National Bike to Work Week kicks off Monday, May 16, and the initiative is getting a boost from a slew of local breweries. Each night, from May 16-20, a different brewery will host a bike-centric bash, culminating with proceeds from all events being presented to local nonprofits Asheville on Bikes and Friends of Connect Buncombe.
**UPDATED MAY 13** Burial releases a beer commemorating head brewer Tim Gormley’s birthday, Green Man expands distribution to Georgia, and local breweries support National Bike to Work Week.
Nearly 20 local, regional and national breweries will join Hi-Wire at its South Asheville Big Top to celebrate lagers in this 1960s backyard barbecue-themed festival.
With its third annual Sharpen the Blades saison festival complete, Burial Beer Co. looks ahead to the future of the event and the expansion of its sour program.
**UPDATED MAY 8** Tasty Beverage Co. hosts an Allagash wild and sour tap takeover, the monthly Monk Beer Academy focuses on Goses and tickets go on sale for Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium Invitational.
After years of anticipation, New Belgium Brewing welcomed the public to its Asheville taproom on Monday, May 2.
Green Man Brewery releases bottles of its highly sought-after Snozzberry oak-aged Lambic-style wheat ale this weekend.
**UPDATED APRIL 29** Green Man releases Snozzberry, Burial hosts Sharpen the Blades and New Belgium opens its tasting room.
What does a catchphrase like “sustainable tourism” mean here in Western North Carolina? How do you make it work at the ground level? Local businesses, organizations and public officials weigh in on what such a model might look like in the region.
Local nonprofit Sleep Tight Kids aims to provide more vulnerable children with simple bedtime amenities like blankets and pajamas after holding an all-ages fundraiser at Bold Rock Hard Cider on Sunday, May 1.
Matt Addis says he started dreaming of opening a brewery almost immediately after he brewed his first beer. Now that dream is about to become a reality as he and Jonathan Myers prepare to open Habitat Tavern and Commons in May. “I fell in love with brewing in a way that I hadn’t with anything else,” Addis says […]
**UPDATED: APRIL 23** Sister Bad Habit Ale makes its annual return, Highland releases its International Women’s Day collaboration beer and Asheville breweries medal at the Tennessee Championship of Beer.
The South Slope-based brewery hopes its new location will be up and running by early July.
The second in a two-part series on barrel aging heads east to Catawba County and visits a couple of neighborhood cellars to explore how Asheville area brewers are using oak and spirit vessels.
On Saturday, April 16, Shovels & Rope headlines a new food-focused Oskar Blues REEB Ranch festival that features a showdown among 18 local food trucks.
**UPDATED APRIL 15** In this week’s Asheville beer news, Burial Beer Co. releases a small-batch brew to benefit label artist David Paul Seymour’s film effort, Planet of DOOM; Highland Brewing Co. releases its second seasonal of 2016; Pisgah Brewing Co. celebrates its 11th anniversary and more.
In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Asheville Brewers Alliance has entered into a unique partnership with local sexual assault and prevention organization Our VOICE.
Now in its third season, Bend and Brew unites craft beer tastings and discussions with yoga sessions at Asheville breweries.
In addition to cheeses, meats, breads, jams and other artisan foods, Carolina Mountain Cheese Fest offers demonstrations on milking, butter-churning and mozzarella-making, plus kids activities and educational pairing workshops. The festivities are Sunday, April 24, at Highland Brewing Co.
**UPDATED APRIL 8** Pink Boots Asheville unveils its collaboration gose, Urban Orchard releases its first bottle and Highland adds a year-round pilsner.