Later this month, sample a dish of ceviche and a pint of Solstice to the sounds of Ben Hovey at Pisgah Brewing Company’s taproom.
These weekend, visitors came out for not one, but two whole festivals dedicated to the art of growing hops. Thousands of lime green cones stretched along steel cables at Echoview Farm in Weaverville and the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River on Saturday. Each tiny cone is a hop, a key […]
Thousands of lime green cones stretched along steel cables at Echoview Farm in Weaverville and the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center in Mills River on Saturday.
Feeling hoppy? On Saturday, July 16, from 9 to 11 a.m., visit the "hop yard" at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research Station in Mills River. The aim is to provide useful information to local brewers, Western North Carolina hops growers, those interested in becoming hops growers and folks just plain interested in hops. Researchers will […]
To celebrate summer, I’ve chosen one easy-drinking summer brew from each of Asheville’s breweries that I think is worth a taste.
New brewery in West Asheville and Winter Warmer roundup.
Get your beer on at the Civic Center this weekend with numerous local and regional brews, entertainment and plenty of special guests.
Pictured: Winter Warmer co-organizer Mark Lyons with Xpress beer columnist Anne Fitten Glenn at the 2010 Winter Warmer Beer Festival.
Get into the Moogfest spirit with a glass of Moog Filtered Ale, now available on tap at the Asheville Civic Center, the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, The Orange Peel, The Bier Garden and the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. The special American pale ale will be flowing throughout this weekend’s Moog-inspired festivities.
Cocktails by the water There's not much in the way of waterfront drinking around these parts, until now. By the side of the French Broad in the River Arts District sits a newly established private club and bar, The Bywater, opened Sept.19. The Bywater offers an alternative to the downtown bar scene, a relaxing atmosphere […]
Bavarian costumes and contests, LAB expansion, new Highland tasting room.
Congrats to Millie Bryant, who won the beer-naming contest to re-christen Asheville Brewing Company’s brown ale as Stuntman Brown Ale.
New Belgium matches amateur short films, esoteric beer and bikes (sort of) in an outdoor film fest coming to Asheville on Sept. 10.
Our Brews News reporter takes to the streets to find out just how many ounces of craft beer you get for your cash.
On Friday, Aug. 13, local pizza lovers gathered at the Garage at Biltmore in south Asheville for the inaugural Asheville Pizza War. Thirteen local pizzerias participated.
New releases, new tasting room and fests galore.
This week’s Brews News includes an opportunity to name an Asheville Brewing Company brew. Also, McCormick Field’s Baseball and Beer Fest returns, Barley’s Taproom introduces beer flights and more.
Xpress is inviting Tweeters, photographers and videographers to join us in telling the tales of this year’s Bele Chere festival. Do so, and we’ll buy you a beer on Sunday.
Local hops farms on on the rise and open to the public; the ABC is infusing beer and praise for well-written draught boards.
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The taps were flowing this afternoon at Asheville’s BeerCity festival, which took place at the new Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park from noon to 6 p.m. The sold-out event was attended by a crowd of about 2,800 happy imbibers.
Here’s the news as it came out of the park, via Twitter and other means, thanks to an assortment of selfless journalists, citizen reporters and, of course, happy drinkers.
We won. After a hard-fought tie in last year’s annual BeerCity USA poll, there was little doubt about Asheville’s victory this time. At the poll’s close, Asheville had 39.9 percent of the vote, compared to 34.1 percent for rival Portland, Ore. However, that hasn’t reduced the ire of some Portlanders against our fair city.