Recap: Asheville Beer Expo (2/27/16)

On a rare beautiful Saturday in February this year, the Asheville Brewers Alliance welcomed brewers, businesses, and attendees to the 2016 Asheville Beer Expo. All guests were treated to lively panel discussions on the craft beer scene, hoppy beer selections, food sampling, and various promotional opportunities from community businesses. 

The event was split into two (sold out) sessions feautinrg samples from local and regional breweries as well as French Broad Chocolate Lounge tastings. I could easily see myself eating an entire box of the Bourbon Pecan chocolates, and never leaving the couch again. Overall, the day was entertaining, educational, and empowering. Our favorite panel - So You Want To Start A Brewery?

Stray Observations:
- You should never hover at the chocolate table. They really take notice of that.
- The new app from Asheville Ale Trail is going to change how we find beers in town.
- Viva La Shiva, the beer from ABC is really freakin' good
- Wear comfortable shoes.

Participating Locations: Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA), Asheville Ale Trail, French Broad Chocolates, Lazy Hiker Brewing, Lookout Brewing Co., PLANT MEATS: No Evil Foods, Hi-Wire Brewing, Tipping Point Brewing, Blind Squirrel Brewery, Wedge Brewing Co., Blue Mountain Pizza & Brew Pub, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Asheville Brewing Co., New Belgium, Innovation Brewing, Highland Brewing, Wicked Weed Brewing, Nantahala Brewing