Tuesday, May 3, 2016

New Belgium Asheville Tasting Room Opens

As promised, here's my coverage of the New Belgium Tasting Center's opening yesterday, not the least hampered by the occasional rain showers with lightning accompaniment. Not overly crowded (thanks to it being Monday?) so we could appreciate the facility and get our beers promptly, thanks to our server Michael (who does not accept tips per company policy, being employee owned). Couple beers were available there only, especially a RyeIPA, which was a group favorite. I can imagine what the crowds will be like in the future, but for now, I'd recommend getting there soon if your plans include New Belgium on an Asheville beer crawl.

On this day, you had to be 21 to get in. Not sure about future visits.

 The Brewery itself is not yet open to the public.

I can imagine that when the wind is coming from the West, the mash aroma should fill this room too.

Good size deck will be very popular, overlooking the river.

River Arts District on the other side of the French Broad river.

Pet friendly.

Michael did a great job of serving.

Folks like me really appreciate the open feeling in the tasting room.

Offerings of the day. That RyePA was special but probably gone by now.


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