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Tickets are on sale now for the Fourth Annual Winter Warmer Beer Festival coming up Saturday, January 22, 2011, from 3 p.m. — 7 p.m. at the Asheville Civic Center. Tickets are $38 per person and will include a souvenir mug, samples during the event, live music, and food provided by a local caterer (still being determined at this time). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to RiverLink, a local non-profit working to revitalize the French Broad River as a place for everyone to live, work and play.
The Winter Warmer was started in 2008 by Mark and Trish Lyons of Asheville Brews Cruise in an effort to help the Asheville community “shake off the winter blahs.” Every year the event has sold out and grown — so much so that this year’s event has moved from the Haywood Park Hotel to the Civic Center.
Brushfire Stankgrass returns as the headlining band with the Leigh Glass Band opening. Brewing participants from Asheville and WNC include French Broad Brewing Co., Highland Brewing Co., Green Man Ales, Wedge and Craggie. Visitors from other areas include Catawba Valley Brewing Co., Foothills
Duck-Rabbit, Triangle and Big Boss from North Carolina; Yazoo from Tennessee and SweetWater from Atlanta.
Buy tickets online here. Tickets purchased prior to January 14 will be mailed, with any tickets purchased online from January 16-22 available at will call.
All funds donated to RiverLink from this event will be used to build more greenways and open space. Last year RiverLink received $1,500 from this event, which it added to funds from their deed of support sale toward the purchase of the Waller Tract, a future greenway in West Asheville.
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