Asheville Beer Week Events
- Events on May 23, 2014
North Carolina Belgian Beer FestivalStarts:May 23, 2014 - 12:00 amEnds: May 23, 2014 - 11:30 pmDescription: This exciting small-scale festival will feature over 20 North Carolina breweries presenting stellar examples of various Belgian-style beers. The event will feature North Carolina’s strongest breweries, including Oskar Blues, Highland, Big Boss and.... There will be many one-off and exclusive beers available, and advance tickets are very highly encouraged for this special event, brought to you by Thirsty Monk. Starts at 6pm.
Please contact TM for more details (including which location, cost, ticket purchase): http://www.monkpub.com/
- Events on May 24, 2014
Just Brew It Homebrew FestivalStarts:May 24, 2014 - 2:00 pmEnds: May 24, 2014 - 5:00 pmLocation: Wedge Brewing Co, Roberts Street, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: Just Brew It will feature 50 of WNC's finest homebrewers serving samples of over 150 different beers all in support of WNC's Living Wage campaign. Unique beers abound; coconut porters, peach saisons, perhaps even a triple IPA. Unlimited sampling starts at just $20! Come see why Just Brew It was listed as one of the top beer festivals in the Mountain Xpress "Best of WNC" last year: Tons of great innovative beers... Short Lines... Small crowds. Register before May 23rd as we do not permit "day of registration." Visit http://justeconomicswnc.org/just-brew-it/ for details and pricing options...
Catawba's 15th Anniversary Luau & King Coconut Release PartyStarts:May 24, 2014 - 2:00 pmEnds: May 24, 2014 - 10:00 pmLocation: Catawba Brewing Company -- 63 Brook Street, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: From its inception in 1999, the Catawba Brewing Company has always had one foot firmly planted in Asheville. Well... now we've got both feet on the ground here in Beer City USA and we're excited to kick-off ABW with our 15th Anniversary Party! King Coconut's going to be here and... to celebrate the release of our signature Coconut Porter, we're roasting and pig and breaking out the ukulele. The island music of the group Con Tiki will start up around 4pm! Break out your Hawaiian shirts and help us celebrate 15 years of craft beer.
Regular beer prices
- Events on May 26, 2014
Tasting in the DarkStarts:May 26, 2014 - 12:00 amEnds: May 26, 2014 - 11:30 pmLocation: Top of the Monk -- Thirsty Monk, Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: A sensory class with Sierra Nevada's Bill Manley. The event is designed to challenge beer drinkers' assumptions and help them cultivate a more perceptive palate. The blindfolded participants will learn to identify different styles of beer. Contact the good folks at Thirsty Monk for time and price details: http://www.monkpub.com/
Innovation Brewing IPA Tap TakeoverStarts:May 26, 2014 - 4:00 pmEnds: May 26, 2014 - 11:00 pmLocation: Innovation Brewing -- 414 W. Main Street Sylva, NCSee A MapDescription: We will be tapping all of our IPAs and offer flights or pints. We'll have 5 of our own IPAs available! If you're a hop-head, you don't want to miss this event!
Regular beer prices
- Events on May 27, 2014
Thirsty Monk/Oskar Blues Trolley CrawlStarts:May 27, 2014 - 5:00 pmEnds: May 27, 2014 - 10:00 pmLocation: Thirsty Monk, Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: Oskar Blues Trolley will pick-up participants at the downtown TM. The trolley will stop at all four TM locations where an Oskar Blues beer will be tapped for the participants. The final stop will be back downtown where Thirsty monk will tap their collaboration beer brewed with OB in Brevard. Trolley Craw begins at 5:30pm.
