Why all of the fuss about beer in these early days? It’s because for these early civilizations, beer was a source of life. Our ancestors figured out fermentation long before they figured out sewer systems, and because of beer they were able to survive the squalor that was rampant in these early cities.
With the Bele Chere festival celebrating its 35th and possibly final year, I decided to write about its predecessor, the Rhododendron Festival.
Did you know that the Buncombe County Courthouse you see today on the far side of Pack Square is actually the seventh courthouse constructed in downtown Asheville?
When people think of the birth of craft beer in the US, many brewery names are thrown around. Heads will be nodded in the directions of Sierra Nevada, Boston Beer (Sam Adams), Anchor Brewing and a few others. One name that is often left out of the conversation is New Albion.
Colonel Frank Coxe died twice during the Civil War and built a hotel twenty years later. How?
Colonel Frank Coxe, the namesake of Coxe Ave in downtown Asheville, was one of the major names in the early history of Asheville.
The shape of the pilsner glass is best suited to any light beer that you want to keep cold.