**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.
In spite of today’s winter storm, a few local restaurants, breweries and bars are staying open for hardy souls who want to brave the elements.
**SNOW UPDATE JAN. 23** Check throughout the day for updates on inclement weather hours for Asheville breweries, beer bars, and bottle shops. Green Man brings back Dweller, Asheville Brewing debuts beers inspired by The Beatles and The Who and Burial hosts a double bottle release.
**UPDATED JAN. 15** Hi-Wire debuts a new Hop Circus brew while Appalachian Vintner collaborates with Olde Hickory and Wicked Weed with Devil’s Backbone.
**UPDATED: JAN. 9** Lookout offers crowlers, Sanctuary rolls out three new beers and certified cicerones give free presentations.
**UPDATED DEC. 31** Plenty of new bottles and events to ring in the new year.
**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 DEC. 13** Hi-Wire releases an 11 percent ABV golden strong ale, Foothills’ Jade IPA arrives in 12 ounce bottles and Wicked Weed sells its retired barrels.
**UPDATED DEC. 4** Thirsty Monk hosts Winter Brew Nights while Highland (Devil’s Britches) and Green Man (Holly King and Forester Stout) bring back seasonal favorites.
**UPDATED NOV. 26** Highland releases Black Watch, Burial hosts its annual Thanksgiving potluck and Bourbon County spreads through town.
**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.
**UPDATED NOV. 5** Thirsty Monk launches monthly Beer Academy, Burial and The Junction join forces and Hi-Wire hosts a stout showdown.
**UPDATED OCT. 30** Lookout brings back Jive Turkey, Asheville Brewing does the same with NinjaBread Man and Appalachian Vintner gets creative with s’mores.
**UPDATED OCT. 21** Brooklyn Brewery returns to the Asheville market in a major way, Wedge releases its first cans and Burial hosts its second Burnpile Harvest Fest.
AleSmith enters the Asheville market, Wedge’s popular Abbey ale returns and Wicked Weed implements a new sale system for its Dark Arts bottles.
Burial’s flagship beer returns in can form, Asheville Brewing releases a dry-hopped sour blonde and Thirsty Monk’s taps cede control to pumpkin ales.
Feasting for FEAST fundraiser will help organizers educate more local youths on the wonders of fresh, homegrown veggies. Meanwhile, Hops & Vines is offering a cider making class, and Thirsty Monk, Table and Wicked Weed have planned specialty food and beer events.
Thirsty Monk’s warehouse space at 92 Thompson St. in Biltmore Village made its debut to the public on Wednesday, May 27, as it played host to the bar and brewpub’s Not So Big BIG Beer Festival.
It’s a long, beer-loaded week, with a three-day round of festivals the first weekend. Here are a few highlights.