Matt Addis says he started dreaming of opening a brewery almost immediately after he brewed his first beer. Now that dream is about to become a reality as he and Jonathan Myers prepare to open Habitat Tavern and Commons in May. “I fell in love with brewing in a way that I hadn’t with anything else,” Addis says […]
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Beer Scout: Limbering up with Bend and Brew
Now in its third season, Bend and Brew unites craft beer tastings and discussions with yoga sessions at Asheville breweries.
Altamont Brewing celebrates five years with Brewing for Greenways benefit
Altamont Brewing Co. will combine its love of beer with a passion for greenways and alternative transportation by hosting a large fundraiser on Friday, March 18, in collaboration with the Friends of Connect Buncombe’s Brewing for Greenways project. Brewing for Greenways, which describes itself as a “multi-brewery effort to raise money and awareness for the […]
Beer Scout: Blue Ghost Brewing opens in Fletcher
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 […]
Beer Scout: Shave and a haircut … cold pints!
The Local Barber and Tap provides haircuts and old-fashioned shoeshines along with a taproom pouring local craft brews.
Beer Scout: Asheville Brewers Alliance hosts a different breed of beer festival
The Asheville Brewers Alliance’s upcoming AVL Beer Expo is aimed at giving attendees an educational craft beer festival by limiting attendance and holding informational panels. Meanwhile, Hi-Wire Brewing is getting ready to roll out its new sour and wild-fermented brews.
Beer Scout: Homebrewing 101
Learning to brew your own beer can seem daunting, but Asheville offers fertile ground for the beginning homebrewer.
Beer Scout: Burial Beer enters a growth spurt
Burial is planning a large-scale brewing expansion and more for its new 1.4-acre property.
Beer Scout: Happy new beer!
Fletcher awaits the opening of Blue Ghost Brewery, New Mountain AVL opens its own taproom and Sweeten Creek Brewing starts pouring beer — and serving sandwiches.
Beer Scout: Motorcycles and beer — a different kind of taproom
Last month, South Slope motorcycle repair shop Moto Vicious recently embraced a beer-loving business model by adding an after-hours taproom. Also in this Beer Scout, Sanctuary Brewing Co. kicks off production.
Beer Scout: Bhramari Brewhouse buzzes toward a December opening
After a name change and many months of planning, Asheville’s newest brewpub is set to take flight this month on the South Slope.
Beer Scout: Brewing beyond gimmicks
With the launch of his new Weaverville brewery, Zebulon Artisan Ales, former Green Man brewer Mike Karnowski aims to tap into the rich history of brewing and revive beer recipes from ages past.
Beer Scout: Hi-Wire hosts Stout Bout
Hi-Wire is bringing in 15 breweries for a stout-focused battle of the beers. Also, Catawba Brewing Co. announces expansion plans, and Highland Brewing Co. gets set for its annual Cold Mountain Winter Ale release.
Urban Orchard brews up a spicy Halloween celebration
Urban Orchard Cider Co. hosts a free Halloween celebration with entertainment, a costume contest and a special flight of spicy ciders.
Beer Scout: Asheville Brewing Co. consolidates production
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Co. will soon consolidate its entire brewing operation to the downtown Coxe Avenue location — opening up opportunities for more experimentation, more aging and blending possibilities and, ultimately, more beer.
Beer Scout: Your guide to Asheville’s Oktoberfest
Fall is here, which means Asheville Oktoberfest is right around the corner. This year’s celebration is moving to a new location but will still feature its annual merry combination of local brews and lederhosen.
Fonta Flora, Wicked Weed bring home awards at GABF
Wicked Weed, Fonta Flora and more North Carolina breweries score big at the Great American Beer Festival.
This week in beer: French Broad Brew Fest, Burial fundraising for Our VOICE
Beer Scout can’t cover every event in print, so here’s a handy guide to some upcoming beer- and cider-related happenings.
Beer Scout: Growth and brew-gineering at Lookout Brewing
Change is the only constant at Black Mountain’s ever-growing Lookout Brewing Co. The inventive nanobrewery is set to expand both its footprint and its brewing capacity in the coming months.
This weekend in beer: Brewgrass 2015, Four Farms and beyond
Beer Scout can’t cover every event in print, so here’s a handy guide to some upcoming beer- and cider-related happenings. Want your event listed here? Email email@example.com with your upcoming events, bottle releases and new taps.
This weekend in beer: Noble Cider grand opening, Wicked Weed Pickin’ & Pullin’
Beer Scout can’t cover every event in print, so here’s a handy guide to some of this weekend’s upcoming beer- and cider-related happenings.