Featured Brewery: Wedge Brewing Company
Wedge Brewing Company is located in the lower level of the Wedge Studios in the River Arts District in Asheville, North Carolina. The three-story classic warehouse was built adjacent to the railroad tracks and functioned as a produce and livestock distribution center in the early part of the 19th century. The intention at the Wedge Brewery is to produce good beer in the classic styles. To that end, the brewers use the best sourced ingredients to make beer they can be proud of. Brewery size and production (about 1300 barrels) allow Wedge Brewing to be a throwback to the neighborhood brewery.
Beers to try:
- Iron Rail IPA - English Style India Pale Ale, Maris Otter 2-row, Canadian Honey Malt and Belgian Crystal. Centennial, Kent Golding, and Cascade are added five times during the process, including Dry Hopping.
- Julian Price Pilsner - This is Beer-Beer! It’s what American Pilsner was originally meant to be. A perfect balance between european malts and noble european hops. Also, this brew is a lager, which means cooler fermentation temperatures, which allows the malt and hops to shine through. A single decoction is utilized for added maltiness.
- Cherry Raspberry Wheat - An American wheat with a base of 60% pale Barley malt, and 40% pale Wheat malt, and very low hopping. 125lbs of each Cherry & Raspberry purées are added after primary fermentation to supply color, flavor, aroma and more alcohol.