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By admin, 17 years and 6 months ago

Audio Extra - 10th Annual Brewgrass Festival

Join Rick as he and his son enjoy some fantastic beers and listen to some great bluegrass music at the Brewgrass Festival in the Smokey Mountains of Asheville, NC - home of the Biltmore Estates. With 7 hours, 40 breweries, about 3 beers per brewer... the audio gets sloppy towards the end... even after being seriously edited.

This annual event hosted by the Great Smokies Craft Brewers Association and benefiting Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is one of the most popular beer and bluegrass events in the Southeast.

Our Audio Extra's do not have intro's or outro's or much in the way of transitions between audio segments. This audio extra does feature music from a wonderful artist named RobinElla and the CC String Band. She's a regular in the Knoxville/Asheville music scene, but a new discovery for us.

Beers sampled during this event...

  • Blue Ridge Brewing Company Crazy Willy scotch ale
  • Blue Ridge Brewing Company Ball and Chain IPA
  • Blue Ridge Brewing Company Blondie
  • Rogue Brutal Bitter
  • Rogue German Pils
  • Rogue Uberfest
  • Rogue I2PA
  • Asheville Brewing Company Shiva IPA
  • Heinzelmannchen Brewery Ancient Days Honey Blonde Ale
  • Highland Brewing Company Mocha Stout
  • Highland Brewing Company Imperial Gaelic
  • Highland Brewing Company Oatmeal Porter
  • Appalacian Brewery Mad Bear Stout
  • French Broad Laurel Country White
  • French Broad Oktoberfest
  • French Broad 13 Rebels ESB
  • French Broad Wee Heavy'er
  • Smokey Mountain Brewery Helles
  • Dogfish Head Punkin
  • Atlanta Brewing Company Special Bitter
  • Bison Brewing Company Chocalate Stout
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company Lager
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company Oktoberfest
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company Brown Ale
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company East India Pale Ale
  • Victory Brewing Company Golden Monkey
  • Victory Brewing Company Prima Pils
  • North Coast Brewing Old Rassputin
  • North Coast Brewing Red Seal Ale
  • Allagash Tripel
  • Allagash White
  • Abita Turbo Dog
  • Abita Purple Haze
  • Depot Street Brewery Roundabout Stout
  • Terrapin Brewing Company Wake & Bake Imperial Stout
  • Terrapin Brewing Company Rye Pale Ale
  • Terrapin Brewing Company 420
  • Thomas Creek Brewing Dopplebock
  • Old Hickory Brewery Company Hickory Stick Stout
  • Old Hickory Brewery Company Oktoberfest
  • Jack of the Wood Dopplebock
  • Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers
  • Brewery Ommegang Rare Vos
  • Carolina Beer & Beverage Carolina Blonde
  • Carolina Beer & Beverage Pumpkin Spiced Ale
  • Carolina Beer & Beverage Cottonwood Endo IPA
  • Carolina Beer & Beverage Low Down Brown Ale
  • Magic Hat Company
  • Sierra Nevada Stout
  • Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

Grab a beer and a fiddle and listen to the show here.


#1. Clarke, 17 years and 6 months ago

Hey Rick, nice job man! Seriously. A solo effort like that couldn't be easy. You did a great job of reviewing the beers you tasted, and interacting with the crowd, and you got PASTED at the end to boot. Beauty!

Loved the whole «Pop the cap» discussion. It's always interesting to hear how states/counties are still overcoming old laws from the prohibition days, etc. I love hearing that stuff.

Glad the Punkin Ale was better this time around too. I'm sure our pallets were wrecked when we had it at the Stone Fest.

Very enjoyable. Glad you had your son along for the drive home. 😀



#2. Clarke, 17 years and 6 months ago

Oh, and by the way, I saw this on your list:
«Highland Brewing Company Imperial Gaelic»

How was it?

#3. Administrator, 17 years and 6 months ago

Clarke, thanks for the note and the kind words. My son Alex bailed on me a little early, but Asheville was providing free bus service to and from the hotels. A very socially responsible act I think.

We try the Imperial Gaelic on Show 50. Which is already in the can and 90% edited. Just a little teaser to get you to listen in!

#4. Rick, 17 years and 6 months ago

Give me a «D»
Give me an «A»
Give me an «M»
Give me an «N»

DAMN!!! Seriously, that is impressive. What more could you ask for? Bluegrass and Beer Fest?

Good show. Impressed you were able to get all that into so little time.

- chickachicka

#5. sickpuppy, 17 years and 6 months ago

Great job dude! That was impressive! I've actually had the Carolina beers before, not too bad! Looking forward to more «live» events from both of you!!

#6. Michael, 16 years ago

Oh No! This file's missing too! The show looks soo good (soo many beers mmmmmm).

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