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NC General Assembly OK’s amendment in hopes of luring breweries to Asheville area

The General Assembly has agreed to let larger beer-makers sell their product on site in a move supporters argue will attract a pair of breweries to set up in the North Carolina mountains and potentially generate 300 jobs.

New Belgium has confirmed that Asheville is under consideration for an East Coast brewery. Sierra Nevada, also looking for an East Coast brewery, has not commented on the rumors around Asheville.

On an additional note, one of the members had this to offer up during the meeting in the House:

One brewery is looking in Buncombe County at a $125 million project that could bring in 200 jobs. The other brewery is looking south of Asheville in Henderson County at a $100 million project that could bring in 100-250150 jobs.

via abc11.com.

 

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5 thoughts on “NC General Assembly OK’s amendment in hopes of luring breweries to Asheville area

  1. Next time, just copy and paste the article; will make more sense about what and where.

    Personal opinion.

  2. Hi Sleepy,

    Good point. I’ve been blogging about this search since May so I just assumed people knew what it was about. I don’t paste entire articles though. Just a snippet and then I riff off of that so it falls under fair use.

    I changed the article so that it should make more sense now.

    Cheers,
    Adam

  3. I find this situation to be a little sad as I enjoy the “regional” quality of many breweries, although Sierra Nevada and New Belgium both produce enough that it is not difficult to acquire pretty much anywhere in the country.

  4. Pingback: Lawmaker: no state incentives coming for potential Asheville breweries | Beernews.org

  5. @Timothy, it is not about availability, it is about the cost to ship product from the West to the East and the environmental impacts of those shipments.

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