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Asheville Brewing Company in Asheville, North Carolina
Asheville Brewing Company By Anne
Asheville Brewing Company’s mash-up of excellent in-house brewed craft beers,
yummy pizza pies, and family-friendly indoor and outdoor spaces has made it one
of the city’s most popular and beloved watering holes.
One of local beer lovers’ favorite beers, the citrusy Shiva IPA,
is now distributed regionally in cans and on draft—although, in
my opinion, it’s best quaffed sitting at one of the bars or on
the big covered patio at the 77 Coxe Avenue production and
packaging facility. The original seven-barrel brewery at 675
Merrimon Avenue, which opened in 1997 as Asheville’s third craft
brewery, offers a second-run movie theater and a big screen in
the game room for special television shows and sporting events
(think Walking Dead and Tarheels nation).
“Working with creative and
beer-obsessed people is a dream for any brewer and I'm grateful to share that
with all the ABC family,” says Pete Langheinrich, who shares the head brewer
title with Doug Riley. “Our brewery is constantly evolving and coming up with
ideas for new beers and improving our brewing process.” Riley, a co-owner of
ABC, has been with the operation since day one.
While Asheville Brewing Company’s regular lineup of brews are well-loved and
always on tap at the brewpubs, the brew team also produces lots of fun specialty
brews, including several variants of the Great American Beer Festival gold medal
winner, Ninja Porter. Brews in this series include Ninja Bread Man, Evil Ninja,
Love Ninja, and Holy Ninja, a recent collaboration with Holy City brewing
featuring fresh oysters.
Both ABC locations are open 11 a.m. until midnight (or later) daily. With your
pizza, you can have cans or growlers delivered to your doorstep (or hotel room).
I recommend a Sheer Delight pie with a sixer of the Ninja Porter. Now I’m