The Brewery: Wedge Brewing Company in downtown Asheville
The Beer: Creature
Tasting Notes: Bragging a potent 11.3-percent ABV, this Belgian Trippel was the biggest beer we found at the festival — and an enjoyable, if strange creation. The body has notes of pear that are offset with a heavy dose of citrus hops — part of the IPA levels of hopping that go into this hybrid beer. The last thing you'll notice about the beer is the surprisingly dry finish, which might help you forget the punch that even a small glass of this huge beer will pack.