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The Future of Asheville’s Beer Scene

“Whether any city deserves to be dubbed the “best beer city in the country” is sort of moot. But, we want to highlight cities creating an exciting environment for breweries to be innovative and create exciting beer. To do so means not just playing host to great breweries but also fostering a culinary scene and investing in the agriculture and infrastructure around craft beer. For instance, Riverbend Malt House, a small malt manufacturer, and White Labs, a yeast laboratory production site, have settled down in Asheville.”

https://www.hopculture.com/best-craft-breweries-asheville-nc/

“Wooden Robot recently released cans of I’m Not A Robot, a wet-hopped Kellerbier brewed with Asheville’s DSSOLVR. Kellerbier, which is German for “cellar beer,” is an unfiltered lager which often has a slightly cloudy or hazy appearance. To brew the collaboration, the two breweries mixed their respective water profiles, then used pilsner malt, munich oats and wheat from Riverbend Malt House. Finally, it was hopped with Mt. Hood hops in the kettle, and then followed with an addition of wet, hydroponic Spalter Select hops.”

“This Munich Helles-style beer from Hapeville’s Arches Brewing was brewed with custom Pilsner and light Munich malts from Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, North Carolina, German Perle hops, and a late addition of Tettnang and Hallertau Hersbrucker hops.

The result is a pale gold, lightly carbonated beer, with a soft, smooth, malt-forward flavor. The yeasty freshness offers notes of honey and graham cracker, with a touch of peppery spice in finish. At 4.8% alcohol, Heritage Helles is very easy drinking, and very food friendly. ”

Read Atlanta Journal Constitution article