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With more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the United States and about 100 local beers to try, Asheville has emerged as the beer capital of the southeast. Sampling pints from many of the area breweries has become a favorite activity for locals and visitors alike.
And there are plenty of ways to enjoy Asheville's distinct brews: You can take a self-guided walking tour from the Appalachian Ale Trail, pedal your way around with Amazing Pubcycle or let someone else do the driving all together with Asheville Brewery Tours.
The beers being produced in Asheville, as well as the tasting room experiences, are as unique as the city itself, ranging from the first brewery in the city, Highland Brewing Company, to the award-winning Wicked Weed Brewing that features "sour and funky beer." You can catch a movie while you sip at the Asheville Brewing Company or hang with the locals at Green Man Brewing's Greenmansion.
New breweries and tasting rooms are popping up all the time; ask a local when you arrive where you can find your favorite kind of brew.
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