Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wedge Brewing Opens

Well, the long wait is finally over. The Wedge Brewing Company has opened its doors with a very successful first day, as Asheville's beer population descended on the river arts district last night for a first look at the new brewery. Right now they only have one beer on tap, the Iron Rail IPA, which I would assume is named for the railroad tracks that run close to the building. The beer should be familiar to fans of brewer Carl Mellisas, who has always brewed a top notch IPA. As for the brewery itself, there is plenty of glass that allows you to look at the brewing operation, as well as having a small, U-shaped tasting room. If it gets too cramped inside, there is plenty of space to take your beer outside and enjoy the nice summerlike weather. For now, the brewery is going to be open from 4-9ish on Thursday and Friday nights. This should change as they get more beers online, and they are shooting for an official grand opening on the 18th of July. Here is a tentative release schedule for their beers:

Porter - June 14th
Pilsner - July 10th
Gollum (Belgian Stong Ale) - July 17th
Vit (Belgian Wheat) - July 17th
Pale Ale - July 17th
Maibock - August 14th

This looks like a great lineup of beers for the hot sumer months, and if you have a chance you should definitely go and check out Asheville's latest brewery. While you are there you can also check out some of the many fine artists in Asheville in the River Arts District.

(Photo taken from here, which incidently is right next door to the brewery and provides excellent directions to the Wedge Gallery.)

1 comment:

  1. If you enjoy Wedge brew, come have some over at Riverside Studios Gallery on November 7th to kick-off local artists exhibit. Go to for more information. Free beer at 8pm! Doors open at 6pm.