Road trips and beer only go together if you have a designated driver. Luckily, Peg does not like beer so she would assume the driver's seat after this adventure. Off to New Belgium Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina we went for a tour of the facility and a visit to the tasting room.
The first thing you notice about New Belgium Brewing is the light-hearted atmosphere. It appears to be a fun place to work. Multiple places in the brewery have forced perspective murals. On the floor are markings where you are supposed to stand to become part of the photo, with another floor marking for the photographer's position. Kate was happy to try them out.
How about a slide between floors? The windy bits were a bit too small for my big behind and Peg just plain chickened out. But, Kate gave it a shot!
Oh, look. PEZ!
The tour was very educational and we were able to try several different varieties of New Belgium products along the way.
For some reason, I couldn't help but start singing the theme from Laverne and Shirley when I saw the bottling area. Notice the foosball table in the warehouse.
New Belgium does a fantastic job of creating a beautiful facility.
After our tour, we were off to the tasting room for beer flights. Of course, I had to try some of the weird stuff (Atomic Pumpkin?). I don't like the hoppy stuff so I am happy that they brew more than just IPAs.
New Belgium Brewing in Asheville is a fantastic place to visit.