Here’s the story I wrote about the fest for this week’s Mountain Xpress, titled “Bringing in the Brew Bucks.” Yep, it covers some of the economic impact of the fest. In other words, if you’re looking to find find a hotel room to crash in after seven hours of beer tasting, you’re too late. Try couch surfing instead.
Because I get all excited about maps and charts and graphics, here’s a beautiful one that the Asheville Downtown Association put together on where all you Brewgrass festival attendees are coming from. Isn’t it cool?
Finally, if you’re going to Brewgrass, look for my Beer Goddess tours at 2 and 4 p.m. They’re for women who want to learn more about craft beer. We’ll be leaving from the MALT (Mountain Ale and Lager Tasters) tent, and wandering to various brewery tents for special tastings and talks about yummy brews. MALT will also be leading all-inclusive tours (though, really, anyone can tag along with the beer goddesses).
So who’s gonna be there?