Ranked in the top three U.S. cities for craft beer, Asheville is home to more than 25 breweries. But not everyone likes beer, so here are alternatives for cocktails, cider and wine. Sovereign Remedies farm-to-table restaurant is also popular for garden-to-glass libations like the Ode to Lily with Japanese whisky, rose-infused Cocchi Rosa and rosemary limoncello. Oenophiles can pick from approximately 60 wines by the glass at District Wine Bar. The new hangout’s list focuses on natural wines from small-batch growers and female winemakers. Natural wine is having a moment, and Crocodile wine shop specializes in all-natural, domestic and international wines as well. Cider drinkers have plenty of in-town options like Noble and Urban Orchard. For a more in-depth experience, visit Appalachian Ridge Artisan Hard Cider in nearby Hendersonville. The multi-generational, family-owned orchard imports apple trees from Normandy for crisp, dry ciders to sparkling varieties and apple brandy. Order a flight in the adorable tasting barn with countryside vistas.
sovereignremedies.com. districtwinebar.com. crocodilewine.com. 731 Chestnut Gap Road; 828.699.7507