Drinkable Image: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, N.C.

Last year Chico, California craft beer pioneer Sierra Nevada Brewing Company opened the doors to its brand-spanking new East Coast facility in Mills River, North Carolina. Now I get how Charlie Bucket felt in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” The brewhouse is just one small piece of this sprawling beer paradise in the greater Asheville, N.C. area.

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About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Year of Drinking Adventurously. When I’m not traveling and drinking— aww, hell, who am I kidding, even when I am—I'm editor-at-large of Beverage World magazine and its companion site, beverageworld.com. I’ve been at Beverage World since January 2003. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at http://www.storenvy.com/products/510365-beerituality-dvd and can be streamed and downloaded at amazon.com

Posted on July 22, 2015, in Asheville, beer, breweries, Craft Beer, North Carolina and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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