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Asheville Brewgrass Festival 2015

September 1st, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

NC Brewgrass Festival 2015Western NC’s original craft beer festival is back for its 19th year – Brewgrass Festival 2015 is scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, will you be there?

Asheville’s Brewgrass Festival was started way back in 1996 when we were all still calling craft beer and craft brewers “microbrew” and “microbrewers.” Now the craze for fresh, innovative, flavorful beer has swept nearly every corner of the US and abroad, making the movement seem more macro than micro and the initiation of the now 19 year-old Brewgrass Festival an act of wisdom bordering on prescience.

Then again, Asheville’s craft beer scene is so fecund – the city is home to over 100 breweries and brewpubs and was named “Beer City USA” four years in a row – it’s no wonder that the NC Brewgrass Festival had such an early start here.

Now, 19 years makes Brewgrass Festival not just an event but a tradition, and the lineup of breweries reflects that. The Brewgrass Festival has always showcased some of the best and most exciting brewers in the region and this year is no exception – take a look at the current list:

Brewgrass Festival 2015 Brewery Lineup

Asheville Brewing
Aviator Brewing Co
Big Boss Brewing Company
Blind Squirrel Brewery
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Boojum Brewing Company
Catawba Brewing Company
Crazy Mountain Brewing Company
Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Florida Beer Co
Granite Falls Brewing
Hi-Wire Brewing
Howard Brewing
Lexington Avenue Brewery
Lost Province Brewing Company
Mother Earth Brewing
Naked Apple Hard Cider
New Belgium Brewing Company
One World Brewing
Oskar Blues Brewing
Pig Pounder NC Craft Brewing
Quest Brewing Company
RJ Rockers Brewing Company
Rogue Brewing
Samuel Adams
Terrapin Beer Co
Thomas Creek Brewery
Sweet Water Brewing Company

While primarily about craft beer – tastings, seminars, demonstrations, pairings, and more – Brewgrass Festival 2015 is also about good food and good music. Vendors will be on hand with a variety of delicious, local food offerings, and your feet will be kept busy a-stompin’ and a-tappin’ to the sounds of some of the area’s best bands:

Brewgrass Festival 2015 Music Lineup

The Jeff Austin Band
Truth & Salvage Co.
Big Daddy Love
Packway Handle Band

One of the best parts about attending the annual Brewgrass Festival – beyond the beer, food, music, and fun, of course – is that proceeds from the festival go directly towards Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina. As a matter of fact, the Brewgrass Festival is the organizations largest fundraiser!

Brewgrass Festival 2015

Saturday, September 19
Memorial Stadium, downtown Asheville, NC
For tickets and more information: www.brewgrassfestival.com

Brewgrass Festival Lodging
North Lodge on Oakland is the perfect lodging choice for anyone attending the North Carolina Brewgrass Festival … or simply on an Asheville vacation. North Lodge on Oakland offers six lushly appointed rooms with private baths, Wi-Fi, flat-screen LCD TVs, and delicious, three-course, plated breakfasts served each morning at 9. Treat yourself to the best: stay at North Lodge on Oakland!

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