Anne Fitten’s Books

Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing

Drinking local harks back to the founding of Asheville in 1798. Whether it be moonshine or craft beer, the culture of local hooch is deeply ingrained in the mountain dwellers of Western North Carolina. Both residents and visitors alike enjoy Asheville’s wealth of breweries, brewpubs, beer festivals and dedicated retailers. That enthusiasm earned the city the coveted Beer City, USA title year after year and prompted West Coast beer giants Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues to establish production facilities here. Beer writer and educator Anne Fitten Glenn recounts this intoxicating history, from the suds-soaked saloons of “Hell’s Half Acre” to the region’s explosion into a beer Mecca.

From the author of Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing

Over the past two hundred years, Western North Carolina has evolved from a mountainous frontier known for illicit moonshine production into a renowned destination for craft beer. Follow its story from the wild days of saloons and the first breweries of the 1870s through one of the longest Prohibitions in the nation. Eventually, a few bold entrepreneurs opened the first modern breweries in Asheville, and formerly dry towns and counties throughout the region started to embrace the industry. The business of beer attracts jobs, tourists and dollars, as well as mixed emotions, legal conundrums, and entrepreneurial challenges.

Storm Mountain

This is the horror/suspense novel that I wrote and self-published in 2001. It’s out of print, although you can still buy used copies. I have an extensively edited version that I’d love to have re-pubbed one day. We’ll see…