Congrats to Millie Bryant, who won the beer-naming contest to re-christen Asheville Brewing Company’s brown ale as Stuntman Brown Ale.
In terms of visual appeal, the Wedge’s brewing system — best viewed when standing in front of the tasting-room taps while turning your head roughly 45 degrees to the left — is my fave in town. The labyrinthine system of gleaming copper and crisp steel exudes a mix of the fantastical and the industrial. It’s […]
New releases, new tasting room and fests galore.
This week’s Brews News includes an opportunity to name an Asheville Brewing Company brew. Also, McCormick Field’s Baseball and Beer Fest returns, Barley’s Taproom introduces beer flights and more.
Second Annual Hops Farm Tour It’s time to check out a couple of up-and-coming WNC hops farms with all your hophead friends. Hops trellising and more: Participants in 2009's first Hops Farm Tour admire the hops growing at Winding River Hops Farm in Weaverville. The second annual Hops Farm Tour takes place on July 31. […]
Local hops farms on on the rise and open to the public; the ABC is infusing beer and praise for well-written draught boards.
Our favorite national holiday approaches. Get ready for a sparkly, Brewgasmic, patriotic weekend. Drink beer for America, y'all. Just do it right and drink some locally crafted brews, kay? Because they're healthier — higher levels of plant estrogens that help strengthen your bones. Brew-off: The Buzzed Home Most Original Home-brew award went to Colleen O'Donnell […]
Beer City Festival by the numbers The inaugural Beer City Fest took place on a sunny Saturday, June 5, at Roger McGuire Green at Pack Square Park. By all accounts, it was a successful celebration for Beer City, USA — lots of excellent craft beer, great music and a convenient fountain, perfect for cooling off. […]
Big news in craft brews in time for the holiday week, from Craggie, the Wedge, Asheville Brewing, Terrapin and more.
The Evolution of Green Man Brewing Green Man Brewing has changed owners. "It's going to be the evolution of Green Man," says new owner Dennis Thies. Thies purchased the iconic local brewery just last week from founders/owners Joe and Joan Eckert, after working for them at Green Man. He also worked for Highland Brewing Company […]
Green Man brewing changes owners, home-brewers to compete, students take beer class finals and more.
All Go West Fest Beer Tasting tickets Tickets are on sale for the beer tasting event at the new All Go West Festival (West Asheville street fest on Saturday, April 24; see the story in this week's A&E section). Buy them at The Rocket Club for $20. They'll cost $25 the day of the fest, […]
In this edition: All Go West beer tasting, Easy IPA at French Broad Brewery, new brews at Biltmore, big selection at Pack’s Tavern and the cost of a local pint.
Here’s some of what’s happening on the beer scene in and around Asheville.
The let’s warm up with beer edition