**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.
**UPDATED JULY 9** Hi-Wire releases Batch#5 of its Single Barrel Series, Burial Ceremonial IPA cans return, and Fonta Flora releases a collaboration with Wicked Weed
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.
**Updated June 4** A rundown of AVL Beer Week events.
**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.
The second in a two-part series on barrel aging heads east to Catawba County and visits a couple of neighborhood cellars to explore how Asheville area brewers are using oak and spirit vessels.
**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.
**UPDATED APRIL 8** Pink Boots Asheville unveils its collaboration gose, Urban Orchard releases its first bottle and Highland adds a year-round pilsner.
**UPDATED APRIL 4** Hi-Wire releases the first two batches of its Single Barrel Series, Burial shares its National Women in Beer Day creation and Bruisin’ Ales hosts a Dogfish Head Record Store Day event.
**UPDATED: MARCH 23** Zebulon releases Batch #3, Asheville Brewing makes a commemorative Silence of the Lambs sour red ale and Basic Brewing opens in Hendersonville.
**UPDATED MARCH 20** Twin Leaf and Burial both hold dual bottle releases, Hi-Wire Man Eater returns and Bhramari unveils a new IPA.
** 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 MAR. 5** Asheville Brewing releases a dry-hopped grapefruit Shiva IPA, Thirsty Monk focuses on sours and Blue Ghost has its grand opening.