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Beer Week

Volume
18
/ Issue
43

arts

  • Writing home

    -by Alli Marshall
    There’s a passage in in Wiley Cash’s debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home, where Madison County sheriff Clem Barefield says, “Most people up here claim they’ve got Irish…
  • Strive Not to Drive must-do events

    -by Webmaster
    Some highlights of the upcoming Strive Not to Drive campaign throughout Asheville.
  • Strive Not To Drive (in style)

    -by Alli Marshall
    Not too long ago someone painted (and I paraphrase) “Cars stink, ride a bike,” on the I-240 overpass at Lexington Avenue. And while most of us can agree that car…
  • Free to be him

    -by Webmaster
    Daniel Judson was trying to wrap up the hallway shots. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo kept calling for more takes — he wanted to nail the stunt on his skateboard. Judson,…
  • Smart Bets: Steep Canyon Rangers at Pisgah Brewing

    -by Xpress Staff
    As a man who is critical of both his beer and his music, I unabashedly endorse the pairing of Pisgah Brewing Company and Steep Canyon Rangers. This shindig on Pisgah’s…
  • Smart Bets: Ten Hollow

    -by Xpress Staff
    Asheville’s own Ten Hollow make the kind of rock we music critics are trained to hate. The singing of Dave Dribbon settles into the middle ground between Rod Stewart’s raspy…
  • Smart Bets: R. Ring

    -by Xpress Staff
    R. Ring is a side project that is very much the sum of its parts. Still, the way those pieces are put together may surprise you. The strung-out folk duo…
  • Smart Bets: Songsmith Gathering

    -by Xpress Staff
    Now in its third year, the annual Songsmith Gathering has a dual mission: to bring together talented singer-songwriters for a night of music, and to benefit SAFE, an agency that…
  • Smart Bets: Juniper Bends and AHOPE writers workshop

    -by Xpress Staff
    The AHOPE writers workshop (geared toward people who are dealing with homelessness or who have recently moved into apartments after being homeless) experiments with different literary styles to help non-writers…
  • Smart Bets: Zach Deputy

    -by Xpress Staff
    Self-described “island-infused drum ‘n' bass gospel ninja soul” artist Zach Deputy recorded his singer-songwriter album, Another Day (expect ballads, mid-tempo songs and R&B), with a full band. But his upcoming…
  • Weekly Picks

    -by Webmaster
    Learn about efforts to create and grow a local fiber economy during a screening of the documentary Farm to Fashion on Wednesday, May 16 at 6 p.m. Hosted by Transition…

food

  • Before you raise your glass to celebrate Asheville Beer Week …

    -by Webmaster
    It's no wonder that the second- and third-largest craft breweries in the country, not to mention another top-30 brewery announcing on their heels, all plan to build brewing facilities in…
  • More RAD news

    -by Webmaster
    It’s acronym city on the west side of Asheville these days. The Asheville Public, also known as TAP, is welcoming the Paris of the South Flea Market back to the…
  • Big breweries bring big changes

    -by Mackensy Lunsford
    The WNC area is a new craft-beer hot spot. But will the influx of new industry turn a certain area — i.e., the River Arts District — into a brewery…

living

  • New Oakley Farmers Market opens May 24

    -by Webmaster
    In the community-garden area behind Oakley United Methodist Church, a new farmers market is taking root. Pastor Shelly Webb has spearheaded the effort to get it started, saying that a…

news

  • Asheville Beer Week: on your marks, get ready, drink

    -by Anne Fitten Glenn
    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…
  • Buncombe district races move new faces toward fall election

    -by Webmaster
    Voters and candidates explored uncharted territory in the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners May 8 primary, as a change to district elections that was mandated last year by the N.C.…
  • Asheville Brewing Company

    -by Webmaster
    Asheville Brewing Company started life as Two Moons Brew ‘N’ View at 675 Merrimon Ave., where the current Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company is located (and still shows second-run and…
  • The art of beer

    -by Jake Frankel
    There’s more to a successful beer’s recipe than barley and hops. There’s also the art. Logo art, to be precise. And the folks at local breweries put considerable time, energy,…
  • Twenty hopping years in Western North Carolina’s beer history

    -by Anne Fitten Glenn
    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…
  • Amendment One

    -by David Forbes
    The controversial Amendment One, which will declare in the state constitution that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or…
  • Craggie Brewing Company

    -by Webmaster
    At Craggie Brewing Company, it’s all about the flavor. “If you are going to brew a beer with five ingredients, then you should be able to taste all five or…
  • Three candidates make the cut in WNC congressional races

    -by Jake Frankel
    Statehouse Rep. Patsy Keever decisively beat her main rival in the 10th District Democratic primary — Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy — garnering 58 percent of the vote to Bellamy's 27…
  • French Broad Brewery

    -by Webmaster
    French Broad beers reflect the interests of each of the three head brewers who’ve run the place. From classic continental ales, through UK-style bitters and porters, to American pales, we’re…
  • Can I kick it?

