Hey FueledFam! Sorry for the lack of posts over the weekend but between Drink The Cookie Table ticket sales, getting ready for vacation!, wrapping up some projects in the store, etc.. there’s just not enough time in the day!
Anywho, I’m back on this lovely Monday morning to bring a quick roundup of everything I’m looking in craft beer as well as my little corner of the craft beer world, Fueled By Hops!
I’m in ASHEVILLE, NC!
Today’s edition of FueledMornings comes to you from the Biltmore Estate in lovely Asheville, NC! If you’ve never been here before, please add it to your travel list! Not only do you have access to some of the best craft beer in the country, but you also have some amazing landscapes to look at and some great food to eat.
My wife and I are staying at a hotel on the Biltmore Estate property. For those of you who may never have heard of the Biltmore, it was once the home the George Washington Vanderbilt II, a heir to the Vanderbilt family fortune. Today it’s still recognized as the largest privately-owned home in America.
We drove in to Asheville last night, so we only had time for a quick dinner at one of the restaurants on the property on the property. The beer list was a little light (to be expected on a resort), but we did meet some fellow beer nerds at the bar. After dinner, we took a quick stroll around the property and grabbed a picture of my wife’s very-pregnant belly.
Side note: Prior to dinner, I had my hand on my wife’s belly and actually got to feel the baby kick for the first time! It’s an incredible feeling. We can’t wait to meet the baby girl.
Tonight is our last night on the property, however, tomorrow night we’re planning to spend a few nights in Downtown Asheville. Be on the look out for a LOT of posts of what we’re eating and what I’m drinking! (The wife is finding a lot of non-alcoholic beverages to consume).
Pittsburgh City Paper’s BEST OF PITTSBURGH “Best Blog”
If you haven’t heard yet, we are in-the-running for Pittsburgh City Paper’s “BEST BLOG’ award in their Best of Pittsburgh series. Voting for this award started YESTERDAY and runs through the entire month.
Please give us a hand and help us take home the prize! (Which is basically just bragging rights, but still pretty cool to win!)
Bringing this blog to you every day takes A LOT of work. We have a total of 6 bloggers creating content (including myself), a tech guy who works behind the scenes when things go down, myself and Nick working on graphics, Mel handles the FueledPittsburgh calendar, etc. Winning this award would mean a TON to us.
While you’re voting, make sure you give some love to our friends in the industry. The Weekly Recap is up for Best Podcast and First Sip Brew Box is also up for Best Local Subscription Box! SUPPORT LOCAL!
Drink The Cookie Table Tickets
As a reminder, Drink The Cookie Table tickets are now on sale! We still have tickets available, but I do want to warn you that first sessions tickets are going very quickly. The ratio of first session tickets to second session is about 3:1, so if you’re planning to head to the first session, I’d highly recommend grabbing tickets soon before they are gone.
Things you should do
Since I’m on vacation, I’m just going to end this one lightly and say: Be Nice To People. The world really needs more of it. I try to do my best, but I know, as flawed human, I fall short a lot.
In a world of mean people, be Jerry.