Brewer Chris Forsacker of Hi-Wire Brewing - Biography

Asheville, NC

December 2013

Chris Forsacker, a native of Chicago, moved to Asheville in 2007 - drawn by the mountains, culture, and, of course, its food and beer scene.  After working as a full-time pharmacist for several years, and over the course of several nights of craft brew pints with his friend and college roommate, Adam Charnack, the two decided it was time to start their own business as they had always talked about. So when the opportunity to open a brewery presented itself, the Charnack and Forsacker didn’t have to think twice. Good friends, home brewers, and avid fans of craft beer, they jumped on it and Hi-Wire Brewing was born. 


Charnack and Foresacker are making creative craft beers at the hi-est of standards, yet remaining approachable, making drinkability their most important goal along with flavor and quality. Their Side Show Seasonal beers are only available from their taps, so make way to Hi-wire for local, seasonal beer or three.