Greg Koch, Stone CEO and co-author, will be in Asheville on Friday, October 28, promoting his new book and telling stories. And, of course, drinking and sharing Stone Brewing beers.
Greg Koch is one of country’s leading impassioned craft-beer brewers, and he’s coming to Asheville on Oct. 28 to brazenly promote his latest book and discuss craft beer.
Munich-based beer lovers have celebrated Oktoberfest for more than two centuries. The brewcentric festival has evolved into a multiweek smorgasbord of hearty German food and drink attended by millions. The fest is emulated by cities around the world, especially those with a stout brewing culture — and Asheville is no exception. In my opinion, Oktoberfest is one of Germany’s biggest gifts to the rest of the world (along with the Christmas tree).
For weeks, Asheville has seen rumors swirl that New Belgium is considering the city for a new brewery and looking for economic development incentives. Today, Sept. 22, City Council member Jan Davis publicly confirmed the rumors at a Council of Independent Business Owners forum. He tells Xpress that while he welcomes the company, he’s skeptical about the need for incentives.
With rumors flying about local governments’ closed sessions on economic development (a New Belgium brewery?), government incentives for private business are once again in the news. Whether they’re spat on as “corporate welfare” or lauded as “job creation,” they remain controversial as ever.
It’s festival time! Brewgrass, French Broad Fall Fest, Green Man Hop Fest and more.
New Belgium Brewing’s traveling beer and film festival, “Clips of Faith,” returned to Asheville’s Pack Square Park Friday night, Sept. 10. Local photographer Jerry Nelson was there. Photos by Jerry Nelson
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.