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The Asheville Winter Warmer beer festival is a local beer festival. Most of the breweries are from Asheville or western North Carolina. There are a few out of towners from The Triangle (Triangle Brewery, Big Boss) and from South Carolina and Georgia (Thomas Creek, Sweet Water). I have focused on the local breweries. A brewery that I found really interesting is Wedge. It’s a small brew pub here in town and they have some really good beers. Most of them are high gravity. Their Community Porter is well balanced full flavored beer with 7% ABV.  Asheville’s newest brewery Craggie also have some interesting beers. My next beer will be from French Broad. That is a brewery that usually not disappointing.