Craft brewing is a business driven by a strong sense of place, and industry people tend to be passionate about their communities. Environmental sustainability is a high priority for craft breweries of every scale, and as Asheville’s prominence as an East Coast brewing hub continues to grow, regional breweries’ efforts to protect their environment have […]
To date, Town Mountain’s annual concert has provided about 20,000 meals through a partnership with with MANNA FoodBank. The Larry Keel Experience opens the show at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 19.
Hops & Vines is adding a new series to its class lineup. Meanwhile, Trout Lily of Fairview will host its sixth annual Bluegrass Oyster Fest; Ultimate Ice Cream partners with Youth Outright for the month of November; Living Web Farms teaches several donation-based food classes; and Edison Craft Ales + Kitchen adds local beers to its brunch menus.
Transportation concerns and maintaining a balance between the old and new were the highlights of the latest round of discussions on the River Arts District form-based coding project, with plenty of unanswered questions left on the table.
Responding to a torrent of local criticism over comments she made recently on “Good Morning America” about Asheville, Pauline Frommer says the TV segment was a matter of good intentions gone awry.
According to a press release, New Belgium’s 21-city Clips Beer & Film Tour raised some $139,524 for charities across the nation and drew more than 20,000 guests. The outdoor film and beer-tasting event, which stopped in Asheville on Friday, Sept. 5, raised $5,717 locally with attendance by approximately 1,400 individuals. Asheville’s average waste diversion rate […]
You never know when winter will hit in Asheville. This year, with early November snow, it seems the upcoming release of Cold Mountain from Highland Brewery is right on time. Community liaison Drew Stevenson says there’s even more to look forward to this year as the company plans to expand the release celebration at the […]
New Belgium Brewing has released a series of entertaining short videos that spoof political attack ads to promote its beers. The Fort Collins, Colo.-based company is in the process of building a major new brewery in Asheville. Watch the series of videos below, embedded via the New Belgium YouTube channel.
Asheville’s booming craft beer scene continues to attract national attention. NBC’s “Today Show” featured an Oct. 18 segment spotlighting Wicked Weed and Highland Brewing companies as well as New Belgium Brewing’s investment in the area.
Dear Asheville, It’s weekends like this that make you so damn attractive. Not only do folks want to visit with you a few times a year, maybe go on a little date, but they are straight up ready to move in and start eating the food out of the pantry and calling your kids their own. Thank […]
A round-up of the five most-read news stories of 2013 on Mountainx.com.
The tourism industry already brings in $2.3 billion annually to Buncombe County. That’s up from roughly $183 million 30 years ago. But to continue to grow local visitation, government officials and business owners need to “anticipate trends that are shaping the future,” says Mike Konzen, a leading global consultant.
After an eight-month delay, New Belgium Brewing will resume site work this November on its Asheville location along Craven Street in the River Arts District.
Thursday night’s City Council candidate forum did not end with closing statements about the vision candidates have for the city, but with a heated shouting match between council member Cecil Bothwell and Jonathan Wainscott.
With plans to eventually hire 150 local employees, New Belgium Brewing Co. was again ranked by Outside Magazine as one of the best places to work in the country.
New Belgium is delaying construction at its new Asheville brewery, but the overall scope of the project remains the same.
With canned competition from breweries like New Belgium and Revolution Brewing, Asheville Brewing Company’s Rocket Girl landed in the No. 1 spot of an online ranking of Spring 2013’s best “lawnmower beer.” (photo courtesy of Asheville Brewing)
The cause of the structure fire that started in the River Arts District late April 5 evening remains as opaque as the smoke that billowed from it. The flames overtook two buildings at the future New Belgium site on Craven Street. (Photo by Max Cooper) ***UPDATE Saturday, April 6 at 3 p.m.: AFD has determined these fires were intentionally set.***
By about 11 p.m. tonight, the Asheville twitterati were reporting that a major fire — or multiple fires — were blazing in the River Arts District. Early reports indicate that vacant buildings at the future New Belgium site may have burned. (photo from West Asheville Watch)
Ride your bike (or walk or drive) to a neighborhood information session.
During a meeting that lasted almost to midnight, Asheville City Council approved New Belgium’s brewery in the River District. Council also approved funding for sidewalk improvements and a study of alternate truck routes to address concerns of some residents about the traffic the business will bring. (Pictured: City Clerk Maggie Burleson swears in all those who wanted to speak at the public hearing. Photo by Max Cooper)