Asheville is having a party to celebrate the accomplishment of being co-named Beer City, USA in a poll arranged by Charlie Papazian. The details that follow are from a press release about the Bash.
Congrats Asheville! and Congrats to NC for having such an awesome Beer City!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Julie Atallah, Bruisin’ Ales, 828-252-8999
June 5, 2009
“Beer City Bash” to be held at The Orange Peel on June 26
ASHEVILLE, NC—Bruisin’ Ales, The Orange Peel, and The Mountain XPress are sponsoring the “Beer City Bash” on Friday, June 26. The bash is a celebration of all things beer in Asheville. The event is a victory party for the local beer community, who rallied to win an Examiner.com poll by Charlie Papazian, founder of the Brewers Association, author, and one of the most recognized names in the world of beer and brewing.
The poll was an informal vote for “Beer City, USA” and included other notoriously large beer cities, such as Portland, OR; Denver, CO; and Philadelphia, PA. Asheville was the smallest city by population in the poll. In the end, Asheville tied with Portland, OR—a city five times the size—claiming the co-title. The Orange Peel in downtown Asheville is hosting the “Beer City Bash.” For the event, all draft lines at the venue will feature locally-brewed beer with all area breweries represented. Tickets are $10 per person (ages 21 and over), including two 9 oz. craft beers of your choice, a raffle ticket for giveaways, and live music. The music line-up features the bands Rat Jackson, Wilsin and Floating Action. The bash starts at 8:00 p.m. Doors at 7:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the event will go to the newly-formed Asheville Brewers Alliance and Arts2People, both non-profits that benefit the local community.
Tickets are available through www.ticketweb.com, 866-468-3399.
Here is the url for The Orange Peel: theorangepeel.net