White Labs hopes to transform 172 S. Charlotte St. from a 26,000 square foot storage facility into a 32,000 square foot production facility, complete with a tasting room and classroom. The company is requesting city incentives to make it happen. Rendering courtesy of White Labs.

Asheville Council considers incentive deals with White Labs, Highland Brewing, Tutco Farnam

At their next meeting on Jan. 27, Asheville City Council members will consider economic incentive deals with White Labs, Highland Brewing and Tutco Farnam. Before voting, Council will hold public hearings to solicit feedback. Here are details on each proposed deal: White Labs A leader in the fermentation sciences industry, White Labs specializes in creating yeasts […]

TOP TEAM: Pictured from left, are A-B Tech Culinary Team members Madelyn Stroud, Natalie Britton, Sarah Keeney, Carolina Huerta, Nina Esquire, (captain) and Anne Gibson (alternate) with American Culinary Federation Southeast Region Vice President Michael Deihl and ACF National President Thomas Macrina. Photo courtesy of A-B Tech

All-female A-B Tech culinary team advances to national championsh­ip

With a menu spotlighting the products of Asheville-area farmers, a team of culinary students from A-B Tech won the American Culinary Federation’s Student Team Regional Championship for the Southeast at the Southeast Regional Competition held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 10-11, in Atlanta. The win advances the group to compete at the national level later this summer. […]

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Asheville Wing War approaches its fourth year of competitio­n

So far, confirmed warriors include Mojo Taco Lounge, Luella’s Bar-B-Que, Haywood Lounge, the Social, Foggy Mountain Brewpub, Scully’s Bar and Grill, King James Public House, Moe’s Original Bar B Que, Creekside Taphouse and the Barleycorn. A few additional competitor slots remain, and three of the listed participants — Barleycorn, Moe’s and Creekside — are in the game to defend a title.

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Venture Asheville presents ‘Pitch for Pitchers’ Jan. 14

Aiming to cultivate entrepreneurial energy, Venture Asheville has started a new event series dubbed “Pitch for Pitchers.” An entrepreneurship initiative of the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County and the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, Venture Asheville recently got a shout-out in a Popular Mechanics story that ranked Asheville the second best start-up city in […]

GET FUNKY: A VIP tour of Wicked Weed's Funkatorium will be a part of the American Homebrewers Association rally on Saturday, Jan. 17. Xpress file photo

American Homebrewer­s Associatio­n rally comes to Wicked Weed Funkatoriu­m, Jan. 17

Part of a national series of American Homebrewers Association Rallies (other upcoming rallies are scheduled at places such as Magnolia Brewing Co. in San Francisco and Saint Arnold Brewing Co. in Houston, Texas), the event is intended to give homebrewers an opportunity to check out local breweries and connect with other beer enthusiasts and brewers in their area.