Just Brew It Homebrew Festival

Just Brew It 2019-June 15th, 2-5pm

About Just Brew It

Just Brew It is a homebrew competition and tasting in Asheville benefiting the work of Just Economics.  The festival has traditionally taken place in late Spring/early Summer and features more than 100 different beers and more than 50 amazing homebrewers.  The competing homebrewers are some of the finest specialty homebrewers in the region.


Just Brew It draws a diverse group of people from around the area. To attend, you must be a 2019 member of Just Economics.  Just Economics members sample the homebrew and vote for their favorites alongside other homebrew judges as brewers compete for awards and prizes.


This year, Just Brew It will be at the Wedge Foundation. Hours are 2-5pm on June 15th with VIP tasting beginning at 1pm. This event raises much needed funds for Just Economics and always promises good times.

Just Brew It 2019 Winners

People’s Choice- Brewer #23 - Heidi Dunkelberg, Karen Grogan - Creamy Mango Mosaic

Just Economics Most Spirited - Brewer #8 - Andy Ferko (aka Allan Falcon)


Burial - Brewer #18 - Jesse Helm, Tyler Perry- Earth Keeper


MALT - Brewer #16 - Janeen Hulbert - Sai-what??


Wedge Collaborative Brewing - Brewer Group #18 Jesse Helm, Tyler Perry


Pisgah Brewing - Brewer #20 - Dave Byer - American Pale Ale


Mtn. Express - Brewer #22 - Jesse Latriano - Belgian Gold Strong


Asheville Brewer Supply - Brewer #25 - Kerry Kenemer, Plan K Home Brewery - Oyster Po’ Boy Black IPA


Bernie Kessell - Brewer #27 - Sara Stansberry, Sharp As A Marble Brewing - Ghost Ship


Hi-Wire Collaborative Brewing - Brewer #12 - Kate & Zach Faulds - Saison

2019 Sponsors and Additions to Just Brew It

Big Shout Out To Our Sponsors:






  • We are incredibly grateful to continue to do this festival at our host sponsor the Wedge at Foundation.
  • JAG has been a leading sponsor of this event, helping to make sure it happens for several years.
  • Kessel Engineering is sponsoring this event and judging the homebrew handing out their own Brewer Award.
  • Celine and Company, Allegra, and Patton Avenue Pets are all also sponsoring this event once again.  The Dripolator is sponsoring the Red Carpet again!
  • Formation PR + Brand is a new sponsor this year along with Asheville Dental who will be sponsoring a Snack Booth and WNC Holistic Center who will be sponsoring the relaxation tent.
  • In addition to Kessel Engineering, brewer awards and prizes are also being sponsored by Asheville Brewer Supply, Hi-Wire Brewing, Burial Beer Company, and Pisgah Brewing Company.
  • This year we will also have Asheville Screenprinting Company back for as second year doing live screenprinting of Just Brew It T-shirts.
  • This year, with only 2 membership level options available, we plan to make check in easier with less things to carry.  The VIP tent will be available for all VIP members and will have food. Two other snack booths will be available for other attendees and the Wedge will have additional food trucks on hand.
  • For a Just Brew It poster to display, click here.

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