Asheville Beer Week begins on May 24th and runs through June 3rd. The 4 time Beer City USA champion has a full week of events for you! In his Q&A with organizer Anne-Fitten Glenn we learn about the committee of craft beer Honey Badgers and thier mission. The newly launched Asheville Beer Week website has all the details you’ll need to plan your trip.
Asheville Beer week is coming up soon! Tell me about the team that put
these events together: Several beer lovers and beer industry folks got together several months ago and formed a committee to organize Asheville Beer Week. Mike Rangel, president of Asheville Brewing Committee, is the official Honey Badger of Asheville Beer Week. The rest of us are junior Honey Badgers.
What are some of the features or criteria for the events you choose to
put in place? Criteria was solely based on whomever was organized enough to get information to about on their planned events. If an event has the word “beer” in it, it’s pretty much okay.
Is there a single event on the schedule that you are looking forward to
the most? That’s kind of like asking me to pick my favorite child–or favorite beer. I personally am pretty damn excited about the Blind Pig Food Truck Battle with Pisgah Brewing beers on June 3. But then they asked me to emcee the event and talk about beer, so I’m feeling flattered.
What do you like best about the beer scene in Asheville and North Carolina? I love the variety of locally crafted beers you can drink here. On any day, you can taste up to 70 different Asheville beers, and probably 50 more North Carolina beers (of course, I don’t recommend that you try that many beers in one day). And that diversity of craft beer will only increase with the new breweries opening in the region and the state. Slainte!
What is in your beer fridge right now? Damn. All of it? , Highland Brewing Gaelic Ale, Thunderstruck Coffee Porter and Cold Mountain, Duck Rabbit Brown Ale and Milk Stout, Green Man The Dweller, Mother Earth Silent Night, Avery Brewing’s Ellie Brown, Pisgah Brewing Vortex II, Weyerbacher Tiny Port Brewing Old Viscosity and Older Viscosity, Lagunitas Wilco Tango Foxtrot, Full Sail Session Lager, Chimay Cinq Cents, Cricket Hill BBA Porter, Coast Brewing Kolsch, Brooklyn Brewing Black Chocolate Stout and Black Ops, French Broad Brewing 13 Rebels ESB, Old Hickory Event Horizon, The Lost Abbey Serpent’s Stout, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti, Unibroue Terrible, Victory Old Horizontal, Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout, 21st Amendment Live Free or Die, and SweetWater Festive Ale. Oh, and one 24 ounce King Cobra Malt Liquor that Mary Eliza gave me as a joke.
Thanks to Anne for answering this 5Q! You can find Anne’s writing at craftbeer.com, Mountain Xpres and on her blog at brewgasm.com.
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