Free trolley ride but limited capacity, reserve your spot: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/thirsty-monk-trolley-pub-crawl-for-asheville-beer-week-tickets-11223001299?aff=es2
French Broad Chocolates & Catawba Brewing present: A Truffle & Beer PairingStarts:May 27, 2014 - 6:00 pmEnds: May 27, 2014 - 7:00 pmLocation: Catawba Brewing Company -- 63 Brook Street, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: While there are sure to be lots of beer and food pairings during this year's ABW, we've got one for your sweet tooth. At Catawba's tasting room in historic Biltmore Village, we are hosting a sensory experience that brings together two of Asheville's favorite products; chocolate and beer! Four insanely decadent truffles from the French Broad Chocolate Factory have been painstakingly paired with four of Catawba's refreshing ales. We want you to join us for an interactive experience. Seated at a long table, you'll be able to share opinions, moans, and pure joy with your fellow chocolate and beer lovers. Chocolate origins as well as back stories on truffle creations will be explained by French Broad's incredibly talented chocolatiers. You can also expect tasting notes on the beers and why they were selected to sit alongside each particular truffle. Beer + chocolate... need we say more? Join us!
$20 per person
- Events on May 28, 2014
Sunny Point Cafe and Sierra Nevada Beer DinnerStarts:May 28, 2014 - 12:00 amEnds: May 28, 2014 - 11:30 pmLocation: Sunny Point Cafe, 626 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: Join us for a night of dining and drinking delight! This event will begin in our on-site garden with a pint and a bite and then move over to the cafe' for a meal to remember. We are expecting some special guests from Sierra Nevada to join us and, Chef April Moon will be here to speak about the local splendors on your plate. We are looking forward to this event! Call 828/252-0055 for reservations.
Two seatings 6pm and 7:30pm
$55 price per person
Not So Big BIG Beer FestStarts:May 28, 2014 - 12:00 amEnds: May 28, 2014 - 11:30 pmDescription: Over 20 of America’s top craft breweries, including Bells, Dogfish Head, Allagash, Victory, Avery and numerous others, will feature their biggest, rarest and most extreme beers in an intimate setting that is not likely to be repeated. This small-scale beer festival will have several rare and one-off beers that craft beer fans would be thrilled to find at a larger, national event all in one place, brought to you by the Thirsty Monk, especially for Asheville Beer Week 2014. Advance tickets very strongly recommended.
Contact Thirsty Monk for location, time, cost, and ticketing details): http://www.monkpub.com/
Asheville Beer Week Pint NightStarts:May 28, 2014 - 12:00 amEnds: May 28, 2014 - 11:30 pmLocation: Thirsty Monk, Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: Buy the beer and keep the glass! Featuring collaboration beers from Wicked Weed, New Belgium, Oskar Blues, Thirsty Monk, and others...
For more information (including time of event): http://www.monkpub.com/
Grazing in the GrassStarts:May 28, 2014 - 6:00 pmEnds: May 28, 2014 - 10:00 pmLocation: All Souls Pizza, 175 Clingman Avenue, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: The multi-course dinner offers an opportunity to experience beer and food pairings with a distinctive NC flavor. Riverbend has teamed-up with All Souls Pizza and several of our favorite local breweries to create a memorable feast under the stars. Please join us!
All Souls Pizza: (828) 254-0169
$60 per person
Carolina Cinemas and Oskar Blues Can Film FestivalStarts:May 28, 2014 - 7:00 pmEnds: May 28, 2014 - 9:00 pmLocation: Carolina Cinemas, 1640 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: Carolina Cinemas and Oskar Blues Present The Oskar Blues Can Film Festival! Local filmmakers will present short films in our cinema lounge. We will view the movies, vote on the best, and then Oskars will be given to the winners!
Free entry but limited capacity so first come; first served...
- Events on May 29, 2014
Thirsty Monk Downstairs Rare BelgiansStarts:May 29, 2014 - 12:00 amEnds: May 29, 2014 - 11:30 pmLocation: Downstairs -- Thirsty Monk, Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: This special tap takeover will feature hard-to-find Belgian and Belgian-style beers from all over the world. Featured breweries include Duvel, Ommegang, Chimay, Unibroue, Gouden Carolus, and others. There will be several beers on tap that you might not see on tap in Asheville again for a very long time!
