The American revolution started with a few folks sharing a beer. So did the Wedge.
When the group includes a genius Brewer, a visionary artist, a naive entrepreneur and a few avid fans of the Brewer’s beer magic can happen. If those players are Carl Melissas, John Payne and Tim Schaller the magic will be the Wedge.
What a Long Strange Trip It's been
The fact that this all would end up with a brewery in a dirt parking lot in a sketchy building down by the tracks only makes the story more ‘Asheville back in the day’. It’s been a long story, but it’s still tied to what was cooked up over those first few beers.
Everything is an opportunity
When the Brewer committed to only making the best beers possible, it is great that the neighbors showed up to drink it. When the artist interrupted the entrepreneur with the everlasting phrase “Everything is an opportunity” it’s important that the words were heeded.
The neighbors showed up and wanted more of the best beer in Asheville. The Brewer and Artist set the direction. The entrepreneur is still trying to figure out how to steer this magic ship.