Wicked Weed to debut its beer Friday at Thirsty Monk; Wicked Weed menu released

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Lurphy DePalma

Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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Come taste the “Tyranny Red Ale which runs 7.2% and is loaded full of dank, west coast hop flavor and our Saison I, a farmhouse style ale that clocks in at 6.2% and is loaded with citrus and pepper notes.”

Wicked Weed started attracting attention for its beer way back in September, when it took People’s Choice honors for its beer entry at Brewgrass 2012–no small feat for a brand-new brewer on the scene.

Wicked Weed’s official opening at its new brewpub is Friday December 28 at 5 p.m. But you can check out the new brews this Friday at Thirsty Monk downtown, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

From Wicked Weed on Facebook:

Join us at the Thirsty Monk on 12/21 from 5:30 – 7:00pm and be able to tell your neighbors (…friends, siblings, parents, significant other and any other person you want to impress/have a leg up on/mock) that YOU drank one of the first pints of beer we ever sold!

Yes, 12/21 is the apocolypse and the potential end of the world. We couldn’t think of a better way to distract ourselves and all our Facebook/Twitter friends from this fact than to release two killer beers (…sorry, pun intended) at our favorite beer bar in Asheville, the Thirsty Monk.

We will have two kegs of beer pouring, the Tyranny Red Ale which runs 7.2% and is loaded full of dank, west coast hop flavor and our Saison I, a farmhouse style ale that clocks in at 6.2% and is loaded with citrus and pepper notes.

Wicked Weed on Facebook

From Mackensy Lunsford at EatScene, a peek at the Wicked Weed menu:

Apps:

calamari + toasted coriander + romesco + lime $9

fish & chips + Golding hop + Brussels sprout + rye malt vinegar $10

beef tartar + crostini + egg + caper + lemon $8

Sandwiches:

corn dusted trout + pickled shallot + caper aioli $10

pulled pork + cabbage slaw + pimenton $9

Burgers:

classic beef burger + lettuce + tomato + onion + pickle $6 (single)/$10 (double)

black bean + cornbread + pimento cheese + crispy okra $11

And here’s a sneak peek at the inside: Henry VIII mural underway by Gus Cutty.

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Lurphy DePalma

Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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