Beer is becoming a "hot buzz" in our fair Asheville, North Carolina. Unbelievably enough, in 2009 our little hamlet of Asheville with a whopping 72,000 population actually tied with the widely touted beer town of Portland, Oregon one of America's best known crafted beer cities. Amazing feat with our whopping 8 breweries; nine, if you count Pisgah in Black Mountain. Many of the visitors we host At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn are more than a little interested in all aspects of beer from the process involved in making it, ingredients used and certainly, its consumption.
In the voting process counting more than 16,000 votes, both Asheville and Portland tied with 6,000 votes each. Evidently, what we lack in numbers we made up for in blazing, unbridled enthusiasm.
In continuation of this thunder... on June 5, 2010 Asheville will host a new spring fest aptly named Beer City. Tickets for the annual Brewgrass event, a long time favorite fest in Asheville, went on sale in May and were sold out in one day.
If you hurry, you can still snag the $35 tickets for Beer City Asheville at any of the nine (count ‘em) local breweries, or at Barley’s Taproom or Bruisin’ Ales. But if you want to go, act fast. Only 3500 tickets will be sold and the other festivals have sold out well in advance.
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