Zebulon debuts its first bottles, Boojum triples its can offerings and Green Man brings back La Mas Negra.
Tips are highly encouraged at this competitive bartending event, not only to raise extra funds, but also because the celebrity guest with the most overflowing jar will be crowned the Mardi Gras King or Queen. The benefit night is at various bars on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Sanctuary Brewing Co. expands on the theme of the classic Super Bowl party this weekend by bringing in a crew of adoptable pets for its own Western North Carolina version of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.
**UPDATED: FEB. 4** Pisgah’s eighth annual Stout Hog Day, Thirsty Monk’s Night of the Barrels and Burial’s Three-day Mardi Gras Celebration lead a big week of beer events.
As we roll into 2016, it’s easy to neglect the resolutions for the new year many of us made a month ago. But for children and their families battling cancer and dealing with the side effects of treatment, giving up or forgetting isn’t an option. To assist these children and their families in their time […]
Learning to brew your own beer can seem daunting, but Asheville offers fertile ground for the beginning homebrewer.
**UPDATED JAN. 27** Highland debuts Saw-Whet Saison, Sanctuary turns up its house beer total to 12 and Lazy Hiker is picked up by Skyland Distributing.
On Friday, January 22, the Phil Mechanic Building changed hands. The longtime owners, Mitch and Jolene Mechanic sold the building to James Lifshutz, a real estate investor and developer from San Antonio, Texas.
Take a peek at what happens during Sierra Nevada and Wicked Weed Funkatorium tours.
**SNOW UPDATE JAN. 23** Check throughout the day for updates on inclement weather hours for Asheville breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops. Green Man brings back Dweller, Asheville Brewing debuts beers inspired by The Beatles and The Who and Burial hosts a double bottle release.
Local beer enthusiasts willing to make the trek to Morganton this weekend can expect to find a unique triple release event at Fonta Flora Brewery that supports the work of the Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina.
Burial is planning a large-scale brewing expansion and more for its new 1.4-acre property.
**UPDATED JAN. 15** Hi-Wire debuts a new Hop Circus brew while Appalachian Vintner collaborates with Olde Hickory and Wicked Weed with Devil’s Backbone.
The 1.4 acre property outside of Biltmore Village will include a two story taproom and lounge, a production facility and a restaurant.
**UPDATED: JAN. 9** Lookout offers crowlers, Sanctuary rolls out three new beers and certified cicerones give free presentations.
From the infamous Sketch-ville comment to the “Welcome to Lovetown” billboard, Asheville’s had some interesting moments over the course of 2015. Here’s a look at the top 10 most-viewed stories of 2015 on the Mountain Xpress website.
Fletcher awaits the opening of Blue Ghost Brewery, New Mountain AVL opens its own taproom and Sweeten Creek Brewing starts pouring beer — and serving sandwiches.
**UPDATED DEC. 31** Plenty of new bottles and events to ring in the new year.
The two-story descent of a golden, illuminated beer keg will help ring in 2016 in South Asheville.
A silent auction at Appalachian Vintner raises money for local charities; a grant allows the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project to coordinate a conference on farm-to-school programs; the Biltmore Estate adds a new restaurant; and Season’s at Highland Lake offers a Christmas Eve buffet.
**UPDATED: DEC. 23** Sanctuary pours its own beers, Sweeten Creek adds a brown ale and Burial hosts a Christmas Eve potluck.