Raining fun at Brewgrass Festival in Asheville

2013 Brewgrass Festival
Gene Beeco, co-owner of Moon River Brewing in Savannah, Georgia, and his wife Kristine K. Stevens at the 2013 Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, N.C.

The rain could not dampen the spirits — or water down the beer — at the 2013 Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, North Carolina. When things got muddy, we spread bales of straw, and kept on dancing and drinking.

The Beer

Rogue, Holy City, Hi-Wire, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Mother Earth Brewing, Terrapin, SweetWater, Outer Banks Brewing Station, Natty Greene’s Brewing Co., Magic Hat, Wicked Weed Brewing and, of course, Moon River Brewing of Savannah, Georgia.

See complete brewery lineup.

The Bands

  • Johnson’s Crossroad
  • The Henhouse Prowlers
  • The Seldom Scene
  • Larry Keel & Natural

Learn more about these bands.

If you want to go next year, calculate a strategy. There are only about 4,000 tickets for the event, and they sell out in hours.

NOTE: I heard that 2013 will be the last year that the event will be held at the city-owned baseball field. It event will be relocated to another venue due to neighborhood complaints.


About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."

Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.