Wherein the Honey Badger takes a little nap before eating another cobra. And yes, we know it’s actually Day Seven of Beer Week. But with four more days to go in a week, time is relative.
Beer week, Beer City, and MORE new breweries
Welcome to Asheville Beer Week Asheville Beer Week guides should still be floating around town. By the time this column goes to print, the inaugural 11-day “week” will be halfway over. If you’re late to the party, you can find more information at http://www.ashevillebeerweek.com and the Asheville Beer Week Facebook page. The third celebration of […]
Lots of cities have one. Beer City, USA, however, didn’t. So some folks who love beer (a lot) decided we wanted one. Thus was born Asheville Beer Week. Over a number of pitchers of local brew, several regional beer-industry people brainstormed about what we wanted the inaugural AVL Beer Week to look like.
Pictured: A few members of the Asheville Brewers Alliance celebrate at the wall-raising of “The House That Beer Built” Asheville Habitat for Humanity house in West Asheville. L to R: Andy Dahm (French Broad Brewery), John Lyda (Highland Brewing), Mike Rangel (Asheville Brewing), Barry Bialik (Thirsty Monk Brewery), Tim Schaller (Wedge Brewing)
1993: Smoky Mountain Brewery opens in Waynesville. It closes one year later. 1994: Oscar Wong and John McDermott start Highland Brewing Company in the basement of Barley's Taproom in downtown Asheville. 1997: The Blue Rooster, Asheville's first brewpub, opens next to Barley's featuring Highland beers exclusively. It closes a year later. Asheville Beer Week Events […]
Wedge Brewing opened its doors in 2008, and those doors have since spent most afternoons propped ajar by the lines of beer lovers waiting for a taste of brewer Carl Melissas’ beers. Both Tim Schaller and Carl Melissas had been kicking around Asheville for a few years — Schaller as a home renovator and Melissas […]
Every mom should have one.
Representatives from the Longmont, Colo. brewery announced last night in a press release that they’ll open a location in Brevard, N.C.
Andy Cubbin, head brewer for Southern Appalachian Brewery, is this week’s brewer on the hot seat in our ongoing “Know your local brewer” interview series.
Some days I wish I didn’t have kids. Because if that were the case, I wouldn’t spend nearly as much time worrying about the future as I do.
New Belgium on the Asheville map Lots of folks are still reeling from New Belgium’s announcement on April 5 that the company will build its second brewery in the River Arts District. And I mean that in a good way — I’ve been seeing lots of celebratory Fat Tire and Shift Pale Lager being quaffed […]
New Belgium Brewing Co. is coming toAsheville. At an April 5 press conference at the Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Bev Perdue and New Belgium CEO Kim Jordan said the Fort Collins, Colo.-based company will build a brewery and distribution center at the former Western Carolina Livestock Market site on Craven Street. The brewery will invest […]
One in five children in Buncombe County has experienced abuse or neglect. Yes, that number is staggering. It equals more than 4,200 reported cases in 2011. Half of those kids were younger than 6 years old, and the majority were abused by someone they know (and probably trusted). And that distressing number doesn’t represent all […]
In truth, I’d rather not write about child abuse, even from a prevention point of view, because it’s something I’d rather not think about. But not wanting to think or talk about a thing, unfortunately, doesn’t make it go away.
The rumors were true. New Belgium Brewing Company has chosen Asheville to be the home of their second brewery and distribution center.
Green Man update, ABA community love, The Trailhead Restaurant, and HeadWaters Brewing Company
For the fourth year, many of the Highland Brewing Co. crew are sporting fancy staches. It all started when brewer Joey Justice’s love for both Tarheel basketball and brewing pilsners became apparent. Justice would grow a March Madness mustache while brewing his spring Pilsner. The past two years proceeds from the pils went to Pints […]
Oscar Wong wins NC’s small-business person of the year Oscar Wong, president and founder of Highland Brewing Co., Asheville’s first legal brewery, is North Carolina’s Small-Business Person of the Year. The U.S. Small Business Administration offers the award to one person from each state annually. “It’s an honor and a reflection of our being in […]
Dear kids, I know you all wonder what happens after you go to bed at night …
Some stuff about Haywood County’s new brewery, Highland Brewing’s new beer and Green Man Brewing’s new bottler.