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Beech Mountain Resort Hosted Their Annual Winterfest Beer Festival on Saturday

Beech Mountain Resort hosted their annual Winterfest Beer Festival on Saturday at the Beech Tree Bar and Grille. Fourteen breweries were present offering over 50 ales and ciders that attendees were able to taste and enjoy. The event started at 4:00 with music by Unicorn Meat. The Asheville based band Dr. Bacon took the stage at 6:00 performing their danceable blend of funk, soul, jazz, rock, blues, folk, hip-hop that they described as “Appalachian Funk-Rock.” The 7 member band featured an array of instruments including guitars, resonator, harmonica, bass, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone drums, trombone, violin, pedal steel, mandolin, kazoo and more.

Talia Freeman, director of marketing at Beech Mountain Resort said their festival is unique to the High Country, because it is the only Winter Beer Festival. “Since we started our own brewery more than a year ago, we have taken a vested interest in the beer industry and we wanted to provide a unique event in the High Country.”

The attending breweries were pleased with the turnout that included a large segment folks from across the High Country. Talia Freeman reports it was a sold-out crowd doubling the attendance from last year.

Lost Province Brewing Co.
Birdsong Brewing Co.
Flat Top Brewing Company
Newgrass Brewing
Blind Squirrel Brewery


Catawba Brewing Co.
Bold Rock Cidery
Crystal Coast Brewing Company
Bhramari Brewing Co.
Booneshine Brewing Co.
Blowing Rock Brewing Co.


Fonta Flora Brewery
Pisgah Brewing
Blue Blaze Brewing
Deutsche Beverage
Dr. Bacon takes the stage
“Dr. Bacon is a genre blending “Appalachian Funk-Rock” band from Asheville performing an infectiously danceable blend of funk, soul, jazz, rock, blues, folk, hip-hop and more. Featuring diverse instrumentation as influencing styles including: guitars, resonator, harmonica, bass, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone drums, trombone, violin, pedal steel, mandolin, kazoo and more