Co-founder Jimi Rentz discusses the history of Asheville’s first beer festival.
Some people have taken to calling the South Slope area of downtown the Brewery District. With the newest business set to join its neighbors on Banks and Buxton, it may have to be dubbed the Beer District instead. Tasty Beverage Co., a Raleigh-based beer store, announced that it will open an Asheville location later this […]
Brewgrass, the original Asheville beer fest is officially back for its 18th year. Tickets are now on sale for the Sept. 20 event, to be held at Memorial Field, at brewgrassfestival.com. In years past, there was little but Bele Chere when it came to Asheville festivals ahead of Brewgrass in the hot summer months. But […]
It was a relatively short meeting for Asheville City Council tonight, but they managed to consider issues ranging from the role of rising rents in homelessness to landslides to a different location for Brewgrass.
Ending alcohol at large festivals in neighborhood parks and a rezoning related to a long-running Kenilworth dispute lead a relatively light agenda for Asheville City Council tomorrow evening.
After a fairly uneventful meeting July 23, Asheville City Council had a brief ruckus at the end, as former Mayor Ken Michalove (pictured) accused the vice mayor, the city manager and a Council member of unethical behavior in granting $2 million to the Asheville Art Museum for renovations. (Photo by Max Cooper)
My Southern belle grandmother used to say ladies don’t drink beer. Here’s hoping the definition of “lady” has evolved since then to include beer-quaffing mamas like me.
In local beer news: Craggie Brewing hopes to receive a temporary license soon; more local food entrepreneurs are using craft beer in their recipes; Oktoberfest tickets are almost sold out and did you know there’s no such thing as “happy hour” in North Carolina? That and more in this week’s Brews News.
If you haven’t purchased tickets to this year’s Great Smokies Craft Brewers Brewgrass Festival, you’re out of luck. Or, as organizer Jimi Rentz says, “You snooze, you lose.”