Lately, it seems as if certain multi-lettered agencies are following the letter of the law, more than the spirit, when it comes to spirits, and particularly malt beverages in beer-soaked Asheville and surrounding areas. Whether a result of too many alcohol-related fests too fast; poor communication from one side, the other, or both; or a new focus to step up enforcement; […]
North Carolina has always had a complicated relationship with alcohol. However, alcohol has consistently been an economic driver in North Carolina, as it still is, with 130 craft breweries as of 2014 – the most of any Southern state. As the craft brewing industry in the region grows into a multimillion-dollar business, the desire to review the statutes and improve communication with state officials has come to the forefront.
In the land of craft beer, the India Pale Ale still reigns supreme. The ever-growing trendiness of the IPA keeps craft breweries across the world constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve the bitter, hoppy ale and turn out something they can call their own — something that stands out from the pack as just a little bit different.
Bask is celebrating the first anniversary of debut LP American Hollow with a bespoke beer created by Burial Beer Co., and a set at the Mothlight on Friday, July 25, at 9 p.m.
The brewery is rolling out a four-pack of outdoor spaces for visitors to the Mills River Taproom: the Back Porch, Beer Garden, Estate Garden and perhaps most impressively, a 600-person amphitheater.
Asheville’s reputation as a beer destination is chiefly due to the high-quality ales and lagers produced here. But something else is clearly going on as well: Our breweries, by and large, have a knack for branding.
Asheville’s smallest nanobrewery, One World Brewing, marks its one-year anniversary on Sunday, May 17, celebrating with a weekend of music and craft beer.
Catawba Brewing is putting the final touches on its South Slope brewery and tasting room. The space, which is next door to Vortex Donuts at 32 Banks Ave., is about 5,400 square feet.
On March 18, Wicked Weed brews flowed from taps set up in a Candler parking lot — the future home to the local brewery’s new, 40,000-square-foot production facility. The groundbreaking celebration began at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, with an afterparty at the Funkatorium, home to Wicked Weed’s barrel-aged sour beers.
Sierra Nevada calls it a “showpiece for the brewery,” and it’s clear the space — which seats about 400 — will be a place to celebrate Sierra Nevada beer. Yet the Taproom also presents a menu that’s more than your average pub fare.
On March 14, the most visible pieces of the New Belgium brewery began arriving at the brewery’s site: the fermentation vessels and bright tanks. The vessels started their journey in Germany, where they were constructed by Ziemann International. They then made the overseas journey, arriving at the Port of Charleston. After that, the tanks made […]
Twin Leaf is gearing up for its official first anniversary party. On Sunday, March 8, the brewery will host an all-day celebration starting when the brewery opens at noon.
Pisgah hits double digits, Sierra Nevada brings on the burly brews, Highland’s beer gets musical and more.
According to Waynesville legend, there’s a Bigfoot-like mountain man that roams the hills. Not often seen, he collects precious gems from around the mountains and stores them in empty growler-like jugs. They call him the Boojum. Kelsie Baker, co-owner of Waynesville’s new Boojum Brewing, says you couldn’t ask for a better icon to revive. “My […]
HiveMind Brew House is coming to the South Slope, Twin Leaf celebrates its first anniversary, Catawba Brewing is hiring, Oskar Blues is expanding its taproom and some crazy Valentine’s Day love at Asheville Brewing Co.
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 […]
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 […]
“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.