Welcome to another edition of Brew Coup: your guide to America’s best breweries to visit when traveling!
Today we are doing a quickie on a cool little town I stumbled upon while driving from Charlotte to Durham recently: Asheboro, North Carolina. Recognized by the Civic League as a 2016 All-American City, Asheboro has a ton going on! But first, let’s focus on what you came here for: the beer!
Four Saints Brewing Company
If you are going to get caught somewhere during a surprise flash flood, Four Saints is the place to do it. The guys there were super great. I showed up shortly after opening, and just after having a flight poured (you pick 4 from a list of about 5 all-year round options and another 5 limited release and seasonal choices) the skies opened up and the town got put on a tornado warning! We sat through the storm tasting beers, watching the rain come down, and talking about the inspiration behind the Four Saints’ name.
The four saints in question are:
- St. Wenceslaus
- St. Nicholas
- St. Luke
- St. Augustine
Be sure to check out the brewery’s “Guide to Recognizing Your Saints” feature on their website to learn about how each of these famous holy people helped make the world a more beer-friendly place!
Brews to Choose
- The New England style IPA Bandwagon was the best of the bunch.
- The limited release Beam Graf In-World was also boozy and tasty.
- Want to try something different? Go with their experimental Devil’s Advocate series. While I was there I had a Hop Oil ale inspired by the beer work of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington!
While in Asheboro…
It’s not all monkey business!
Go antiquing at the many funky shops on the main street! Warning: you may end up with a monkey on your back! Or a plethora of piggies:
Visit Mike’s Chicago Dog (And More) and get transported to the Windy City!
Get an authentic Chicago-style dog or (as I did) get a Carolina-style one with chili and slaw.
So be sure to stop by this little town if you are driving through central North Carolina!