Asheville Brews Cruise Winter Warmer Festival

2016 Attending Breweries

Asheville Brewing Co.
Brewing some of the best ales since 1998! We're crazy about great beer and we really know our hops! We've been brewing up some of the finest beer mankind has ever tasted. We have our usual lineup, but with the new brewer series, we've started to push the paradigm and have come up with some amazing creations that are quickly becoming the preferred pint at the table. From our jalapeno infused Fire Escape, the Mardi Gras inspired Bier de Garde, to the malty, yet hoppy Ashevillian black I.P.A. We've let our imaginations wander and you'll love what we've got on tap for you next!
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Aviator Brewing
Aviator Brewing Company started in Nov 2008 in an airplane hangar. We initially brewed into two used dairy tanks.  Each tank held 300gallons of beer.  Much to our surprise we quickly outgrew these tanks!
Go to Brewery Website HERE

BearWaters Brewing Company
BearWaters Brewing Company is located in Waynesville, North Carolina, in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. It is an unusual fact that all water in Haywood County originates here and flows outward to other areas. The brewery emulate this activity by providing great products and service to others in and out of Haywood County.
Go to their Facebook page HERE

Bee & Bramble
Bee & Bramble is a small winery located in the town of Fairview, in the Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina. Our business was founded with a love of crafting meads, melomels, and metheglins from only the finest of ingredients, and from local and regional Appalachian sources.
Go to Website HERE

Birdsong Brewing
Birdsong Brewing is Charlotte's newest microbrewery. Birdsong was founded in 2011 with a quest for better beer and a 5-gallon soup kettle. Our vision is similar to many of our favorite craft brewing mentors who have inspired us to open our own brewery: we strive to brew flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers for distribution in the Charlotte, NC area.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Blind Squirrel Brewing
We're nuts about beer! At Blind Squirrel, we operate four separate three barrel systems, giving us a range of diversity that is unsurpassed in the High Country. What started as a true nano-brewery has now evolved into a micro-setup that is unlike any other that we have seen before.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Bold Rock Cider
Go to Cider Website HERE

Boojum Brewing Company
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Catawba Brewing
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
We are a new packaging microbrewery (we sold our first beer in August of 2004) located in Farmville, North Carolina. We specialize in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers. When we brew, we’re happy and we dance. During fermentation, we sing softly to the yeast. Please try our beer and enjoy a taste of contentment!
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Foothills Brewing
Visit this Winston-Salem, NC Brewery Website HERE

French Broad Brewing Co.
Founded in 2001, French Broad Brewery is a continental European-style production brewery. Most famous for the Wee-Heavy-Er Scotch Ale, French Broad beer can be found throughout the Carolinas, in Athens and Atlanta, and as far west as Nashville. In Asheville, the French Broad Brewery has 93 tap lines in 61 different locations.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Fullsteam Brewery
Fullsteam is inspired by the food and farm traditions of the South. Our mission: to pioneer the art of Distinctly Southern Beer. We brew traditional and experimental beers with a Southern sensibility, incorporating wild foraged ingredients, heirloom grains, and seasonal harvests to guide our quest.
The more we buy local, the more we directly improve the quality of life of North Carolina farmers, foragers, and agricultural visionaries. We seek to build a Southern Beer pint at a time.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Granite Falls Brewing Company
111+ Years of Beverage Production and Bottling Onsite"While you're enjoying our restaurant, tasting room, or patio, we're writing a Great American Story together. It began in 1903, when Herbert Vance Bolick (later joined by his brother Arthur F. Bolick) invested approximately $1,000 to launch Granite Bottling Works, a soda bottling company. A one-room brick building—dubbed "Bolick's Bottling Plant" —where thirty-five cases per day would be produced and product would be delivered by horse and wagon, took root on the property.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Hi-Wire Brewing Co.
At Hi-Wire, we strive to be as independent and authentic as possible, while maintaining an approachability to our beers.  Located in Downtown Asheville’s Brew District, Hi-Wire Brewing embraces its craft from top to bottom – from its highly drinkable, hand-crafted brews to its artwork, hand-drawn by a local artist...
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Howard Brewing
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Lazy Hiker Brewing
Lazy Hiker Brewing Co. is located just off the trail in Franklin, NC where we produce hand-crafted award winning beers for folks from all walks of life. Our 15 barrel brewery is in the old town hall with a Taproom and food truck to welcome locals and visitors to the mountains. Look for Slack Pack IPA, Trail Mate Golden Ale, and Wesser Evil Porter on draft across Western North Carolina and Charlotte.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Lenny Boy Brewing
Proud to be part of Charlotte NC's local brewery scene, we offer unique options including organic kombucha, gluten free wild ales, gluten-reduced beers, sours, traditional and much more. When you're looking for a great place to grab a drink that anyone can enjoy, stop into Lenny Boy. Our local beers and kombucha offer a unique taste that can only be found at Lenny Boy.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Lexington Avenue Brewing (LAB)
Brewing is a labor of love. The subtleties of each recipe we formulate are a reflection of our obsession. Long-term projects captivate us. As we plant the seed for each brew, we watch it grow into itself to take on its own persona and eventually transcend speech to mingle with your taste buds, putting a stamp on time and place that will forever stick with you.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

