Our rep grows with another nod from a prominent source. Lonely Planet is a travel magazine and publisher of glossy travel guides. Check out the nods to Highland Brewing, Pisgah, the Wedge, Green Man and Thirsty Monk.
Other cities in the top-five list include Portland, San Diego, Chicago and NYC, making us by far the smallest city on the list.
Situated among the lush, rolling peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, Asheville is a laid-back town where outdoor lovers and beer aficionados soak up the offerings. The city’s first brewery, Highland Brewing Company, opened in 1994, which inspired nearly a dozen followers. Today, some of the town’s best breweries include Pisgah Brewing, Wedge Brewing Co. and Green Man Brewery. Don’t miss the downtown location of the Thirsty Monk, with Belgian beers on tap downstairs and American beers on tap upstairs.
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