    -by Bill Rhodes
    For Asheville Brewing Company, the canning-versus-bottling debate had a simple answer. “We are a company filled with kayakers, climbers and hikers, so we really want to go light on the…
  • Green Man Brewing Company

    -by Webmaster
    Green Man’s beers were first on tap downtown at its brew pub, Jack of the Wood, which opened in 1997 at 95 Patton Ave. Since then, Green Man Brewing Company…
  • Not just for cyclists anymore

    -by Jake Frankel
    Amid changes to Asheville's transit system and growing momentum for building more greenways, organizers of this year's Strive Not to Drive are hoping to shine a bright light on local…
  • Highland Brewing Company

    -by Webmaster
    When Oscar Wong founded Highland Brewing Company 18 years ago, his mission was to be “the premier brewery of the Southeast — not the largest or most profitable,” he says.…
  • Lexington Avenue Brewery

    -by Webmaster
    “Complex, intense, clean, beautiful, interesting.” These words all mean the same thing to Ben Pierson, brewmaster at Lexington Avenue Brewery: a super-drinkable beer. It’s a goal he sets for all…
  • Oyster House Brewing Company

    -by Webmaster
    Moonstone Stout doesn’t taste or smell like seafood, but Billy Klingel, head brewer of Oyster House Brewing Company, assures folks that adding some salty mollusks makes the beer — his…
  • Pisgah Brewing Company

    -by Webmaster
    Just past a Swannanoa quarry in a nondescript industrial building is a gem of the local brewing scene, Pisgah Brewing Company. Founded in 2005 and growing steadily ever since, Pisgah…
  • Thirsty Monk Brewery

    -by Webmaster
    When asked about his passion for brewing, Norm Penn is very straight forward: “Beer is my life,” he says. As head brewer for Thirsty Monk Brewery, Penn brews with an…
  • The Wedge Brewing Company

    -by Anne Fitten Glenn
    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…
  • Beer mania

    -by Webmaster
    Beer nation Using data from the 2010 U.S. Census, the Brewers Association, a Boulder, Colo.-based trade group, reports that Vermont has the highest per-capita number of breweries, with one for…

opinion

  • An informed voter (thanks to Xpress)

    -by Webmaster
    Hats off to Mountain Xpress for the voter guide edition [“Election 2012: Pick Your Players,” May 2 Xpress]. The guide helped me to select candidates for county commissioner and county…
  • News of the bummed out

    -by Webmaster
    It continues to bum me out that “News of the Weird” no longer makes your paper. It has always been the first thing I read each week in it. I…
  • Let Buncombe be a beacon against Amendment One

    -by Webmaster
    In the wake of Amendment One's approval, I am so embarrassed to be a North Carolinian. It is a shame to all of us that our state felt it appropriate…
  • A sad day in North Carolina

    -by Webmaster
    The people of North Carolina cast a vote for hate on May 8. Their vote for Amendment One gives LGBT people second-class-citizen status. It is also a slap in the…
  • Take heart — Amendment One won’t stand

    -by Webmaster
    Amendment One's passage in North Carolina and its similar enforcement in the vast majority of the United States will be on the books now. Although disappointed, I do not despair…
  • A pagan voice for Amendment One

    -by Webmaster
    The Mountain Xpress has done a remarkable job lately of representing only one side of the Amendment One issue. I [voted] for it. There is an ignorant presumption that anyone…
  • Back to the future in North Carolina

    -by Webmaster
    Democrats controlled the N.C. Legislature for 140 years. Less than two years after Republicans took control of the North Carolina General Assembly, they skillfully managed to get a constitutional amendment…
  • An opportunity wasted

    -by Webmaster
    A meeting was held April 30 at the Westwood Baptist Church in West Asheville, ostensibly to address the issue of voter disenfranchisement and the new Voter ID laws being promulgated…
  • Bravo, Altamont Theatre

    -by Webmaster
    I remember seeing the great Josh White perform in a showcase room called The Gaslight in Miami in the late '60s. Not only was the sound superb, the lighting was…
  • N.C. Child Care Coalition commends Gov. Perdue

    -by Webmaster
    Today, the N.C. Child Care Coalition commends Gov. Perdue for restoring $43 million in funding to early childhood programs: $18.2 million restores 48 percent of the Smart Start budget and…