Hops for the holidays: Gift ideas for Asheville beer fans

December 7, 2016 • Mountain Xpress

“Let’s start with beers themselves. Before buying a brew for someone, drop a few hints and get some idea of what styles your recipients might enjoy. It’s easy to stop at a local grocer and put together a six-pack or box of made-in-the-mountains beers — including maybe a few cans from Asheville Brewing, Boojum and Catawba, or some bottles from Wicked Weed, Highland, Green Man and Hi-Wire.

Asheville Brewing Co.’s extremely popular holiday brew, Ninjabread Man spiced porter, includes vanilla beans, toasted cinnamon sticks, raisins, molasses and caramelized ginger. Check on the availability of 22-ounce bottles at brewery locations on Coxe and Merrimon avenues.”

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