**UPDATED SEPT. 25** Highland Gaelic Ale cans hit the shelves, Thirsty Monk and French Broad Brewery make a collaborative wheat ale and Bruisin’ Ales hosts a benefit with Olde Hickory for Pints for Prostates.
**UPDATED SEPT. 10** Hi-Wire hosts its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration, Catawba releases a collaborative Märzen and the Monk Beer Academy focuses on Bret beers.
Asheville and its surrounding area continue to see culinary expansion. While this is good news for residents and tourists, some businesses are struggling to stay staffed.
**UPDATED AUG. 20** Hops and Vines and Altamont sell, three breweries release beers to benefit the Blue Ridge Parkway and Waynesville hosts its second Beer Faire.
**UPDATED AUG. 14** Catawba’s King Don returns, Hi-Wire releases an ESB in honor of Barnaroo and tickets go on sale for the Tryon Beer Fest.
**UPDATED AUGUST 3** Burial releases two collabs, ABC taps a new sour and Twin Leaf revives its anniversary beer due to popular demand
**UPDATED JULY 30** Asheville Brewing Co. releases Cheerwine-inspired beer, Thirsty Monk celebrates Belgian Independence Day and construction begins on Mountain Layers Brewing Co. in Bryson City.
**UPDATED JULY 24** Hi-Wire turns three, Thirsty Monk raises funds for French Broad Riverkeeper and Twin Leaf taps a Peach Tea Saison.
**UPDATED JULY 15** Appalachian Vintner shares rare Olde Hickory kegs and bottles, Bruisin’ Ales hosts three tastings and Thirsty Monk features beers from New Belgium’s Wood Cellar.
Burial ends one bottle series and begins another, Bruisin’ Ales sells Bourbon Barrel Aged Sexual Chocolate and Green Man celebrates 45 years of the Willy Wonka movie with bottles of Snozzberry.
**UPDATED JUNE 23** Wicked Weed Old Fashioned bottles hit local bottle shops, Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park serves as a test site for New Belgium’s ciders and Hi-Wire expands distribution to Georgia.
Asheville Brewing taps the second beer in its locally-sourced Ground Score series, Metro Wines hosts a Beer Blind Tasting and Burial celebrates its third anniversary with a dual bottle release.
**UPDATED JUNE 11** Fonta Flora hosts State of Origin, Hi-Wire releases two small-batch bottles, and the Biltmore Estate hosts a beer-centric barbecue event.
From opportunities to chat with brewers to making an IPA for a friend, nondrinking events dot the Beer Week schedule.
**UPDATED MAY 26** Cucina 24 hosts a Wicked Weed sour beer dinner, Hi-Wire hosts a Foothills Meats beer dinner and AVL Beer Week kicks into high gear.
**UPDATED MAY 21** Thirsty Monk Biltmore Park taps all six Beer Camp Across America collaborations, and The Junction and Hi-Wire team up for a beer dinner celebrating the restaurant’s fifth anniversary.
**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 MAY 8** Tasty Beverage Co. hosts an Allagash wild and sour tap takeover, the monthly Monk Beer Academy focuses on Goses and tickets go on sale for Wicked Weed’s Funkatorium Invitational.
**UPDATED APRIL 29** Green Man releases Snozzberry, Burial hosts Sharpen the Blades and New Belgium opens its tasting room.
**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.