The 7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival is scheduled for January 25, 2014, from 3pm to 7pm at the Asheville Civic Center (U.S. Cellular Center Asheville) and it should be a really amazing festival.
This year is the first time that Asheville’s Winter Warmer Beer Festival has been held in an arena – testament to how popular the festival has become as it has continued to grow with every year.
In an attempt to provide an intimate, “beer family”-like environment, the Winter Warmer Beer Festival focuses primarily on local and regional breweries, though they do invite one or two special guest breweries to the event. More than 30 breweries are scheduled to attend, including this year’s special guest, Surly Brewing from Minneapolis, MN. Surly Brewing is Minnesota’s first new brewery west of the Mississippi since 1987. Other breweries committed to attend are:
French Broad Brewing Co.
Highland Brewing Company
Pisgah Brewing Co.
Wicked Weed Brewing
Frog Level Brewing Company
BearWaters Brewing Company
MALT Homebrew Club
Oskar Blues Brewery
Southern Appalachian Brewery
Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.
Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Triangle Brewing Co.
Lonerider Brewing Company
Holy City Brewing
Windy Hill Orchard
Yazoo Brewing Company
SweetWater Brewing Company
Terrapin Beer Co.
Live music at the event will be provided by Brushfire Stankgrass and Dave Deselik. Brushfire Stankgrass mixes analog electronics with bluegrass backbeats to appeal with bluegrass buffs and electronic music fans alike. Dave Desmelik is a singer-songwriter and instrumentalist who focuses on stark, original compositions.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to the Western North Carolina Alliance (WNCA) – so come on out and sample the best of North Carolina’s brews!
7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival
Saturday, January 25, 2014, from 3pm-7pm
For up-to-date information and tickets, please visit: http://www.ashevillebeerfest.com/
Lodging for the 7th Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival
Since North Lodge on Oakland is less than two miles from the Asheville Civic Center, we are a perfect choice for anyone coming from out of town to attend. Enjoy a hearty breakfast each morning, and wonderfully inviting accommodations every night.