This was found in a local news report (WFYY4) earlier today. Stay tuned as more info will be released from the site.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Sierra Nevada brewing company is setting up shop in the Carolinas.
North Carolina State Rep. Chuck McGrady told News 4 the Sierra Nevada brewing company will move next to the Asheville Airport in Mills River along Old Fanning Bridge Road.
McGrady said the plant will bring 200 to 300 jobs.
He said the plant will also be a tourist attraction offering tours, a tasting room, a restaurant, the possibility for concerts and the ability to serve it’s own products on the property.
McGrady says the General Assembly changed state law in late November to make this possible. Under the old law, the brewery could open, but there would be no possibility of the other attractions.
Lawmakers also changed the law to accommodate another potential brewery that may open in Buncombe County.
More information is expected to be released at 2 p.m. when Gov. Bev Perdue holds a news conference.
WYFF News 4 first reported about the possibility of the company moving to Asheville in December.
At that time, the project was being talked about under the name Project 300 and WYFF News 4 was told Henderson County was working on an incentive package for the company.