As part of the deal to bring a new, East Coast brewery here, the city of Asheville will give New Belgium $3.5 million in tax reimbursements over seven years, provided it goes through with its plans to invest $175 million in building the new facility. The city will also make infrastructure improvements to the area costing more than $500,000.
The rumors were true. New Belgium Brewing Company has chosen Asheville to be the home of their second brewery and distribution center.
PRESS RELEASE In conjunction with the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), New Belgium Brewing Company announced the selection of Asheville, North Carolina, to build its first expansion brewery outside of Fort Collins, Colorado. The nation’s third-largest craft brewer plans to invest $175 million over seven years to build a state-of-the-art brewery in Asheville’s […]
Craft brewer New Belgium will build its East Coast facility in Asheville, officials announced at the Chamber of Commerce.
(Photo by Anne-Fitten Glenn)
This morning, city officials, crews unloading hay bales, state troopers and Asheville Police were swarming the Craven Street property rumored to be under contract for sale to craft brewer New Belgium. And this afternoon Gov. Perdue’s office announced she’ll come to Asheville Thursday to make an “economic development announcement.”
“Eat This Vacation,” a food story in the Feb. 7 Xpress, is a glaring example of the disconnect that most humans have about food. The article was accompanied by a photo of a very young lamb and mother. The writer remarked about how lucky she was — while visiting East Fork Farm — to experience […]
Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing by Anne Fitten Glenn will be released in the fall of 2012.
The massive 35,000-square-foot building adjacent to the Lexington Avenue Brewery in downtown Asheville is getting a major overhaul, with a new taproom, restaurant, beer production facility, condos and stores likely to open by the end of the year, reports LAB co-owner Mike Healy.
Get on the beer shuttle, design a beer logo, chocolate and beer, strong beer, canned beer, beer stats…
The Asheville Bar Hopper shuttle service has launched — interest is high, but so far riders are scarce.
The Asheville area’s natural beauty and friendly beer culture lured Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to Mills River, despite bigger economic-incentive packages dangled by other suitors, says company founder Ken Grossman. A celebratory mood reigned Jan. 26 as company executives, local business leaders and elected officials gathered near the 90-acre site on the French Broad River, […]
Three restaurants have closed over the past few weeks: The Northside Bar and Grill has closed. The restaurant’s Facebook page has this message: “Sorry Everyone! We could not come to an agreement on a new lease. Thanks for everyone's business and great times!” Northside has been open for more than two decades. In October, Jesse […]
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. plan to build its new East Coast facility on a site in Henderson County, N.C., will bring 95 full-time and 80 part-time jobs to Western North Carolina.
This post features dispatches via Twitter and other information unveiled at Gov. Bev Perdue’s economic development announcement in Mills River. After months of speculation, she joined representatives from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to announce the large craft brewery will build a new production facility in the area. Photo of Gov. Perdue (center) toasting with brewery founder Ken Grossman (left) and his son, Brian, who will move to the area to help manage the new facility. (Photo by Max Cooper)
Pisgah’s here. Wedge is here — aloof rock stars of Asheville beer, confident and not entirely lacking in swagger. French Broad is the proletariat of the scene, big and gentle, unstylish, a touch shambling. Highland: the jetsetter, slick and self-assured. All is revelry, echolalic chatter drowning out the jazz trio.
A recent article about places to have breakfast missed Café Ello on Haywood Street, across from the library [“Breakfast Off the Beaten Path,” Dec. 21 Xpress]. It is an excellent place for breakfast. Not only does it have excellent food (especially the egg dishes), it also serves lunch salads, soups and sandwiches. The café offers […]
The South Asheville location of Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company now delivers beer as well as pizza and salads.(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Asheville is on the lips of national food bloggers, as usual. They can’t seem to get enough of us. Plus: A little love for our local bloggers. (Photo via kevineats.com)
Nothing wrong with getting educated … about beer, with informal discussion led by a panel of Asheville’s beer enthusiast.
Rumors were flying on Twitter today, Dec. 21, about New Belgium Brewing’s ongoing interest in building a production facility in Asheville’s River Arts District.
After a Dec. 14 meeting with the CEO of the California-based brewer Sierra Nevada, Asheville brewer Ken Schaller confirms that the company is looking at a 50-acre site on the French Broad River and that local brewers feel a bit more comfortable with the prospect. (photo by Max Cooper)