One World Brewing’s new location on Haywood Road was vandalized with anti-brewery graffiti overnight on Tuesday. The police are investigating the incident that occurred overnight last Tuesday. It seems that the vandal, who is clearly fed up with breweries for some reason, spray painted “No more breweries” and “[****] Beer City” on the front of the building. The Haywood Road location is One World Brewing’s second and won’t be opening until November of this year. At this point no other information is known. One World Brewing recently celebrated it’s fourth anniversary at it’s original location on Patton Ave.
Statement From One World Brewing
While this is one of several unfortunate instances that we have been faced with, we will not be deterred from doing what’s best for our employees and our community. We are a homegrown, local, independently owned brewery that does so much more than just brew beer. We use beer as a platform to support so many other aspects of life that we are passionate about. For someone to repeatedly deface our new location and other local businesses as well, it upsets us, angers us, but also reminds us that we can’t let our emotions get the best of us. We’ve offered beyond a living wage to our staff so they can continue to live and work in our growing community in Asheville. We give to a monthly cause/charity of our staffs choosing. We’ve hired countless artists & musicians in our 4 short years and we will be able to do so much more of that with a second location. All of the paint, pavement, sign work, sweat, and hard work of local, honest working folks was defaced last night. So if you’re against supporting the arts, music, fun, fulfilling work done by people that live and breathe Asheville, and are against having a place that builds community, family, & universal acceptance, then we are absolutely, positively guilty as charged.