Hickory – On Saturday June 10 @ 10AM, members of the Catawba Lager & Ale Sampling Society (CLASS) will board a large bus (equipped with a bathroom) parked at Advantage Beer & Wine Supplies, Hwy 70W, and head uphill. The day will be spent visiting breweries mostly in the Asheville-west region of North Carolina.

Our first stop will be at Hillman Beer in Old Fort, which along with its superb beers features an appetizing array of sandwiches and entrees for early lunch.

After lunch and a visit to nearby Whaley Farm Brewery, our professional, non-drinking bus driver will take us up the mountain for stops at Whistle Hops Brewing and Turgua Brewing (both in Fairview); Oskar Blues Brewery (Brevard); Ecusta Brewing (Pisgah Forest) and Sweeten Creek Brewing (Asheville) with Food Trucks provisions available at many.

The bus is scheduled to arrive back at Advantage at 10:00, but it could be a little later. A day of beer and sometimes boisterous camaraderie is a great day indeed.

Tickets are available at classbeer.org. More info at w[email protected] and [email protected].