Asheville North Carolina is gaining notoriety as being something akin to the Portland Oregon of the Eastern United States. That is to mean, fresh, vibrant and featuring limitless tasty brews and foods.

My quest to investigate if this is true takes me to Haywood Road in West Asheville

After my funky trot through Haywood I crossed the river to gaze at the the River Arts District

And then I got hungry

Asheville is a craft beer meca in the US. In the name of research I experimented with various local brews as I visited where they’re made