Highland Brewing Company
Asheville, North Carolina
Highland Brewing in Asheville throws an annual party for its pre-Thanksgiving launch of the ever-popular, seasonal Cold Mountain Ale—and locals literally rush the grocery stores and bars to get their hands on some. Seriously, the beer is that good. On first taste you’ll notice the vanilla, which blends with the malt and hint of hops to create a warm, bold-but-not-overwhelming flavor. If you’re planning a trip to Asheville because of beer, make sure it’s in November or December so you don’t miss out on Cold Mountain Ale.