In the months since West Asheville’s old Altamont Brewing was sold and rebranded as UpCountry Brewing, many on the local beer scene have wondered what new owner John Cochran would do with the place. Cochran is one of the South’s pioneering craft brewery owners, having co-founded Terrapin Brewing of Athens, Ga., and helped build it into […]
**UPDATED DEC. 3** Hi-Wire offers membership to its RingMaster VIP Beer Club, Blue Ghost taps Jack Daniel’s Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale and more.
From nonprofit work to local hires to humanitarian relief, Oskar Blues has excelled at integrating itself into the Brevard community.
** UPDATED NOV. 24** Stout season is in full swing, with the return of Burial’s Skillet, Wedge’s Vadim Bora and Highland’s Black Watch.
Tony Kiss reports on a host of new packaged beers Highland Brewing plans to roll out in early 2017.
“You can’t grow without having a certain amount of structure,” says new Riverbend Malthouse CEO Scott Hickman. “As companies get larger, the ones that are going to be successful are going to have that, but without losing that renegade spirit that is at the heart of what the craft brew industry is about.”
**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.
Highland rolls out the 2016 Cold Mountain Winter Ale and Imperial Cold Mountain, Hi-Wire hosts its second Stout Bout, Goose Island Beer Co.’s Migration Week returns to Asheville and much more Asheville beer news.
Highland Cold Mountain Winter Ale and Asheville Brewing Ninjabread Man Porter evoke the holiday season in unique ways.
**UPDATED NOV. 4** Zebulon releases a pure pumpkin beer, Green Man honors Roland Knoll and the U.S. Cellular Center hosts the Asheville on Tap festival.
Looking for yet more spooky celebrations? Check out our roundup.
Burial hosts its third-annual Burnpile, Wicked Weed hosts a beer lunch to benefit Pisgah Legal Services and Halloween celebrations abound.
Cantillon Zwanze Day celebrated the return of the Shelton Brothers Importers portfolio to the local market, and Burial Beer Co.’s third annual Burnpile Harvest Festival is slated for Saturday, Oct. 29.
**UPDATED OCT. 22** Bhramari releases its Big Le”Stout”ski Oaked White Russian Stout, Burial begins its long-term partnership with the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans and Wicked Weed’s Dark Arts returns.
** UPDATED OCT. 15** Pour Taproom finds a new home, Burial releases Tin Cup cans and EDISON hosts a Fonta Flora beer brunch
Bold Rock, Noble and Urban Orchard discuss the state of the local cider industry.
The festival’s move this year to Pack Square Park is in response to its continually growing popularity with locals and tourists alike.
**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.
Andrew Scotchie is a steady force in the local music scene. Frontman of Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats, Scotchie is one of the most active touring musicians in town and the founder and coordinator of Asheville Barnaroo Music Festival, a three-day event held at Franny’s Farm in Leicester. “First and foremost, it’s a big […]
Pop-up events allow restaurants and other venues to make creative and profitable use of their spaces during off hours. But Asheville business owners also use the concept to help budding entrepreneurs gain a foothold and hone their skills.
**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