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North Carolina Crafts a New Beer City, USA

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Move over Milwaukee and step aside St. Louis! There’s a new Beer City, USA.

Asheville, North Carolina is now the hottest spot in the brewing world. The city can make its claim for brewing supremacy in the wake of the No. 3 craft brewer, New Belgium Brewing, announcing it will be locating an East Coast brewery there.

New Belgium’s announcement comes not long after the No. 2 craft brewer, Sierra Nevada, announced they would be building their East Coast facility in Asheville.

“New Belgium’s expansion will enhance the craft brewery cluster that is growing here. The jobs and investment the company is committing will be a major boon for the region and for the state” said North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue.