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habitat brewing co.

We are a tavern and community commons in north Asheville committed to brewing excellent classical style beers and making space for the village to gather and be in community. We are hoping to open our doors in Spring 2016. 

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Pint w/a Professor - Dr. Daniel Pierce

Dr. Daniel Pierce is a renowned NEH Professor in the Humanities and resident professional hillbilly at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee where he worked with distinguished southern historian James C. Cobb. He has authored books including The Great Smokies: From Natural Habitat to National Park (UT Press, 2000), Corn From a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Association, 2013), and the first truly comprehensive history of early NASCAR, Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France (UNC Press, 2010). 

"Corn from a Jar" is a tale well-told. Dan Pierce's wonderful history of moonshining is thorough, entertaining, and written in lyrical prose. He manages to document the hardscrabble life of the moonshiners without romanticizing the subject.
-- Sharyn McCrumb, NY Times best-selling author of The Ballad of Tom Dooley, The Rosewood Casket, St. Dale, and Foggy Mountain Breakdown

What makes Corn from a Jar so extraordinary is how the author renders moonshiners not as cartoon figures but fully realized human beings. Their motivations for making whiskey are complex and, at times, even contradictory. Daniel Pierce has written a compelling and valuable book. Bravo!
-- Ron Rash, author of Serena, The World Made Straight, and The Cove

Earlier Event: February 5
Bailamos! Free Salsa Dancing for the Soul
Later Event: February 7

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