The full band (including members of Phuncle Sam) will play its first gig at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Saturday, Jan. 14.
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.
**UPDATED DEC. 18** Thirsty Monk gets in the Star Wars spirit, Twin Leaf collaborates with Friends of the Smokies and more.
Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All Hallows Eve as there are sexy zombie costume possibilities.
The band returns to Western North Carolina to play a free show in Pisgah Brewing Co.’s taproom on Friday, Sept. 16.
“I love playing Asheville. … The audience there is into it in a way I wish I could take as a training video to train audiences in other parts of the country.”
Keith Burnstein is penning tunes for a new project that “fans out the African and Cuban influences found in New Orleans music and adds some really groovy North African guitar to my songs.”
The group plays a free show at Pisgah Brewing Co. on Thursday, June 30.
A pair of college professors from the Asheville-area have a new, comprehensive book about disc golf. The duo is on shelves at bookstores and they have upcoming appearances at Pisgah Brewing Company and Barnes & Noble.
**UPDATED MAY 13** Burial releases a beer commemorating head brewer Tim Gormley’s birthday, Green Man expands distribution to Georgia, and local breweries support National Bike to Work Week.
**UPDATED: APRIL 23** Sister Bad Habit Ale makes its annual return, Highland releases its International Women’s Day collaboration beer and Asheville breweries medal at the Tennessee Championship of Beer.
**UPDATED APRIL 15** In this week’s Asheville beer news, Burial Beer Co. releases a small-batch brew to benefit label artist David Paul Seymour’s film effort, Planet of DOOM; Highland Brewing Co. releases its second seasonal of 2016; Pisgah Brewing Co. celebrates its 11th anniversary and more.
The Black Mountain brewery has significantly expanded its outdoor concert stage over the past six years and become an annual tour stop for acts like Trampled By Turtles and Dr. Dog.
When it comes to new breweries in the Asheville area, delayed openings are almost an expectation. Permit holdups, equipment malfunctions and slow construction are all constant hiccups on the road to opening day and that first pour. Just don’t tell that to Erik Weber and Zach Horn, co-owners of Fletcher’s Blue Ghost Brewing Co. Blue […]
** Updated March 10 ** Pisgah’s 2016 Hellbender debuts, Thirsty Monk Sour Fest rolls on all week and Appalachian Vintner pours a rare Fonta Flora cask.
**UPDATED: FEB. 4** Pisgah’s eighth annual Stout Hog Day, Thirsty Monk’s Night of the Barrels and Burial’s Three-day Mardi Gras Celebration lead a big week of beer events.
Shortly after opening, West Asheville newcomer Arancini morphed from a fast-casual Italian eatery to a wine bar; Fifth Season Gardening Co.’s event schedule now includes Friday evening beer samplings plus monthly fundraisers for local nonprofits; Living Web Farms’ Patryk Battle teaches gardeners to increase tomato yields through grafting; and Isa’s Bistro offers a beer dinner and weekly discounted wines.
**UPDATED: DEC. 17** Appalachian Vintner releases bottles of its Wicked Weed collaboration while Sweeten Creek Brewing and Blue Ridge Taproom join the local beer scene.
**UPDATED NOV. 20** Small batches galore at Burial and Highland, Pisgah’s Chocolatized Vortex II ready for preorder and the return of Shelton Bros. imports.
**UPDATED NOV. 11** Font Flora turns two, Pisgah rolls out a 10th anniversary DIPA and Cold Mountain gets a four-day release.
Singer-songwriter (and recent Asheville transplant) Chris Jamison performs a free show at Pisgah Brewing Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m.