During the last decade, the craft brewery industry has taken off here in Watauga, Ashe, and Avery counties.

Throughout the state of North Carolina, more than 10,000 jobs can now be credited to the burgeoning craft brew industry. Here in the High Country, craft breweries have become a great source of locally brewed, fresh beer of superb quality and these establishments are also supplying places where local, regional and national musicians can play for the public.

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