Asheville has a new beer festival. To be held at The Garage, The Winter Warmer Festival will be from 3:00pm to 7:00pm on January 19th, 2008. The Garage is a new music venue on Fairview Road, close to Biltmore Village. It can be found next-door to the French Broad Brewing Company. The festival will feature only local beer brewed in Asheville, food and live music.
Mark Lyons of Asheville Brews Cruise, the bus service that takes beer lovers around to local breweries for tours, is organizing the festival. He says that just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean people stop drinking beer.
Usually, beer festivals happen in the warmer months. April and the Hickory Hops is pretty far away, and it is even longer until Asheville’s famed Brewgrass Festival in September. In the meantime, beer lovers can put the Winter Warmer on their calendars. Tickets are $35, and it covers the beer, a souvenir glass, and North Carolina barbecue.
To get more information on the festival, visit the >Winter Warmer Beer Fest web-site.