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Twin Leaf Brewery Collaborates With Zebulon Artisan Ales to Support Brewing for Greenways

Tim Weber and Mike Karnowski on Brew Day

Twin Leaf Brewery and Zebulon Artisan Ales collaborated on the next installment of the Brewing for Greenways collaboration series, a program that supports the Friends of Connect Buncombe (FOCB) efforts to create city and county-wide greenways. Drifter's Escape Lager, a 5.2% ABV craft-brewed light lager, will be tapped on Friday, August 19th at 6:00 PM at Twin Leaf Brewing's South Slope brewery.

Both Twin Leaf Brewery head brewer and owner, Tim Weber, and Zebulon Artisan Ales co-owner, Mike Karnowski, were excited to brew the seventh installment in the series, the collaboration’s one-year-anniversary beer.

“We were honored to participate in this project,” said Weber. “Asheville is an amazing city to live in and the more bimodal ways we have to get around, the better it is to live here. I love when I get to do what I enjoy, which is brewing beer, and at the same time support nonprofits who are working to make our community a better place. Especially,” added Weber, “when I can collaborate with as great of a brewery as Zebulon.”

Drifter’s Escape Lager was brewed with a classic American lager base, 6-row malt and corn, and then hopped with a generous amount of Citra and Centennial hops.

So far the Brewing for Greenways project has raised over $14,000 dollars for Friends of Connect Buncombe, as each participating brewery has donated a portion of the proceeds from their collaborative brews. The first recipient of the funds is the city of Asheville, with money going towards the first phase of the Swannanoa River Greenway in East Asheville.

Drifter’s Escape will only be available on tap in Twin Leaf Brewing’s taproom while supplies last. The brewery will donate two dollars of each pint sold to Friends of Connect Buncombe’s greenway project. Craft beer lovers attending the event will have the opportunity to enjoy the beer with Twin Leaf and Zebulon employees as well as learn about all the projects that FOCB is working on this year. For more information about Brewing for Greenways and FOCB, visit

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