In the aftermath of Buncombe County’s two-year effort to convince Orgegon-based Deschutes Brewery to build its East Coast expansion here, some critics have questioned the strategies employed. Buncombe County Commission Chair David Gantt released today (March 30) a timeline of events and supplemental documents correlated to Deschutes’ decision.
With the construction of its new 20,000-square-foot production facility and taproom in the heart of Asheville’s South Slope, Green Man Brewery honors its downtown roots while moving forward in a big way.
The brewery plans to open a 57,000-square-foot production facility this summer on a 17-acre property in Arden.
Western North Carolina brewers are adding peppers, flowers and other nature-based ingredients to their beers with exciting results.
The Local Barber and Tap provides haircuts and old-fashioned shoeshines along with a taproom pouring local craft brews.
The Asheville Brewers Alliance’s upcoming AVL Beer Expo is aimed at giving attendees an educational craft beer festival by limiting attendance and holding informational panels. Meanwhile, Hi-Wire Brewing is getting ready to roll out its new sour and wild-fermented brews.
Asheville-area restaurants, breweries, bakeries and wineries are dreaming up Valentine’s Day offerings to satisfy a smorgasbord of sensibilities and budgets.
Situated at the edge of the South Slope brewing district, Bhramari Brewhouse offers not only its own house-made beers, but also a full bar and an intriguing food menu from some Asheville food scene veterans.
The 1.4 acre property outside of Biltmore Village will include a two story taproom and lounge, a production facility and a restaurant.
Last month, South Slope motorcycle repair shop Moto Vicious recently embraced a beer-loving business model by adding an after-hours taproom. Also in this Beer Scout, Sanctuary Brewing Co. kicks off production.
With the launch of his new Weaverville brewery, Zebulon Artisan Ales, former Green Man brewer Mike Karnowski aims to tap into the rich history of brewing and revive beer recipes from ages past.
Catawba Brewing Co. will host a family-friendly, fall-themed party this weekend to support an Oakley Elementary School fundraising effort.
Fall is here, which means Asheville Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is moving to a new location but will still feature its annual merry combination of local brews and lederhosen.
Fiesta Latina spices up Pack Square Park; Villagers offers a fall vinegar workshop; Hops & Vines does a yeast and fermentation class; and Asheville’s French Quarter makes some big changes.
Change is the only constant at Black Mountain’s ever-growing Lookout Brewing Co. The inventive nanobrewery is set to expand both its footprint and its brewing capacity in the coming months.
After recently unearthing (unmonumenting?) a time capsule put there in 1897 from the now-refurbished Vance monument memorial in downtown Asheville, plans to place a new capsule into the rededicated monument have been made by local officials. What insights into (now-modern/by-then-ancient) Asheville will future inhabitants of the region be able to divine?
Now in its second year in business, South Slope’s Twin Leaf Brewery is about to unveil a new, expanded taproom and outdoor gathering spot. Also: Burial Beer Co. hosts Four Farms, a celebration of agriculture; tickets go on sale for the fifth annual French Broad Brew Fest.
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.