Plans in the works to bring beer museum to Beer City
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (WLOS) —
Beer City could, one day, also be home to a beer museum. A local woman is working with the brewing industry to make it happen.
Co-founder Kim Floyd says the museum would be about more than Asheville and more than beer. Floyd wants to call it the North Carolina Craft Beverage Museum. She says it would look at the cultural, social and economic history of the state through craft beverages.
It was pretty easy Friday to find beer drinkers in downtown Asheville to talk about the proposal.
"I think it's a great idea," said Julia Lambert.
We found Lambert sitting in what she called her favorite spot in Asheville -- outside Barley's Taproom.
"Highland Brewing started in the basement. It's the best beer ever. I don't think you can put that on the air, but it is the best beer ever," Lambert asserted.
Tourists also liked the idea of the museum.
"I definitely would go to it," said Laurie Foody, who was visiting from Syracuse, New York.
Green Man is Asheville's second oldest brewery, celebrating its 20th anniversary. That's where Chicago's Mike Paradiso was celebrating part of his bachelor party Friday night.
"It (the museum) would be interesting for a lot of people that don't know about it, the roots of different breweries and how they get their flavors and how they kind of figure out how they want to make each brew," said Paradiso.
Floyd said they plan to hold a fundraiser at Barley's in early September.