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Old 10-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Planning a brewery tour with a few buddies, one fellow HBer, starting in the DC area. We want to head down South (mostly East), so far we have a few places in North Carolina to go to, but we are down to go to any of the states around there if is a something good. We only have a few so far, and none of them are definite, but here is what we have so far:

Aviator Brewing (NC)
Your Gnometown Brewery (NC)
Mother Earl Brewing (NC)
Piscah Brewing (NC)


Any suggestions? Or advice?

NC, VA, WV, TN, KY, SC, etc are all feasible options!

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Saul
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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I've never been on a brewery tour except for Anheuser-Busch, so I don't know if the brewery tours are any good, but I think the following breweries in SC/NC have really nice beers:

http://westbrookbrewing.com/ (Mt. Pleasant, SC)
http://www.rjrockers.com/verify.asp (Spartanburg, SC)
http://www.highlandbrewing.com/ (Asheville, NC)

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Old 10-16-2012, 11:06 PM   #3
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In Richmond, VA: Hardywood has some great barrel-aged beers
In Asheville, NC: The Wedge brewery--every one of the 7 beers I tried there was absolutely FANTASTIC!
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:57 PM   #4
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You need to go to Asheville if you're hitting NC. It's quickly becoming the beer capital of the east coast. Also, if your heading into Georgia I highly recommend Terrapin (in Athens GA) and/or Sweetwater (in Atlanta)

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Old 10-17-2012, 01:27 AM   #5
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Skip WV entirely it is a craft beer wasteland.

Westbrook and coast in Charleston SC

Look into skullcoast brewing. I'm not sure what there deal is, they distributed kegs and were supposed to be opening a large facility. They make in your face American style beers, quite good.

Near Charlottesville VA there are a bunch of breweries. Wild wolf, blue mountain, devils backbone. None were great but I like some of wild wolfs beers.

 
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