Monday Evening Events

Asheville Restaurant Walking Tour

6:15-9:30 pm

Join us for this private food tour of downtown Asheville! You will visit four local restaurants and sample their cuisine, including three alcohol pairings and dessert. Tours are led by food and beverage expert guides.  Attendees will gather at 6:15 pm for the bus, which will depart the hotel at 6:30 pm. The tour will last about 2.5 hours and includes some walking, so please wear comfortable shoes! We will return to the hotel around 9:30 pm.

Fee: $65 NCHICA members/$75 non-members and includes food, drinks and transportation.
NOTE: Tickets are non-refundable (unless we are able to resell them).

 

Asheville Brewery Walking Tour

6:15-10:00 pm (includes pizza)

This walking tour of Asheville’s Brewery District, led by a beer expert from BREW-ed, will feature stops at Hi-Wire Brewing, Catawba Brewing Company and Green Man Brewery. At each stop, our guide will share the brewery’s story, show you around behind the scenes and let you sample the beers that make each one unique.  You’ll learn how beer is made all the way from the grain to the glass, where your favorite beer styles come from and how to taste them all. We will start our tour at Hi-Wire Brewing, where we will also enjoy pizza.

Transportation from the hotel is included. Attendees will gather at 6:15 pm for the bus, which will depart the hotel at 6:30 pm. The tour will last about three hours. All of the breweries on the tour are less than a 10 minute walk from one another along paved city sidewalks, so please wear comfortable shoes! The bus will depart from our final brewery at 9:30 pm and we will be back to the hotel by 10:00 pm.

Fee: $50 NCHICA members/$60 non-members and includes transportation, beer samples and pizza.
NOTE: This event is almost sold out. Tickets are non-refundable (unless we are able to resell them).

Cost of admission to the conference, economical. Cost of ability to network with peers and discuss related challenges, priceless.

— 2012 Conference Attendee

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