New Belgium (soon to be in Asheville)
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Newgrass Brewing
We are here to provide a variety of exceptional brews in a casual family friendly setting where good times, community, and new friendships are formed around sharing a great pint! With a stage for live music, outdoor beer garden, and small plate food, we know we will have something for everyone that visits us in Uptown Shelby. Our beers are hand crafted in small batches using the finest ingredients possible. We take pride in sourcing our ingredients from around the world and from our own back yard in North Carolina.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Oskar Blues Brewery
We’re headin’ for the hills! Of Brevard, North Carolina, that is. Thanks to YOU, our supporters, we’re growing at lightning speed, and it’s time to expand. Instead of creating one giant brewery here in Longmont, Colorado, we decided to spread out. We thought it would be more fun to find another small, intimate location to open up a restaurant and brewery on a grassroots level. We’re celebrating our grand opening on New Year’s Eve! Click here for details.
Go to Brewery Website HERE

OysterHouse Brewing Co.
Oyster House Brewing Company history starts back in the ’90′s when I had a dream of one day starting my own brewpub. The vision was the result of a passion for homebrewing great beer and the desire to serve people both beer and food. Years went by and I actually found myself serving people beer and food at The Lobster Trap in Asheville, NC and after a conversation with our Chef and GM, Tres Hundertmark, I was on a mission to create a unique and delicious beer that we could brew and sell exclusively in our restaurant. My mission: To brew the perfect Oyster Stout. It seemed like a bizarre idea at the time, but with a little research found that it wasn’t unheard of and actually was quite delicious...
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Pig Pounder Brewery
The Pig Pounder Brewery is named after a beer launched by the Darryl's restaurant chain in 1988. We feature an interactive tasting room, made for connecting with our guests and educating them more about beer, hourly tours, and a large patio!
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Pisgah Brewing Co.
Pisgah Brewing Company is located in Black Mountain, NC about 10 miles east of Asheville. We specialize in brewing hand crafted certified organic beer. To learn about our beer, where to find it and what it means to be certified organic…
Go to Brewery Website HERE

RJ Rockers
We believe in beer, but we are not the only ones. Some of the most devout followers of Rockers beer have been dubbed the "Sons of the Fermentation." These are six of Mark's closest friends who come to the brewery each week to bottle beer. Payroll is easy. Because they love the beer so much, we simply let them drink to their hearts' content. But besides that, they believe so much in this product and what is being created that they want to be involved in any way possible...
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Sierra Nevada (soon to be in Asheville)
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Skull Camp Brewing
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Southern Appalachian Brewery
Go to Brewery Website HERE

SweetWater Brewing Company
Visit this Atlanta, GA Brewery Website HERE

Thomas Creek
Thomas Creek Brewery is situated in the heart of Upstate South Carolina, creating a tasty array of great microbrews. From ales to lagers, Thomas Creek uses only the finest American barley, hops and yeast. With an assortment of 8 standard beers and seasonals as well, Brewer Tom Davis is constantly brewing to meet customer demand. Thanks everybody for keeping us so busy!
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Troegs Brewing
Founded by brothers Chris and John Trogner in 1997, Tröegs Brewery is an independent regional craft brewery. Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Tröegs’ beers are distributed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Connecticut and North Carolina. Tröegs was named "Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year" at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest.
Visit their website HERE

Twin Leaf Brewery
Go to Brewery Website HERE

Urban Orchard Cider
Go to Website HERE

2016 Guest Brewery

Hershey, PA

Founded by brothers Chris and John Trogner in 1997, Tröegs Brewery is an independent regional craft brewery. Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Tröegs’ beers are distributed in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Virginia, New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Connecticut and North Carolina. Tröegs was named "Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year" at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest.
Visit their website HERE

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Looking forward to seeing you for our 9th Annual Winter Warmer!


Saturday, January 23th, 2016

Remembering Last Year: 2015's BREWERIES

2015 Guest Brewery:

Great Lakes Brewing Co. from Cleveland, OH

2015 Local and Regional Line-Up:

Asheville Brewing
BearWaters Brewing
Big Boss Brewery
Big Storm Brewery
Blue Kudzu (sake)
Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub
Boojum Brewing
Carolina Bauernhaus Ales
Catawba Brewing
Duck Rabbit
Florida Beer Company
French Broad
Granite Falls
Great Lakes Brewery
Hi-Wire Brewing
Holy City
Lexington Ave (LAB)
MALT Homebrew Club
Miami Brewing
New Belgium
Oskar Blues
Oyster House Brewing
Pig Pounder Brewery
Red Brick
RJ Rockers
Satulah Brewing
Sierra Nevada
Southern Appalachian
Swamp Rabbit
Sweet Water
Thomas Creek
Twin Leaf
Urban Orchard Cider
Wicked Weed Brewing
Windy Hill Orchard
Yazoo Brewing

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