We were down in Asheville a couple weekends ago, visiting Steph, Tim and Jake, and drinking in (quite literally) all that the mountain town had to offer. Steph and Tim were great hosts, and we were able to get a behind-the-scenes look at their brewery, Twin Leaf, set to open in early 2014.
Steph and Tim have some fantastic plans for their South Slope location, but I’m not going to share them here … instead you’ll need to get your butts down to Asheville in 2014 to see for yourself! Instead, I just wanted to say how excited we are for Steph, Tim and our cute-as-hell nephew Jake, and how proud we are of them. They have worked EXTREMELY hard to get to where they are, with construction officially beginning, now that they have their federal brewing license (there were some tense weeks for them as the government shutdown threatened to wreak some real havoc with their plans). And I’m sure they’re going to meet more challenges in the future as they work to launch their dream.
But they can do it. They’ve gone to school for brewing, they’ve done the math (and I’m sure there was LOTS of it). They’ve made plan after plan after plan. But most importantly, they’re passionate about beer and brewing, and they have a lot to offer Asheville.
To Steph and Tim: You guys got us started on our own homebrewing journey. We love you and can’t wait to sit at your brewery and have some official Twin Leaf beers.