After a morning of driving and hiking the first thing we did when we got back to Asheville was look for a nice cold infusion of barley and hops or as people back home like to call it – BEER. We stopped for lunch and asked the waiter about local breweries and found out we were within walking distance of the French Broad Brewery.

The place is very similar to the Big Boss in design with the brewery and tasting room (code word: bar) being immediately adjacent.  We sampled a couple of beers – decided on a full beer to try and say and watched the guys work on their craft.  Not a bad way to spend a little time in the afternoon.

The beer was good and is sold in a couple of locations in Raleigh – I think we’ve seen it at the Pit and Busy Bee as seasonals.  I liked the Wee Heavy-er Scotch Ale that I tried and would likely order it again.

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