This NC locale has second-most craft breweries in US


ASHEVILLE, N.C. - From millennials to Gen Xers, turn a corner anywhere in the Charlotte region and you’re bound to find a craft-beer drinker. From light crisp lagers to those opaque hazy IPAs that have become a formidable beast in the craft-beer world, people like their beer.

In late May, Chicago-based C+R Research put out a list of which U.S. cities have the most craft breweries. The firm analyzed data from more than 500 cities to find out which ones have the most breweries per 50,000 people.

The North Carolina city of Asheville is also making its mark on the craft-brewing scene. In fact, it’s second on the list.

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