“Asheville, NC is Beertown, USA”

…Well, at least that is what the poll results thus far are saying on Charlie Papazian’s Beer Examiner. Yeah, okay, it must be their close proximity to all the hops there.  I wouldn’t argue had they wanted to claim Peanut Town, USA or Tobacco Town, USA.  Heck, it is a sort of mecca for those folks down in the Southeast who love good beer.  In fact my friend from Decatur, Georgia makes the pilgrimage to Asheville for good beer on a regular basis… but are they really gonna beat out Portland, Oregon aka Beervana?

I guess it might be that Northwesterners are caught up in the slough of beer events happening on a weekly basis.  Firkenfest, Brouwer’s Hard Liver Fest, Spring Beer and Wine Fest, Big Beer and Barleywine Fest…I guess we should be content coming in second to Asheville, North Carolina.  You might even want to vote for Cincinnati, Ohio or Albuquerque, New Mexico…

Vote for choice for Beer Town, USA here.

Check out a cool beer blog from Ashville, NC here.


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This post was written by Angelo on March 24, 2009

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5 Comments so far

  1. DM March 25, 2009 12:49 pm

    Asheville’s close proximity to hops? Doesn’t Washington and Oregon have a TON of hops farms on the east side and throughout the Columbia River Valley? I seem to remember miles and miles of hops (beer) and grapes (wine) when driving through there.

  2. admin March 25, 2009 6:38 pm

    @ DM Was being facetious when I said Asheville had a ton of hops. The Pac NW is the home of the hops. Go Portland!

  3. Openedge1 March 26, 2009 10:09 am

    You know what the difference is? Atmosphere.
    As well as having some good brews, it is the fact that the surroundings changes how the beer works even..
    This slice of heaven in the mountains has some type of oxygen issue that causes even one beer to give a truly euphoric effect.
    Cheers from Asheville

  4. Gordon Smith March 28, 2009 3:46 am

    There are so many brewers here in Asheville for a town of our size. All you Portlanders ought to come on down to taste our tasty goodness.

  5. admin March 28, 2009 4:24 am

    @ Gordon Smith We sure hope to to Ashville in the near future. Have only heard wonderful things.

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