Starting in May, beer fans can kick back along the French Broad River in Asheville and sip a Fat Tire in New Belgium’s sparkling new “Liquid Center” tasting room. On May 2 the doors swing open at 21 Craven Street, Asheville, North Carolina, and beer fans can taste locally brewed New Belgium beers for the first time at the brewery’s new location. Tasting room hours will be Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. Public brewery tours start this summer.
Our riverside tap room is clad in local artist-made bars, tables and chairs crafted from nearly 14 linear miles of repurposed wood we salvaged from the stockyard formerly onsite. A cantilevered deck sits above the new greenway and French Broad River, local food trucks will offer tasty treats, and an event lawn will host bike in movies and general outdoor fun starting this summer.
Final touches are being put on the Liquid Center spaces and permits are being secured. We’ll host a local opening celebration that will be announced in May. A New Belgium-style CeleBEERation on August 27, 2016, in Asheville will mark our 25th anniversary and Asheville brewery opening. Keep an eye out for tickets and details at www.NewBelgium.com later this summer.