Wicked Weed Brewing is teaming up with Pints for Prostates to launch a truly funky Asheville event during Asheville Beer Week. Last year’s ABW Rare and Wild event with Pints for Prostates was a smash hit, and one of the week’s major highlight events. This time, Wicked Weed’s new Sour and Barrel aging tasting room, the Funkatorium, will be hosting Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Wild and Sour Beers. Hosted on the eve of this year’s Beer City Festival, the Funk Asheville Festival will bring some of the nation’s top brewers together for a sample of not-to-be missed barrel-aged sour beers.
Funk Asheville will be held in downtown Asheville at Wicked Weed’s new Funkitorium, a 12,000-square-foot barrel aging facility located at 147 Coxe Ave., just a few blocks away from the brewery’s Biltmore Ave. location. This event will mark the official grand opening of the Funkatorium, and in the true spirit of funky Asheville style, promises a silent auction fundraiser, ‘unique entertainment’ (we’re a little scared to ask) and an in-house art installation. Just a few breweries planning to attend this celebration of sour beers include: New Belgium Brewing, Perennial, Green Man, Trophy, Yazoo, Natty Greene’s, Oskar Blues, and Green Bench. More will be confirmed closer to the event.
Tickets for Funk Asheville are $80 dollars per person (plus a $5 service charge), with VIP tickets are also available for $100 (plus $5 service charge) and include access to the event an hour early with food, music and an opportunity to hang out with the brewers, who’ll be discussing all things sour beer. 500 tickets are available for this event, and we fully expect this event to sell out. Tickets available online at Etix.com.
What: Funk Asheville: A Gathering of Wild and Sour Beers (at Wicked Weed and benefiting Pints for Prostates)
Where: 147 Coxe Ave. Asheville, NC 28801
When: 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Friday May 30, 2014
Tickets: Available Online