Asheville, North Carolina is known throughout the country as Beer City, USA. With more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the U.S., this mountain town is a hop-tastic destination for crafty cold ones. And today, we’re visiting Asheville’s original craft brewery. Welcome to Highland Brewing.
Highland Brewing got its start in 1994. The vision of Oscar Wong, this place was the first legal brewery in Asheville since prohibition. Operations began in a rented basement using mostly old dairy equipment. Now? Well, let’s just say things have grown up a bit.
Today Highland Brewing is one of the premiere destinations for fans of craft beer and, frankly, just friends of a good time. Located on their own awesome campus in East Asheville, Highland has so much to see, do, and drink.
Brewery tours are starting up again very soon and are a fascinating way to learn about the art and science of brewing. Highland brews a wide variety of year-round beers, and super-popular seasonal releases.
After a fascinating tour, a great way to finish things off is with a guided tasting. Even if you’re not the biggest beer fan, there’s plenty on tap and around the brewery to enjoy. There’s something for everyone.
The beer is just a part of your Highland Brewing experience. There’s disk golf, volleyball, food trucks, live music, hiking trails… It’s a great place to come hang out and celebrate all the things that make Asheville awesome.
Ingles Markets has the largest selection of craft beer of any grocery store anywhere. Just what you’d expect from a company from this gorgeous mountain town. You can find Highland’s year-round offerings and some of their harder to come by seasonal releases right there in the store. Then, for the full experience, you can find this amazing destination in Asheville, North Carolina and online at HighlandBrewing.com. So come raise a glass and raise your spirits.
To learn more about Ingles Market, visit their website at ingles-markets.com.