Contact the folks at Thirsty Monk for time and pricing detail: http://www.monkpub.com/
- Events on May 30, 2014
"For Love of Beer & Mountains: -- Highland Brewing Company's Razor Wit Release PartyStarts:May 30, 2014 - 4:00 pmEnds: May 30, 2014 - 9:00 pmLocation: Highland Brewing Company, Old Charlotte Highway, Asheville, NC, United StatesSee A MapDescription: Come celebrate the "Love of Beer and Mountains" with Highland Brewing Company, Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, and US Fish and Wildlife for the release of the seasonal Razor Wit Belgian Wheat, names for Razor Mountain in Barnardsville, NC. Help us protect the world's oldest mountains by raising awareness and raising a pint in honor of all of the hard work that these organizations do throughout the year protecting land, clean water, and conserving unique plant life and animal habitat. A percentage of proceeds from beer sales from the evening will be going towards protecting the beautiful mountains around us.
Regular beer prices
Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Wild & Sour BeersStarts:May 30, 2014 - 7:00 pmEnds: May 30, 2014 - 10:00 pmLocation: Wicked Weed Funkitorium -- 147 Coxe Avenue., downtown AshevilleSee A MapDescription: Wicked Weed Brewing is partnering with Pints for Prostates to launch Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Wild & Sour Beers to be held May 30 from 7-10 p.m. as part of the 3rd Annual ABW. The event will bring some of America’s top brewers of barrel-aged sour beers to Asheville and will create an experience beyond just a beer festival.
Funk Asheville will be held in downtown Asheville at the Wicked Weed Funkitorium, a new 12,000-square-foot barrel aging facility located at 147 Coxe Ave., just 3 blocks from the brewery. This will be the first event at the newly-remodeled facility. In addition to barrel-aged, sour and wild beers, Funk Asheville will feature unique entertainment and an art installation, celebrating all things funky in Asheville.
“Sour or wild beers have become the cutting edge of American craft beer. Sours have really caught the attention of beer fans and some of America’s best up and coming craft brewers are doing incredible things with the style,” said Walt Dickinson, Head of Brewing and Wood Cellar Manager at Wicked Weed Brewing. “Funk Asheville gives people in the southeast a chance to see what the best and brightest brewers are doing with American sour and wild beers.”
Tickets for Funk Asheville are $80 with a $5 service charge and go on sale on April 15 at Noon via Etix. A total of 500 tickets will be sold to the public for the event, which will be held on the eve of the popular Beer City Festival. VIP tickets for Funk Asheville are $100 with a $5 service charge, and will provide access to guests for an hour preview including food provided by Wicked Weed, music, and the opportunity to hang with the brewers. As part of the event, a silent auction benefiting Pints for Prostates will be held featuring unique beer experiences and collectible items.
$80 general admission
- Events on May 31, 2014
Innovation Brewing's Reggae Day PartyStarts:May 31, 2014 - 12:00 amEnds: May 31, 2014 - 11:30 pmLocation: Innovation Brewing -- 414 W. Main Street Sylva, NCSee A MapDescription: Innovation Brewing will be having a reggae party! What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than enjoying some brews, food, and live music. Positive Mental Attitude will be playing music and we will be having a salsa and beer pairing as Soul Infusion Tea House and Bistro will offer-up a variety of fresh, homemade salsas to accompany select beers. http://www.innovation-brewing.com/
Regular beer prices
5th annual Beer City FestivalStarts:May 31, 2014 - 1:00 pmEnds: May 31, 2014 - 6:00 pmLocation: Roger McGuire Green -- downtown AshevilleSee A MapDescription: The perfect way to wrap-up ABW 2014 -- a big community party!
Every year, the Asheville Brewers Alliance teams up with the good people behind September’s popular Brewgrass Festival. This outdoor beer fest is held in Downtown Asheville on Roger McGuire Green with dozens of breweries and plenty of live music. Partial proceeds from the festival go to local charities.
How do I get tickets? Please visit the Beer City Festival website http://beercityfestival.com/. Designated Driver tickets will be available at the gate
***Tickets will be available locally on April 15th and on-line on May 1st***