One of the first breweries in Asheville, Altamont Brewing, recently changed hands, and is now UpCountry Brewing. The same charming place that was Altamont - the brewery with the most character in Asheville - will continue on with the same community standards, under the new name UpCountry. You will find the same people, same dogs, and same staff as before! What's different? The assistant brewer from Altamont, Jordan Veale, is now the Head Brewer at UpCountry, giving us certitude that great beer will continue to flow from their taps. Executive Chef Matt Covich, an avid disc golfer, has moved to Asheville from Athens, GA and created a delicious contemporary southern menu. Pizza and burgers are still served, as before... but now, they are worth every penny! Brewer Jordan Veale, Manager Nicole Flynn, Crowler Chris Power, and Brewpon Tommy Green chat it up in episode #0038.
Keith Laguna and Angelica Caporuscio, owners of Tonic MRKT in the Asheville Outlet Mall, join us for episode #0021. Tommy Green gets drunk pounding New Holland Dragons Milk in stupor awe of this incredible couple and their story, while Crowler skillfully manages the interview. Tonic MRKT is the only bottle shop and craft beer bar in an outlet mall in the nation. The ALE and ABC of North Carolina gave approval for Tonic MRKT to allow its customers to walk out their door drinking beer and go shopping throughout the mall.