Asheville-area breweries share the stories behind their more oddly dubbed releases.
**UPDATED NOV. 17** Vadim Bora Russian Imperial Stout returns at Wedge, Hi-Wire releases a Strongman mix pack and more local beer news.
Asheville Brewers Alliance and the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity team up for The House that Beer Built.
French Broad River Brewery’s expansion will force the community art space to relocate once its lease is up after January 2018.
Fonta Flora turns four, Habitat turns one, Cold Mountain and Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy return in this week’s local beer news.
Seasonal favorites are returning to local taprooms, bottle shops and grocery stores.
**UPDATED NOV. 2** Hi-Wire’s Stout Bout Festival returns, Zebulon shares three custom blends made for Tasty Beverage Co. and more local beer news.
Sanctuary and Catawba reps discuss the process of working with charitable organizations to create new brews.
**UPDATED OCT. 26** Devil’s Night returns to South Slope breweries, Urban Orchard turns four, Burial celebrates “Stranger Things” and more local beer news.
A look back at the week in Asheville — and a sneak peek of Xpress’ upcoming issue, coming to a newsstand near you by Wednesday, Oct. 25.
Each of the nine breweries along or near Coxe Avenue will debut a beer created specially for the collaborative Monday, Oct. 30, event.
Brettanomyces, commonly known as “brett” in the brewing community, was traditionally regarded as a wild beer contaminant. But this wild card is beloved by Asheville-area brewers looking to spice up their offerings with unique flavors.
The Asheville company is set to open new facilities on the West Coast.
New brewery owners Paul and Sarah Casey implement rebranding and plans for increased production and distribution.
**UPDATED OCT. 18** Oskar Blues’ Death By Coconut and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts receive release parties, plus other local beer news.
Catch up on highlights you may have missed from last week’s Xpress — and see what we’ve got in store for you this week. Newspapers should be hitting the stands later this afternoon. Available at all Xpress distribution locations by Wednesday!
Wedge, Hillman, Currahee and BearWaters took home medals from the Denver event Oct. 5-7.
The groundbreaking new brewing operation has found a permanent home in the space that formerly housed Basic Brewing Co.
In addition to some exciting bottle and can releases, this week features a number of special events, including Mad Co. Brew House’s first birthday party, Blue Ghost Brewing Co.’s second Fall Harvest Festival and Burial’s Burnpile Festival.
Thirsty Monk hosts a Pumpkin Pint Night and brings back its Fall Harvest Ale, Sweeten Creek debuts its Belgian Honey Pale Ale and more.
Buncombe County’s 37th craft beer operation will produce two of the industry’s most difficult and time-consuming styles — and do so without a brewhouse.