A recent story in Paste Magazine declared that The Bywater in Asheville is the “World’s Greatest Bar.”
I’ll be the first to admit that here on the beer pages the news is usually fun. To the extent that it intersects with business news, it’s generally about crazy-fast brewery growth: Expansions, new locations and more jobs are the norm. Yet to say the brewing industry here is typical would be a lie. It […]
The Hop rolls out Hopsicles, winter tailgate markets are underway, Asheville Art Musuem readies for Toast Asheville and a local garden shop and wine store partner for a unique happy hour.
If you’ve been meaning to make the drive to Morganton to check out (or revisit) Fonta Flora Brewery, co-owner and brewer Todd Boera is giving you the perfect excuse 3-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7. That’s when Fonta Flora will be releasing two of its first sour ales in 500-milliliter bottles: Vestige Wither, which features local […]
Bar of Soap, a popular bar and laundromat in North Asheville, is closing “with a heavy heart” following a change in the building’s ownership. Bar owner Sean McNeal’s grievances, aired via Twitter and Facebook, detailed his feeling “blindsided” by being “pushed out” of the building.
While nacho stains are certainly more socially acceptable in the comforts of one’s own home, why not venture out for some game day antics this year? Super Bowl XLIX, New England Patriots versus Seattle Seahawks, kicks off Sunday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m., and Asheville-area businesses have planned a variety of celebrations to suit your football fancy.
Big screens are better than big crowds. At least that’s the rationale behind Carolina Cinemas’ Super Sunday Super Bowl watch party. Limited-release beers like Devil’s Britches and the 20th Anniversary Weizenbock from Highland Brewing Co.’s tap takeover will ease the strain of tense field goal moments, while games, trivia and prizes (including pint glasses and […]
“Let’s meet for a pint.” In Asheville, it’s a way to catch up. It’s a way to do business. It can even be a first date. Yet many of us have to drive to grab a beer with our friends — just check the Wedge’s parking lot when the weather’s nice. And craft beer is […]
For their annual “beer connoisseur’s twist to Groundhog Day,” Pisgah Brewing plans to have 17 taps flowing, with seven of its own beers and 10 guest beers.
Furry Friends Film Fest may sound like something that happens at Comic-Con. However the event, now in its third year, is actually a fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Humane Society.
Many people expected a brewery was in the offing. But despite the fact that White Labs Inc. — the business officially joining the Asheville beer community at 172 S. Charlotte St. — will have a tasting room of sorts with its own beer flowing, it is decidedly not a brewery in the traditional sense. White Labs is a […]
When Whole Foods Market opened late last summer on Tunnel Road, the company said that in joining a beer city like Asheville, it would bring its A-game. Of course, that implies a comprehensive beer selection, complete with growlers to go. But what sets the Tunnel Road store apart from other Whole Foods stores across the […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
Asheville celebrates truffles, Oskar Blues partners with King James Public House, Asheville’s French Quarter celebrates Mardi Gras, a chili cook-off in Fletcher,
plus January tea events.
In a live Jan. 9 television appearance touting Asheville as 2015’s top travel destination, Pauline Frommer changed her tune, crediting artists for making the River Arts District vibrancy.
Owners of the Double Crown, and now the Lazy Diamond, say the expansion was a move to bolster the quirky, often rough-around-the-edges essence of Asheville — despite their hometown’s evolution into something more tourist-centric.
Less than 10 days into 2015, we have our first huge announcement on the beer scene: White Labs Inc. is building a new facility in Asheville. The company, known best for being “a world leader in fermentation sciences for the brewing and winemaking industries,” is acquiring a 26,000-square-foot building at 172 Charlotte St.
With temperatures tonight expected to dip into the negatives with wind chill, Asheville Brewing Company has issued a challenge to other local breweries: Let’s start an instant coat drive!