Saturday, December 29, 2012

Meet Wicked Weed Brewing - Asheville's newest brewery

"Hops are a wicked and pernicious weed"
- King Henry VIII, 1519

King Henry VIII declared hops "a wicked and pernicious weed" destined to ruin beer, Independent brewers were driven by their rebel integrity to defy the king, embrace the hop and create beer for the untamed pallet. Today, rebel integrity drives Wicked Weed's defiant beer.

At Wicked Weed they craft big-flavor hop-forward beers that push the creative boundaries.

Wicked Weed Beers:

Hops are Heresy
People's Choice Pale Ale
Zealot IPA
Heresy Brown Ale
Tyranny Hoppy Red Ale
Vixen Stout
Freak Double IPA

Beautiful and Belgian
Lunatic Blond
Bedeviled Golden Strong
Saison I
Saison II

Wicked Wood Aged Beer
Dark Age Russian Imperial Stout
Transgressor Imperial Red Ale
Genisis Blond Sour
Black Angle American Wild Ale

In 2009 Walt and Luke sat at a craft beer bar and talked about the dream of opening their own brewery that would focus on big West Coast hoppy ales and authentic Belgian ales that would inspire those who drank them. From that conversation forward there would be no looking back. A business plan was developed and hundreds of test batches brewed. In 2011 Walt and Luke's lifelong friend Ryan Guthy and his parents Rick and Denise all sat down at their house in the mountains of Western North Carolina to taste some of Luke and Walt's creations while looking over the plans for what would be Wicked Weed Brewing. After being thoroughly impressed with the full flavor and vision of the project the Guthy's joined the Dickinson's and the team was assembled. Over the next months Wicked Weed found a home at 91 Biltmore Avenue in downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

Opening day was December 28, 2012!

And food too!
Wicked Weed is claiming to redefine what a Brewpub experience can be instead of being confined by what a Brewpub experience traditionally is. The Seasonal Menu will highlight ingredients at the peak of their season helping craft elegant bar food. In the Asheville tradition, Wicked Weed is making a commitment to high quality local ingredients.

Contact Information
Wicked Weed Brewing
91 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 575.2890

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  1. Yes, cannot wait to try it!! Beer City USA!!!!!!!

  2. I know, great line up of beers! Keep'em coming!