- we love asheville.
- we love beer.
- we love drinking beer in asheville
so, today, while a cold corona sits on our desk in sweden, we’re posting about asheville and beer and rallying for votes for asheville as beer city, usa = the best city with the best beer, best breweries, and best beer-drinkin’ atmosphere. if you have never been to asheville (and you like beer), then i promise you that you will agree with us. the vibe, the diversity, the sheer creative atmosphere of the city not only impacts the visual and creative arts in the area, but even the beer. there are local, micro-brews all over the city. there are pubs and beer places dotted all throughout downtown offering a beer connoisseur an experience not found anywhere else. there are festivals all the time, offering even more opportunities to sample new, seasonal brews. it’s all about local. natural. personal. relaxed.
asheville is small-town enough that you feel like you’re a part of a family, without being so small that you feel smothered. it’s just a bunch of people from all walks of life (literally) gathering together around a common love nature, art, music, beauty, or a cold brew. seriously, why would someone not vote for asheville as beer city, usa? for that matter, why would people not vote for asheville as the best city period. and if you haven’t visited, drop in (after july when we’ve moved there!) and we’ll invite you out for a great beer.
we’ll probably take you to this one place that we love. majorly.
it’s located in the river arts district of asheville… a sort of co-op kinda place for art: clay & pottery(my sister-in-law has her studio there), jewelry, cafes, painting, wood-working, glass, fabric, metal, photography, and… beer.
the wedge is a local brewery in an old warehouse in the RAD (river arts district) which brews its own beer right there. you might wonder about a local brewery that has set up shop right smack dab in the middle of an artsy area. well, the wedge explains it. their philosophy is that “beer is art”. now, that’s passion. think about drinking beer created by people who see the process and product as a contribution to the public as art. super cool, i think.
at the wedge you can sit and sip and chat, all the while seeing the brewing process behind the bar. it’s a simple place. with old brick walls. and only a wooden bar/counter and a few wooden stools. the reason is because there is ample, amazing outdoor space. in this warehouse yard, surrounded by other warehouses filled with fellow artists and the french broad river and railroad tracks, are tables, lights, chairs, and plenty of space to plop your own chair down. it’s just gravel and, again, simple. but, that’s the point. it’s industrial. raw. real. because it’s really all about the beer and the company you’re keeping.
some days there is a food truck that pulls up and sells goodies. and in the summer there is an outdoor cinema once a month. and, of course, bluegrass music makes an apperance too. we have never been there to experience the wedge in all its summer glory, but it’s on our list of things to do… soon!
if you’re interested check out the wedge’s video.
the wedge is only one reason that asheville is beer city, usa. it’s only one of many unique, eclectic, diverse breweries/pubs in the area. in asheville, beer is more than drinking. it’s a way of life. a philosophy. a community.
i know you’re convinced now, huh? and you wanna go right on over and vote for asheville, nc as beer city usa, right? well, click here and you can vote. it’s truly clicking on one button. today’s the last day, so get on it right now!
because now you know the truth… in asheville, beer is art.