Ginger’s Revenge, Asheville’s first and only brewery focused on the production of alcoholic ginger beer, will release its annual Fall Harvest ginger beer, a limited-edition beer made with organic pumpkin, cinnamon basil from Rayburn Farms in Barnardsville, and anise hyssop from Stellar Farm & Wine in Mars Hill.
This release typically generates a lot of excitement, so this year, Ginger’s Revenge will host an entire weekend celebrating the upcoming fall season with music, food, drawings and art.
The Fall Harvest Release Weekend kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, with events throughout Saturday and Sunday.
• Friday, 9/10 — Phibian, a music duo from Hendersonville, will perform live from 7 – 9 p.m.
• Saturday, 9/11 — La Semilla food truck in will be in the dockspace from 2 – 8 p.m.; Pour Darling will be teaching a hands on acrylic fluid art class (tickets $45) starting at 3:30 p.m.; there will be a Fairy Hair station set up from 2 – 8 p.m. (prices vary, but free fairy hair is available from 4 – 6 p.m.).
• Sunday, 9/12 — The Trashy Vegan food truck will be onsite from 2 - 6 p.m.; Buggy Pops artisan popsicles will be served from 2 – 7 p.m. (with a special Fall Harvest collab). There will be pumpkin painting kits available in exchange for a small donation to BeLoved Asheville.
The Fall Harvest release weekend also marks the kick-off of Ginger’s Revenge second annual Socktoberfest, with BeLoved Asheville. BeLoved dedicates its resources to Asheville’s unhoused and low-income community members in need. The kick-off for this event is Friday, Sept. 10, and Ginger’s Revenge will be accepting donations until the end of October.
“The goal of Socktoberfest is to contribute as many supplies as possible for our unhoused community bracing for a cold Appalachian winter,” said Cristina Ackley, Ginger’s Revenge co-owner. “Many of these items can be life-saving in freezing temperatures. In addition to supplies, we’re accepting monetary donations to help BeLoved Asheville build deeply affordable housing and continue amazing work in the area.”
Get Fall Harvest for a limited time in the Ginger’s Revenge tasting room, starting Friday, Sept. 10, as well as at select breweries, bars, and restaurants throughout North Carolina.
Ginger’s Revenge is a craft brewery and tasting room at 829 Riverside Dr., just north of downtown Asheville in the RAMP Studios. The company intends to be a force for good, to inspire imagination, and to have fun. For information about the festivities, check out the Facebook event. For more information about Ginger’s Revenge, visit www.gingersrevenge.com/ and follow @gingersrev on Facebook and Instagram.
For information on BeLoved Asheville, visit www.belovedasheville.com/projects/belovedvillage/.