Asheville-area brewery representatives name their favorite local and non-local beers from 2016 and what they’re looking forward to in the new year.
From nonprofit work to local hires to humanitarian relief, Oskar Blues has excelled at integrating itself into the Brevard community.
“You can’t grow without having a certain amount of structure,” says new Riverbend Malthouse CEO Scott Hickman. “As companies get larger, the ones that are going to be successful are going to have that, but without losing that renegade spirit that is at the heart of what the craft brew industry is about.”
Cantillon Zwanze Day celebrated the return of the Shelton Brothers Importers portfolio to the local market, and Burial Beer Co.’s third annual Burnpile Harvest Festival is slated for Saturday, Oct. 29.
After years of anticipation, New Belgium Brewing welcomed the public to its Asheville taproom on Monday, May 2.
Matt Addis says he started dreaming of opening a brewery almost immediately after he brewed his first beer. Now that dream is about to become a reality as he and Jonathan Myers prepare to open Habitat Tavern and Commons in May. “I fell in love with brewing in a way that I hadn’t with anything else,” Addis says […]
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.
Learning to brew your own beer can seem daunting, but Asheville offers fertile ground for the beginning homebrewer.
Burial is planning a large-scale brewing expansion and more for its new 1.4-acre property.
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.
After a name change and many months of planning, Asheville’s newest brewpub is set to take flight this month on the South Slope.
Whether it’s fine dining, chocolate pairings, barbecue or curry, Catawba’s new initiatives aim to show beer’s versatility with food.
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 […]
“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 […]
If your favorite way to shop is at home in your pajamas, there’s some good news this holiday season: You can now buy beer from Bruisin’ Ales that way as well. “We’ve shipped beer for years, but it was becoming unmanageable to keep doing it by email and phone,” says co-owner Julie Atallah. So when […]
When I walked into Open Brewing a few weeks ago, the wall behind the bar had just been repainted, but the rest of the space was clearly a work in progress. As a reporter, it isn’t unusual to sit for an interview amid piles of boxes, with signage waiting to be hung. But this time, I […]
For the past few months, anyone has been able to tour the new Sierra Nevada brewery in Mills River — sort of. The tour, called a “hard hat tour,” was not the same as the standard Sierra tour at the home facility in Chico, Calif. You had to reserve a spot ahead of time. Part […]
Pumpkin-spiced lattes, pumpkin Oreos, heck, even pumpkin croutons: If you can eat or drink it, someone is trying to make it with pumpkin. When it comes to beer, pumpkin ale tends to elicit a love-it-or-hate-it response. Some order a seasonal beer for the only time all year while others scoff at the style. Wherever you […]
My wife and I visited Portland, Ore., earlier this year. While we could only hit a small fraction of the city’s 50-plus breweries, we made sure to stop at Cascade Brewing, a legendary producer of sour beers, and Hair of the Dog Brewing Co. At Cascade, we found no fewer than a dozen sour beers […]
If you get up every morning and drive an hour to work, you have a good idea what it’s been like to work in sales or deliveries for Catawba Brewing. For the past 15 years, Catawba has been driving thousands of barrels of beer from its brewery in Morganton to Asheville, the company’s largest territory since day one.