Brews News: Delicious new releases on the way, and get ready for Brewgrass

There are lots of special beer releases and fun festivals coming up in late August and September, as always. Some of my favorite beers are released this time of year – Oktoberfest lagers, pumpkin beers, wet hopped ales and more. I’m salivating just thinking about the crisp carbonation and warm spices of fall. Oktoberfest beers […]

Brews News

There are lots of special beer releases and fun festivals coming up in late August and September, as always. Some of my favorite beers are released this time of year — Oktoberfest lagers, pumpkin beers, wet hopped ales and more. I’m salivating just thinking about the crisp carbonation and warm spices of fall. Oktoberfest beers […]

Highland brew crew: Erica Nelson, Jamey Rowe, Paul Rollow, Kevin Sondey, Joey Justice, Tres Howell. Photo by Max Cooper

Brews News

Oskar Blues warehouse shuffle Oskar Blues Brewery announced earlier this year that it would open a new brewery and taproom in little ol’ Brevard. Originally it was set for a warehouse on Railroad Avenue, but that’s changed. The new location will be 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, says Chad Melis, Oskar Blues’ marketing director. There will […]

Edgy Mama: taking the kids to local swim spots *Updated, with correction*-attachment0

Edgy Mama: taking the kids to local swim spots *Updated, with correction*

Western North Carolina is rich with water — rivers, lakes and creeks abound. Given the recent heat wave, that’s a lucky thing. While I know of some secret spots that I’m not sharing (sorry), here are some fun places for you and your kids to get wet, cool off, and enjoy the beauty of our region. [Note: The original story misstated some of the entry prices for Lake Powhatan and North Mills River. The correct prices are included in this post.]

Perspective: This is what a beer sees at Beer City Festival. Photo by Anne Fitten Glenn

Brews News

Wicked Weed, indeed The name of the newest brewery to announce plans to open in Asheville will be Wicked Weed Brewing — but it’s not what you think. Supposedly, Henry VIII banned the use of hops, and referred to them as “a wicked and pernicious weed.” Brothers Walt and Luke Dickinson and partner Ryan Guthy […]