(NOTE: tickets purchased at box office will not incur the online Ticketmaster processing fees, so take advantage of this if you live locally!)

This rain-or-shine (or snow!) inaugural event is for people 21 and older, admission is $41 in advance for general admission, and includes a Brew Horizons tasting souvenir, four hours of access to unlimited samples craft beer and cider, as well as artisan food, shopping from local arts and crafts vendors, live music, and sustainability education areas. Designated driver tickets are $16, and will be available the day-of, even if event is sold out. Limited-quantity VIT tickets are available for $56, offering these “Very Important Tasters” early event access, a commemorative Brew Horizons pint glass, and additional vendor/sponsor perks.

The Venue:

U.S. Cellular Center Asheville 
(Civic Center) – Exhibition Level

Our Brew Horizons event will have plenty of warm elbow room for our festival goers at the U.S. Cellular Center’s Exhibition (lower) level, with entry access from Hiawassee Street – conveniently located in Downtown Asheville, North Carolina.

U.S. Cellular Center
Exhibition Level (ENTRANCE at Hiawassee Street)
87 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801


Parking available in surrounding Downtown parking decks, as well as street parking.

We encourage carpooling and biking.

Our website contains lots of information about this year’s event, but for further questions, feel free to email us at – we will also be updating the site weekly with brewery information, sponsors, etc. – so check back in often!


Everyone attending this event must be 21 years of age or older (even designated drivers.)

No I.D., NO ENTRY, NO Exceptions.

For the benefit of everyone involved in the event, we reserve the right to deny further sampling to anyone who poses a risk to themselves or others.

To read all of our frequently asked questions, CLICK HERE


This inaugural event is brought to you by the Green Built Alliance (also known for the very popular CiderFest NC fundraiser in Asheville each fall.) We are launching this new winter beer festival, Brew Horizons, as a fundraiser for our nonprofit’s latest campaign – the BLUE HORIZONS PROJECT, which serves as a resource hub to empower every community member to do their part in creating our region’s clean-energy future. One initiative is the Energy Upgrade Program, which provides free home upgrades to help low-income families save money and energy while staying warmer through the winter.

During the coldest time of year, we’re coming together as a community to enjoy craft drinks from a variety of Western North Carolina’s best breweries and cideries, while supporting our region’s clean-energy future. Help us make this event a true success, while we help warm hearts and homes across Western North Carolina, one beer at a time!

Since events held by Green Built Alliance have sold out in recent years, people are encouraged to buy tickets early.