Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Grove Park Inn's Great Gatsby Abbey

The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa is about to release their first beer! A combined effort between the Resort and the renowned local brewery: Highland Brewing Company.

Taking two full years to complete the project, the John Lyda, brew master from Highland, created small batches to taste out with Kevin Schwartz, Assistant Food & Beverage Director of Grove Park Inn (yes, that's me if you're keeping score) and Chad Willis, Beverage Manager of Grove Park Inn. John and Highland owner, Oscar Wong, met repeatedly with Schwartz and Willis tweaking each batch to bring it closer to the envisioned final blend.

Looking for a beer that will both please a wide general audience as well as entice the seasoned beer lover, the team worked diligently on making a balanced brew. Look for another post to describe the beer in more detail.

For now, listen to Oscar's brief description:

The Great Gatsby Abbey will have its debut at a beer dinner hosted by Oscar in Horizons Dining Room on Feb. 5.
View here for more details: Horizons' Highland Beer Dinner.

The beer will be released throughout the Grove Park Inn on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Another great Asheville beer coming soon to Beer City East!

Bottoms up!


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