As the craft beer scene continues to sweep the state, Asheville has become the epicenter of the movement, especially in the west.
This weekend, I ventured to the ski region to imbibe some craft beers from breweries in Boone and Beech Mountain. In the next couple of weeks, I will share my experience at the different breweries. Tonight, I’ll start at the Beech Mountain Beer Festival.
I’m a dark beer drinker, and I was impressed by the variety of flavorful porters and stouts that I tasted at the beer festival. I was also impressed by several IPAs. They weren’t overly bitter like most craft IPAs. More on that next week.