**UPDATED FEB.24** Highland brings back Tasgall Scotch Ale, Asheville Brewing unleashes Carolina Mountain Monster and Appalachian Vintner hosts Asheville’s first beer and mead blending session.
**UPDATED FEB. 20** Font Flora hosts its second Funk and Monk event, Burial releases Bolo cans and Lookout debuts its newest sour.
The first story in a two-part series on the use of barrels in the Asheville-area beer industry.
Zebulon debuts its first bottles, Boojum triples its can offerings and Green Man brings back La Mas Negra.
**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.
**UPDATED JAN. 27** Highland debuts Saw-Whet Saison, Sanctuary turns up its house beer total to 12 and Lazy Hiker is picked up by Skyland Distributing.
Take a peek at what happens during Sierra Nevada and Wicked Weed Funkatorium tours.
**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. 23** Sanctuary pours its own beers, Sweeten Creek adds a brown ale and Burial hosts a Christmas Eve potluck.
**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.
Brewery tours are becoming an increasingly popular way to experience Asheville — for both tourists and locals.
**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.
This Friday, Asheville welcomes back Goose Island Beer Co. for the annual release of its highly sought-after Bourbon County Brand Stout, last featured here during the brewery’s Asheville Migration Week events.
**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.
As the number of craft breweries in Asheville continues to grow, several established local beer-makers are making strides toward expanding their distribution regionally and beyond.
**UPDATED NOV. 11** Font Flora turns two, Pisgah rolls out a 10th anniversary DIPA and Cold Mountain gets a four-day release.