It’s been a year of fits and starts for Catawba Brewing’s planned boutique brewery in Biltmore Village. Originally slated for a location right across the street from French Broad Brewing Co., Catawba’s owners have decided to scrap plans for the new brewery’s location after the site proved too difficult and costly to work with. Despite the considerable time, money and effort at the Biltmore Village site, Catawba owners just couldn’t overcome the site’s challenging site requirements and restrictions.
Fortunately, Catawba had the foresight to open up a temporary taproom in Biltmore Village while waiting approval on the new brewery. During this time, the new tasting room has exceeded the owner’s expectations, making them more determined than ever to continue development of a brewery somewhere in Asheville.
So, Catawba isn’t throwing in the towel on a new Asheville Brewery – instead they’re bringing their innovative brews to the area’s hottest brewing district, Asheville’s south slope. Billy Pyatt, owner at Catawba Brewing Co., just forwarded us this press release, and even though it’s in the early stages of planning, Catawba’s relocation to Asheville’s South Slope along with Green Man Brewing, Wicked Weed (including the newly planned sour tasting room), Asheville Brewing, Burial Beer, Hi-Wire and Twin Leaf has to make this one of the most concentrated brewery districts in the country!