and they have some doozies. They have been stashing, hoarding and cellaring beers all year for this, some of them will never be available again! The full list of beers is available on the Thirsty Monk website. While they will be pouring these great beers all week, they will be spotlighting certain ones each night.
Here are the featured beers:

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Sipping Beer Now and Zen

I’m sitting at Thirsty Monk South sipping an IPA -- hoppy goodness in a pint. Work was crazy and it’s only Monday. I take a slow sip and look off into the distance and take a long deep breath. It’s far from quiet here but the pressure and stress of the day seems to belong to someone else now. The sun is shining (for now) and fellow patrons are chattering and laughing. Outside, some birds are singing their songs.

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Asheville Beer Week 2013: Sunday through Tuesday

This weekend kicked off the second annual Asheville Beer Week. I have been waiting 365 days for this week long, city wide event. Matt on the BusA rival from Grand Rapids MIThe week started off with a bang. On Sunday afternoon we went on the LaZoom Come...

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The Best Beer You Can’t Get in Asheville

As you might have noticed, I am a fan or broadly sweeping statements. I thought I might share with you my favorite regional beer from somewhere other than North Carolina.The key statement here is that this beer is not available in North Carolina. Sure,...

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Beer City USA Poll Open Until Friday, May 10th

Taps at Green Man Brewery, AKA Dirty Jack's, in AshevilleThere are just a couple of day left to vote for Beer City USA. Check out the poll here if you haven't voted yet. I cast my vote on Monday. I voted for Asheville, of course. There are 22 cities on...

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Beer and There – Beyond Asheville: Flagstaff, Arizona

I just got back from a week's vacation in the southwest. We started out visiting some friends in Albuquerque and ended up visiting some friends in Phoenix and in between we enjoyed time in Flagstaff, Sedona, and Jerome.As you might imagine Matt and I c...

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