Our October mixer involved a little more adventure than we planned.

We scheduled this at Pisgah Brewing, where we've met several times. They've moved to US 70 and are now open only on Thursdays and Sundays, although their confusing website hints that they may close completely for the winter. As a result, we moved to Lookout Brewing on Ridgeway Avenue in Black Mountain. They have a food truck, which it was closed, but they share a parking lot with a Japanese restaurtant and are across the street from an Italian one. The beer was good, and there was plenty of outside room on a wearm evening. It's worth a visit, especially if the weather is pleasant.

Our November 17 mixer is at Highland Brewing, and their taproom will be open, although they've suspended brewery tours because of the pandemic. The outside seating is limited in the winter, but the taproom is roomy. If you're planning to pick up some Cold Mountain, you'll have to make a separate trip, as it's available only from November 11 through 15.