Who Are the Newest Breweries in Asheville?
Asheville is home to nearly 30 breweries, and it seems like a new opens every week. As of March 2017, here are a few of the newest:
Ginger’s Revenge is a little different from many of the breweries in Asheville. Instead of offering the traditional line-up of popular craft styles like Pale Ales, IPAs and Porters, Ginger’s Revenge specializes in Ginger Beer. Ginger Beer is a spicy alcoholic beverage that shows off the powerful flavor of ginger root. Of course ginger has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits, so it should be easy to justify having an extra pint while you’re there.
Habitat Brewing opened just north of downtown Asheville last year as a community center and pub with a focus on serving Asheville brewed beer. Habitat’s goal is to bring people together, and their tasting room features a large meeting space that has hosted everything from open mic stand-up comedians to local activists working toward improving social justice. In early 2017, they started brewing their own beer on a small electric system that allows Habitat’s brewers to experiment often. Expect to see a wide range of small batch beers each time you visit.
Located just outside of Asheville in neighboring Fairview, NC, Turgua Brewing gets its unusual name from a region of Venezuela where Turgua’s owner grew up. Turgua Brewing is located on property that features fruit and nut trees, a garden for fresh vegetables and herbs and even logs inoculated with edible mushrooms. Expect a lot of these ingredients to make their way into Turgua’s beers. While most of Asheville’s breweries are dog-friendly, Turgua is also horse-friendly and encourages drinkers to ride their equine friends when they come out for a pint.
While these are a few of the newest breweries in Asheville, there are several more in planning throughout the city and Western North Carolina. Curious? Learn more about Asheville Brewery Tours.