(Mills River, NC) – Some of the more chatty breweries on social media have been understandably quiet today with Sierra Nevada Brewing‘s announcement capturing the headlines. Still waiting for more comments, especially from the other local Asheville-area breweries, to come in though Asheville Brewing and Nantahala Brewing have already publicly voiced support since the announcement today.
Per the Citizen-Times…
“This is a fantastic day for the beer community and for Asheville and Western North Carolina,” said Asheville Brewing president Mike Rangel, who has long sold Sierra Nevada beers at his pizzeria and brewpub. “It really establishes us as more of a craft brewing mecca.”
And some tweets…
— Dogfish Head Brewery (@dogfishbeer) January 25, 2012
— Mother Earth Brewing (@MotherEarthBrew) January 25, 2012
It's official Sierra Nevada is coming to WNC. Thanks for making Nantahala apart of this awesome moment in craft beer history!
— Nantahala Brewing Co (@nantahalabrew) January 25, 2012
Mark my words, Craft Beer Nation. Sierra's new NC location changes you in myriad ways, not just for the better. Adolescence may well suck.
— Roger A. Baylor (@newalbanian) January 25, 2012