My book, my baby, “Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing,” will be published by the end of next week. I will be out of the country celebrating Mom’s 70th birthday then (although a big guy and several vicious mutts will be staying at my house). I’m so excited, both about the book and the trip, that I’m giddy. Here’s a link to a “Meet the Author” interview that includes several of the amazing photos and fun stories from my book.
The book will be for sale by the end of September in a bunch of locations around Asheville. I’ll let you know when my sales rep gets all the locales finalized. The book will also be available via The History Press and, of course, Amazon. I’d prefer that, since y’all drink local, you also may want to buy local, as the Asheville businesses that are selling the book will get a cut. (Thank you, all you Western North Carolina businesses that are hosting events and selling books. Big love).
Here’s a list (so far) of the “Meet the Author” book signing events we’ve set up. I’ll also put these in my Events listings on my Brewgasm Facebook page. They will also be listed on The History Press’ site.
If you or any of your friends are nearby, please come to one of the these signings to say “Hello” or “Cheers” or “Beer makes me pretty” or “I’m having a Brewgasm” or whatever you’d like to say. As an added incentive, I’m finally having “Brewgasm” T-shirts designed and printed, and I’ll be selling those as well (and probably modeling one). Squee!
Below are the signing events so far. Each business also has offered a beery special for the evening. There will be other surprises as well at every party!
Thursday, October 4: The Bar of Soap, 333 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville, 6 to 9 p.m. Includes special on local canned beers.
Saturday, October 6: Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria, 42 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, 5 to 8 p.m. Will tap a special local keg.
Tuesday, October 16: Pisgah Brewing Company, Black Mountain, NC, 6 to 8 p.m. Will offer specials on a couple of special Pisgah beers.
Thursday, October 18: Bruisin’ Ales Beer Shop, 66 Broadway Avenue, Asheville, 5 to 8 p.m. Will have free beer tastings from a local brewery.
Wednesday, Oct. 24: Altamont Brewing Company, Asheville, 6 to 8 p.m. Look for some local beer specials, and just maybe, some in-house brewed beer (?!).
Friday, Nov. 9: Good Bottle Company, Charlotte, NC, 5-8 pm. Will tap up to 12 different Asheville brews.
Saturday, Nov. 10: The Community Tap, Greenville, SC, 5-8 p.m. Pisgah Brewing tasting.
Saturday, Nov. 24: 5 Seasons Brewing, Atlanta, GA, Westside locale, 5-7 p.m. In-house craft beer special.
Saturday, Dec. 1: Mother Earth Brewing, Kinston, NC. In conjunction with Silent Night Imperial Stout Release Party.
Tuesday, Dec. 4, Asheville Brewing Company, Coxe Avenue location, 6-8 p.m. Releasing a “special” beer that night.
Saturday, Dec. 8, The Big Sip Expo, Greensboro, NC, 12-4 p.m.
This isn’t a complete list yet. I’ll likely have events in Hendersonville, Waynesville and Raleigh, as well as at other Asheville breweries.
Thanks in advance for the book love. Cheers!