Beericana Craft Beer & Music Festival
We are honored and grateful to have Oscar Wong, Founder, Owner, President, “Chief Peddler, Schmoozing and Cleanup Guy” of Highland Brewing Company of Asheville sit down with us in this very special episode of the NCBeerBuzz. We sat in the taproom area at Highland on a Saturday afternoon and were as impressed with Mr. Wong himself as we are by his story. Oscar landed in Asheville in 1994 and started Highland Brewing “as a hobby” in the 3,500 square foot basement of Barley’s Taproom downtown. Today their brand is widely known and their facilities have capacity to brew over 50,000 barrels annually. The Highland brand is sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Washington D.C. and Mr. Wong started it all and is one of the respected elders and leaders of the craft beer community in North Carolina.