ASHEVILLE, NC – January 17, 2012 –2nd edition of Craft Brewery and Pub Guidebook to Western North Carolina.

Good Life Publications began distribution this week of the 2012 edition of The Guide to Craft Breweries and Pubs of Western North Carolina. The guidebook helps tourists find local breweries by providing a map and contact information for more than fifteen breweries in Western North Carolina.  Also included in the Guidebook are pubs and retailers carrying local brews, and tour operators catering to tourists interested in the local beer culture.

Asheville has been voted “Beer City USA” three years in a row. The beer guide fills a growing need in the local beer community answering common questions like “Where can I get local beers?” and “How do I get there?”  Forty thousand copies are distributed year round and available for free at area hotels, B&BS, the AVL airport, chambers of commerce, travel centers, retailers, restaurants and bars in Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Waynesville and Sylva.

Tanya Fletcher, publisher of the guidebook, states “We are looking forward to distributing the new guide to help locals navigate the ever growing world of craft beer in this region.  Tourists contribute greatly to the success of the local beer industry and we help promote beer related businesses through our guidebook, website and social media outlets.”

About Good Life Publications

Good Life Publications is a series of free publications on the Good Things in Life in Western North Carolina. The series is growing to include a Summer Camp Guide and Outdoor Sports Guide in the spring.  For more information on distribution or advertising, please contact Tanya Fletcher at 828-277-8269 ext. 142 or at  More information can also be found on the website at