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The Market Place Restaurant to host fundraiser for craft beer documentary

The Market Place Restaurant to host fundraiser for craft beer documentary

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(Asheville, NC) – The Market Place Restaurant will be hosting a four course dinner with four beer pairings as a fundraiser for the documentary Crafting a Nation. The event will feature one beer from Southern Appalachian Brewery, one from Highland Brewing Company and two complementary beers from the filmmakerʼs home state of Colorado: Upslope Brewing Company which is nestled up against the Rocky Mountains, and Wynkoop Brewing Company which was co-founded by Coloradoʼs current Governor John Hickenlooper.

The proceeds from the event will go to funding Crafting a Nation, a documentary highlighting the growing business of craft brewing in the United States. The film is the extension of Director Tom Kolickoʼs recent documentary on Coloradoʼs flourishing craft beer scene, Beer Culture the Movie. Now Crafting a Nation takes on the big picture of national beer enterprise including Southern Appalachian Brewery of Asheville. “Crafting a Nation is a testament to the power of creativity,” says Director Tom Kolicko. “People from across the nation are finding their niche by making beer and innovating ways to build a business that doesnʼt grow out of control or destroy the environment. Itʼs an important business model thatʼs revitalizing how people work in this troubled economy.”

Crafting a Nation captures the story of the eclectic group of visionaries behind this growing industry and how they came to love what they do. Each interview weaves the story of how the craft beer industry has become a model for success in a trying economy. “We could not be more excited to host an event that supports both film and beer,” comments William Dissen, Owner of The Market Place Restaurant. “We have a great community around craft beer here and we want to support it any way we can.”

Tickets are $50 per person and space is limited to 46 people. Reserve tickets now by emailing events@craftinganation.com. The Market Place Restaurant is located at 20 Wall Street in Asheville, NC.


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I'm a co-founder and writer at ncbrewing.org, serve as Executive Director of the North Carolina Brewers Guild, and lead Social Media and Beer Education for All About Beer Magazine. I have also contributed to the Brewers Association, Southern Brew News, the News & Observer and WRAL. I'm Interim Secretary of the North American Guild of Beer Writers and a Cicerone Certified Beer Server. In addition to my writing here, find me tweeting @winbassett.

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