Destination Asheville: AVL Beer Week, May 24th-June 1st, 2019

Beer lovers unite! Make Asheville, North Carolina your summer destination to celebrate craft beer during AVL Beer Week 2019 taking place May 24th through June 1st in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

A project in collaboration with the Asheville Brewers Alliance, AVL Beer Week brings together industry, innovation, education and culture into an inspired week-long series of events celebrating beer, food, music and the great outdoors – all in one of the nation’s premier travel destinations.

Asheville has earned its reputation as a welcoming mountain town by crafting community, culture and hospitality. Throughout the week, locals and visitors alike will find common ground at Asheville-area breweries large and small, urban or neighborhood-centric, family and dog-friendly.

What’s Fermenting

AVL Beer Week is a celebration of craft beer and all things fermented! Head to White Labs Fermentation Festival and enjoy demos and samples from local fermented food and beverage producers. Join the Asheville Brewers Alliance in a series of compelling panels featuring industry experts and training sessions. Head up the road to Weaverville and join renowned beer author and historian Ron Pattinson at Zebulon Artisan Ales as they turn their taproom into a historic English pub complete with vintage beers straight from the old brewers’ logs. Join Thirsty Monk, recognized in 2019 as one of the South’s Best Bars, for an evening of rare and specialty finds at their Thompson Street festival site in scenic Biltmore Village.


Historical Beer Tap Takeover 1910 with Ron Pattinson – Friday & Saturday, May 24-25

White Labs Fermentation Fest – Sunday, May 26

Beer Expo, Presented by the Asheville Brewers Alliance – Monday-Friday, May 26-31

Thirsty Monk’s Not So Big BIG Beer Fest – Wednesday, May 29

Get Out and Play

Western North Carolina is the “Land of the Sky” with the beautiful Blue Ridge serving as backdrop to our skyline and playground to our daily adventures. There are many ways to get outside and enjoy bright sunshine and perfect temperatures during AVL Beer Week! Celebrate 10 years of beers at one of our favorite local beer fests, Beer City Festival. This year’s Summer Sessions theme celebrates fun in the sun by partnering with Asheville Van Life for the biggest lawn party of the year. Start your Saturday morning with a workout to escape the zombie invasion at the Catawba Brewing White Zombie 5k Fun Run! Catch a special AVL Beer Week ball game when the Asheville Tourists become the “Beer City Tourists.” Head to Memorial Stadium to join the South Slope Blues to cheer on the Asheville City Soccer Club. Take a hand in hand evening stroll through the beautiful North Carolina Arboretum gardens to the tune of live music paired with your favorite brews.


ArborEvenings at the North Carolina Arboretum – Thursday, May 30

Asheville City Soccer Club v. Georgia Revolution – Saturday, May 25

Asheville “Beer City Tourists” v. West Virginia Power – Thursday, May 30

Beer City Festivals 10th Anniversary: Summer Sessions – Saturday, June 1

White Zombie 5k Fun Run presented by Catawba Brewing – Saturday, June 1

Listen in

Asheville was recently dubbed the new “must-visit music city” so there’s hardly an evening where you won’t find the sounds of live music reverberating from all corners of town.

Head to East Asheville for the 5th Annual Social Fest presented by The Social. Enjoy a full day of Asheville’s best live music, art, food and of course beer! Take a trip out to Black Mountain to visit the iconic outdoor stage at Pisgah Brewing Company for an evening with Deer Tick, Ghost of Paul Revere and The Artisanals.


Deer Tick, Ghost of Paul Revere, The Artisanals at Pisgah Brewing – Saturday, May 25

5th Annual SocialFest for Homeward Bound – Sunday, May 26th

Share your Asheville Adventure

With plenty of places to stay and even more things to do, AVL Beer Week is the time to visit and experience all that Asheville has to offer. We’ll see you there! Cheers!

Follow AVL Beer Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @avlbeerweek, and #AVLBeerWeek.

AVL Beer Week 2019 is proud to partner with Sponsors: Asheville Brewers Alliance, AC Hotels, Aloft Hotels, Capella on 9, North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville Promo, Blue Ridge Outdoors, Mountain Xpress, Asheville Ale Trail, Romantic Asheville, DIG Local, Henco Reprographics/Henco North Creative Imaging, Oskar Blues, Asheville Tourists Baseball Club, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, Stephan Pruitt Photography, The Brew Tub, Catawba Brewing, White Labs, Thirsty Monk, Sierra Nevada, and Highland Brewing.

AVL Beer Week 2019 is proud to align with Community Partners: North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, Xpand Festival, Asheville City Soccer Club, Chow Chow Festival

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