Asheville Brewing and Deschutes release a collaborative bock, Pisgah releases this year’s Vanilla Porter and Wedge debuts a ginseng ESB.
**UPDATED DEC. 18** Thirsty Monk gets in the Star Wars spirit, Twin Leaf collaborates with Friends of the Smokies and more.
**UPDATED NOV. 16** Wedge and New Belgium bike their collaborative Dunkelweizen over their connecting bridge, Hi-Wire releases the first two beers from its Sour and Wild Ale Program and more.
** UPDATED OCT. 15** Pour Taproom finds a new home, Burial releases Tin Cup cans and EDISON hosts a Fonta Flora beer brunch
**UPDATED OCT. 5** Burial and Fonta Flora release a collaborative IPA, pumpkin beers take over all three Thirsty Monks and Asheville Brewing honors Putin’s wild side with a Baltic Porter.
**UPDATED OCT. 3**Thirsty Monk teams up with Sierra Nevada and Highland to benefit Friends of Connect Buncombe, Catawba releases a Thomas Wolfe-inspired kolsch and Wicked Weed hosts its annual Oktoberfest
Hi-Wire debuts a DIPA with all local ingredients, Asheville Brewing releases a Lionel Richie-themed saison and more.
A love of science and dinosaurs prompted brewer Tim Weber to craft two Tyrannosaurus Rex-themed beers to raise money for the Asheville Museum of Science’s relocation efforts.
This year’s Asheville Homebrewers Conference features a lineup of speakers that includes nationally known beer writers and local brewing experts. Also, Zebulon Artisan Ales and Twin Leaf Brewery collaborate to support expansion of Asheville’s greenways.
**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.
“It’s basic skills,” says Nan Chase. “Once you know how simple it is and how safe it is, people can feel encouraged to say, ‘Oh yeah, I can do some canning myself.’”
**UPDATED MARCH 20** Twin Leaf and Burial both hold dual bottle releases, Hi-Wire Man Eater returns and Bhramari unveils a new IPA.
Asheville-area restaurants, breweries, bakeries and wineries are dreaming up Valentine’s Day offerings to satisfy a smorgasbord of sensibilities and budgets.
Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn is offering fans free popcorn and more during the company’s first anniversary celebration. Meanwhile Standard Pizza Co., has a new downtown location; Asheville’s gluten-less population convenes for an educational event; Black Mountain Ciderworks is throwing a Halloween bash and Bomba is rolling out a multi-cultural menu.
About 60,000 beer lovers and brewers attended this year’s Great American Beer Festival Sept. 24-26 in Denver. Among them were representatives from several WNC breweries, a couple of whom brought home coveted medals in the event’s beer competitions. Click through for the story and a gallery of photos from the GABF.
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