Return to Asheville, Part 3

BTW, this Asheville recap is ALREADY 3 parts long! In case you missed them, check out Parts One and Two!

Friday night ended up at arguably my favorite brewery in Asheville, if not overall, Highland Brewing Company.

 Highland changed their logo from the cartoonish kilted Scotsman to the Highland compass last year.

Highland changed their logo from the cartoonish kilted Scotsman to the Highland compass last year.

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After checking out their short tour, I had a couple of beers, including the very good Alternate Cargo rotating IPA (shown above) and I Am Brut, which is an experimental American Pale that they were calling a champagne-style ale. It wasn't. I mean, it was fine, but not a great offering, to me. I also grabbed a delicious pizza from Tin Can, the food truck outside the brewery. I also checked out the Meadow for the first time. It's Highland's expansive outdoor music area just past the brewery.

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Bands play at the covered stage in the background, and at various spots (such as at far right) are tractor trailers converted into bars, food service, bathrooms and the like. It's a terrific space, but I wasn't feeling the band, and it had been a bit of a long day, so I called it a night fairly quickly. Not a bad idea, giving the touring planned for Saturday on South Slope!