Last time I was in town (around Christmas?) I checked out this place, 12 Bones, downtown and was pretty impressed, not least by the fact that I could order beer at lunch in the downtown area. I think the original is in Asheville.
They are part of a ribs cookoff/beer festival (http://www.racksbythetracks.com/), does anyone know who they are talking about by local brewers? I'm hoping they'll get some of the NC breweries (duck rabbit!)
I imagine this is trying to be like Beerfest in Durham, NC...does anyone know anything else about this event?