We visited the New Belgium Brewery.
It turned out this was the one-year anniversary of their new facility in Asheville. The tasting room has a deck that overlooks the French Broad River, so you can be comfortable regardless of the weather. One to one-and-one-half hour tours are available, starting every half-hour, which include generous samples of beers brewed in Asheville. These are free, but you should make a reservation on the New Belgium Website to be sure they have room for you. Our next mixer is on March 8 at the Southern Appalachian Brewery, 822 Locust St, Hendersonville, NC.